Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-14-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
Airstreamin and luvin it
Commercial Member
 
Devoman's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Northwest Panhandle , The Sunshine State/WBCCI 6637
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,524
Images: 2
Direct TV info needed

We just got Direct TV today.One reason for getting it is because since we travel a lot in the winter our little one wants to see Disney all the time.I am wondering who all has this and where did you all get your tripods and extra dish from.I am just now looking around and will be looking on ebay also but maybe you all may know of a great deal on getting a dish and tripod from somewhere.
Also .. what do you think about direct TV.Our only problem is we can not get our local channels here.From what I am told it has something to do with our area but you know how the corporate world goes.
__________________

__________________
CHANGE IS GOOD.LIFE IS GREAT!
It just cant get any better than that.


Devoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
hi devoman

hows the sunshine state?

i am ready to make reservations for the can opener!

jack had some informative posts on this satellite tv issue here...

http://www.airforums.com/forum...t-tv-1479.html

of course they are one company now but the info is still useful.

cheers
2air'
__________________

__________________
all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 10:05 PM   #3
Airstreamin and luvin it
Commercial Member
 
Devoman's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Northwest Panhandle , The Sunshine State/WBCCI 6637
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,524
Images: 2
Great

I need all the info I can get.Thanks.Any more info from all you TV users out there.

__________________
CHANGE IS GOOD.LIFE IS GREAT!
It just cant get any better than that.


Devoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 10:11 PM   #4
More than one rivet loose
 
thecatsandi's Avatar

 
Currently Looking...
Keymar , Maryland
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,754
I have the directivo in my trailer and I like it!.
I mounted my dish on a piece of plywood. That sits on the ground. if it was a SD dish I could have used a tripod. It is a HD dish and would tip over a standard tripod. I like the fact mine sits on the ground. That way it does not tip over.
You can get a folding Winegard dish from Camping World.
__________________
Michelle TAC MT-0
Sarah, Snowball

Looking for a 1962 Flying Cloud

thecatsandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 10:18 PM   #5
Airstreamin and luvin it
Commercial Member
 
Devoman's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Northwest Panhandle , The Sunshine State/WBCCI 6637
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,524
Images: 2
Cool

Yea I remember seeing your dish sitting outside when you came down to florida at the rally.I have not got the HD setup so I may be better off just not getting it right now.We dont really watch a lot of TV but it is nice every now and then.My little one really likes disney so I think it is worth the change over to Direct TV.
Thank You.I will check out camping world.
__________________
CHANGE IS GOOD.LIFE IS GREAT!
It just cant get any better than that.


Devoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 09:20 PM   #6
1 Rivet Member
 
2006 28' Safari
Rockport , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 9
DirecTV Dish from DirecTV

Quote:
Originally Posted by Devoman
We just got Direct TV today.One reason for getting it is because since we travel a lot in the winter our little one wants to see Disney all the time.I am wondering who all has this and where did you all get your tripods and extra dish from.I am just now looking around and will be looking on ebay also but maybe you all may know of a great deal on getting a dish and tripod from somewhere.
Also .. what do you think about direct TV.Our only problem is we can not get our local channels here.From what I am told it has something to do with our area but you know how the corporate world goes.
We got dish, tripod and coax from DirecTV themselves. They sell the package for emergency purposes for about $50. Also got a $30 satellite finder and set up is quick and easy.

We can't get local channels on the roas either because the single-LNA dish we have in the Airstream doesn't get that satellite. We can usually get the networks out of the air, however.
__________________
jspeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 09:33 PM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
2007 34' Classic
Pecos , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 124
We purchased the portable Winegard unit. If I had it to do all over again, I would buy the tripod and dish directly from Direct TV. It is the cheapest you will find, I think. The local channels are only available in your local area, which varies in size. Kind of inconvenient, but you can usually get network channels out of the air.
__________________
Pecos Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 09:37 PM   #8
4 Rivet Member
 
WayWard Wind's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 424
we just subscribed to Directv & they have really changed thier outlook on the mobility of sat tv. No problem if it isn't connected to a land based telephone, etc. This April they are supposed to be coming out with a new product called SatTV on the Go, which is a unit about the size of a small suit case. It contains a receiver, dish and tv screen ( 17" I think) all in one unit. The dish can be removed for a stand a lone unit. Price to be determined????
Best,
__________________
Home of the Wayward Wind

Bogfrog & Mr. Turbo

If in life you stumble, make it part of the dance
WayWard Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 10:14 PM   #9
4 Rivet Member
 
bevman's Avatar
 
1958 22' Flying Cloud
Saint Helena , California
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 253
I read a great article in the NYT some months ago about the guy that invented the SAT-GO. He took his rolling-suitcase sized prototype unit into the Hughes offices in Marina Del Rey and tried pitching the idea. Took a lot of doing to get them to see the merits. Now they are sending me a slew of emails about its pending release. Sounds like a great concept to me - price to be determined....
__________________
bevman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 08:29 PM   #10
Airstreamin and luvin it
Commercial Member
 
Devoman's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Northwest Panhandle , The Sunshine State/WBCCI 6637
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,524
Images: 2
Stands

I have been looking around but it seems I will have to just suck it up and spend a bit of money on a dish and tripod.I looked around but it seems they are all the same price.
Anyone know of some great deals to get a stand and dish with some cable.I might not need the cable though.I have to check and see what type of cable I have in the camper.
Thanks All.
__________________
CHANGE IS GOOD.LIFE IS GREAT!
It just cant get any better than that.


Devoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 09:24 PM   #11
3 Rivet Member
 
1983 30' Airstream 300
Plantersville , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 238
Angry

Does anyone you know have a direct tv dish that they no longer use. (moved or disconected the service) That is how we got our extra dish. Our nephew moved into a house with an existing direct tv dish and he went with DISH and wanted to get rid of the direct tv dish. You know they advertize not to move your dish just call them when you move . There must be lots of idle dishes in your area. We just disconnect the receiver from the tv in the house and put it in the camper when we go. I have the tripod and it works well most of the time. In 2000 we spent 5 weeks traveling with 3 grandkids and direct tv was a sanity keeper. only had 1 campsite that I couldn't get a signal.

Good Luck

Kay
__________________
carnegie1935 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 09:42 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
SilverRanger's Avatar
 
2005 19' Safari
1968 24' Tradewind
Rural , Delaware
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,475
I use an old aluminum heavy duty video cam tripod that I got at a yard sale for $3. I just removed the head and rigged the dish to fit the shaft. The shaft cranks up and down, the adjustable legs are great when the ground isn't level, and it folds up for storage. It's kept stable by hanging a weight from the bottom of the shaft, but I'm thinking about tethering it to the ground using a screw anchor (like the ones they sell to tie down awnings) and a spring. I got the dish (DirecTV) at a thrift shop for $5 and probably have less than $10 in the whole rig. It works great, and I should probably take a picture the next time I set it up.
__________________
2005 Bambi
1968 Trade Wind
2007 Ford F250 4x4 Crew
WDCU
SilverRanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 09:48 PM   #13
Airstreamin and luvin it
Commercial Member
 
Devoman's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Northwest Panhandle , The Sunshine State/WBCCI 6637
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,524
Images: 2
Dish

Good idea.I think I will hit a couple of the pawn shops around here to see if they have some used dishes laying around.Maybe I can find something and get lucky.It would be better than spending a $100.00 for something that is going to get abused in the outdoor florida weather.
__________________
CHANGE IS GOOD.LIFE IS GREAT!
It just cant get any better than that.


Devoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2007, 07:21 PM   #14
Airstreamin and luvin it
Commercial Member
 
Devoman's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Northwest Panhandle , The Sunshine State/WBCCI 6637
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,524
Images: 2
Dish

Ok...I broke down and went ahead and purchased one from an RV store.It has a stand and a meter so it worth it.
I could not find anything in town that had them for less.A lot of place want more than $100.00 just for a dish alone and nothing else.
Ok.Could all of you that use Direct TV help me out and tell or show me how to set it up in my 2005 Airstream.
Just needing some advise to make it easier on myself when setting this thing up.
When I hook up the reciever do I have to switch the little black button on the wall so the little green light comes on or do I set it where it is off?
Is there a certain way to get a reception that works really easy for you all.Whats the trick?Any advise is greatly appreciated.Thanks All.
__________________

__________________
CHANGE IS GOOD.LIFE IS GREAT!
It just cant get any better than that.


Devoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heaters, heaters, heaters. doorgunner Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 80 12-02-2013 11:20 AM
Dexter Direct Bolt In Axle bikrmikey Axles 28 07-29-2006 11:16 AM
Dish Network vs Direct TV gwsullivan Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 36 01-17-2005 03:49 PM
2005 International Rally - Springfield, Mo Derbycity WBCCI Rallies & Events 28 12-16-2004 07:22 AM
Propane Tank Cover 74SovereignInt. LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 13 02-27-2003 11:37 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.