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Old 09-05-2015, 02:52 PM   #1
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Satellite for Dummies 101

Hey folks, yeah it's me again. Just thinking ahead here. So we need to have the internet and a good selection of tv channels ( not 300, but the basic ones that will pull in Nascar, Walking Dead stuff like that ).

So I need a Satellite dish on the roof ? Who's the best provider and the best set up ? ( without breaking the bank of course ) lol
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Old 09-05-2015, 04:12 PM   #2
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Hey folks, yeah it's me again. Just thinking ahead here. So we need to have the internet and a good selection of tv channels ( not 300, but the basic ones that will pull in Nascar, Walking Dead stuff like that ).

So I need a Satellite dish on the roof ? Who's the best provider and the best set up ? ( without breaking the bank of course ) lol
Joe, I don't like ANY of them.... All WAY overpriced for what they give you... That's my opinion anyhow...

But having said that, DISH is probably the better deal..

You can buy a Winegard Antenna that will receive all channels in HI-DEF... For around $600. It can be mounted on the roof or on a temporary stand on the ground. The antenna can also be used for DirectTV, but ONLY for standard def.

Once you have the antenna you can either buy a cheap receiver to go with it (like around $160, IIRC) or just "borrow" the one from your house when you go out in the coach.

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I have the WineGaurd Mission in motion mounted on my roof. I have DirectTV. Only time I don't like it is when my campsite has low hanging branches that block the signal. At times like those I just use the OTA antenna.
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Old 09-05-2015, 05:44 PM   #4
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Just noticed a Winegard Pathway X1 with receiver for 399.00.
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Dish Network has a web page that you can put in the channels you desire and it will show you which package would be required to get those channels. They space those channels around in the packages so that you will probably need the 200 channel package anyway.

The traveler antenna is the best and picks up all three satellites at once just like a Home antenna. But being the best, it will break the bank. :-)
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Just noticed a Winegard Pathway X1 with receiver for 399.00.
Does that one mount on the roof as you wanted?
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Does that one mount on the roof as you wanted?
Think it did, need to find it again.
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Think it did, need to find it again.
I see, it is a dome with an optional roof mount.
I was picturing the x2.
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If you can get a roof mounted unit for that price, go for it.

Now, it will not get a signal while you are in motion.

It will probably be a single LNB; that means that you can only watch/record two different channels at the same time, IF they are on the same "bird"; Dish uses three "birds"; 110, 119 and 129.

It should be very comparable to my old "carry out" model which actually moves the LNB to the correct satellite when you change channels.

My comments are pretty much specific to DishNetwork since that's my provider. DirectTV antennas may or may not be exactly the same.

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I have a winguard and it works great. Dish network at home and for the mobile receiver I only pay $7.99/month. Works great. If I'm in an area with good wifi I can also log into my home DVR and watch from that through my computer that's connected to my TV through a HDMI cable. Best of luck.

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