New Full timer-What Satellite Service
Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:29 PM
We have dealt with all the issues that seemed to be important and will deal with the others as they jump up to scare us to death.
Right now I am dealing with the TV programs, which satellite ? We have had Direct TV for a number of years, but they require you to have a real house somewhere, Dish requires you buy a $399 carry out antenna.
I have an automatic Winegard on the roof, but they will not install to that antenna.
That leaves me with Hughes which I have helped a few of out traveling friends to try and get setup and have failed because the signal is spotty and not always around.
What now ?????
What is everyone using and how happy are you with it????? Ideas would help too.
Thanks in advance.
Larry and Rita
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:43 PM
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:12 AM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:52 AM
Ross & Melanie Boyer
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:22 AM
Since you mention a Winegard automatic I will speculate that you have a dome antenna. If that is also from '06 time frame you will be able to use it with DirecTV and receive all of the DirecTV programming in SD but not HD programming. You can also use it with Dish but you will need an upgrade to receive the programming from all 3 of the Dish satellites.
You can install it all yourself by calling Winegard. They will ship you the receiver and you plug them in and follow the setup routine. If you are near an RV park you can likely visit them and find an RV friendly DirecTV or Dish installer. Lots of people are having satellite TV installed in there RV, you just need to find the right installer.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:21 AM
I have the Winegard Traveler SK3005 for Direct TV on the roof. There really isn't any reason to have Direct connect it. You just run a coax from the Winegard control box to the TV.
Clay (WA5NMR), Lee (Wife), katie & Kelli (cats)
Full timer domiciled in SD for 11 years. Now snow birds with a house in western CO
2004 Winnebago Sightseer 35N - Workhorse chassis
Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:38 PM
We use Dish because we can deactivate when we are home, but being full-time that won't matter to you. The biggest issue for you may be whether you want HD or not. It's a little more difficult with Direct. As far as NFL programming they both now have a service that permits you to see all the games each week.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:19 PM
Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:14 AM
As someone mentioned earlier, the best option is to contact Winegard and determine what your current antenna is capable of receiving. You can buy the programming from Winegard or direct from the supplier. I am not sure where you got the $399 installation for Dish. With my own antenna, a Winegard, I just purchased a receiver from Amazon, called Dish and had the programming activated. The Winegard automatic antenna (It is a Trav'ler SK-3005) can be reconfigured for either Dish or Direct with a kit from Winegard, apx $200; so, don't let anyone tell you that you are stuck with either one due to the current configuration of your antenna, if it is a Trav'ler SK-3005. We use Dish because we can deactivate when we are home, but being full-time that won't matter to you. The biggest issue for you may be whether you want HD or not. It's a little more difficult with Direct. As far as NFL programming they both now have a service that permits you to see all the games each week.
Do you have a DVR with that? I hooked up a hard drive to my VIP 211k, activated the dvr service with DISH, but can only record one channel at a time. Would the antenna you mention solve that problem?
Better half>> Cheryl
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:23 AM
Did you know that your 211K will also accept the OTA input and record it as well? This "almost" makes your 211K a dual tuner DVR.
Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:45 AM
Unless your Wingard is really old you should be able to get it to work with Dish or Directv.
Wingard suppeor is very helpful, give them a call.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:49 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:44 PM
Larry we have used a king dome for years it works for us, you might want to contact King Dome Sales I do beleve they can assist getting you set up
Larry already owns a Winegard, not a King Dome.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:51 AM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:12 PM
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:25 PM
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