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Old 11-09-2011, 10:28 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Rugged Brown View Post
I picked up a dish from ebay for 50 smacks, use my home HD receiver. All you need is a compass and chainsaw and you're good to go. Only downfall for me is the space that the dish and tripod take up in the basement storage.
the chain saw comes in handy. could have used it in Carter, Ark a couple yrs ago.

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Old 11-09-2011, 01:27 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
I beg to differ .
my hd sat from dish network only has one cable going to my house .
my garage hd sat only has one cable also going to it.
my camper as well hd and only one cable .
so Im not sure what you have ?

I agree. I have HD Directv service at home and just take 2 recievers from home. 1 coax cable from the dish to the TT, and, usually the TT cables are good enough because the "runs" are not very long.
The hard part is setting up the large oval 5 LNB sat dish to get a clear view of all 5 sats. (DW's idea of roughing it would be standard def. especially since the TT came with HD television). I have even had to put the dish as far away as 75 feet and run a cable through the woods without any noticable adverse reduction in signal quality.
I have also considered the Rv mounted "auto find" systems ($$$$) but, your at the mercy of where you are parked. If your under trees blocking the line of sight to the sats., then your stuck with no sat. television.
And as I understand, the portable units will not recieve Directv's HD programming (only SD) but, will recieve DISH's HD programming. However, I don't believe DISH has as many HD channels as Directv because they don't utilize all of the HD satellites.

It all comes down to your level of television comfort.

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