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If You've Been Holding Off On The Sat-Go...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by michaelyork29, Oct 9, 2007.

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  1. Oct 9, 2007 #1 of 14
    michaelyork29

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    It just got a $500 price drop...! :)

    Here's confirmation, and here's the DTV product page...


    Enjoy!
    Michael
     
  2. Oct 9, 2007 #2 of 14
    Pink Fairy

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    That is quite a price drop. I really want to consider getting this for my husband to use at work (He works security and a rather boring place)

    Still too much for my price range though.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2007 #3 of 14
    superfan1

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    Also he still would need a clear view of the southern sky... Dont know how good it would work indoors....
     
  4. Oct 9, 2007 #4 of 14
    Pink Fairy

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    He works in a little guardshack - there would be a way - weather permitting - to set it up. He would love it, and keeps talking about just installing the spare dish we have there.

    I would prefer to get him the Satgo thingy - but $1000 is still $1000 and only a 90 day warranty.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2007 #5 of 14
    PTravel

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    I don't understand this device. Why not just get a slingbox? Yes, the picture quality is probably better on this Sat-Go thing. However, a slingbox, a laptop and an internet connection will let you watch everything you receive on your DTV home receiver/DVR without any concern about clear views of the southern sky,e tc.
     
  6. Oct 9, 2007 #6 of 14
    Earl Bonovich

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    It is not the target audience...

    Would you use your laptop/sligbox connection out at a tailgate?
    Or at a camp-ground (regular usage)..

    Can your laptop also accept other inputs (like video games, DVD players), ect...

    So while Slingbox/Network works... it really isn't targetting the same market...
     
  7. Oct 9, 2007 #7 of 14
    Pink Fairy

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    Exactly, Earl.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2007 #8 of 14
    PTravel

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    Clearly, I'm not though I guess I still don't get this device.

    Sure. Why not?

    I would if I were somewhere that would give me internet access via EVDO -- I've watched my Slingbox in rather odd locations.

    It can play DVDs on its internal CD/DVD drive. However, you are correct -- it can't really accept external AV sources, unless I kludge something together using my camcorder's AV pass-through to run a 1394/Firewire feed into my laptop. I admit that's not quite as convenient. ;)

    True.
     
  9. Oct 9, 2007 #9 of 14
    Wildcat

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    I always just used a satellite and TV setup for tailgating...
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

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    I think the SAT-GO is a great product for a niche... and I think there are a lot of people who want satellite service from their tailgates or RV "front lawns".

    DIRECTV deserves plenty of credit for a great product!
     
  11. michaelyork29

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    Yeah...and once they start making deals with auto companies to pre-install satellite dishes at the top of the car, they got something HUGE that cable just can't do...

    It actually is available now and I have personally seen and used it and it works great, but its more of a "custom" job...
     
  12. HDTVFreak07

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    No HD on SatGo. I wouldn't want it.
     
  13. Azdeadwood

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    I agree, since it is based on the older receivers, it isn't HD and it doesn't get the new channels either.

    If I'm going to spend that kind of money, HD is a must! (In fact if it was HD I would buy it today!)
     
  14. saleen351

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    Could be the dumbest product on the planet. The only way this product makes sense is if it's like 400 bucks even then it still makes zero sense.
     
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