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Old 03-20-2016, 12:20 AM   #41
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Mr Dan, my previous post was directed to the OP since he/she appeared disgusted with ATT.
OK, got it, lbrjet. I'm accustomed to seeing members 'quote' a referenced post so all readers will understand to whom their comments are addressed.
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Old 03-20-2016, 12:24 AM   #42
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And I apologize to all interested parties to this, for dominating the complaints here. I just have had such poor luck getting satellite service that it's a major frustration item for me when camping. But I didn't mean to cause all the 'eye rolling' that I'm sure is going on. I won't bring it up again.

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Tomorrow afternoon, I'll send a continuation to our PM conversation - but about coax connections, etc., in your camper, not about contracts, fees, etc.

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We use directv. Started in our class a. Bought a home dish and stand on craigslist cheap. Used one of our home receivers and worked great. When we moved to our new 5th wheel we were able to use our genie and got upgraded to two wireless genie clients. They are great for rv's as we can move the tv to any of our patios without wiring. Only need one cable to main genie and can run i believe at least four wireless clients. We can record 5 shows and watch 1. As stated earlier the dish is pretty easy to set up with some practice. As far as local channels we call directv when we get settled and change the zipcode. All channels are hd that are available just like home.
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Old 03-20-2016, 01:10 AM   #43
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I am with directv and will not switch. I have tried the free tv and roku they both can be dumped.. And Verizon cell once again the only way to go good luck
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:17 AM   #44
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DirecTv and Satellite TV for RV - Tripod - Slimline - Dish - DirectTV - RV television - Recreational Vehicles - RVers - DishTV - Satellite Dish - FTA - Tripod.

That's all I have to say.

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Old 03-20-2016, 08:55 AM   #45
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I am thinking that from now on when I go camping I'm going to put up a sign up on how to set up a antenna, I might could make some extra money. It's easy to do once you learn. When I can't get a signal I go back and check everything out. I get a beer, DW has to have satellite, sometimes I think she had rather have satellite than me. Oh well time for another beer


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Old 03-20-2016, 09:03 AM   #46
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You do know that Direct TV is now owned by ATT?


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Old 03-20-2016, 09:45 AM   #47
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What Satellite Provider to go with?

Some people switch from DISH to DIRECTV and vice versa every 2 years to take advantage of new account "bait".


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Old 03-20-2016, 09:59 PM   #48
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And I apologize to all interested parties to this, for dominating the complaints here. I just have had such poor luck getting satellite service that it's a major frustration item for me when camping. But I didn't mean to cause all the 'eye rolling' that I'm sure is going on. I won't bring it up again.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

I brought a satellite finder and I have never used it, it was about 75 bucks I think. First I get the tripod level, after which I nail the feet of tripod to the ground, tripod has fell over. Then I hook the cable up from dish to camper. I got my dish from satpro.tv. I think that's the site, I just google satellite kits and it came up. After you get the antenna set up outside. If you are unsure about where the cable goes outside just run the antenna cable in the camper in the door or window. After the antenna cable is hooked up to the receiver and the receiver is plugged in, turn on receiver and wait for the receiver to find everything. The receiver will tell you it can't a signal. I then open up the menu on the receiver and I find the zip code bar and I enter the zip code where I'm at, I hit enter and the receiver shows me the tilt, elevation and azimuth. I write that down and go outside and set the antenna. You don't have to use a phone just set your antenna up close to a window and you can hear the beats when you start getting close. I use my phone to find the azimuth(compass setting). I look for a spot at that azimuth, a tree or something and then I rotate my dish until I line it up. When you get close you will start to hear the beats, then you turn the antenna real slow. If you don't get the signal right away just set down and think about it, I have a beer and then I check all my settings out again. The more times you set it up the better you will get. Try it at home after you get a kit. If after you set it up in your camper and then install the receiver back in your house the receiver will find everything, all you have to do is have a beer or whatever. The first time I set up the satellite I was a little worried and then I got a little frustrated when things didn't work just right, the beer kinda keeps me calm. I hope this helps. I posted some pictures of my antenna on another thread, I fixed my tripod so I could make the dish level, you can buy a real nice tripod but it costs more than I want to pay


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Old 03-20-2016, 10:33 PM   #49
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You don't need to spend money for satellite finders, there are two excellent apps for your phone that work better.
DISH for my RV and Dish align
When my dome is blocked and I have to setup my dish on the tripod, I find it's easy with these apps.
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We have Directv at home and got a Genie for the motorhome. Love it!


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