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Old 09-08-2002, 06:00 PM   #1
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Question Satelite TV Question

Has anyone removed their home dish and taken it with them on the camping trips. Actually I guess you just take your home convertor and buy another dish...right?

Would not this save you from having to subscribe to Dish or Direct again?


I assume there is some type of sender in the convertor box that tells them you are a paid-up user, but would it tell them where you are located? ie. recieving from.
Of course for pay per view etc you need a telephone line hooked up, but I disconnected that 'BigBrother' about 4 seconds after the installer left.

Now where and how do yall attach the dish, and don't the wives object to climbing up there and aiming the damm thing?
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Old 09-08-2002, 06:10 PM   #2
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I simply unhook one of my Direct TV receivers and take it with me. Obviously, sans a phone line, one can not order any pay TV programs while camping. I had an extra dish to begin with, and bought a tri pod from Radio Shack. The only other item you need is a compass to aid in pointing the dish to the proper azmuth.

Most of the campgrounds do have cable hookup, but never the quality picture, nor the acceptable (IMO) channel selection.

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Thanks friend that was a quik reply!


Do you remove the dish while on the highway?
Or does it tuck down for less resistance? or what/

Also where on your rig is it mounted?
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I have the dish attached to the tri pod and transport it in the back of my pick up. The advantage of this set up is when you are at a site with trees, you can place the dish strategically. Often, when you have a dish roof mounted, you are restricted.
Once, camping next to a friend with a 38' Diesel motor home, he was unable to get a signal, but I was able to place my tri pod where I could receive the signal.

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I have mine with me this week while I sit in a cabin (pouring down rain from tropical storm Fay) in Austin.

I to have an extra dish and mount. I am on my 3rd system. You will tend to accumulate dishes the longer you have the systems. I bought my first one the day they came out 8 years ago. The system cost me $1600 to be on the bleeding edge on that day.

I just pull the slave unit from my bedroom and tossed it all in my truck.

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Jack Kleven, have you ever tried to download pay-per-view without the phone line hooked up? I have a friend who claims to do it all the time while boondocking in the Sierras. He says the access card records the pay-per-view and then charges him when he returns home and connects the receiver to a phone line. He says he can view 9 or 10 movies before the card fills up.
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I rarely utilize pay-per-view even at home, but, no I haven't tried it while camping. I just assumed it would not work. Interesting..........

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