Satellite television provider DISH continues to hedge their bets, given a variety of cord cutting streaming hardware and services that seemingly acknowledge the contraction of traditional pay television. They even mount OTA television antennas, under the AirTV shingle, via their network of satellite dish installers! And they’re about ready to improve installation precision for improved reception.
Shown at DISH Team Summit earlier this month, the DISH SLM 1000 OTA Signal Meter does exactly what you’d expect in reporting signal strength. The battery-powered meter plugs into the target antenna and uses Bluetooth to communicate with an associated app for optimal positioning.
The upcoming $119 DISH OTA meter is intended for the professional installers but, because it’s manufactured by Winegard, there’s some speculation the device could make it’s way to hobbyists through retail channels.