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Old 05-16-2022, 04:09 AM   #1
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Hi def TV satellite upgrades

i am about to upgrade my satellite, i am looking at the Trav'ler pro satellite. i currently have directv so i want to stay with them. the 3 big things i want is HD clear tv for sports and to be able to watch different shows on different tv's as well as be able to record shows. im looking at the directv H24 HD receiver i just want to make sure if anyone has a setup like this and if it will work well for what i want. it says online that i need to hook up a b band converter i did some research it seems like that converts the satellite signal to HD. i also want to confirm that i will need 2 of these so i watch different shows on the 2 different tvs that i want? and i also want to make sure it is RF compatible. any info would be appreciated
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If you now have DTV at home just duplicate what's there. Only thing needed is to register the new Set box with DTV , they'll need the ID card ser. # and the set box Ser#.

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i dont have directv at home but even if i did it would use a very different satellite than the one im looking at which is why im asking about these products im looking to purchase
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Old 05-16-2022, 05:24 AM   #4
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Do not want to change the direction of your post ... just an idea:

Have you considered streaming internet to TV ?

I have a satellite (Shaw) & did use that before, now am selling the satellite with receivers etc. & only use hotspots with phone & verizon, and lots of choices / channels with internet. So far very satisfied.

Sometimes buffering does occur on certain locations due to demand of tower transmitter but generally not a problem. Between local live TV channels & internet TV services works for us but we are not hooked on TV & play golf most days when south. Everyone has different practices.
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I have Directv and you will need 2 receivers to watch 2 different programs. I have had multiple problems with that dish since I got this motorhome in 2017. It currently doesn't work because they say that the arm that holds the LMB is bent. Not sure how that happened. Looking forward to when Starlink or some other solution will allow me to ditch the dish and stream. I would suggest that you really research going in that direction before you invest in dying technology.
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Do not want to change the direction of your post ... just an idea:

Have you considered streaming internet to TV ?

I have a satellite (Shaw) & did use that before, now am selling the satellite with receivers etc. & only use hotspots with phone & verizon, and lots of choices / channels with internet. So far very satisfied.

Sometimes buffering does occur on certain locations due to demand of tower transmitter but generally not a problem. Between local live TV channels & internet TV services works for us but we are not hooked on TV & play golf most days when south. Everyone has different practices.

we already have internet in the RV we recently bought the new home internet from tmobil its just a basically a wireless router/modem they say you cant use it in an rv but us and a friend have it and it works great. my wife has tmobil and when her phone doesnt have reception our internet still works its only $50 a month i personally love my tv and want to have that as well
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I have Directv and you will need 2 receivers to watch 2 different programs. I have had multiple problems with that dish since I got this motorhome in 2017. It currently doesn't work because they say that the arm that holds the LMB is bent. Not sure how that happened. Looking forward to when Starlink or some other solution will allow me to ditch the dish and stream. I would suggest that you really research going in that direction before you invest in dying technology.

other than the bent arm have you had any other issues and when it worked was it good? its to my knowledge that is the best satellite you can buy right now? in my neighborhood i have trees with some low branches im assuming you may have hit one as it just folds up and has no cover when no in use, i was worried about that?
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I have the Travlr Pro and it works great. It is a new model and not the same as the one that Milamr has had since 2017. The Travlr Pro is an improved model which replaced an old Travlr which failed after 8 years. Since it was a replacement, it used the existing wiring so I can't answer your question about the b band converter. Suggest you phone Winegard and ask them, their tech support is quite good.

I use it with 2 HR24 receivers and I get all the channels on both recievers simultaneously. I am very satisfied.
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I have the Travlr Pro and it works great. It is a new model and not the same as the one that Milamr has had since 2017. The Travlr Pro is an improved model which replaced an old Travlr which failed after 8 years. Since it was a replacement, it used the existing wiring so I can't answer your question about the b band converter. Suggest you phone Winegard and ask them, their tech support is quite good.

I use it with 2 HR24 receivers and I get all the channels on both recievers simultaneously. I am very satisfied.

sorry i forgot to ask can you record shows with this one?
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I have the Travlr Pro and it works great. It is a new model starting in 2021 and not the same as the one that Milamr has had since 2017. The Travlr Pro is an improved model which replaced my old Travlr which failed after 8 years. Since it was a replacement, it used the existing wiring so I can't answer your question about the b band converter. Suggest you phone Winegard and ask them, their tech support is quite good.

I use it with 2 HR24 receivers and I get all the channels on both recievers simultaneously. I am very satisfied.
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You will not need a B band converter, those are used with the old original style setup where up to 4 coax cables came off the dish and ran to separate receivers. The newer style is called SWM and that's what the Winegard dish uses. It will require a power inserter. That inserter is also the splitter.
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For the price of your new dish and service I would go with starlink and a couple of streaming services like netflix and hulu. Hulu has live local tv as well
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I have a TRL Sat dish installed on our 2019 Phaeton 40IH. With two controllers, one controls bedroom and outside TVís and the 2nd one controls the two main cabin TVís. The TVís all are 4K LGís and the picture is excellent. I installed Sat dish my self and it was not hard. As a back up we have Apple TV boxes using AT&T hotspot.
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i am about to upgrade my satellite, i am looking at the Trav'ler pro satellite. i currently have directv so i want to stay with them. the 3 big things i want is HD clear tv for sports and to be able to watch different shows on different tv's as well as be able to record shows. im looking at the directv H24 HD receiver i just want to make sure if anyone has a setup like this and if it will work well for what i want. it says online that i need to hook up a b band converter i did some research it seems like that converts the satellite signal to HD. i also want to confirm that i will need 2 of these so i watch different shows on the 2 different tvs that i want? and i also want to make sure it is RF compatible. any info would be appreciated
We have a Tiffin Wayfarer with 3 TV's. When we ordered our Wayfarer I had to have my DirecTV sports. Without it, we wouldn't travel the last half of the year. We got the Winegard Traveler as an option. Works great! We take our receiver boxes out of the house and put them in our motorhome. One my wife watches. The other two I watch. The outside TV is slaved to the one inside the coach door. Both receivers are controlled by RF by their respective remotes. They do not interfere with the other receiver!

Only downside is we lose our home networks, but usually can pick them up over the air! (not always). We find this easier than calling DTV and asking them every few days to change our home location.

The Traveler if sight unrestricted will find the 3 satellites within 15 minutes. Once in awhile...30 minutes. On other occasions within 5 minutes.

No complaints! I think I use it like you would. Without my sports, we stay home!!! LOL
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