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Ron3rd

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Posted: 10/26/20 01:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey folks, I'm looking for a simple HD satellite setup with some sort of carry out dish (nothing mounted to the roof) with a single receiver for a single TV in the main area of the trailer. Don't need recording, hopper, joey, etc. Don't know anything about Dish or Direct so I don't know what company to go with but looking for a service I can pay as I go and just pay for the months we use it.

We're based in So. California

What dish?
What Company?
Any other info needed?


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Posted: 10/26/20 02:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You'll find Dish friendlier for pay as you go. Aiming an HD dish is not simple. You'll want recording unless you like watching commercials.

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Posted: 10/26/20 02:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Start here: DISHformyRV

They have several equipment packages, all HD and most with automatic aiming portable dishes.

Starting and stopping service is as simple as just not paying for the next month to stop and then paying for the next month to restart. Couldn't be easier...


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Posted: 10/26/20 02:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is no carry out auto align dome for Directv HD. Several for DISH.
I chose Pathway X2 from Winegard. It can find either western or Easter arc so more options if trees etc interfere. You can call and change zips for locals daily if you like. Directv did not allow that.


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Posted: 10/26/20 02:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With a DISH pay as you go "Outdoors" account, you don't even need to call in to change locals. Just a few key taps in your phone's free MyDISH app uses the phone's GPS to change them for you.

I definitely agree the Pathway X2 is the best choice for a portable self-aiming dish.

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I agree with Dish. Have used it for years in the RV.

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I know a guy in socal. Will post his info soon. Pretty sure its RV advantage.

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Posted: 10/26/20 05:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No votes for Direct?

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In the past Directv had its fans here. Not so much any more it seems.

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directv starting messing with the DNS locals. Fulltimers like us were really effected. We switched to Dish last spring.


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