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Old 07-03-2016, 07:39 PM   #1
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Thinking of purchasing a satellite for our TH and was wondering which way to go, one that is permanently mounted to the roof or one that you set up outside on the ground?
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Years ago (1993) I had a crank up dish on top of my Holiday Rambler motor home. It was a pain trying to get it dialed in. Went to a KVH in motion and was great, turn it on and it found the satellite. In my latest coach, I have a Wineguard High Definition dish. It's only good if you're stopped as the KVH was an in motion dish. The Wineguard is great, been in 50 MPH winds and it doesn't move and when you activate the controls it takes about 60 seconds and locks in on the 3 satellites needed for HD.

I have a friend who has a tripod and dials in Directv using a signal device that goes in-line with the coaxial cable, it takes him 10 to 15 minutes to find the satellite. On top of that, you then have to feed a wire into the coach to the DVR.

If you're going HD then the Wineguard is a 1 wire set up using SWM technology.
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I just swapped out my KVH R6 in motion for a Wimegard Trav'ler 1000. It operates fast and great signal.
The portables are cheaper but the disadvantages are slower set ups and leaving it outside on the ground where it could disappear overnight. You could cable or chain it up but that can be a hassle too.
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I have a Wineguard High Definition dish and use a tripod because you never no were them trees will be.
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I always ask for a satellite friendly parking space
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Thinking of purchasing a satellite for our TH and was wondering which way to go, one that is permanently mounted to the roof or one that you set up outside on the ground?

Both, IMHO. Roof mounted automatic is super convenient - just press a button and in a few minutes you are watching TV. Portable automatic for those times pesky trees are blocking the roof mounted LOS. Consider to install a Razer OTA automatic for OTA stations while you are at it.
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What is a Razer OTA automatic?
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[QUOTE=Akwoofer;3145961]What is a Razer OTA automatic?[/

www.winegard.com/rayzarauto
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