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Big Bucks for Slimline Dish for RV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jimmyv2000, Feb 19, 2008.

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  1. jimmyv2000

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  2. JeffBowser

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    Wow, nice - except for that price, I'd like to have one as part of my hurricane planning -
     
  3. davring

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    If I remember right the first Winegards for the 101 sat were not that much less when they first came out. Looks like a nice upgrade, I know my Dad will have me on the roof of his Monaco real soon:)
     
  4. doctor j

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    I wonder why it will only support 3 receivers?

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  5. sunking

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  6. dave29

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    i think it folds down to 10 inches while your driving
     
  7. cm5217

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    found it for 1599.00 at rvpartscenter.com...it was hard but i ordered it will let you know how the intall goes how it works
     
  8. 66stang351

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    Probably because one of the lines goes to the controller for the dish. If you have a WB68 you should be able to expand.
     
  9. igator99

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    That's not possible is it?
     
  10. Pink Fairy

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    There are dishes that do move and track the satellites as you drive - never tried it though - just a tad out of my range.
     
  11. Grentz

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    I wonder how hard this thing is to aim each time you set it up? The Slimline can be a bit of a PITA to setup for the HD channels and such even with the proper equipment (signal meters and such).

    and the good ones that do this have a special receiver. I remember being on a boat trip and they had a tracking directv setup, the receiver's had some sort of caching function that let them deal with slight signal dropouts without too much of a hitch.
     
  12. mattgwyther

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    Have a KVM??? on the motorhome will track while you drive with a really low profile. Does REALLY well.
     
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  14. cforrest

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    Be nice once the SWM LNB is out for that slimline. Then only 1 line needs to come into RV for HR20/21 & other receivers as well. Look forward to seeing reviews on this.
     
  15. Grentz

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    That would be awesome, might be why its so expensive as well.
     
  16. EXTREMUM

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    Damn, I'd rather hookup a home version Slimline for the fractional cost of $99, plus another $60 for a tripod.
     
  17. EXTREMUM

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    I've seen these on small yachts - simply amazing.
     
  18. davring

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    This model does not track as you drive. KVM makes one for the 101 sat that does, don't know if they do yet for the 5lnb dish, would be VERY expensive.
     
  19. Newshawk

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    Yes it does. Here's a picture:

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    Oh, and Winegard says it doesn't use a dome setup to ensure that you'll get the best signal strength.
     
  20. Erocwolverine

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    For that price you might as well get one of the "domes" that can be on all the time even when driving down the road.

    http://www.campingworld.com/browse/...InMotion-Satellite-Antenna/Black/skunum=35081
    Club Price $2,059.00

    or a stationary one (cheaper)
    http://www.campingworld.com/browse/...ationary-Satellite-Antenna/White/skunum=34743
    Club Price $1,129.00

    http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/index.cfm?skunum=36116&src=SRQB
    Winegard HD Satellite Interface Upgrade Kit
    Catalog Item # 36116
    Club Price $449.00
    Reg $498.89
     
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