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Old 01-31-2016, 02:46 PM   #1
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Satellite TV

This year we will spending the summer in the mountains of North Carolina which means very limited TV via antennae. We do not have satellite tv, but see it in our future.
My wife likes some movies, PBS and cable news ie. MSNBC and FOX. I'm happy just with the news channels.
What are your your recommendations as far as equipment and providers?
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:18 PM   #2
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Dish Tailgater or king easy to set up. All you need is one coax cable to power and get the signal from the tailgater (no 12v power needed). I use a Vip211z receiver for the trailer this unit is SD and HD capable. I have the Dish Hopper at home and can watch all the home channels I subscribe to on the Vip211z receiver. I have also added a 1 gigabit Western Digital desktop hard drive to the Vip211z receiver for a one time fee of $40. to make this a DVR receiver. The good thing about this setup is that you don't have to pay for a DVR rental ever. The set up is easy and is displayed step by step on the television each time you set the system up in a new location. The big thing is you need a clear sky to the south (no trees) or a hole through the trees to the south southwest.
With dish you don't need to sign up with a long term contract. You should be able to go month to month service so you only pay for the months you use the system.

Hope this helps Tim
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:35 PM   #3
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Thanks I'll take a look at that.
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:40 PM   #4
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I used a Dish tailgater last year, signal is still limited with Dish in the mountains. Those dang mountains get in the way of everything.
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:52 PM   #5
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I knew I'd have to deal with the trees.
I hadn't thought about the mountains.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:27 PM   #6
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I guess where you camp matters. If you camp back in a secluded holler then you are going to get zero signal. If you camp in an open valley you at least have a shot. Use an app to see if you have a chance before you drag all that stuff out. I use satellite pointer. It's pretty good.
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