This is an HD setup I describe below...
last fall I picked up a SWM SL-5 DirecTV dish off ebay for about $70 delivered then paired it with the heavy duty combo tripod package from TV4RV.com @ $165
Heavy-Duty Combo Package for RV TV Satellite Dish
I also take my at home receiver with me when I travel.
After my first time setup, which was a learning experience, I was able to get my setup time down to 20 minutes the second time and then 15 minutes or less for flawless satellite TV watching the next 4 times I moved around FL last winter.
I also downloaded an app for my smartphone called "dishpointer" for $10
This app uses the camera on your phone to help you find a hole in overhead trees to help spot the location of the 101 satellite that direcTV uses. This gets you started in the right spot for tripod location and the direction for dish pointing. The step by step method given to you by TV4RV with the tripod spots the satellite with 90% accuracy the first time. 90% is enough to get excellent results on the screen. You can tweek from there to get nearly 100% but I have found that 90% is fine.
The TV4RV owner and website was very responsive to the one email question I had. Even sent a followup email to make sure everything worked fine after I ordered.
I like the manual setup better then the automatic types because it is more under my control, as I don't have to rely on some hidden mechanism to auto find the satellite. I have read a number of horror stories of $500 auto dishes not working right and no way to get it fixed. My method breaks it down to a tripod and a dish... a dish, or just the LNB part of the dish is easily replaced for not much money if that turns out to be a problem. The tripod is nearly indestructible and comes with a nice carry bag.
The use of this slimline SWM SL-5 dish allows the use of a single cable. I anchor the dish easily using a ratchet strap and an anchor driven into the ground to keep it secure in the wind. The biggest thing when setting up is to have the tripod LEVEL, and the HD tripod that I refer to is very easy to setup to make that happen. Once level, setting the dish to the offset (twist), direction and angle are very easy using the calibration marks on the tripod and dish and using the settings on the receiver that are given to you onscreen once you type in the zip code. I first used a small TV screen that I setup outside very close to the sat setup so that I can get instant feedback when dish pointing. But after I got used to the setup steps, I found I no longer had to do that as the dish pointing was, as I said 90% accurate after setup.
If you want to discuss this system further, PM me...