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Old 11-05-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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Direct TV

I have Direct TV at home and would like to us it in my TT. Does anyone know the best and least expensive way to do this? Any help would be great.

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Old 11-05-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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Buy a dish, dish tripod and pack your home receiver when you go camping.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:30 PM   #4
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I bought a DIRECTV HD antenna off eBay and built my own base. I take my Genie controller and a mini-Genie from home and enjoy HD programming on two TVs. It took me 4 days on and off to align the antenna the 1st time and get service in the trailer. When I changed states, it took less than one hour to set up. I'm getting better at it. HD is not exactly easy. I paid $60 for the antenna, $2 for bolts and $11 for the PVC. I picked up the board from a volunteer building project.

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Old 11-05-2014, 09:32 PM   #5
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I like the idea of the Genie from one of our bedrooms. Great idea.

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Old 11-06-2014, 02:13 PM   #6
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Are you ok with just standard def TV? If so read on...

I picked up an old round 18" dish and tripod on craigslist for around $20. I then found an old standard def receiver on eBay (check card and receiver ID before purchase) for $8. I now have a complete DirecTV setup that lives in the camper so I don't have to move stuff back and forth from the house to the camper. And being in it less than $30 I don't mind leaving in there all the time.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:18 PM   #7
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Thanks. I have gone from no idea to a plethora of possibilities.


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Old 11-06-2014, 07:52 PM   #8
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Be sure to consider what Helmsey posted. I've read about several who got so frustrated with HD attempts, they jettisoned their equipment. Some gave up completely; some dropped back to SD. Whatever you choose, your equipment must match... receivers, antenna, etc. I studied my home LNB and other components and ordered a matching antenna, etc., for RV travel. All that stuff has to be right BEFORE a person even attempts assembly and alignment. In another DIRECTV thread (do a search), I posted a link to the antenna package I intended to buy and got "approval/confirmation" from an expert here. I suggest the same for you.

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Old 11-06-2014, 08:00 PM   #9
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You are exactly right. When dealing electronics check then check again.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:37 PM   #10
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I don't understand the frustration with aligning the hd dish from directv. It takes me 20 min(not trying to be a bragert?). I use a signal meter. Get elevation and tilt from the zip code and just rotate the dish till high pitch on meter.
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