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DFord

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bigred1cav wrote:

where may i find a service to change my direct tv sat rec to dish? does diah perform the task when system is purchased


You need to let us know which model of satellite dish you have before we can give you a GOOD answer to that question. Some of the cheaper antennas lack the capability to track both the DirectTV and Dish Network satellites. The more expensive ones have small switches that will tell the antenna to use one or the other satellites.


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I have a Pathway X2 and frankly, half the time it ends up on the roof to get the extra angle. It does get both arcs and that's a plus, however, there are places where you cannot get the arc that the local stations transmit on. This happen to us in Rapid City SD.

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bigred1cav wrote:

where may i find a service to change my direct tv sat rec to dish? does diah perform the task when system is purchased


You cannot use a DTV receiver with the DISH service. Period.
You will need new receivers from DISH and a new antenna capable of receiving the signal from the DISH satellites. DISH uses 2 sets of satellites so you might need 2 different LNB setups for an open face antenna or an automatic dome antenna capable of changing between the 2 sets.


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Another vote for a Winegard Pathway X2 and a DISH Wally. Hook it up and you’re done.


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Big Katuna wrote:

I have a dome on my RV I don’t even bother to connect anymore.

We camp Fl state parks often and they are mostly heavily treed.

I use a Winegard Pathway X2. It lets you select eastern or western arc which gives you options when here are trees. DISH is more RV friendly than Dtv IMHO.

We have dome also and its in motion. We have found over a decade that trees block the signal. Is there some new tech?

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down home wrote:

Big Katuna wrote:

I have a dome on my RV I don’t even bother to connect anymore.

We camp Fl state parks often and they are mostly heavily treed.

I use a Winegard Pathway X2. It lets you select eastern or western arc which gives you options when here are trees. DISH is more RV friendly than Dtv IMHO.

We have dome also and its in motion. We have found over a decade that trees block the signal. Is there some new tech?


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DISH has two sets of sats; the eastern arc is in the southeast southern sky any higher up and western arc is in the southwest sky.

With an augmented reality sat location app on a smart phone you can “see” the sats and move around until one of the sets of sats is clear.

I set my Pathway up there. I almost always can get sats. It just takes a small hole.

I agree rooftop sat dishes are nearly useless. I haven’t used mine in years.

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We use our roof top in motion dome all the time , traveling or parked .
Now I don't park in the trees if I want satellite and the RV parks
often ask if I have satellite .
If they don't ask I tell them , there is seldom a problem and on that
pare occasion I have a dish on a tripod that I can set up if we want it

We will be sad to see in motion cease if in fact that happens but I
don't think that will actually comes about .
No doubt some changes will happen soon which will most likely be the
end of SD ( standard definition ) reception requiring at least up graded
receivers .
BTW I'm speaking Direct TV here .

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