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Old 07-04-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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Sat Dish

Does anyone have any experience with this unit? Good or bad? Does this seem to be an OK price?

Thanks for any feedback...

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Old 07-04-2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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I'm going to watch this thread with interest. We looked at this sat dish while at CW one day. Don suggested we wait to read up on them and check reviews. He was concerned that it may not work as well because of the smaller dish.

I just read the reviews at the above site you posted. Looks pretty favorable for the most part. Be interesting to see how it works for members here at JOF
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:49 PM   #3
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I jumped big time and bought the Carryout automatic dish & love it. It is so much easier than the manual setups, literally plug & play. I spent $675.00 with tax.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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I had the same thing you were looking at leroy and I took it back I couldnt get it to work to save my life the only way I am ever going to do sat again is to do what 82 corvette did.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:41 PM   #5
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I have friend with one. The plus it is truly easy set-up and compact.

The minus is it only has one LNB, hits one satelite. For dish 500 you need 2 and for HD you need three. A good option for direct basic as they have most everything on one.
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I have read numerous good reviews, but remember it will only provide standard definition on DirecTV, not HD. It will provide HD with Dish however.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:45 AM   #7
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Thanks Ed, I do have Dish as a provider. I am still on the fence with this model since I am not a full timer out in the CG. What also helps is that Dish has the pay-as-you-go package, on the surface it sounds like a good deal...
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:35 AM   #8
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Bought One

So far we used it on one trip with Direct TV standard Def. Picked up a better compas at Cabelas and a signal meter on the web. Had no problem locking in to the signal with a little help from the internet. Bought mine thru Amazon for a slightly better price. Need to be within +-2 deg to work or so it seems.

Worked fine with rain storms etc. Thre is a web site that gives you a physical sigh line if you knwo where yo are going makes it prety easy to set up... Would really rather have the auto unit but I am to cheap .
If I were doing HD I would go with the high end units...
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We set up a DirecTV dish and get HD reliably, IF there is a line of site to the satellites; there really are some heavily treed RV sites that just do not have a line of site to the satellites.

It requires a bit of knowledge, a good satellite meter that can measure the Ka signals that carry DTv's HD service, and a good compass. It takes me about 15 minutes to set it up; most of this time is necessary to find the line of site and to get the mast of my ground mount vertical. It really is not a big deal, once you have it figured out. Now if there were a good, cheap automatic unit that receives DTv HD signals, I sure would buy one.

It's easier to get an SD signal than HD.
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I have a heavy duty tripod from http://tv4rv.com/. It comes with a very good compass and is very easy an accurate to set up. After moving this past Friday from my host camp site back to my home base, I set up my tripod installed the Slimline dish (HD), turned on my tv and receiver and had a 95% signal without any tweaking. This tripod system is that accurate.
I do have Dishpointer Pro app for my smartphone which allows me to find the holes in the trees when necessary.
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