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DIRECTV(R) Sat-Go Is Ready for the Road

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, May 3, 2007.

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  1. SDizzle

    SDizzle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 1, 2007
    Roseville, CA
    I for one think this thing is a GREAT idea! It's Cutting Edge for sure. I am a gadget guy from the word GO............but, $1500 makes me say "NO WAY" positively for sure!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    Is that a 'lease' price, or a flat out purchase price? :)
  3. Newshawk

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    The SatGo is a purchase only product, from what I heard.
  4. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Since it is an integrated TV product, it is a purchase... not a lease.
    And part of the reason why it is a higher cost.
  5. BNUMM

    BNUMM Hall Of Fame

    Dec 23, 2006
    It might not be good for me. I usually make money in May and June by aligning dishes at campgrounds and boat docks. If the price stays up there then it will be cheaper to pay me for quite a few years than to but one of these.
  6. cheer

    cheer AllStar

    Nov 9, 2005
    I see there isn't much hard core info yet on this.

    Does this need to be "outside" to work? Or will it work inside an RV/etc.?
  7. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    What other kind of information are you looking for:

    The DISH needs to have a view of the SOUTH... towards Texas..
    The unit doesn't change physics, where the SAT signal really can't penatrate anything... except possibly glass.

    The box it self... work great in doors, connected to my home SAT dish...
    I am watching it right now actually.
  8. Mark20

    Mark20 Godfather

    Dec 24, 2006

    WHAT!!!! :eek2: D* better get back to the lab!

    I guess they see enough of a market. It will be interesting to come back in a month or two and see what the street price is.

    While I do a lot of camping I don't think I'll be getting one anytime soon.
  9. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    A computer graphical interface http://www.x.org.
  10. hankfreeman

    hankfreeman New Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    I just called to try and get one of these. They told me that since I have the Titanium package that I am not eligible. BS if you ask me.

  11. uscboy

    uscboy Godfather

    Sep 5, 2006
    No, you're not cheap, the price is outrageous... I mean geez...

    You can buy a quiet Honda generator, a 24-32" widescreen HD LCDTV, a dish, mount,
    and spare receiver for less than that.

    I mean sure it's more portable, but no way that thing is worth that much money.
    That's definitely an "I've got more money than sense" toy... which no doubt folks
    will buy nonetheless.

    Of course, the early adopters always pay to drop the price for everyone else... I
    can't see this thing having a mass market for anything more than $399-$499 tops.
  12. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Not "eligible" ?

    I am sure you are "eligible" to give then $1,500 for the unit....
    It may not be included in one of the 10 included receivers in Titanium... as "technically" this is classified as a TV, with an integrated receiver and dish..
  13. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Don't forget the Pickup Truck, or Mini-Van to hall that amount of stuff around.
    You are talking a LOT of space and hasle needed for that list of items...

    Yes the $1499 is expensive... and it will probably drop over the comming year. It is the first of it's kind... and usually it will take a while for the market to respond and then the price to respond accordingly.
  14. Diana C

    Diana C Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    The flat panel (phased array) antenna is $350 alone. Add in a un-subsidized D11 receiver (another $200) and a flat panel monitor (another $200 or so) and you're halfway to the purchase price before adding in batteries, case, integration costs, etc. The price will probably go below $1000 by year end, but not much below I expect.
  15. hankfreeman

    hankfreeman New Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    A titanium support rep just caleld me back. They said tehy got approval from the owners to sell me one. Dont really know what that means, but she said if they try and put it in as a normal sale under my account that it wouldnt work. Either way, i am geting one, i just need to connect it to a phone line because they said it only comes with $50 in ppv credit.

  16. hankfreeman

    hankfreeman New Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Also, one thing i learned about titanium is that it is 10 new receivers that you can get when u sign on. you can have more than that hooked up to your account at no additional charge. i think i have 12-13 on my account. One in the RV, etc

  17. lukep10

    lukep10 Legend

    Apr 13, 2007
    Ah! I wasn't thinking of the linux GUI, the company X10 came to mind which led me to wonder about "X11" (which a google search only came up with a toshiba printer part number) but anyway now that i've gone way o/t here.... Thanks for filling me in!
  18. mjcatc

    mjcatc Mentor

    Oct 15, 2006
    I consider myself the "average RV'er". We take our trailer out, on average, about once a month during the months where the weather is nice. I have an extra dish that I keep in the trailer and I unplug a box from my kids bedroom for the road trips. After I get a site that has unobstructed view to the south (not that hard really) it usually takes me no more than 5 minutes to be up and running with a strong signal. Thanks D* but I think that I'll save my $1500 for something that I need.
  19. mganga

    mganga Godfather

    Dec 4, 2006
    dumb. they've out-priced most of us because its not a lease? slingbox seems the way to go unless you're in the woods.
  20. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Slingbox only helps you if you have some sort of connection to the internet... or want to watch you on the phone.

    Unless you got a EV-DO router, that you can use at the tailgate... or in the forest.

    This isn't intended for those that are sitting in the hotel, or at the office.

    This also isn't a product targeted at everyone... They are not going to sell 16,000,000 of them.

    The HR20 would be $800 a pop if it was not leased, and require a commitment... All of these receivers are a lot more expensive that we "pay" for them.
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