RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Sat dish for HD TV and Internet Access??

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Technology Corner

Open Roads Forum  >  Technology Corner

 > Sat dish for HD TV and Internet Access??

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev
Sponsored By:
TechWriter

On The Road

Senior Member

Joined: 12/22/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 02/25/12 12:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Texan wrote:

. . .25% of the US is NOT covered by cell service, so there are many places without internet or limited to 1 provider, which is probably not the one you have. Satellite internet is the only way to insure yourself of service, where ever you go. That is why we have both, an aircard and a Motosat system.

I'm with you. I look at sat service as Plan B -- it's pretty much always there. Besides visiting out-of-the-way places in the US, I plan on going to Baja and Canada where I'm not expecting cell data service very often.

I only have 3G cell now and have looked at using other sat providers like Inmarsat using a rented sat terminals instead of a permanent Motosat dish.

However, the Inmarsat data rates are outrageous, so after a couple of rentals, you just priced yourself into a Motosat system.


2001 Newmar Mountain Aire 4095 DP
Full Timer since May 2013
www.rvSeniorMoments.com

docj

Fulltime--Home is where we park it

Senior Member

Joined: 07/13/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/25/12 03:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

brobox wrote:

Supercub,
Check this out as an addition to your Razr, works great on mine. Wireless tethering DW can now download books on her e-reader while we travel.


The more common terminology for this is Wireless Hot Spot. This app works well on my Samsung Droid Charge.


Sandie & Joel

2000 40' Beaver Patriot Thunder Princeton--425 HP/1550 ft-lbs CAT C-12
2014 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L with ReadyBrute tow bar/braking system
WiFiRanger Ambassador/RVParkReviews administrator
Follow our adventures on Facebook at Weiss Travels


wa8yxm

Wherever I happen to park

Senior Member

Joined: 07/04/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/25/12 05:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do they make a sat dish that will receive DirecHDTV.

DISH: yes
DOME: no

Alas I can not help you with model numbers, check with your dealer.

I can,,,, however,,, help you in another way.

At the receiver, for every LNB lead, install a low cost A/B switch.

A: goes to the roof up .. A-bove
B: goes to either a ground block or a blukhead (Through wall) down B-elow

Carry a tripod dish (Direc sells a "Disaster recovery kit" for like fifty bucks)

When (not if) you find yoruself parked in the shadow of s signal blocking somethign or under the evil signal eating tree.....

Hook up the ground mount, Slide the switch to "B", reset the receiver and .. Point the antenna and enjoy.

Slide back to "A" before you un-hook (that way if you mess up and short something, .... No damage done.)


Home is where I park it.
Kenwood TS-2000 housed in a 2005 Damon Intruder 377


This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Technology Corner

 > Sat dish for HD TV and Internet Access??
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Technology Corner


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS