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Old 01-21-2015, 10:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy What does everyone most commonly use for Satellite TV( DirecTV)

I currently drive thru the rv parks and see just about everyone having DirectTv Dish on the ground pointing up. I have older euipment for Direct TV,, receivers are (D11's) and i currently want to upgrade to HD receivers such as HR23 or HR24's, DirecTv wants me to upgrade dish and have wine guard install.

So what does everyone else use??????
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:59 PM   #2
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If your happy with your Direct programming and you can get HD for your home and RV I would stay with Direct...(I have Dish) I would get a automatic system for the RV one that will find the Sats for you. You will have to decide if you want Roof mount or portable. If you park under the trees alot, portlables officers flexibility to where you can place the unit. Roof mounted system is cleaner and a little less hassel...
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What does everyone most commonly use for Satellite TV( DirecTV)

No self pointer portable available for DTV that gets HD. For DTV HD you will need a slimline dish or a variation of the slimline (to work with SWM) with a tripod. Portable self pointers for DTV will only grab a SD signal. You can purchase a permanent roof mounted self pointer HD unit for DTV but it will set you back $1500+. Lots of us use slimlines, they work great.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:45 AM   #4
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In that case I would have to go with Dish. Nothing like HD programming...
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:41 PM   #5
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We have Dish and use a tailgater.......we love it and would no use anything else. However we do have friends that use Direct and love that as well...problem we see with Direct is lining up the dish and finding the satilights. Good Luck with which ever way you go
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:44 PM   #6
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We love our Direct-TV. We had a satellite finder installed on our travel trailer when we purchased it. The only problem we ever have is when there are trees blocking our signals.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:51 PM   #7
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I just this week installed Direct TV SWM-3 sattelite dish on an FR3 approx $1600 We're going across country this spring so I'm tired of relying on the parks. So far works great. Direct TV sent the boxes for free but charge $6.00 per mo.

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Consider doing a search for DIRECTV and/or DishNetwork or DISH. You'll find all the threads where members discussed their choices, pros and cons, etc., including some pictures of homemade antenna mounts.
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i use dish now portable manual I have used direct tv on three auto satellites they were set up direct tv and was easier not to change dish is about half the price that I was paying for direct tv and I think the portable is the best as far as being able to use where their is a lot of trees I am going to buy a tailgater so I don't have to find satellites and you need three on dish to get all the channels depending on your package i carry a reciever from home good luck
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Wondering if there is any special dish or other cables needed to hook up if i upgrade from the Older D11's boxes to the newer HD DVR recievers for Direct Tv, Direct Tv is no help.
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