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Old 08-11-2008, 10:31 AM   #113
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Yes. Several manufactures make self aligning dishes. But, for the latest full HD lineup from DISH or DTV you need to go with Wineguard.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:10 AM   #114
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direct t v official story is that they discontinued the emergency/disaster kit they used to have. the tripod and dish deal has not been available for a couple months now.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:36 PM   #115
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OK...To this day I still have not got the direct Tv up and running.I just have not really needed it but now with the change in Feb of next year is coming up I think it is time to start figuring this thing out.

When the change takes place will I need to get a digital converter box to use the antenna on the Airstream so I can pick up local channels.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:03 PM   #116
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OK...To this day I still have not got the direct Tv up and running.I just have not really needed it but now with the change in Feb of next year is coming up I think it is time to start figuring this thing out.

When the change takes place will I need to get a digital converter box to use the antenna on the Airstream so I can pick up local channels.
We have a 2007 with the TV installed by Airstream and we will need the converter box in Feb 2009 to watch TV from the roof mounted antenna. I'm sure that if you have the original TV installed by Airstream, you will need a conveter box to use your roof mounted antenna.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:48 PM   #117
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OK...To this day I still have not got the direct Tv up and running.I just have not really needed it but now with the change in Feb of next year is coming up I think it is time to start figuring this thing out.

When the change takes place will I need to get a digital converter box to use the antenna on the Airstream so I can pick up local channels.
You will only need a converter box IF your TV is NOT digital. If you have a digital TV already, you won't need anything new.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:52 PM   #118
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I have a 15" HDTV for the trailer and it picks up digital HD and analog stations just fine with the OEM antenna. But only when in the vicinity of major metro areas. In Feb., we will not get the analog signals but will still receive the digital broadcasts. I only bring along the dish, tripod and receiver box when I will be in a remote area and only if there is something special I will be wanting to watch. Otherwise there is DVD and Ipod to hook up.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:27 PM   #119
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Post #9 on this thread will show the complete wiring for Directv, digital tv through a converter, campground cable and analog tv.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...ion-45823.html
The white wire goes to the tv out of the picture. If you have questions send me a PM with your phone number or have everything with you at the Can Opener and we can hook it up then.

The A/B box was necessary because of interference between the Directv and a digital local digital signal when both were available.

Unless you bought the tv in the last year or so I doubt it is a digital tv but check that out first.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:07 PM   #120
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I have DirectTV at my home and I just bought a dish off ebay that has the three globes to get the local Oklahoma City stations. I had it aligned by a professional down at the lake and took one of my receivers from the spare room at the house and I have the same service at the lake that I have here at home, for no extra cost. After watching the guy set the dish up and getting a satillite finder, I think I could do it myself now. You have to get a dish that has the two directional tilts or it's very hard to set up yourself. If you have Direct or Dish you can use analog without problems. We have new LCD Digital in both trailers, so that's not a problem for us. It really wasn't as hard to do as I feared.
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OK...To this day I still have not got the direct Tv up and running.I just have not really needed it but now with the change in Feb of next year is coming up I think it is time to start figuring this thing out.

When the change takes place will I need to get a digital converter box to use the antenna on the Airstream so I can pick up local channels.
Depends on your TV. It can be "digital" without having the correct tuner.
The TV needs to have an NTSC (Current) and an ATSC tuner to meet the future. Just because it says High Definition or Wide screen does not mean it will receive over the air signals on Feb 19th or whatever the date is.

If you want to use a TV with only and NTSC tuner and the dish reciever then you will likely need a converter box.

How you need to wire it up will depend on how you have you TV connected to your dish reciever.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:09 PM   #122
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if you are receiving signal over a satellite dish, the signal will already be converted by the dish company. you will need a converter for the signals you get "thru the air" if you are a cable customer, i think they will send a signal you can receive with "old" style equip.
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if you are receiving signal over a satellite dish, the signal will already be converted by the dish company. you will need a converter for the signals you get "thru the air" if you are a cable customer, i think they will send a signal you can receive with "old" style equip.
This is correct. You will only need the converter if you are receiving the signal over the air via an antennae and don't have a digital TV.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:18 AM   #124
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I will provide pictures tomorrow...I just had installed the Direct TV slimline dish on the roof of my 28 Classic. I simply press a button, fom inside the AS and the dish unfolds and then searches the sky and finds all 5 different satellites, ka, ku bands...this is the new dish you must have to receive HDTV along with the the receiver box. I takes about 2 minutes for the dish to self-search and find all 5 satellites and then locks into place. If I am parked under trees, I have a switch and go to "plan B" and I run a cable line from the out side of the AC and set up the dish with a tri-pod. I use a meter and I can get the alinment in about 3-4 minutes.

I receive all channels in HDTV and my home town local channels where ever I go, and if i want the local channels of where we're staying, then i just send up the antenna. When I'm ready to leave, I simple push a button and my dish on top folds neatly down and is air tight.

Given the "roll" of the roof on the AS my installer build a ramp of stanless and it looks like factory installed item. So the next time is cold, raining, or I just don't feel like walking out side to set up a pod...I got HDTV.

NOW, they also intalled a bracket on the outside of my AC that will hold up to a 37" HDTV flat screen, and put in this kit that looks like a small storage kit that comes on the side, my HDMI, power, etc, etc. Unreal what they did, looks better than factory...

The side bracket comes off when the TV is down, and a "airstream grey" piece of plastic covers the small, very small hole.

We're looking for a Internet dish that will to do the same thing, but I'm running out of real estate on top...but we will find a solution. I like to go deep into the woods, away from everyone to clear my head and watch TV but keep in touch with my office, via, email.
Need a Interent Dish like the Slimline...just have to find a place to put it...
This is my first airstream, and it's sweet...we also had to get a Tempur-pedic mattress, and I call them, they said not a problem, sent the dimensions and they will have us one in about 4-6 weeks...

I now have an apartment on wheels...

I's unreal what this guy did to my A/S, i had the factory sound system installed, and the sub is under the from seat, he cut a hole and place screen over it, now I can really hear the sub...

For my out side speakers, we bought some Bose Cube computer speakers and it sounds unreal.

I've never been more excited about anything more than this set up...it looks like a NASA project when all the dishes are installed and I get all the games, in HDTV...

I will send pictures after the Iron Bowl this weekend...
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:17 AM   #125
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Welcome to the Forums, Townson, we're glad to have you with us. Sounds like a really neat set. I can't wait to see the pictures.

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