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Old 11-03-2014, 03:46 PM   #1
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Dome in-motion satellite vs Winegard auto seek satellite dish

May I get some comments pro/con on having the dome mounted satellite for in-motion reception vs the Winegard fixed auto seeking satellite dish. Our current coach as the Winegard dish, and I'm pleased with it; however all the new coaches we're looking at have the dome satellite. What say you?
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What satellitee provider? What do you want SD or HD?
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:18 PM   #3
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I had a in motion dome dish. It worked better than I expected but not perfect. What are you going to do with a dish that works while you are moving. Even if kids or grandkids are involved they can sit in the back and watch dvds better.

That being said. I have a winegard traveler which is what I think you mean by fixed auto seeking dish. if so I personally think anything other than the traveler is a waste of money and substandard. Unless you are just going to use your tv to watch the weather channel for storm conditions dome dishes have so many limitations as to be useless. If you order a new MH have them put a traveler on instead of a dome. If you buy one off of the lot include switching over to the traveler as part of the deal. Remember that dish and directv have a different dish so make sure you have them get you the one that works with your system.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:47 PM   #4
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May I get some comments pro/con on having the dome mounted satellite for in-motion reception vs the Winegard fixed auto seeking satellite dish. Our current coach as the Winegard dish, and I'm pleased with it; however all the new coaches we're looking at have the dome satellite. What say you?
Difference is that you will not get HD on DirectTV. Do you really need in-motion? I sure don't. I prefer the Satellite dish with HD.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:50 PM   #5
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Had 2 previous domes, now have the Travler and will never have another dome. The Travler locks on every time and nevers fades out in rainy or misty conditions.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:55 PM   #6
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Agree with Gemini. We removed our Dome and replaced with Winegard Travler, using DISH as provider. The Travler is a bigger reflector and thus works better in marginal treed conditions, rain, etc. it is mandatory for 1080 HD satellite reception. A great piece of gear, and far more reliable than our Kingdome. On site setup is simple. It is a sturdy unit, makes no air noise on the road. We never used the in motion feature of the King Dome in 3 years on the road. If I haven't sold you, I have the old dome available cheap. Email larrikin39@ Hotmail.com.
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:02 PM   #7
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We have the King-Dome 9760. Tried once to get it set up while in motion and could not get it to lock on. Never tried again. Heard later that I should initiate the set up while stationary. Kinduv defeated the purpose to me.

If you are looking for a way to receive TV while rolling down the highway, don't forget about the line-of-sight complications presented by trees, bridges, tunnels, canyons, tall buildings, etc.

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We use the in motion with non-HD Directv. It's our preference only because we record a lot of shows while we're traveling. Especially sports shows that are only broadcast once live.
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We will be ordering a 2015/16 Entegra Cornerstone . Ill drop the dome and just go with traveller for directv. If DW wants tv underway she can stream off her ipad.. In motion is to choppy most times and not worth it IMO. No grand kids for us and the pups dont seem to mind either way👍


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I have in motion dome with Dish get all the HD channels works great you under bridges it goes off and comes right back on.It picks up 110 119 129
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As mentioned above, I also have the Travler SWM3 DirecTv HD Satellite Dish and absolutely love it. Locks on to the necessary satellites in about 5 minutes. Great picture with no blackouts. If you are a HD DirecTv fan, this is the satellite dish to buy.
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Sat TV 100.1 Antennas
Dish type antennas come in several flavors, One for DISH, (Well 2) one for DirecTV, and one for DirecHDTV, you get the type that matches your service and they work, One receiver, Two, a Dual Input DVR (or 2) they work, you many need a special switch with more than 2 channels but they work, period, no problems save (in the case of roof top units) the evil signal eating tree and the odd opps I forgot to lower it.

DOMES: these days do not work as well.

First: Being smaller they have less gain and thus weaker signals, they are more sensitive to weather fade. And of course like all rooftop antennas the evil signal eating tree. But beyond that:

DirecTV (NOT HD) they work if the dome has dual output they will work with 2 or more receivers or DVR's using (if more than two channels at a time) the proper switch same as a solo LNB dish (Solo means one LNB, SINGLE means one LNB one output, DUAL means one lNB two outputs).

DirecHDTV: they do not work for HD at all, only SD.

Dish: SOME models of domes will work well with a SINGLE receiver, but domes have a limit: ONE satellite at a time, there is no dome designed for more than one sat at a time. so if you want to use a dual channel DVR or multiple receivers then you need to either:

A: install two (or more) domes, or B: everybody watches same satellite.

HOWEVER: You can record while changing campgrounds so my-lady's Soaps can be watched after you park.
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Have the traveller , works well for us.
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I have in motion dome with Dish get all the HD channels works great you under bridges it goes off and comes right back on.It picks up 110 119 129
You are correct it does work pretty well. I had trouble with mine taking a long time to lock on but that might have been a problem with that unit. At least that is what the dealer said when I traded it in for a traveler. My biggest complaint with domes is 4 fold. 1. anyone watching a bedroom tv has to be on the same satellite as the front tv. If the front tv changes channels to a different satellite you lose what you were watching in back. 2. Every time you want to change to a different channel on a different satellite you have to wait for the dish to move to the other satellite position. 3. It does not like dual input DVR recievers so you lose a lot of your recording capacity. and you don't even want to think about a hopper. 4. If you park where there are trees it is easier to mask the smaller dish from getting any signal versus the traveler with the bigger dish.

Other than those things it is not a bad unit.
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