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proracer1

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We recently sold our Renegade motorhome & are purchasing a toyhauler. In the motorhome, we used a second receiver hooked to home Directv system for 15 years. We still have the receiver box. Can we have an SD system installed in the trailer & still use the HD receiver? Is there a better way to get satellite tv in a mobile unit?

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Dish tv
If you have it in your home you can get a receiver that gets HD TV for 7 dollars per month. You can start or suspend service anytime if you don't use your rig every month. You can get a receiver with two multiple connections for multiple TV s. I think the automatic dome and receiver sell for 350 dollars. The dome can be portable or hard mounted

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Why would you want SD?

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The SD system is $1800 k the HD is &4000

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proracer1 wrote:

The SD system is $1800 k the HD is &4000
Wow. I think I'd get a portable dish and learn to aim it.

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proracer1 wrote:

The SD system is $1800 k the HD is &4000


I think those prices are very high. A Winegard Traveler installed is about $2500.00 for DTV and or Dish TV, depending on what service you want. Antennas on Amazon are about $1600.00.

I just went through all this with DTV (hours) and finally went with Dish, if I had stayed with DTV I would have gotten a Winegard Tailgater and used my H24 receiver but only would receive SD.

I finally had to decide to change or break in the wind. I cleaned up a lot of my wiring in the MH after removing the overhead TV and moving the TV to a dedicated TV stand on the floor.

The biggest thing for me was that RG-6 was used to hook up between the old receivers and the TV, but now the connections to the TV from the receivers (DTV or Dish) is HDMI or component and that presented some challenges for me.

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Direct is phasing out SD on sat 101...was supposed to already fully happen. Would not spend any $$ on Direct. A portable automatic Dish sat dish doesn’t cost much and unlike Direct you can turn the service on/off as needed.

The days of satellite TV are numbered with streaming taking over.


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Ivylog wrote:

The days of satellite TV are numbered with streaming taking over.
That's going to be awhile for mobile Rvers.

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Winegard Pathway X2 is about $400. HD, auto align, you can choose eastern OR western arcs. Easy to use.

DISH for sure.


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Dish now has dome that can get both east AND western arcs. One dome both arcs.

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