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Old 09-07-2014, 01:17 PM   #1
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I am a subscriber to direct tv, what is needed to bring this service to my TT?


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Old 09-07-2014, 01:19 PM   #2
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I am a subscriber to direct tv, what is needed to bring this service to my TT?


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The cube or something close to it and your receiver.


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Old 09-07-2014, 05:59 PM   #3
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Any reciever or the main DVR from the house?


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Old 09-07-2014, 06:12 PM   #4
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We run Direct TV in our coach. I use the non HD unit from our upstair den. plug it in and go. You may have to either call or go on line every time you have had no activity for about 60 days. The screen will prompt you if this needed. Local channels will require zipcode entry if you want them, but with the regular antenna we get those.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:47 PM   #5
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Yep - a dish (to receive the signal), a receiver (to direct the signal to your television) and a TV. You should be good to go as long as you can locate the signal where you are.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:07 PM   #6
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If you are not picky where you use HD or standard receiver, if you use a standard receiver, simply get a 18" dish or "OVAL" 18" dish and a tripod for the dish. You can get the zip code for where you are camping, plug it into the receiver for "SETUP" which you will get Azimuth, Elevation & Tilt for the 18" oval dish. Make sure the dish is for direct TV. You will be able to get your local channels up to about 250 miles from your home, after that no local channels. As someone stated before, you can get the local channels on you roof antenna. I usually select (ON DIRECT TV RECEIVER) the "ANTENNA SIGNAL STRENGTH", turn on the out side speakers, turn volume up, listen for the "BEEP" produced by the signal strength to change to a faster "BEEP". This will indicate you have found the satellite. You can then fine tune the signal strength to above 69% which will give you a good picture. I use a professional meter to tune mine.

With practice, you will get good at setting up your dish. I do have those times trees prevents me from quickly finding the signal and my endeavor
turns into 30 Min's.

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18" Oval with three heads will allow you to run up to three different receivers and will acquire the signal easier and hold it better in cloudy weather.
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I use the old 18" round standard def dish with a dedicated box for the camper. I picked up the dish and tripod off craigslist for around $30 and the box off eBay for around $10. This way I can leave everything in the camper and one less thing to load\unload and don't have to change any settings in the box (receiver).
All I have to do when I want to use it is call DirecTV and turn the box on and pay an additional $6 for that month. When we are done, call and deactivate it.
I use an app on my phone to find the satellite (directv 101) and can generally have a signal faster than it takes me to setup the tripod.
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:44 AM   #10
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A dish, a wire and an active reciever is the simple answer.

I have seen people use a tailgater carry out cube which will auto locate the sat, others use a standard 18" round dish and manually point it. Others have installed a wingaurd dish thats manual crank up and aim and replaces your standard antenna. Or go my route where I had a non in motion auto tracking permanently mounted on the roof.
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