Starlink Adds Option For High Performance Dish

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Do you want the high performance dish from Starlink Business, without the monthly Business price? You’re in luck! Starlink is now offering Residential customers a choice in hardware: Standard or High Performance.

Customers are presented with the option to select their preferred hardware when starting a new Residential order. This new hardware option doesn’t apply to RV orders.

How much does it cost?

The High Performance hardware option costs $2,500, compared to $599 for Standard.

What’s the difference between Standard and High Performance?

According to Starlink, the High Performance dish is best for power users who need the highest level of reliability, performance, and features. Here are a few of the major differences:

  • Better snow melt capability
  • Better rain performance
  • Better performance in hot weather (>35 C, 95 F)
  • IP56 rated, more water resistant
  • More satellite visibility. High Performance has 35% more field of view

The router, cables, and mounts are also different. The High Performance dish is larger, and isn’t compatible with other Starlink mounts. The router included in the High Performance hardware kit includes an ethernet port. Existing Starlink Mesh Nodes are compatible with the High Performance hardware.

Is High Performance faster than Standard?

Right now, no, the Residential speeds for both High Performance and Standard will be similar. You have to upgrade your service tier to Business to experience faster speeds. The High Performance dish is just a more capable antenna, with better weather resistance and the ability to see more of the sky.

Can I upgrade my existing dish?

Yes, existing Residential customers can upgrade to the High Performance dish. To upgrade, create a support ticket with Starlink.

See also: How To Contact Starlink Customer Support

Who does High Performance make sense for?

For $2,500, the High Performance dish isn’t a good value for most people. I can see a benefit if you live in polar regions, close to the equator, or have obstructions that you can’t eliminate.

The main benefit of the High Performance dish is the increased power and visibility. So essentially, you’ll be able to see more satellites, and your signal will be more reliable. If your situation demands either of these things, High Performance might be a good fit.

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9 minutes ago

I live in Rhode Island on the ocean with frequent salt spray. Does the High Performance package have different/improved salt resistance compared to the Standard hardware option? I have unobstructed southern exposure and need advice which system to buy. Thanks!

Robert Sterler
Robert Sterler
3 days ago

So I am a Starlink Residential customers now and pay $110 per month. So how much is a upgrade in hardware from the Standard to High Performance dish? And if I buy the new High Performance dish, am I required to send the Standard dish back to Starlink? Thank you.

3 days ago

I live in the Tropics in north Queensland Australia, our cable TV is via sateliate and during our rain events we loose TV, would it be the same issue with starlink, we would be paying for the Business plan to get the better dish & speed

Last edited 3 days ago by Paul
9 days ago

I want hardware for starlink in iran

17 days ago

Ordered the residential High Performance dish option, you have to reach out to support, order the dish, and then once it arrives they will switch the service over to the new dish.

Kacey Green
15 days ago
Reply to  Noah Clarke

Existing service for me

22 days ago

Aside from the general congestion of Starlink in our area, I don’t feel a big jump in service speed from our previous DSL, the only other downside we’ve noticed is the instability with service and service black-out during our daily thunderstorms. We live in FL, so terrain isn’t the issue as it’s flat virtually everywhere in the southern portion where we are, but the rain is a daily event. Will this help us feel the full effects of what Starlink bragged to be for us?! We run a business, so the cost is not as impossible to manage.