Your answer is one I have been wondering about for a long time. It seems like you're faced with a trade off between higher bandwidth vs larger and more complex ground units. Like the others on this forum, I had assumed that the switch to cut 95% off the transmission speed was driven by a 95% drop in cost to transmit, but apparently it was actually to make the ground unit easier to point at the sky? Could the problem be tackled by building an outernet box that can do something like this:
If the box had a two motor plate and a replacement head so that a direct TV dish could fit it, couldn't that solve the problem? Or failing that, what about making the search process visual through a connected mobile device to render it manual? It just seems odd to turn a riding lawn mower into a pair of scissors to improve the user interface.
Could you please post the how and why that led from Ku to L band?