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Old 12-13-2014, 12:58 PM   #15
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I have a 2015 27'FB Serenity with Directv. I ordered it through Airstream of Spokane.

Nick, the owner, hired an outside installation specialist to install a Winegard HD Travler antenna to install the antenna on the roof. I love the system, although it is a little pricey. Total installation + dish was $2500.00.

The Travler antenna automatically unfolds itself and locates the satellites when powered on. My Directv receiver is mounted in the same overhead storage area as the Blu-ray player. The installer included a nice remote control HDMI switch so that you can switch between Blu-ray player, Satellite TV, Front or Rear TV.

We love the setup. Since we were already a DirecTV subscriber, we just wanted to use one of our spare receivers. Directv is the only satellite system that supports full 1080p HD TV and 3D TV. It is also the only company that has NFL Sunday ticket for watching all the NFL games.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:39 PM   #16
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Do you know if the satellite dish will find the satellites if you were to continue North into Canada? You can aim a manual dish low enough for it to work, but I wonder if the auto finders dishes restrict this search, since the provider doesn't in include Canada in the packages. Thanks, Ron
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My experience is that you can get service if you are close to the border by selecting the closest state in the setup. When you get away from the border you can not get service.
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Old 04-26-2018, 01:30 PM   #18
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Be sure to get the X2 rather than the X1. The X2 will find either the southern or the western arc satellites. If you have the X1 and don't have a clear view to the south, you are hosed. I have found that I can usually find one or the other with the X2.

Otherwise, I agree with what was said about the Dish service above. I don't see how they could have done any better for us.

Also, I've found that when we are traveling in Canada, I can just tell them I'm in Buffalo or some similar nearby city and get local channels that way. Farthest I've been successful with this is the Mont Temblant region north of Montreal.

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Old 08-21-2018, 10:39 PM   #19
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I have a Winegard on top of my trailer, but most times I cannot get signal due to trees. Do I need to get a tailgater dish too for when my trailer-top unit can't get a signal?
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Old 08-25-2018, 03:09 PM   #20
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I have the Pathway X1. Works great with cabling up to 125 feet. Trees are still a problem especially with satellite 129 which carries the HD channels. Sat 129 is fairly low on the horizon and I rarely get signal strength greater than 40.
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I have a WallyBox receiver on top of the AS and Dish subscription. Most of the sites we camp at have trees and can't use it. Kinda frustrating. Learning now that we should not have opted for the roof mount. Thinking of a portable unit as backup while on extended trip coming up. How do I do that? Do I simply plug the portable satellite into the jack on the outside of AS? I know, I'm a dope...but I don't get it. What is that external satellite jack wired to?
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I have a WallyBox receiver on top of the AS and Dish subscription. Most of the sites we camp at have trees and can't use it. Kinda frustrating. Learning now that we should not have opted for the roof mount. Thinking of a portable unit as backup while on extended trip coming up. How do I do that? Do I simply plug the portable satellite into the jack on the outside of AS? I know, I'm a dope...but I don't get it. What is that external satellite jack wired to?
Yes, you can plug the satellite into the SAT on the side. Look in your electronics compartment for the other end. Your existing connection will have to be taken off the back of the receiver. I have to admit, I do not know if AS provided a roof and side SAT cable, so the connection in the compartment could be the same.

Be aware when you first hook up to the wally, Dish recommends you run a direct line to the box (like thru your door) until everything is working at that location. I found the side connection worked for me most of the time when doing the setup. I have about 50' of cable on my portable outside dish. Very flexable when finding sats. I own the tripod also, but found you can just set it on level ground and get a great signal. And I'm from the east! Ohio
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