Ok everyone, I've decided to take another plunge and attempt to install my own DBS. I called around and got a couple of estimates. They wanted about $250-$350 to do 3 receivers. I got 2 receivers last week, Sony SATB55 (X2). Those two generic units are for the bedroom and the family room. The main room will have a Sony SATHD100, that is on back order. As I read through the receiver installation book everything seemed pretty straightforward except for grounding. I created a few post and got some good info but I am still very skeptical about achieving proper grounding. I ordered the 24" Sony SAD24MDI. The dish came yesterday and I couldn't help but open it up and started putting it together. No problem. It seems like all I have to do now is run the cables (3) from the multiswitch box located on the dish, directly to each receiver and then do the grounding, right? I think I can handle the first part for sure but I'd like a few pointers. This is weird to me. I am thinking that since I have the 24" Sony dish with the multiswitch mounted directly to it (and they don’t) that explain the different set ups. I've been trying to notice my neighbors DBS without being too obvious and all I ever see is one line from the dish penetrating the wall into the house/garage very near their cable/TV connection box. I have yet to see or notice any dish grounding connections. This has always lead me to believe the dish ties into that box and provides the satellite signal to every existing cable outlet in the house and that then all you would have to do is put a satellite receiver at each outlet for separate channel viewing. Is that correct? It would also explain why most of them have their dish mounted very close to that cable/TV box. They seem to be using the already installed cable/TV lines to distribute the satellite signal, which makes sense to me. Well I decided to mount my dish closer to the main TV room, which is very far away from that cable box. This makes for a much shorter cable run, which I believe, is a good thing. Now I am I suppose to make separate wall penetrations for each RG6 line that runs from the dish to each receiver, right? Should I run one continuous cable from the dish directly to the receiver or should I install a wall plate. That adds more connections and potential for more signal losses or is that not really a problem? Any tips for making the wall penetration? Outside wall is stucco. Should I go from inside out or outside in? Do I need a special drill bit for stucco? Do I have to ground each entry point separately even if the dish is grounded as listed below? Can I ground the dish by connecting to the back yard metal water hose outlet? Isn't that that same as "The grounded interior metal water piping system as covered in 250-14(a)"? Any other advice? As always, Thanxxx in advance for any input. ------------------ "Hand over the remote and nobody gets hurt !!"