We moved to a new house at the end of May. We were in the house for five days before going on a three-week trip abroad to visit family. Things were hectic, to say the least.
I scheduled ATT/DirecTV to set up TV and Internet. Dude comes and asks where to put the satellite dish. We walk around the house, consider options, and decide on an out-of-the-way spot on the side of my garage where it could A) hit the satellite, B) be supported by the wall (can't go on roof anymore) and C) be out of the way. Dude does the install.
Two nights later, we are having dinner outside with a friend and the neighbors, who we had met and liked, poke their head over the fence and mention that the satellite dish is now smack in the middle of their view of the San Francisco Bay, a view they had enjoyed for more than 30 years in their home.
We were mortified. In our haste, we didn't consider how our (my) decision would affect our neighbors. We called DirecTV and asked them to move the dish asap and they did so before we left on travel. We also delivered a care package with some crackers and wine as part of our apology.
Our speed and effusive apologies went a long way to repairing a rough start to a neighborly relationship. We screwed up. We admitted we screwed up. We apologized. And we fixed the problem as quickly as possible.
Point is, it's not on you to compromise in order to establish/maintain a good-neighbor relationship, it's on him. He should be over the top in his effort to fix this. Absent that, I'd take it to him. Don't let him get over on you.