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MelindaK
post Oct 18 2012, 11:26 PM
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I am thinking of breaking down and getting satellite tv for the TT. Which has the better pay as you go Dish or Direct TV? Any preference on satellite dishes? My brother mentioned the cube since it is automatic. Not sure I want to pay that much, but I don't want to spend an hour setting up tv reception either.

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post Oct 20 2012, 10:51 AM
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The ease of setting up a satellite dish depends on the type of service you want.

The simplest is basic DirecTV without HD. A single-LNB dish (the only kind with no skew setting) requires only pointing at a single satellite.

If, however, you want HD TV or more than the basic channels or Dish Network service, you will be using a dish with anywhere between two and five LNBs, for pointing at 2-5 different satellites simultaneously. That requires setting the skew, as well as the azimuth and elevation, differently as you travel.

We had Dish Network standard-definition service for years. Assuming I had a clear shot at the two satellites that it requires, I could aim the dish in just a couple minutes, anywhere in the Lower 48. Once north or south of the border, it becomes increasingly difficult, as the signals get weaker and the satellites are closer to the horizon.

For the last year or two, we have had Dish Network HD service. Setting up that dish is much more difficult, but I eventually get it done wherever we are.

Our best friends have DirecTV HD service. Setting up their dish is even more difficult.


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MelindaK   Satellite Tv Advice Needed   Oct 18 2012, 11:26 PM
hoefler   We added another tuner to our home account with Di...   Oct 19 2012, 07:05 AM
RLM   Most folks who already have satellite TV in their ...   Oct 19 2012, 09:16 AM
John Blue   We use Direct TV and have a dish set up at home. ...   Oct 19 2012, 09:36 AM
jim crowl   I had DirecTv the first year on the road, but disc...   Oct 19 2012, 06:41 PM
RLM   2) Sometimes it was easy- sometimes not. I found...   Oct 20 2012, 09:15 AM
joez   I must admit I am one of those klutzes that neve...   Oct 19 2012, 07:26 PM
Denali   The ease of setting up a satellite dish depends on...   Oct 20 2012, 10:51 AM
MelindaK   I am leaning towards Direct TV as I was going to u...   Oct 20 2012, 01:43 PM
Frank Henn   We have Direct TV and take the receiver from the b...   Oct 26 2012, 04:40 AM
cactusjack   The first question is this. How large of a TV scre...   Oct 30 2012, 07:19 PM
docj   Current Technology: The current Directv “S...   Oct 30 2012, 07:58 PM
Denali   If you have the satellite receiver located in an R...   Oct 31 2012, 09:25 AM
docj   As Joel pointed out, DNS is available with Dish. ...   Oct 31 2012, 03:22 PM
MAFLAF   I am thinking of breaking down and getting satell...   Nov 3 2012, 07:31 PM
Denali   No More Dish Distant Networks. I received this em...   Nov 5 2012, 04:24 PM
nedmtnman   I have had Dish for many years and for local progr...   Nov 6 2012, 08:31 AM
Denali   I have had Dish for many years and for local prog...   Nov 6 2012, 05:27 PM
GRL   I have been checking out both Direct and Dish and ...   Nov 16 2012, 11:51 PM
Wink   I have been checking out both Direct and Dish and...   Dec 13 2012, 10:22 PM
MelindaK   An update to my original question. After all the v...   Dec 15 2012, 11:50 PM
Wink   An update to my original question. After all the ...   Dec 16 2012, 04:22 PM
Wink   if you have one TV.Run your cable to the out side ...   Dec 16 2012, 09:17 PM
LeClair's   Does anyone know where we could have Dish installe...   Mar 3 2014, 06:10 AM
Texasrvers   Does anyone know where we could have Dish install...   Mar 3 2014, 07:43 PM
MelindaK   Does anyone know where we could have Dish install...   Apr 26 2014, 10:51 PM
Dutch_12078   With less than $100 difference in price over ...   Mar 3 2014, 11:10 PM


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