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Old 08-05-2015, 11:52 AM   #1
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What is the best Rv Direct Tv portable antenna

Just searched 1 years worth of blogs & didn't find an answer. We are about to activate our new Direct TV receiver and would like to know what our fellow bloggers think is the best portable antenna? Please help.


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Old 08-05-2015, 11:58 AM   #2
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:07 PM   #3
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i bought this setup and it was easy enough to setup and easy enough to pull in channels. The only thing you have to watch is what box you have..as this is for the newer boxes..you buy the wrong setup your stuck...

http://www.satpro.tv/RV-HD-SWM-5-Cam...lite-SL5s.aspx
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Just searched 1 years worth of blogs & didn't find an answer. We are about to activate our new Direct TV receiver and would like to know what our fellow bloggers think is the best portable antenna? Please help.


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Portable antenna must be compatible with Directv to get HD channels. VUqube will work for standard channels with older receivers. Not sure if they will work with SWM.

Satpro can help.
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Its not portable but this is what I use. Depending on how much time you spend in your RV this one makes a world of difference when it comes to set up and take down. It isn't cheap by any means.

Winegard DIRECTV Slimeline Satellite antenna SK-3005
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:07 PM   #6
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Just searched 1 years worth of blogs & didn't find an answer. We are about to activate our new Direct TV receiver and would like to know what our fellow bloggers think is the best portable antenna? Please help.


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What model receiver do you have?
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Depends on whether you want SD or HD. With a little practice, you can easily set up either a small 18" SD only dish or a larger slimline 3 HD dish attached to a tripod or similar support structure.

You level the dish support (very important for HD) and then point dish towards the SE sky, using a separate sat meter or your receiver to adjust it to the strongest signal. I can do this in less than 5 minutes, assuming there is clear view to the sky.

Whole set up costs less than $100.
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Depends on whether you want SD or HD. With a little practice, you can easily set up either a small 18" SD only dish or a larger slimline 3 HD dish attached to a tripod or similar support structure.

You level the dish support (very important for HD) and then point dish towards the SE sky, using a separate sat meter or your receiver to adjust it to the strongest signal. I can do this in less than 5 minutes, assuming there is clear view to the sky.

Whole set up costs less than $100.
You point your dish towards the SE sky. However us folks here on the East Coast point ours towards the SW sky.
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It will depend on witch box you are using. Example, I use a non-High Definition Box. You will have to go into the Direct TV menu and change settings to Non-SWN and 8" Round. Some boxes cannot be changed? However; If you want HD in the campground you had better know what you are doing. It requires a different Satellite for outside. For me, it is almost impossible to lock on to a HD(it takes 3 signals). In Summary, I use a manual outside satellite with a non-HD box. A satellite finder app on my iPhone to get into the vicinity of the signal, fine tune and lock down!!! fkwalter
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[QUOTE=Middleburg Redneck;945377]You point your dish towards the SE sky. However us folks here on the East Coast point ours towards the SW skyQUOTE]

I thought you East Coast guys were never far from a cable TV hookup!!!
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