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Old 10-05-2016, 04:13 PM   #1
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Satelite TV

What are my options for Direct TV and what do I need. 5th wheel has three TVs and has an input in panel outside that says satelite I think. Can you view HD channels?

I think I need a dome dish installed on the roof, and receivers. Would I just add receivers to my Direct TV plan at home or do I have to get a whole separate plan?
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in order to get HD from Direct TV you will need the traveler. You can use your receivers from the house and won't need to start a new plan.
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All but one of my house receivers are wireless and base unit is huge. What is a traveler?
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What are my options for Direct TV and what do I need. 5th wheel has three TVs and has an input in panel outside that says satelite I think. Can you view HD channels?
I think I need a dome dish installed on the roof, and receivers. Would I just add receivers to my Direct TV plan at home or do I have to get a whole separate plan?
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If you have DirecTV at home you can use a home receiver, (or add a DirecTV receiver to your home account), and use a RV dome antenna on/with, your RV on your home account... however with a dome you can only receive standard definition (SD) programing from DirecTV.
But there are both "tripod mount stand alone" and "RV roof mount" satellite dishes with which you can receive DirecTV in HD.
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Ok...can each receiver watch its own channel if I got three for the rv?
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Depends on how the system is set up and how many receivers you have. gps
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All but one of my house receivers are wireless and base unit is huge.
If "all but one" of your receivers is wireless then they are C41W miniGenie clients that have to be used with a Genie HR34 or HR44. They can't be transferred to your RV unless the Genie itself and the Wireless Video Bridge are also moved. You can move the Genie but the wireless clients are a whole different issue.

I speak from experience. In my MH I have a Genie HR44 and a C41 (wired client) and at my RV property I have a C41W which communicates with the Genie via a Wireless Video Bridge.

As for how to get HD reception you either need a Winegard Trav'ler on the roof or you need a SWM3 dish on a tripod which you manually point.
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