Originally Posted by Bruck
Just ordered Direct TV. It is just too much cheaper than what I have going with Comcast to pass up. Also, I am now going to be able to purchase a portable Satellite to take it on the road with me rather than having to use the campground cable (if they have it). I really want to get the portable dish that you setup at each site you go to. I'm really not interested in spending $800+. That said, wondering if anyone has any experience with these and could make a suggestion on brand and retailer. Thanks in advance for the advice. So far what I have been seeing is like what I attached below:
Carryout MP1 Manual Portable Satellite TV Antenna - Item - Camping World
The biggest question is do you want HD? If so then the MP1 will not work and the HD compatible dishes are a lot more. I wasn't worried about HD, since the air signal or the park cable usually gives a good HD picture for the network channels. I have a Blu Ray player on my computer and can stream or download HD on the internet for most programs, movies etc.
The MP1 I bought was cheaper from Amazon than at CW and they offered free ship and no tax. At home I leave it hooked up in the backyard so I can retreat to the TT when necessary. The RG6 drop is about 60 feet and the signal is very good. You can fill the MP1 with sand or water to weight it down. In addition I bought 3, 4 1/2" hex head bolts that screw in the bottom of the dish. That way you can adjust the level easily. I try to get sites where I can put it on the roof. Leveling is simple and it won't walk away easily. It works fine on the ground with a couple of boards to get is somewhat level or a picnic table.
The MP1 will work with the Tripod so you can go that route if you want. Be sure and invest in a SF-1000 Satellite Finder or a facsimile. It lets you know when you have a strong signal w/o having to holler at the wife or carry a tv with you. Check out the Winegard site for more info and their complete product line.
Mobile Accessories - Winegard