Originally Posted by traveldawg
I'll go with best left alone if you are satisfied with the picture quality. You don't need new TVs to receive satellite. And your current TVs will work with a Roku type device,
I'd also suggest that if you want to spend a few dollars then upgrade the antenna to a Winegard Sensor IV antenna then maybe decide if you want to upgrade the TVs.
think it is worth it since you only use the RV occasionally.
I agree with this. Finding a TV to replace the existing is tough by itself. People do it but I have not seen very many conversions that looked good.
I used satellite on ours for many years but let it go because of the monthly service cost. Mine was a dish set on a tripod which was fairly easy to set up. Had to fight with trees a few times but there was never a time that I couldn't find a hole through them to get the signal.
We now use three things, the Roku, a thumbdrive, and the antenna. The Roku is easy if internet service is available. It's probably the least reliable of the three, especially if you have to rely on a campground's internet service or the hotspot on your phone.
The thumbdrive can be loaded with stuff to watch. It's easy if you have Netflix (they tell you how) and I'm guessing that other services may work similarly. I think I've even downloaded from you-tube as well.
Important: Our old TV does not support hdmi. Our new Roku device has only hdmi. I had to buy an inline converter to get them to work with each other. I bought one from Amazon that was cheap and actually works well. Keep this in mind if you go the satellite route as I'm not sure what the connectivity situation is on the newer boxes.