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Ron3rd

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Posted: 10/26/20 06:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BB_TX wrote:

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


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Posted: 10/26/20 06:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do the carry out dishes work on both Direct and Dish?

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Posted: 10/26/20 07:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The King VQ 4800 and the Winegard G3 are portable domes that will work with either DirecTV SD or DISH SD & HD.


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Posted: 10/26/20 08:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My roof mounted Direct dish finds all 3 satellites, for HD purposes, with the push of a button. When I had a ground mounted SD antenna it was difficult to find one satellite let alone three. My understanding is Direct doesn't do SD any more.


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Posted: 10/27/20 07:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been a directv customer since the start. I don't want to spend the money to convert but have all the information to do so. I have a Travler on the roof and a tripod setup for places that does not work. Direct is impossible to deal with when traveling. I'm just biding my time until the competition comes up with something else. Lots of satellites going into the sky. If I was starting today. I would go with Dish because they seem to be user friendly and have lots of options.


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Posted: 10/27/20 12:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the info.

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DISH is really your only choice. DTV does not offer any kind of pay-as-you-go plan so you would need to sign up for service with a 2 year contract.
DTV also requires a home style antenna mounted on a tripod to get HD service. With DISH you would be able to use either an inexpensive tripod setup or a dome (I recommend the Pathway X2 if you choose dome). Either will give you full HD service and with only 1 receiver, no conflicts with programming. If you choose to do so later, you can add a hard drive to the receiver and enjoy the ability to record programming for additional flexibility. It only costs $40 one time and no ongoing fees beyond that.


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Thanks Bill, what carry out antenna would you recommend? Not really looking for a roof mounted dome

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For one receiver, if you camp in wooded sites and not open fields, you can not beat a standard Dish on a tripod. Get a 1000.4 or 1000.2 dish and a Wally receiver or better yet a 211K on ebay. Aiming is not hard and you can locate the dish up to 200' away to miss tree cover. Your limited to 50' with any of the auto dishes. Get a mast for a standard surveyors tripod at tv4rv.com

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Thanks for the info. On the Winegard site I see various carry outs from the Playmaker, Tailgater, Carryout, to Pathway. Not sure what I should get

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