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  1. Cost of Installing a Satellite System
  2. Number of TVs
  3. Dish Installation on a Roof Mount
  4. Satellite Bundles

Installing a Satellite System

If you're switching to satellite television, you're probably looking forward to all of the new stations and premium channels you'll have, but not so much mounting the satellite dish itself. Pros frequently install satellite systems on roofs, and the project requires expertise for a safe and quick setup. A reputable professional will be able to help you with this task and can keep you safely off of your roof.

It can be tough to predict what the cost to install a satellite dish will be. Your first step should be to contact a professional who can help you figure out what will work best for your home and who can give you a better idea on the price for your specific situation. Once you talk to a professional, there are a couple of factors that may impact the cost of your dish installation. 

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National Average $169
Typical Range $109 - $249
Low End - High End $50 - $435

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Number of TVs

The number of TVs or video recording systems that you need to have attached to the dish will affect the price. The more televisions that you’d like to receive a signal, the higher the cost to install a satellite dish will be. This is because the professional will install the dish itself, and then fit the cable and align the dish to give good high definition reception. Since they will be attaching all of the aspects, having more television sets increases the price. 

Dish Installation on a Roof Mount

If you plan to use a roof mount for your satellite equipment, the height and pitch of your roof could impact the cost. If your roof is unusually tall or steep, a professional might charge more due to the difficulty to move around easily. If you’re concerned about the cost to install on your roof, look at getting your satellite dish mounted to a pole. Your installer will try to keep the TV dish out of your line of sight, but aligning it can be tricky, so you may have to accept that it will be visible from the street.

Satellite Bundles

When you buy a satellite package, your TV provider may offer free installation for your dish. Be sure to check what’s included in your offer. If it is free, you’ll save some money as your provider will not add the cost to install the satellite dish to your bill.

Overall, the cost to install a satellite dish will depend on whether it's included in your new satellite TV package, the setup of your roof and the number of devices that need to attach to the dish. Just be sure to talk to at least three professionals to ensure you find someone who is familiar with the technology and who can guarantee that you'll get good signal strength.

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