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Old 08-15-2019, 05:46 AM   #82475
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:17 AM   #82476
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We wuz just yakking about getting satellite on our drive today. What system would everyone recommend please?
Hi, Dennis. I was going to suggest Dish with the Winegard Traveler antenna but then possibly not if you may have problems being north of the 49th. Have you considered streaming video? The TOGO Roadlink C2 I've just fitted provides excellent internet connectivity through the totally unlimited AT&T RV plan ($30/mnth). With that and an Amazon Fire Stick 4K streamer you're good to go.That streamer will give you more video sources that you can shake a stick at together with countless audio sources from around the world. Again, though, check whether the AT&T plan works north of the border.

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I didn't break nothing ... Never had TPMS, the awnings are original and worn out and holely and the satellite system just went blind ....
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As Martin said. (I hate to agree with him so let me add my two cents.)

The Winegard Traveler would be my first choice. And with the DISH Network unless you are heavy into sports. We have had DISH since traveling and have always had a signal. Sometimes just SD but 95%+ of the time HD. As Martin said, you have to consider if where you are you can get Satellites 110, 119, and 129, OR Satellite 61.5 will give you all of those 3 satellite channels. If you decide to go with a portable dome (or rooftop dome) unit just remember that you will only get 1 satellite at a time and that will limit you. Also I don't Believe there is a dome on the market that will received DirecTV HD.

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Old 08-15-2019, 05:30 PM   #82478
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As Martin said. (I hate to agree with him so let me add my two cents.)

The Winegard Traveler would be my first choice. And with the DISH Network unless you are heavy into sports. We have had DISH since traveling and have always had a signal. Sometimes just SD but 95%+ of the time HD. As Martin said, you have to consider if where you are you can get Satellites 110, 119, and 129, OR Satellite 61.5 will give you all of those 3 satellite channels. If you decide to go with a portable dome (or rooftop dome) unit just remember that you will only get 1 satellite at a time and that will limit you. Also I don't Believe there is a dome on the market that will received DirecTV HD.

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Wayne, we had directtv with our roof satellite.... the portable was too much trouble... att and directtv are same company... now..had good signal 98% of time.... had it at home too, so just took our receiver when on the road... worked...
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We wuz just yakking about getting satellite on our drive today. What system would everyone recommend please?
If you have Dish network is recommend the Wineguard satellite
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If you have Dish network is recommend the Wineguard satellite
If Dish works in your area it would be my recommendation. Direct has the worst customer support. When you move areas and have to change your location for local channels you are dealing with customer support. Spent 3 weeks trying to get Direct set up in Kentucky, hours and hours of lost time trying the same things over and over, escalating the problem waiting a week for a call thar never came, starting over again.
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Has anyone linked to Dish used the system while they were in Canada? I've talked to a couple of account reps and they will not say anything but ' we can pause your account while you are in Canada" which didn't answer my questions re. does the signal reach the dish receivers once you cross the border into Canada.

I just want to get TV for Irene so we are a tad happier when we travel.
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All satellites for Dish/Direct/etc. are located in a geostationary orbit much further south with these tiny little 15-20 watt transmitters on them. At around 23,000 miles away, the signal is lucky enough to get where it gets south of the Canadian border. The further north, the signal simply drops off due to curvature of the Earth (you're not a flat-earther I hope) and it's unlikely to be usable at all up that way. You can see a picture of their basic position in the sky here: https://www.adamblockphotos.com/satellite-belt.html. I'm sure there are better ones but that's the first one I saw that shows the Direct TV and Dish satellites.

I thought Canada had their own satellite company that keeps things focused on the more northern section of the continent? Of course that would mean double the cost of everything, but you're RV'g in a Class A, right? You can afford it!
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All satellites for Dish/Direct/etc. are located in a geostationary orbit much further south with these tiny little 15-20 watt transmitters on them. At around 23,000 miles away, the signal is lucky enough to get where it gets south of the Canadian border. The further north, the signal simply drops off due to curvature of the Earth (you're not a flat-earther I hope) and it's unlikely to be usable at all up that way. You can see a picture of their basic position in the sky here: https://www.adamblockphotos.com/satellite-belt.html. I'm sure there are better ones but that's the first one I saw that shows the Direct TV and Dish satellites.

I thought Canada had their own satellite company that keeps things focused on the more northern section of the continent? Of course that would mean double the cost of everything, but you're RV'g in a Class A, right? You can afford it!
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Has anyone linked to Dish used the system while they were in Canada? I've talked to a couple of account reps and they will not say anything but ' we can pause your account while you are in Canada" which didn't answer my questions re. does the signal reach the dish receivers once you cross the border into Canada.

I just want to get TV for Irene so we are a tad happier when we travel.
Ask them if it works in Alaska. They might not want you using it in Canada. Lol
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Ask them if it works in Alaska. They might not want you using it in Canada. Lol
I am really curious why companies will acquiesce to silly governmental rules. Cell phones operate mostly flawlessly from Puerto Rico to Alaska and yet our TVs won't. I found this coverage map and if you look at the various satellites you will find that the companies in question actually reach far into Canada and vice versa.



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Has anyone linked to Dish used the system while they were in Canada? I've talked to a couple of account reps and they will not say anything but ' we can pause your account while you are in Canada" which didn't answer my questions re. does the signal reach the dish receivers once you cross the border into Canada.

I just want to get TV for Irene so we are a tad happier when we travel.
I'm pretty sure you could get the Dish signals in Canada, unless they are somehow focussed to the south. There are very many SKY satellite subscribers in the UK (which, if you slide it west, would sit in Hudson's Bay) and they have no trouble, even with their antennas pointing straight to the horizon. To sign up with Dish though you do have to have a proper US address. I think it's Shaw satellite TV you could sign up to in Canada and bring that kit down south.
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I'm pretty sure you could get the Dish signals in Canada, unless they are somehow focussed to the south. There are very many SKY satellite subscribers in the UK (which, if you slide it west, would sit in Hudson's Bay) and they have no trouble, even with their antennas pointing straight to the horizon. To sign up with Dish though you do have to have a proper US address. I think it's Shaw satellite TV you could sign up to in Canada and bring that kit down south.
I'm still trying to assess all the hidden fees that Kanuckistanian satellite providers are allowed to stick in the contracts. One person on another forum once said the hidden fees that are implemented once you cross the border are pretty darned onerous.
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You can get local channels with DISH, but I would not suspect that to be Canadian local channels. Spot beams are spot beams.
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