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brushycreekranch
Posted 2017-03-08 5:09 PM (#169523)
Subject: Satellite ? HD or not?





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 We have always put the domes on LQ's. Now that everything is HD, would you spring the extra $1200 to go with a Direct Tv HD satellite? Or would you save the $1200 and just put the standard no HD dome? I'm worried that I'll spend $1300 on the standard dome, just to have the thing phased out in a few years. Then I would still need to spend $2500+ on the HD one any way to be able to have a decent choice of channels.
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aceliberty
Posted 2017-03-08 7:24 PM (#169526 - in reply to #169523)
Subject: RE: Satellite ? HD or not?



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I have a friend who had a dome put on his trailer only to learn that when we camped under the trees, he couldn't get reception. So for a few c's, he got a carry-out. He's on Dish, so it was very reasonable. He uses the carry-out all the time. We're on Directv, and I hounded them for a cheap carry-out version several years ago.  If I've read the ads correctly recently, there is now one compatible with Directv that doesn't bust the pocketbook. I don't watch tv on shorter trips, but when snowbirding it sure isn't handy to have to resort to that huge dish.  
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cajunmuleman
Posted 2017-03-08 7:53 PM (#169527 - in reply to #169523)
Subject: RE: Satellite ? HD or not?



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I have direct tv. When me wife is with me I use a portable dish and it works ok. She calls direct tv and puts in for a change of address to where we are camping. On the return trip she changes our address back to home. This doesn't create a problem for us but if someone tries to view tv at our house when we are gone they would be viewing the channels where we are.
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brushycreekranch
Posted 2017-03-08 9:46 PM (#169528 - in reply to #169523)
Subject: RE: Satellite ? HD or not?





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We carry a portable dish for those times that we are parked in the trees, a building or have an obstruction. They are a pain in the butt to set up, especially in the rain. We always have put either a push button King Dome or a Wynguard low profile satellite on the roof. Hubby is now used to watching a 4K TV at home and thinks he needs HD TV. But, since they are doing away with analog, I'm scared they will do away with the standard signal which would render all non HD satellites, worthless. SO, since we plan to keep this trailer a long time, I just battling whether to spend  the extra bucks now and be done with it or do the cheaper none HD one and hope the technology is still around for many many years.
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PDGx
Posted 2017-03-13 8:24 AM (#169559 - in reply to #169523)
Subject: RE: Satellite ? HD or not?



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Get a DTV dish on a tripod and a satellite meter. After a couple times you will be an expert setting it up. You can get both for less than $150.
Just take your home receiver with you when traveling and get local channels from a rooftop antenna.
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brushycreekranch
Posted 2017-03-13 5:00 PM (#169567 - in reply to #169523)
Subject: RE: Satellite ? HD or not?





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After extensive research and talking with 4 different departments at Directv, we decided to go with the Wyngard Traveler HD satellite. Standard is in the process of being fased out and there is no modification available for the Standard dome satellites at this time per Directv.  . Directv will not even replace a old standard reciever with another standard one. So, spend the extra now or twice as much later to replace? No brainer. I wonder how Directv will handle the RV masses.....
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