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Old 10-31-2015, 10:09 PM   #15
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If you have a DirecTV Genie Receiver.
You probably have enough recorded movies/programs to last a few nights/days on it to watch, while in the trees.

Plus a good chance the roof mounted Batwing can receive many channel's.
We have a lot of stuff recorded and the only time I'd be in trouble is if the DW couldn't watch dancing With The Stars
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What is the advantage of adding the DTV Genie vs. just putting one of their DVR receivers in the coach? We have a long winter trip planned and have been thinking of replacing one of the HD receivers with the DVR receiver.


Also, with the Traveler SWM, do you just run a second coax from the splitter to the Genie/DVR?
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What is the advantage of adding the DTV Genie vs. just putting one of their DVR receivers in the coach? We have a long winter trip planned and have been thinking of replacing one of the HD receivers with the DVR receiver.

Also, with the Traveler SWM, do you just run a second coax from the splitter to the Genie/DVR?
With a Genie you can watch one program and record four others at the same time.
A regular DVR you can watch one program and record only one other.

With SWM only 1 cable needed to any receiver you have from the splitter.
Your Trav'ler probably comes with a SWM8 multi switch that will run 8 tuners and has a 4 out splitter after the Power inserter.

A Genie has 5 tuners, regular DVR has 2 tuners and plain HD receivers 1 tuner.

Advantage with the Genie is you can watch anything recorded on it on other receivers or mini's in the MH. It is called "Whole Home DVR Services" and DTV charges another $3 a month for that plus the regular $10 DVR charges.
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With a Genie you can watch one program and record four others at the same time.
A regular DVR you can watch one program and record only one other.

With SWM only 1 cable needed to any receiver you have from the splitter.
Your Trav'ler probably comes with a SWM8 multi switch that will run 8 tuners and has a 4 out splitter after the Power inserter.

A Genie has 5 tuners, regular DVR has 2 tuners and plain HD receivers 1 tuner.

Advantage with the Genie is you can watch anything recorded on it on other receivers or mini's in the MH. It is called "Whole Home DVR Services" and DTV charges another $3 a month for that plus the regular $10 DVR charges.
You can also use Wireless "Mini Genies" to provide full service to other TVs in your rig WITHOUT running any new cables...
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We have had both roof mounted and portable. When we purchased our new 5er last year we decided to go with the portable as we at times have found the roof mounted limits us when we park the RV. We use the Winegard G2 which works well with DirecTV. I set it up in the course of our setup when we arrive at a site and it is up and running by the time I go into the RV. If at some time you chose to mount the WI egard G2 on the roof they do have a mount for it but I like being able to move it when needed.

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Best choice depends on what you want.> With DirecTV there are many choices. But with DirecHDTV there is one (.2) A Dish, no dome will do DirecHDTV
The point 2. Tripod mount manually aimed is best, Automatic Roof Mount is 2nd best. WHY.. Well if you are under the evil Signal Eating Tree, that Roof mount can not see the sky. Absolute best is one of each So you can switch to the ground mount and move it out from under the tree.

Since I said you have DirecTV.. I will not bother with Dish.
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