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Old 06-26-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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2002 Fleetwood Revolution In Motion satellite and TV upgrade

New member and RV owner. I've read several related threads, but wanted to dive in with my own question discussion. I've got a 2002 Fleetwood Revolution with an In Motion satellite dish with two SD TVs in the coach each having it's own coax.

If I wanted satellite service as soon as possible with the technology that I currently have, what route how should I take?

If money were no object what route could I take?

Thanks, and I'm glad to be a part of the community.

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Old 06-27-2012, 06:41 AM   #2
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We had an in-motion satellite when we got our new to us 2006 Country Coach. We had two problems with that. One, we could not use two DISH receivers so that one channel could be watched up front and one in the bedroom (and be able to control the channels in the bedroom even if both of us were watching there), and two, we couldn't get HD. So, we chose to bite the bullet and got a winegard satellite dish instead of the in motion. Even when we rv'd with teenagers in our previous coach (which had the in motion king dome), we never used the in motion. Occasionally, we'd turn on the inverter and they'd watch a movie while we were going down the road on long trips, but never tv.

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Old 06-27-2012, 07:13 AM   #3
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I'm getting a mifi hot spot. With Internet, my kids can stream Netflix on their kindles and download movies. Ive also ordered an apple tv, so my wife and I can stream Netflix tv shows and movies, as well as using our iPads to stream online video. It almost negates the need for satellite, but I'd like to be able to watch the news, weather and whatever else.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:38 AM   #4
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My in motion system is a KVH. This system supports both Dish and Direct (I have had both systems since owning this coach) with just a simple software setup in the system. I will lock on to 3 satellites for Dish so if you have a HD receiver you should be able to get HD. I know the cost of these are $1400.00 plus installation here is their link RV Satellite TV Systems by KVH. Good luck I am very happy with mine.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:49 AM   #5
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

If you want immediate, simple satellite service with the hardware you already have, you could probably go with either Dish or DirecTv and be up and running with in motion SD in an hour. I suspect that, if you went with one receiver, you'd have to watch the same channel on all sets at any one time but you could easily be able to control channel changes from either room.

If money is no object... or at least a small one... you could go with Winegard SK3005 Travelr automatic dish. Outstanding HD dish. No in motion capability. Our set up has this dish matched with DirecTv HD DVR which feeds three sets via HDMI. Set up this way, we do have to watch the same channel on all three sets but can control the receiver from either room as well as the outside set via simply using the RF function on the remotes. Naturally, we only have to watch the same channel on all sets if they are all wanting to view the satellite feed. They can operate independently if I just select cable or OTA feeds on any of the sets.

Best of luck.

Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

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Old 06-28-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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Use what you have - you just need satellite receivers for the front and rear tvs. Depending on what you have for a dish or dome onthe roof, you might have trouble finding a receiver that works with it because some of the older stuff is obsolete now (at least as far as Dish & Direct are concerned).

But it probably makes sense to change out the Tvs for LCDs and upgrade the dome to an KVH R6 or similar (in-motion) and the newest receivers. If HD is important to you, go with Dish and a dome antenna, or go with Direct and an automatic dish-type antenna, e.g. the Winegard mentioned above.

It all depends on what you want to do.

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