Originally Posted by earlbalentine
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).?
Check out SolidSignal's web site. They have complete antenna packages and individual components. We purchased the 5LNB package wihich included tripod, mast, mount, dish, 5LNB antenna, SWM power supply, 2-way splitter, short and long cables, and a (never used) flat through-the-window cable.
DirecTV also has a service called DNS (Distant Network Service) that provides the standard broadcast networks anywhere in the US. Unfortunately, to get this, you need a separate account for the RV because licensing agreements don't allow them to provide this service to your home. An alternative is to contact DTV every time you set up the portable dish and let them know your "current" address and zip code. They'll change your service address and you'll get the local broadcast stations which could be 500mi away. In the SW corner of NM, near the Mexican border, the "local" stations are from Albuquerque!