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Old 08-16-2015, 08:12 AM   #41
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I'm a dry camper most of the time. Of all the above post, will any of these work just on battery power? 12 volt not 110 volt.

How large is your battery bank? You can get a inverter to power it. I like to dry camp too, I have a 3000 watt inverter and it will be hooked up to at least 4 6 volt batteries plus I have 2 Honda's 2000i generators. DW says I can stay wherever I like as long as she can watch Direct tv


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Old 08-16-2015, 09:32 AM   #42
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any or all will work for a time with a 110 V inverter hooked to your battery bank...

The Dish or DirecTV receiver will always require 110V AC. Probably the biggest power hog would be the monitor. I'm guessing that would take more power then the receiver and dish combined.
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:35 AM   #43
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I'm a dry camper most of the time. Of all the above post, will any of these work just on battery power? 12 volt not 110 volt.
I dry camper most all the time. Years ago, before I bought a Honda generator, I used an inverter to watch TV for a few hours during a weekend camping trip. I'd take two fully charged spare deep cycle batteries, a TV (an old tube type 20" Emerson) and an inverter. I would usually watch local stations but sometimes took the Directv box along. The inverter would run both and I never had a problem except for the batteries (using one at a time) running out of power after about maybe 2 hours (around 3 to 4 hours total use for both batteries) which I expected. Here's the inverter I used:


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Old 08-16-2015, 02:37 PM   #44
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I'll have to check out what kind of power a LED TV takes but if I had to guess it would not take as much power as a tube type


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I'm going to order another Directv DVR for my RV. So all I need is the portable Tripod and antenna. I rather have one that is shelf aligning but don't know what brand and how much they cost. If they are too expensive I will just setup the aim to the satellite with my signal finder. Does anyone know a portable unit that includes the dish and tripod (not for onto of RV).?
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I just read about a new new TV that is rated with the lowest wattage on the market place.
Probably expensive.
But you have to consider not only the TV but the other devices like dvr, satellite receiver etc.
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:46 PM   #47
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I'm going to order another Directv DVR for my RV. So all I need is the portable Tripod and antenna. I rather have one that is shelf aligning but don't know what brand and how much they cost. If they are too expensive I will just setup the aim to the satellite with my signal finder. Does anyone know a portable unit that includes the dish and tripod (not for onto of RV).?

I brought mine from sat.pro, I don't use a satellite meter, I use me and DW iPhone. We put the phones on speaker and I'm outside and I just listen for the beeps. I don't use a compass, just listen for the tones. I have a tripod that I made a mod on


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Nice job.
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Satellite TV for RV - Tripod - Slimline - Dish - DirectTV - RV television - Recreational Vehicles - RVers - DishTV - Satellite Dish - FTA - Tripod

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complete setup... works great at 1/2 the price of self-aligning dish and nothing to fix because it has nothing hidden inside to break, and can be setup to take advantage of canopy openings away from your parking spot if necessary to "see" the sat...

I am 10 min from start to watching TV after learning the sequence needed to get correct sat alignment the first time (the included directions are very precise... I was less then precise the first time because I failed to follow the directions... DUH!)

DirecTV does not do local channels... ie.. they do not follow you around the country as once outside of your local channel area you no longer get your local channels on the antenna

make sure your DVR/Rec model is compatible with your dish/LNB combo... TV4RV.com folks are very helpful
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