I currently have a KVH Trac Vision R4SL stationary satellite with a DirecTv receiver model D10 on my 2008 Bounder. I have flat screen HD tv's.I have not activated the DirecTV program because I was thinking of switching to Dish. I contacted KVH and spoke with a representative who told me that I would need a software upgrade to my satellite to accept the Dish receiver and programs ($400-$500 cost). I thought my current setup allows me to receive satellites 110 and 119. I believe the Dish setup requires receiving satellites 110, 119 and 129. Has anyone encountered this problem? Is upgraded software needed to get the Dish programs with this KVH model? Thanks.
For betweeen $1,100 - $1,300 you can get a Winegard Traveler dish and they're great. They will get all three sats and you can watch two different channels on two different sets that are being beamed on two different sats.You can get the HD box that will let you watch HD on one set and regular on the other.Can't watch going down the road tho. We've had ours for two years and are happy with the service.
I don't know who you were talking to at KVH but they must be delusional. You can update the firm wear yourself with a laptop and a couple special connection cables and the KVH Update Wizard available through a Google search. The cables can be purchased on line for about $100. The instructions on how to do the update are on the KVH website by doing a search.
We have the Wineguard, installed it securely on top of ladder on back of motor home last fall. We have dish network at home after switching from problems with Direct TV. I couldn't believe my 2 satellite boxes w/programming in motor home cost only $7 each per month, but it does. I have the silver package at home and it may be due to this but not questioning their price. How I get my programming when parked, my satellite has to be facing the south so hubby watches the compass mounted on dashboard. After hooking up the MH in general, TV programming is the last thing I do. On my Dish remote I go into the menu, system setup,installation,point dish, while in point dish I go to check switch, don't forget to check whether its channel 3 or 4 & forget whats it called. I'd rather do it this way than to call Dish and wait. It's never failed me to download the programming and I have no problem watching & same as if I were at home. I get all the many channels I get at home except the local programming & have called and got local programming turned on while in a certain area but I have to call them back and switch it back to my home locals of ABC, NBC, CBS,, PBS & Fox so usually isn't worth the switch unless hubby wants it to watch a certain sports program, now it racing w/ Nascar so what he wants, I do it for him. I did have to call Dish in March after the motor home had not been in use for several months and they had me up & running in 5 minutes or less. The main thing I have to make sure is my satellite dish is facing the southern skies, download my programming from the menu buttom on the remote and it does the rest.