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Old 06-06-2012, 08:44 AM   #11
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Guess I need to see about getting a iphone!!!
There's also an new Dish pointer app for android phones
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:45 AM   #12
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I'm not sure that you can get the HD to lock in too easily, I have Directv with a 18" round dish, single l&b with a sd box... I face due south and then turn the dish to my 2 o'clock and it locks in everytime. You do need to go into the box settings and enter the zip code of where you are at and change the dish type from sat oval dual lb to the 18" round dish as it is different from the one the box uses in the house. I have a friend that works as an installer for both satellite companies and he says the Dish Net is a little tougher to lock in than Directv when using a tripod.. good luck and i hope that helped some!!! Oh and I dont use anything other than the signal meter that is inside the box already!!!!
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #13
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:01 AM   #14
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How is your dish reception? Receive a signal?
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:27 AM   #15
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This is the cat's meow when it comes to setting up your dish. A little pricey, yes. But it sure saves a LOT of time and aggravation when you have trees in the way.



http://www.amazon.com/Align-Site-Pro...tellite+finder


I have tried several tripod mounts and this is the BEST tripod I have found. I have never had to secure it as the footprint is wide enough that it can stand a moderate wind load without any problem.



http://www.amazon.com/Winegard-TR-35...xp_grid_pt_0_1
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:22 AM   #16
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I have DirecTV and have used the tripod/compass system from tv4rv.com. I have an HD Slimline dish with 3 LNB's. You initially are aiming to the 101 satellite and then tweak it from there. I can typically set my tripod and dish up in less than 10 minutes. I don't use a meter other than the built in one on my sat receiver. This tripod system is so accurate that I typically see a 95% signal with an initial setup with no tweaking.
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I have DirecTV and have used the tripod/compass system from tv4rv.com. I have an HD Slimline dish with 3 LNB's. You initially are aiming to the 101 satellite and then tweak it from there. I can typically set my tripod and dish up in less than 10 minutes. I don't use a meter other than the built in one on my sat receiver. This tripod system is so accurate that I typically see a 95% signal with an initial setup with no tweaking.
X2 on the tripod from tv4rv.com. Best money I've spent related to the satellite setup.
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X2 on the tripod from tv4rv.com. Best money I've spent related to the satellite setup.
X3 no problem getting an HD signal.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:19 PM   #19
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Do yourself a favor buy a Winegard Carryout automatic dish for $600.00. I tried the tripod with 3 LNBs & it is near impossible to set up even with the best meter. The Carryout is all automatic & makes life so much easier.
AMEN to that. Dish now have their own carry out and I have been told it is a lot less than $600. Just set it on the ground, hook up the cable, and turn on the television. The down side is that they can be easily carried off.
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I have DirecTV and like HD. Unless things have changed recently, none of the auto dishe systems provide HD. It takes me so little time to aim my dish, I don't need or want a portable that can be taken away in the middle of the night. Yes, my dish can travel also, but it was cheap.
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