Originally Posted by Bassdogs
Think Direct tv is the real problem. Dish portables are HD and most support 2 receivers. Direct only offers SD on its portables ?????????
It is my understanding that the reason that there are no portable/in motion dome type dishes that can receive DirecTV's HD channels is that the HD signal type that DirecTV uses doesn't penetrate the dome covers well enough to make them work reliably.
DirecTV is also planning over the next 3-4 years, on moving the remaining SD signals that still broadcast from the older satellites, to the newer sat's they have in orbit. That would make any current domed/in motion setups for DirecTV SD obsolete. So in the next 3-4 years, I can envision that the ONLY way to get ALL the DirecTV channels you have in your home package while camping will be to have either the roof mounted Travl'er or a tripod setup.
I do know that DirecTV/ATT is pushing quite hard to expand their streaming options as well but as we all know, campgrounds are NOT known for reliable, speedy internet connectivity and most cell phone based data plans that might be used if one were boondocking are way to expensive to use as an alternative.