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DirecTV SAT-GO: Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Apr 1, 2007.

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  1. Apr 1, 2007 #1 of 72
    Earl Bonovich

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    Tom Robertson

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    As always, awesome review!

    This had a huge cool factor at CES. The whole room full of press and wall street analysts liked it immediately.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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    What is the model number of the SAT-GO
     
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    Earl Bonovich

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    From what I have been told: Z11
     
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    Very nice!! I think its time to start putting some cash away.. Nothing like a day of fishing knowing that when I get a little worn out I can just plop my butt down and watch a little TV while waiting for the fish to get hungry again!
     
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    Any rough idea of cost and availablily?

    Will they allow any roaming or national locals or only the locals assigned to your home account?

    This thing is a wow. Nice review
     
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    Earl Bonovich

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    Early May is the timeframe, I have heard... I have not heard a cost on the unit though.

    I didn't ask if you would have access to DNS locals, but the picture I showed in the review. Was from my local Chicago locals (so if you are still in the spotbeam range, you would at least get YOUR locals)
     
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    Chris Blount

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    As usual, another excellent review from the Earlovich. Thanks a bunch!!!
     
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    mike_augie

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    would love to be a beta for this...lol....anyway cant wait until it is ready to roll...may time frame so it will lbe around august anway just more time to save money and be nice to the wife....great job earl...
     
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    "I" "wonder" "how" "many" "times" "quotes" "can" "be" "used" "in" "a" "single" "post""?"

    :D :lol:

    Just kidding, "really"... good review
     
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    so this has a d11 receiver but you can hook up a hr20 if you want to?
     
  12. Earl Bonovich

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    Yes... The LCD/TV will accept an EXTERNAL input on it.

    However, the included dish will only see the 101
     
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    i see
     
  14. wakajawaka

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    1 hour battery life seems a bit short. Most portable DVD players can get at least 2 hours, enough for a typical movie. As cool as this is, I'm really trying to see a "need" for this, but I don't think I can sell my wife on it.
     
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    Agreed. The 26 pounds is very hefty as well. :nono2:

    Great concept but I will wait a year or two before I consider it
     
  16. Earl Bonovich

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    Most portable DVD Players are also not powering a 17" LCD...
    And a SAT Receiver/Dish assembly

    It is a little short, but they are going to have replacement batteries.

    For "camping" trips... that you are going to bring this, then a small portable generator maybe a good idea.

    For the "tailgater"... The car battery should be good (provided you remember to recharge the car battery for a few minutes)
     
  17. Tom Robertson

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    Can I hope for an HD version? :)

    Cheers,
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  18. wytmike

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    Isn't this almost obsolete before it is out? Not being able to receive locals let alone mpeg-4 channels would be a big downside to this unit. I know the shut down of the mpeg-2 system is a ways off, but why would someone pay $1000 for something that you know does not access a large portion of the services offered by DTV?

    I would think tailgates would be a major target for this unit and not having access to locals and network coverage would be a big turnoff.

    Are there any plans to allow reception of locals?

    Mike
     
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    Mike - Earl said that he got his locals on the unit. If your locals are on 101 you would get them.
     
  20. Earl Bonovich

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    MPEG-2 SD reception elimination is so far off... you would be lucky if ANY of the equipment we have today is still functioning by then... You are looking at probalby 10 years IMHO, before SD-MPEG-2 is converted.

    While I understand the desire for HD... I don't think that is really a big thing while you are in the "woods"... or even at a "personal" tailgate. It would be cool but...

    Also the battery life... 1 hour, for this unit... would be probably about 20 minutes for an HD
     
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