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Old 06-12-2021, 06:51 PM   #1
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Is my Dish DishTV or DirectTV?

The guy I bought my Sig from told me he used his home receiver or box and just plugged it in. I can't remember if it was Dish or Direct. Is there a way to tell? The company put a dish on the roof.
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It will depend on the rooftop unit. Many are capable of receiving either but you need to program them to search for the correct satellites depending on your location and the service you are searching for, They also often have Bell Canada as well. You may not be able to receive full digital signal, I have an older receiver that is compatible with my dish. Best to get the make and model number and search the manufacturer website.
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Old 06-12-2021, 07:45 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll get up on there and look.
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Model# of the dish is the best way to tell. Manuals, receipts, etc that came with the coach may tell that.
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It will depend on the rooftop unit. Many are capable of receiving either but you need to program them to search for the correct satellites depending on your location and the service you are searching for,
When I had DirecTV (never again) most of the dishes that were capable of receiving either were only SD for DirecTV...not HD. That may have changed since I parted ways with DirecTV/AT&T but in my book that was yet another negative for their service.
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My 07 Ellipse had a switch up on the roof for either Dish or Direct.
You had to take off a cover to get to the switch.
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It was added, it isn't the one that came with the coach. I am going to look today, thanks.
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Old 06-13-2021, 08:21 AM   #8
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I found a receipt for a TracStar IDD. Does that work with Dish or DirectTV? The former owner bought it used in 2015. I see some things online saying it is no longer supported, but it worked fine with his home box. I cannot reach him to find out which he had.
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Do you have satellite in your home now?

We had TracStar but Direct TV changed their format in some way then
the TracStar wouldn't work with Direct anymore.
I don't know if it would have picked up Dish or not.

I'm certainly not an expert but if you have satellite now I would hook up
a receiver and give it a try.
I doubt that it will work, not being supported anymore you will not be
able to get the necessary latest updates.

If you want in motion satellite you can buy a Weingard that is a simple
replacement and works well.
However, Direct TV in motion will be standard definition only.

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Okay, there is a sticker on the base that says Winegard LG2112. I found a post where a guy is selling a SK something and software LG2112 for Direct TV. So, I assume LG2112 means directtv? And is it HD? Where would the Sk____ number be? Or do I even need it? Thanks again! Pretty obvious I know nothing about sat tv or these dishes. I have a dome up front roof. Imagine my surprise when I open it and there is nothing inside! I guess that was where the original ant was.
Oh, and I just found I have a winegard Travler box of some kind in a cabinet. It doesn't seem to do anything, I guess because there is no box? On the winegard site the dish tv dish is black and direct tv grey. Mine is grey.
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I found a youtube vid on setup. I powered up the Interface data unit and it tells you DTV. So, all I don't know is if it is HD.
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