Here is a clever solution for people who live in buildings that don't allow satellite dishes to be installed -- which for most urban dwellers is pretty much most places. It is a satellite dish that is shaped like, and can actually function as, a chair. It can be set out on small balconies of apartments and do the work of a satellite dish without any of the aesthetic or safety issues that mounted satellite dishes bring up.
According to Gizmodo, "The chair provides the same level of reception as a 24-inch dish, and manages to incorporate a hidden LNB, or low-noise block downconverter, which is that small arm you see positioned in front of modern dishes. The chair can even be sat on with the removable cushion installed, but since a warm body pressed against its backrest hinders reception, you'll want to keep that spot clear if you've got friends over watching the game."I have no idea how well this dish would work, considering you can't angle it very precisely, but it probably works well enough, and a whole lot better than no dish at all. We also love that it is a multifunctional item -- something to relax near, or in -- and that it solves a common problem of apartment dwelling. It is available from SatEuropa for around $325 and will hopefully hit a wider market if it proves to function well.