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DirecTV SAT-GO: Discussion


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#21 OFFLINE   chewwy420

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 01:07 PM

Wonder how well it would work when you are camping in a wooded area. I camp a lot but mostly in wooded sites.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 01:26 PM

Wonder how well it would work when you are camping in a wooded area. I camp a lot but mostly in wooded sites.


You will definitely need a clear line of site to 101

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 01:40 PM

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 01:54 PM

Car batteries shouldn't be used. Every deep discharge of a normal car battery
damages it. Get a Deep Cycle Marine battery for your inverters to run this... they
can recharge near 100% without damage even after a deep discharge.

As for generators, get the Honda models... don't be that guy with the loud, stinky,
cheap generator parking next to everyone.

As for tailgating, I'll take my usual setup instead even if it means lugging the dish,
pole, and tripod since I have a 24" LCD HDTV hooked up to the receiver instead.

But for small trips like camping where TV isn't as big of a deal, this could be a cool
thing given how portable and small it is compared to lugging everything else along.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:11 PM

You da man, Earl. Great review!

Build it and they will come. I'm trying to come up with a "need" for this puppy, not just a "want".

But I think I'll wait 'til they come out with the 60" HDTV Gentleman Camper version. :D

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:19 PM

How long is the battery? Will it make it through a game?

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:23 PM

How long is the battery? Will it make it through a game?


About 1 hour (according to the manual)... however, they are going to make additional batteries available.

I have not tried a extended test on a fully charged battery, to see how long I actually get out of it.
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:29 PM

That LCD is capable of displaying 720p HD. Will it accept HD signals on the component input, or is it limited to 480i?

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:30 PM

That LCD is capable of displaying 720p HD. Will it accept HD signals on the component input, or is it limited to 480i?


Good question...

I'll have to try...
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:38 PM

People, this is a portable sat tv thingy, not a freakin' Home Theater -- and
before you ask, no, it doesn't do Dolby 7.1 surround and probably doesn't
come in a 70" 1080p plasma model either.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:40 PM

People, this is a portable sat tv thingy, not a freakin' Home Theater -- and
before you ask, no, it doesn't do Dolby 7.1 surround and probably doesn't
come in a 70" 1080p plasma model either.

:nono2:


Yes... it is a portable system.

However... since the TV does seperate from the case... for the other 5 days of the week, you can use it as an integrated TV for the house.
I mean you are going to pay the $4.99 mirroring fee for it... why not use it the rest of the week. It is EXTREMELY easy to take in and out of the case.


Since you have to plug it in to charge it... why not use it..
And if it does take a 720p... (and even if it doesn't), it would make a nice size XBOX360/PS3 display system for the office.... :)
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:41 PM

People, this is a portable sat tv thingy, not a freakin' Home Theater -- and
before you ask, no, it doesn't do Dolby 7.1 surround and probably doesn't
come in a 70" 1080p plasma model either.

:nono2:

I want to figure out the capabilies of the unit. So why don't you keep your non-constructive criticism to yourself.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:54 PM

(snip)As for generators, get the Honda models... don't be that guy with the loud, stinky,cheap generator parking next to everyone.(snip)


You should also include the Yamaha generators. They are as quiet as the Hondas.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 03:24 PM

I believe that when these were mentioned at CES, the anticipated price was around $1,000. The price is going to make my decision on whether to get this set-up. I could easily run another line from my multiswitch to my patio and use this baby. The integrated LCD and D* receiver makes my decision very easy if the price is right. The standalones on both of those would just be too messy and bulky.
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 03:35 PM

Wow, thanks Earl! Phenomenally detailed look at a unit that I have a bad case of the wants for. This thing would be awesome at the bike and car races I attend that Speed airs live! And for weekends when I actually race, the nights will be a lot more comfortable! I GOTTA know how much....how soon will you find out, Earl? I know you'll tell us, but I had to ask...)

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 03:36 PM

Wow, thanks Earl! Phenomenally detailed look at a unit that I have a bad case of the wants for. This thing would be awesome at the bike and car races I attend that Speed airs live! And for weekends when I actually race, the nights will be a lot more comfortable! I GOTTA know how much....how soon will you find out, Earl? I know you'll tell us, but I had to ask...)



Probably not till the later half of the month, when they have the street date determined.
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 03:46 PM

I’d use this with my RV. It would be great having it to watch ball games outside instead of going into the RV to watch it. If they need additional testers………………..call me.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 03:50 PM

FYI: After seeing more comments (on the other sites) about my over the top usage of quotes... I have cleaned them up.

When you read one post ;) at a time... doesn't seem like a lot.
But when you read all 10... Yah... I kinda over did it..
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 04:24 PM

We were Slashdotted so the server might run a little slow for a bit. :)

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 05:12 PM

Great review as usual, Earl!

So, it only gets the 101 satellite? Forgive the nooB question, but if I had a SAT-Go and subscribed to NFLST or ESPN Game Plan and wanted to watch those channels, would that work?
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