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Old 03-27-2014, 08:24 AM   #31
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We have a Dish reciever and Dish at home, you can do this two ways...their pay as you go plan, or do as we did, either way you need a reciver. All we did was purchase a VIP 211z reciever and we are piggy backing off our home account. IOW, we get the exact same channels we do at home except the local for $7.00 additional a month. It seemed to make more sense to us to spend $84.00 for the entire year vice spending the Forty or Fifty something for 'Pay as you go' that could add up.
For local channels when you get to your destination all you have to do ia call Dish give them an address and a zip code, then you get the local channels.
I understand some folks just pull a reciver from their home and accomplish the same thing. We bought ours outright from Dish for $99.00m you can get them at CW as well.

Wow, I am not sure that I am reading you right. You say that you pay only $84 a year, is that correct?
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:26 AM   #32
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:06 AM   #33
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Wow, I am not sure that I am reading you right. You say that you pay only $84 a year, is that correct?


Yes, on top of our regular home subscription.....so just for the motorhome $84.00 a year

IOW, we get the exact same channels we do at home except the local for $7.00 additional a month. It seemed to make more sense to us to spend $84.00 for the entire year
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:13 AM   #34
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I tune in hd and it is not as easy as std def but do-able.
I think its like DutchF says and it is a lot more important to be level as there is more than one horn to aim.

One of the things I haven't seen is a cheap HD dish for DirectTV. The SD dish can be had for about $50, tripod and all.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:21 PM   #35
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Yes, on top of our regular home subscription.....so just for the motorhome $84.00 a year

IOW, we get the exact same channels we do at home except the local for $7.00 additional a month. It seemed to make more sense to us to spend $84.00 for the entire year
Thank's for the reply and now I understand that the $84 is on top of your home service. This does not work for those like me that do not have home satellite.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:44 AM   #36
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With regards to non-rooftop antennas, Winegard has portable automatic and tripod antennas. Besides the factors of price and automation, is there much difference in performance between the two categories?

I am looking at the Winegard TR-6100 because it does Dish HD and still puzzled over the portable automatics. I have noted that the TR-6100 has three receivers and the portables have two, but still can do HD. What is the advantage of the three receivers vs the two receive models?

Winegard offers the Dish VIP 211z receiver, so does the Receiver have to have the same internal number of Receivers as the antenna does?

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Old 03-28-2014, 02:56 PM   #37
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Since I started this thread a couple days ago, so many have responded with their suggestions and I am most thankful. I am leaning towards the portable tripod antenna with Dish Pay As You Go. I have not investigated all the Dish terms and what you get with the Pay As You Go. For instance, do they rent the receiver or can it be bought out-right. Does the receiver have a built-in DVR?
Depending upon how long you stay out each trip and how often you change CG locations, I'd recommend against the tripod. I did it for years in my semi truck, and while I got pretty good at aligning it, my auto align (Winegard Carryout) is a dream.

I only wish I'd bit the bullet and got the Travler but at almost double the price I didn't think it was worth it. Now I know different; MUCH less rain fade on the Travler and able to watch different channels from different "birds" at the same time.

Either way, it is WONDERFUL to make a quick overnight stop (like at Wally World, EG) and by the time the slides are out and jacks are down, it's already acquired the signal and I'm watching television.

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Old 03-28-2014, 05:47 PM   #38
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With regards to non-rooftop antennas, Winegard has portable automatic and tripod antennas. Besides the factors of price and automation, is there much difference in performance between the two categories?

I am looking at the Winegard TR-6100 because it does Dish HD and still puzzled over the portable automatics. I have noted that the TR-6100 has three receivers and the portables have two, but still can do HD. What is the advantage of the three receivers vs the two receive models?

Winegard offers the Dish VIP 211z receiver, so does the Receiver have to have the same internal number of Receivers as the antenna does?

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Confused..... Did you mean LNB's instead of receivers? I've never seen an antenna with receivers built in.

One caveat..... The some (or maybe all) of the Winegard units will do HD, but ONLY from Dish, NOT DirectTV.

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I was only using the terminology that Winegard uses to describe their antennas. I believe they mean how many receivers that the antenna will accommodate and yes you are right on how many LNBs.
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Dish uses three sats to broadcast so if u wanted all channels at once on 2 rec u need 3. A manual dish like the 500pro has 3 lbns AND outputs to plug in 3 recievers directly on the sat.....I guess technically a sat could function with one lbn...it would just have to reposition any/every time you changed channels to the various other sat channels

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