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Old 10-17-2014, 10:28 AM   #11
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Thanks guys, I'm interested in getting a package deal from DISH (receivers,home installation, tailgator, etc) when I make the moveto DISH and try to get as much as possible for the least amount while I can. I'll just take one of the home boxes on the road with me so no need to activate each time I hit the road. My old slimline Directv dish fell over one too many times and I've not been able to point it lately without cursing. I like the idea of having the system point itself while I enjoy a cold beer.
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:31 AM   #12
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Thanks guys, I'm interested in getting a package deal from DISH (receivers,home installation, tailgator, etc) when I make the moveto DISH and try to get as much as possible for the least amount while I can. I'll just take one of the home boxes on the road with me so no need to activate each time I hit the road. My old slimline Directv dish fell over one too many times and I've not been able to point it lately without cursing. I like the idea of having the system point itself while I enjoy a cold beer.
The X-1 is DISH only and will NOT work with Direct.
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:35 AM   #13
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The X-1 is DISH only and will NOT work with Direct.

Yes, I plan on switching out my entire home and RV satellite systems from DTV to DISH. I no longer want to have to point my own dish on the road. Thanks again guys.
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:36 AM   #14
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Yes, I plan on switching out my entire home and RV satellite systems from DTV to DISH. I no longer want to have to point my own dish on the road. Thanks again guys.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:48 PM   #15
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I have had DirecTV since 1994 when they first came out and was on a waiting list to get it. What minor problems I have had over the years have always been dealt with swiftly and professionally. As far as camping with satellite I can tell you that I am the resident TV guy that goes around helping others getting there systems aimed. I have found that all dish systems (HD and standard) is way more sensitive to aim and is next to impossible with ANY obstructions. Direct also has its corks. I am a huge TV junky but when it comes to camping I have learned to stay away from HD from either provider. I suggest an 18 inch round dish with standard receivers. Once I grab my satellite to set up, I'm watching TV in five minutes. Never have I not been able to get signal with this setup. A good meter and compass is also required.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:38 PM   #16
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We have Dish at home - With a two year contract they furnish the receiver and the manual Dish - You buy the Dish tripod - about $40. That requires manual setup. Adds $7.00 per month to your Dish bill. Takes a few times to learn how to point the dish but works fine.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:03 PM   #17
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If you have Dish dvr's in your home and do a lot of recording can you just unhook them and hook them up in your RV and watch what is recorded if you don't have a sat. dish?
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:16 AM   #18
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I directv at home and foolishly bought a HD receiver and satellite for HD tv in the TT. Very hard to aim by yourself and get HD. It is SWiM technology and the antenna power meter is not compatible for aligning the dish. Yes I have the apps on my Iphone and they get me real close to the signal. If I were to do it again I would do like Dolphballs did and go with SD system. Great picture and just a meter and compass will get you up and running. If I didn't have directv in the house I woukd go with Dish, more options for satellite TV than directv.
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If you have Dish dvr's in your home and do a lot of recording can you just unhook them and hook them up in your RV and watch what is recorded if you don't have a sat. dish?

I believe from my days as a dish technician, your DVR needs a signal from the satellite in order to watch the stuff on your dvr. May have changed in recent years but you couldn't watch the dvr without a signal a few years ago. Jmo


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If you have Dish dvr's in your home and do a lot of recording can you just unhook them and hook them up in your RV and watch what is recorded if you don't have a sat. dish?
Just did what you ask this summer.
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