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Old 10-21-2015, 06:36 AM   #61
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I have Direct TV and the old dish. I learned that If I turn on my outside speakers I can here the beeps really well. I take the little extra bedroom receiver with me for it. I learned and was told by an old sea salt radio guy that you can just leave your azimuth set at 38 degrees any place east of the Mississippi. Mine will work at that setting no matter if I'm home in Virginia or in Florida. Then just turn it left to right to get it tuned in. After you get the direction to point it.
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:01 AM   #62
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I have Direct TV and the old dish. I learned that If I turn on my outside speakers I can here the beeps really well. I take the little extra bedroom receiver with me for it. I learned and was told by an old sea salt radio guy that you can just leave your azimuth set at 38 degrees any place east of the Mississippi. Mine will work at that setting no matter if I'm home in Virginia or in Florida. Then just turn it left to right to get it tuned in. After you get the direction to point it.

You are right about the azimuth setting, just go slow right or left. DW calls me on my phone and with both phones on speaker and I hear the beeps really well. You can fine tune the antenna but I never do that. The antenna does have to be level but I made a mod on the tripod and now that's easyClick image for larger version

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Old 10-21-2015, 11:27 AM   #63
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I stopped carrying my satelite equipment and have gone to a sling box. As long as I have WiFi or internet I can get my home DirectTV.
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:19 PM   #64
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I stopped carrying my satelite equipment and have gone to a sling box. As long as I have WiFi or internet I can get my home DirectTV.
I have heard of that, but isn't that the same as streaming over the CG internet? It would depend on the CG internet unless you use something like a jetpack your own internet connection? I could get sling TV with my Roku, but it eats up my minutes I pay for 5 gigs a month, which is plenty for emails and surfing....But not nexflicks or Amazon Prime.
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I have heard of that, but isn't that the same as streaming over the CG internet? It would depend on the CG internet unless you use something like a jetpack your own internet connection? I could get sling TV with my Roku, but it eats up my minutes I pay for 5 gigs a month, which is plenty for emails and surfing....But not nexflicks or Amazon Prime.

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Yes. We just take our DIRECTV tevo and hook it up with our SWM dish that I have mounted on the tripod. So, I also have the HD and our DVR.
I was at the RV Show here in So Ca last weekend. Spoke to the Satellite man. He said if I get the Geni the master box puts out its own wireless signal. Then I can put a small slave receiver in the bedroom in our 5er.
I'm into that. Then my wife will be happy.
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:06 PM   #67
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Most places I have stayed have free WiFi or minimal charge and it works great.
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:58 PM   #68
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Thanks. Now. so I understand. You take your Genie receiver and connect it to the RV satellite and you can view your at home Direct TV programming? I have the Genie HR 44-500. So, if I purchase the system that was mentioned in an earlier post that comes with the Dish and the tripod I will be able to connect my receiver to it? The reason I ask is when I contacted Direct TV they told me that I'd need to purchase one of the round devices that attach to the roof of your RV and then pay them another monthly fee for on the road programming.
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Of course they won't tell you that you can take your home receive and your own dish and get all, but your home local channels. When I do carry my DirectTv receiver I have no trouble getting my HD channels without paying any thing extra. Make sure the dish you get will work with your receiver.
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I think Slingbox is a little different than ROKU. The Slingbox connects between my DirectTV receiver and my TV. With a wireless router at my home I can pick up my receiver through WiFi or any internet connection. I am not familiar with ROKU and don't believe they work the same.
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