The property I bought has a satelite dish that is about 5' in diameter. It appears to be in good shape. I noticed in the fire debris there was also a directTV dish, and I notice many homes in the area also have the directTV dish. I remember years ago when my uncle in the mountains had a satelite dish that almost all the programs were free. He was complaining that some satelites were going to be encrypted and he would have to pay a fee. Is this why many people now have the directTV dish???