King Dome problems anyone?
I bought my 430BH in November 2014 at Lazy Days, upgrading from a Berkshire 390BH. Although I like the upgrades and updates, I find the King Dome does not follow the "upgrades".
It is a Model 9704LP-30 stationary , which is not available from King controls anymore. FR apparently has a contract for this outdated satellite.
Here are the issues:
1. It comes set up for DirecTV....but does not receive HD from DirecTV. It will get HD with DishNetwork, but it will only "support" one receiver. One can add an additional receiver, but it will only show a different channel if it's on the same satellite as the main receiver.....if one switches channels to another channel not on the same satellite, the satellite searches for that satellite and the main receiver goes blank until one reconfigures the satellite. This is most inconvenient. Try that home!! If one goes to a different room to view another channel and cuts out the first room? Ouch.
2. My experience is that the satellite takes an extended time to find the proper satellite, and then is only in SD......I spent an inordinate amount of time with the King Dome Tech support with little success....
3. It seems that FR went "inexpensive" to have A dome that is not in keeping with an expensive coach......and with no option to upgrade to another. The Winegard Trav'ler is great for multiple receivers and HD a with either provider. More expensive...but you get what you pay for....generally.
Anyone have the same experience? If you don't need HD, it is a moot point, but I find it difficult to go back to SD( Standard Definition).