Originally Posted by Dr-G
That company is one I came across on EBay also. They have a dish Tripod, signal meter and coax for $97
That's a good deal in my book. Wish I had found that deal when I was looking.
Yeah, sounds like she was trying to sell you bull!
I have been known to run 100' of coax through the woods to a clearing and my dish to get a clear signal & all worked well. That clearing looked like the local Tv station with all the dishes parked out there.
If you don't want to get the automatic dish mounted on your roof ($$$) then the above find looks great.....it's everything you need except the receiver.
Once you get everything hooked up & aimed, call DTV and they will activate your receiver. Use your home address so you can get your local stations and don't change it unless you get someplace where your locals are not viewable & you want to get them. Otherwise do without them and try to get locals via your OTA antenna. You will still get all the rest of your package channels.
For example (this all depends on the size of your local market), when I reactivated my service after suspending it for a year, they gave me a special (welcome back) basic package (no frills) for $29.99/mo for 1 year. I let them reactivate it under my old home address (Washington DC market) to lessen the confusion because we full time. And I still received those local stations in Myrtle Beach, SC (540 miles). When we established our permanent address in Jacksonville, FL., I called and had them change the "service address" and told them not to send anyone out (they wanted to) because I already had everything up & running. Guess what......I still get the Jacksonville locals in Myrtle Beach also (350 miles). So, depending on your local market & how far away you go, you might still get your locals for quite a distance.
BTW, I DID NOT go through DTV's mobile division because of the potential additional cost for the mobile package (National network feeds). If I ever get somewhere far, far away and want locals via satellite, I'll just call them and have the "service address" changed......and no need to send a service tech!