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RE: Direct TV local channels

DISH is losing just as many. None of it has to do with RVers.
Bill.Satellite 09/29/20 09:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Replacing a A-frame Jack, need to enlarge 2" hole to 2-1/4"

Depending upon your hole saw chuck, you may be able to mount a 2" hole saw inside the 2 1/4" hole saw and the 2" becomes the center guide for the 2 1/4". I recently did this to enlarge a 2 1/2" hole to 3" but I had a bit more clearance.
Bill.Satellite 09/29/20 06:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Wiring for DISH Playmaker into RV

If this setup worked fine with a dome and DirecTV, it should work exactly as well with a dome and DISH. What has changed? What antenna? Have you done the required Check Switch routine? Are you sure you are not blocked? The DISH satellites are in a dramatically different location. If you have a dome and it was set for DTV, have you changed the antenna setting to DISH? Is the dome older than 2016? The older domes can no longer receive DISH programming. Get us some additional details.
Bill.Satellite 09/29/20 06:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV local channels

I would say that anyone who was using a dome and DTV, knowing that the end of SD programing was on the immediate horizon, is the someone who made a poor business decision. It has been well known for several years that DTV planned the sunset of SD programming. Even worse, even if you upgrade to HD receiver(s) you will still only be able to receive programming from the 101 satellite likely leaving a huge programming gap including ZERO Network programming.
Bill.Satellite 09/29/20 06:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Outside Antenna Connection

It would be unusual for 1 coax connection to be marked as satellite/cable as the connections are generally not interchangeable since the cable connection "should" be running to the wall plate with the switch/light and works as an A/B switch for selecting either Cable or OTA. The outside cable connection should be in or near your wet bay while the outside connection for a TV you will be watching should be on the passenger side usually inside a storage bay.
Bill.Satellite 09/29/20 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Outside Antenna Connection

Assuming you are trying to get a TV working in one of your outside bays, you only need the 1 coax cable to make it work. The power to the antenna is provided by a wall switch inside the coach. If your inside TV is working properly, find that wall plate. There will be a small (tiny) button or slide switch and a light. When the light is on you will be able to use your TV to view OTA programming. If the light is off then you will not get OTA but you will be able to use the campground cable connection. Now, if it works inside but not outside I would guess that you have a loose or disconnected splitter that sends the OTA signal to multiple locations. Start by removing the wall plate. The back is labeled with what each coax does. The TV2 connection should go to a splitter so the signal from the antenna can go to the TV(s).
Bill.Satellite 09/28/20 08:28am Tech Issues
RE: Options to Winegard Trav'ler

I have had a Trav'ler on my roof for many, many years. We also have a DVR which we have hours and hours of recording just waiting for us to get stuck under a tree! We simply ask for a satellite friendly site when we book a campground and have only had issues on a few occasions in all those years. The Trav'ler is so superior to any dome there is simply no comparison.
Bill.Satellite 09/27/20 08:46am Technology Corner
RE: Transponder selection on Pathway X2

Selecting transponders is of no value. Each time you change channels the receiver selects the transponder on that satellite where that channel is broadcast. You can't pick it, the receiver picks it and it changes as you go through the channels.
Bill.Satellite 09/26/20 08:10am Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Done with you, not this thread. Enough said.
Bill.Satellite 09/25/20 08:40am Technology Corner
RE: Impression on new coach

He said “ Bought a new to us 2015 Monaco diplomat.“ But his signature said Dynasty!
Bill.Satellite 09/25/20 08:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

At least you got this right: "The thread is entitled Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead" How is Elon's replacement for DirecTV working for you TODAY?
Bill.Satellite 09/22/20 08:52am Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Bill is even easier, more appropriate and more polite but you don't seem interested in either of the last 2. More interested in them than you are of looking at the Facts in the links i have posted. Believing something because you have chosen to put Satellite in your name doesnt make you an expert on it. More data (in the guise of knowledgeable sources), less opinion supports a position. Or at least try to understand the tech of Starlink. I'd be glad to help you understand any of it youre having trouble with if youd ask. I see you are simply going to continue to insult be so there is no further point trying to have an actual discussion. You appear to be the only one here saying you know it all despite the service not existing as of today (other than the Beta). When the service becomes available we will finally be able to discuss reality and not how the service will work "on paper". Price, speed, hardware, installation, mobility......so many questions. Oh by the way, you may continue your insults but I will no longer respond to or acknowledge your pathetic attempts at degradation in hope of furthering your own self-worth.
Bill.Satellite 09/21/20 08:52am Technology Corner
RE: Full Time For Six Months

My wife and I set off on our first full time trip in 2000. The plan was 6 months to a year to discover this great Country. Due to unexpected issues we had to call it quits after 6 months. However, we had such a good time we found a way to make a living on the road and we have been in an RV and traveling this great Country ever since.
Bill.Satellite 09/20/20 08:32am Full-time RVing
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Bill is even easier, more appropriate and more polite but you don't seem interested in either of the last 2.
Bill.Satellite 09/19/20 08:19am Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Little Timmy Mac has been shouting at the wind for years and no one will fall for it. He has never explained the reason he's so mad at the satellite TV providers but his fear mongering only sucks in a few folks each time he skews this BS. So much of this Country remains under served that it will be years (if ever) before a reasonable internet system truly covers everyone. In the meantime, I have NO CONCERNS about the future of my satellite TV service.
Bill.Satellite 09/18/20 08:27am Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

I would say that you can go ......yourself but I will not. I really don't care that you and I have different opinions (but it appears you do). You read stuff and accept that as fact. I read stuff and question how that's possible (like changing the laws regarding the speed of light). My Mom called me Billy early on but not later in my life. You are NOT my Mom so chill the ...... out. I promise not to call you...sorry, I might call you that.
Bill.Satellite 09/17/20 07:49pm Technology Corner
RE: 5G cell phones, need to purchase?

short answer: no ^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^ Someday we will all be using 5G (or Elon's satellites) but today is not that day.
Bill.Satellite 09/17/20 07:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Snore! "Super Low Latency",......compared to what? Wouldn't a number make more sense? Of course it is super low compared to standard satellite internet, but likely not as good as ground based that does not need to make a 500 mile round trip. Do you really believe NO ground stations will be required? Obviously that's not true. Elon's 100 megabit service will never provide end users with that kind of service just the same as the touted capabilities of Fiber or Cable rarely provide the end users with that full service. 100 megabits with 10 users online is likely working really well. Let's see when there are 1000 people hitting each satellite. Price is still not out there either. Somehow you are going to have to get a return on the Billions and Billions being spent to get it all setup. You continue to imply that I say it will not work. I have never said that I would appreciate it if you would quit lying about that. At least there is some truth in the above post where you say: "File it away and get back to us in a couple of years......" That's a more likely time line than the topic of this thread which is DirecTV is Dead.
Bill.Satellite 09/17/20 08:12am Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

I could write a book about how I will be able to make my RV fly in the near future but that still won't make it true. You seem to ignore the parts where I agree the internet service will work. Of course it will work. Will anyone give up Fiber Internet for satellite Internet? Of course not!
Bill.Satellite 09/13/20 08:25am Technology Corner
RE: Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

Class A resorts are so expensive and filled with such RV snobs that I wonder why you would only be interested in staying at places like this.
Bill.Satellite 09/12/20 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
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