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DirecTV SAT-GO: Discussion


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#51 OFFLINE   wmschultz

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 10:18 AM

Oh man... Decisions decisions... :scratchin

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Too hard to choose right now. :D

The Sat-Go would be perfect. Perfect for the game tomorrow, perfect for the Bears outings, perfect for the trips to Michigan to watch the races.


I go to the Michigan Races. We bring an HDTV and a HD Reciever and set up in COOTERS camp ground just outside the Turn 4 entrance.

My Dad just bought a new camper and it has the roof DirecTV antenna installed already, I think it is one of the mobile one's that only sees 101. We will still be using a 3LNB, or maybe a 5LNB if I can get my hands on a new one.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 10:59 AM

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.


If you have a Remote Start setup on your car, it can be used to automatically start the car in the event the battery starts to get low.... I've seen it at car shows....
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 12:18 PM

Hmm, I though this was cool when reading it this morning. Then I was in Detroit for opening day and one tailgater had a 42" LCD running with a H20 & Slimline dish! Wow, had the 5lnb mounted to his SUV roof and had beautiful HD picture.

Anyway, if a cust puts $1000 into this kind of setup, would they give them waivers for the national distant locals - given it would be used for travel. I think they have a request system for RV owners, but what about other portable users, like tailgaters and campers? That is who they are marketing this after, right?



My understanding is the Sat-GO mirrors whatever you have on your account. In other words, if you have TOTAL CHOICE EXTRA at home, the SAT-GO is just an extension of what your account has so you take that same programming "with you" for lack of a better term.

But you wouldn't get distant networks for Sat-Go if you didn't already have them on your base account. At least that's my understanding.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 12:20 PM

My understanding is the Sat-GO mirrors whatever you have on your account. In other words, if you have TOTAL CHOICE EXTRA at home, the SAT-GO is just an extension of what your account has so you take that same programming "with you" for lack of a better term.

But you wouldn't get distant networks for Sat-Go if you didn't already have them on your base account. At least that's my understanding.


You are correct.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 02:27 PM

I did a quick search around and found this little treat dated yesterday...

http://www.engadget....-gets-examined/

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 05:34 PM

According to the email from DTV the cost is...

"DIRECTV Sat-Go will be just $1,499"
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 06:29 PM

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:50 PM

According to the email from DTV the cost is...

"DIRECTV Sat-Go will be just $1,499"


Exactly like the Titanium package is only $7,500!

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:34 PM

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


Orginally, I thought it would be available only to A-List subscribers late April/May and to the General Public later in the year.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 10:14 PM

Orginally, I thought it would be available only to A-List subscribers late April/May and to the General Public later in the year.


That was how it was stated at CES.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 06:21 AM

$1,500! I hope they have a nice payment plan. :) Maybe they can do it like the subscriptions - 4 easy installments. Even better, 12 easy installments. :D
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:56 AM

Payment plan?
Depends on where you get the unit, maybe they have lay-away.

I have had the price of $1499.00 confirmed by an internal source. The source also states that the release date will be May 2nd, 2007 (but this may change at any time)

Concerns:
I have a concern about the review, Earl stated that DIRECTV would have replacements for the RC64S remote, I find this doubtful but will check my sources.

Reason, if a someone was to loose the RC22 remote that comes with the Humax LD2060, DIRECTV will *NOT* replace it with another RC22.

If you want a RC22 the only people who can get you one is Humax. (I know from experience)

Now the RC16, RC23, RC24, RC32, RC32BB, RC32RF, & RC34 will control the DIRECTV functions of the receiver, however, DIRECTV has no code that will allow these remotes to control the TV functions of the Humax LD2060.

An automatic code search also failed to get control of the TV. If anyone knows a code that will allow these remotes to control the TV functions of the LD2060 please let me know.

If the SAT-GO follows in the footsteps of the LD2060 then this will be an issue for it as well. Like the LD2060, you may have to go to Humax for a remote replacement. I will grill my sources for an update.

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 07:08 AM

I sit corrected, I just found out that DIRECTV CAN order a replacement remote for this unit

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 11:29 AM

Yeah, but with the price I fear this is going to go the way of Titanium... a cool novelty item for the elite. I mean, I could see a use for it for tailgating... but, I already see many people with a large TV, receiver and D* or E* dish, with a bigger screen than this...

They show camping, but, who in their right minds goes camping only so they can turn on the DIRECTV and watch the game? And those that do, have a D* or E* receiver in their RVs or campers with a dish... so it doesn't really fill any need that a simple, not to mention cheaper, setup already gives.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 01:24 PM

I see this unit as a nice attempt at a small "lower cost", more convenient DirecTV experience on the go.

Yes, you could simply bring and extra dish.mount to pole, and spare larger TV for less money. But the set-up may take more time.

The antenna's for SUV's and RV's (the multi-directional ones) cost (or used to) several thousands and came with a base receiver and NO TV).

I personally would opt for a 32 Inch Vizio flat screen mounted in the bed of my truck and a 3lnb or 5 lnb dish for less than $1,499.

I received the e-mail from DTV last week, and I'm not biting on this product.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 06:25 AM

I don't know if any one saw it but the "Sat To Go" was a prize on the Price Is Right Million Dollar Show this past week. The Retail was $2,700.
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 09:46 AM

I don't know if any one saw it but the "Sat To Go" was a prize on the Price Is Right Million Dollar Show this past week. The Retail was $2,700.


They likely included a year of the Premium Package with the product. I know SIRIUS typically include a free year of service with their products.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 02:04 PM

Sat-GO was one of the featured gagets on the NBC Today show Friday morning. It was interesting that it apparently was connected to an iPod as the video source, since they were in the studio.
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 11:46 PM

Sorry if this is a dumb question... but can this be used from outside the US (going to the Bahamas in a couple months). No idea how that works trying to point toward Texas from another continent. :)

And secondly I assume the long cable is so if at a hotel or somewhere the disk could maybe be on the balcony (if he view was right) and the TV in the room? Or am I trying to invent more uses for this which just won't work?

Lot of bling, but looks cool! My credit card is shaking in my hand :)

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 11:50 PM

Sorry if this is a dumb question... but can this be used from outside the US (going to the Bahamas in a couple months). No idea how that works trying to point toward Texas from another continent. :)

And secondly I assume the long cable is so if at a hotel or somewhere the disk could maybe be on the balcony (if he view was right) and the TV in the room? Or am I trying to invent more uses for this which just won't work?

Lot of bling, but looks cool! My credit card is shaking in my hand :)


Don't know about the bahamas. Might be too weak a signal, might not. And aiming toward texas would be a bit off. Need to aim farther south, i'm betting. :)

And you have the basic picture, the long cord is so you can be where you want to be and the flat panel dish can be where it needs to be to get a clear line of sight. I can just see it now, ordering hotel rooms by facing south instead of "view" or "away from the highway" :)

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:55 AM

Don't know about the bahamas. Might be too weak a signal, might not. And aiming toward texas would be a bit off. Need to aim farther south, i'm betting. :)

And you have the basic picture, the long cord is so you can be where you want to be and the flat panel dish can be where it needs to be to get a clear line of sight. I can just see it now, ordering hotel rooms by facing south instead of "view" or "away from the highway" :)

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You're funny, I was thinking the same thing about order a hotel room. "Are you sure you want the side facing the land fill?" ... "YES...I....DO, Simpsons is on tonight :) " So if Bahamas is a long shot than London would probably never work. I am trying to convince myself this is worth the cash because it looks cool, but if the only place I can use it is my back yard then whats the point. For road trips it could be neat for kids in the back seat but you'd have to keep repositioning if I understand it correctly. Hmmmm.:rolleyes:

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:02 PM

For road trips it could be neat for kids in the back seat but you'd have to keep repositioning if I understand it correctly. Hmmmm.:rolleyes:

Yeah, it would be useless in the car.




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