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Old 10-08-2016, 10:55 PM   #11
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yes, although as you position the dish you may or may not see the numbers climb from 0 toward 99 on the one receiver screen...

I would always setup a small table next to the dish with the receiver and 19" TV, so I could get immediate feedback on repositioning the dish, instead of running back and forth into the trailer...

I also got smart and bought the tripod from
TV4RV: Satellite - Tripod - Slimline - Dish - DirectTV: satellite and Internet for RV - Recreational Vehicles - RVers - DishTV - Satellite Dish - FTA - Tripod

They have some good advise on their website. I find that a good center bubble level to get your tripod perfectly level and the pole perfectly vertical is key to getting the other settings right... after 3 outings I was able to get a signal from start of setup to finish in about 15-20 min... but that was after a number of hours of frustration the first 2-3 times and lots of "practice" at home before I left. I move about 7-8 times each winter as I travel around FL.

One of my last 2 week camp setups last March in FL, I swore I could find a hole in the leaves on the trees to get a signal... I worked on and off for 3 days, before I was finally able to get 80% on most of the signals, which was "good enough" for that campsite... as I was tired of fooling with the dish... moving it around under the tree canopy...

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Old 10-09-2016, 11:46 AM   #12
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On my 378 I use a wireless HDMI to go from the receiver to the TV, it comes with a HDMI wireless transmitter and receiver. It involves removing the TV to plug in the HDMI wireless receiver to the back of the TV. The HDMI transmitter was installed in the upper cabinet (where the original coax comes in) attached to the satellite receiver and plugged into the 120V outlet. It works really well.

The dish is a pain to place correctly sometimes I have a wineguard portable. I have DISH, my satellite is in the SW sky, so I make sure there are no obstructions that direction. The instructions should indicate how the dish should be located, on mine you place the coax input area to the North, the dish does the rest if there are no obstructions.

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Old 10-09-2016, 12:22 PM   #13
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HDMI wireless sounds like a good way to go! Didn't know such a device was available. Thanks!
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:39 PM   #14
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X2 on the wireless HDMI instead of messing around with coax or running a new HDMI cable. I have one in our 377 and it works well. Mine is an Actiontec. Simple setup. I've had to unplug the power to the transmitter and receivers a couple of times in the last 6 months to get it to re-synch. No big deal. We have Dish, so we are getting HD to the tv with this arrangement. Happy with it so far.
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Old 10-09-2016, 04:24 PM   #15
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This is the wireless HDMI I purchased to use in our 335. I keep this transmitter in the passenger overhead with the DIRECTV receiver and just move the receiver to the main, bedroom or outside TV as needed. Works great but a little pricy.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:14 PM   #16
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You could buy a wireless HDMI transmitter with 2 or even 3 receivers. As for pointing the satellite dish I use a smartphone app that shows you where to point the dish in the sky. It even uses the phones camera so you can see the sky while pointing it. As for the a azimuth and skew it does that also. I don't even use a level but just come close to leveling it by eye sight. Sometime I will use the cheap satellite meter to help locating the signal. Most of the time I can set it up in 5 minutes.
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Old 10-10-2016, 06:59 AM   #17
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360True... have a look at the "mod" I did and talked about here. It works....

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Old 10-11-2016, 02:33 PM   #18
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Success! If you don't know how to do something, ask your neighbor! A new neighbor helped me adjust the dish and tweak it. All good now! Thanks everyone!
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:52 PM   #19
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Direct tv

What I did was ask for a coax receiver or SD. After a big discussion with Direct tv the key words are"coax receiver" . It works great with exsisting wiring without going crazy with hdmi canles picture is great.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:34 AM   #20
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Ahh, now I understand the problem. DirecTV is phasing out SD and with it receivers that offer coax "F" connectors on the output. All my receivers are old and SD and have that feature. RVs are designed for coax distribution.


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