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Posted: 02/09/21 05:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If this is considered an ad I am sorry and just delete this post.

I have been looking at what my TV service options are for my RV and have learned a lot about customer service from DTV, Dish, Winegard and King. I almost purchased a new dish but wanted to look at something on youtube when I saw the video for the SAT 2.5. It is a regular sized dish on a tripod but it self aligns.

Reason I post here is, has anyone seen these? If so any information you have, price, where made?

I do not want to pitch these here like a sales person so you will need to look it up on youtube.

I am very interested

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Not an advertisement in any way. An honest request for TV option opinions.


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Posted: 02/09/21 07:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Link: TV Sat 2.5 Portable Satellite Antenna

Too bad they don't list a website with more information. Without emailing or calling them, I'm guessing the price is about $1200 based on them saying it's less than half the $2500 they quote for the Trav'ler. That's a few hundred cheaper than the Winegard Trav'ler actual selling price and has the added advantage of portability.


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Posted: 02/09/21 07:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep I agree I was going to email them but wanted to see if anybody had one. The guy is wearing a Direct TV shirt assuming he has a shop somewhere or installs.

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Dish TV has a dish with two receiver connections. It can be mounted on the RV or used as a portable. It is HD.

Why would I want to put all the parts together when I can have a dome and two Wally for about $450. His product appears to cost over$1000.

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Posted: 02/09/21 08:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bgum wrote:

Dish TV has a dish with two receiver connections. It can be mounted on the RV or used as a portable. It is HD.

Why would I want to put all the parts together when I can have a dome and two Wally for about $450. His product appears to cost over$1000.


So you can watch two TVs at the same time on not only different channels but different satellites. Also with Dish with two Wallys seems to be a little quirky and you can watch two TVs but only on the same Satellite.

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What is the point?

By the time you spend the time and effort to set up a dish on a tripod that automatically aims itself to different birds, why wouldn't you just set up a 3 LNB dish such as a Dish 1000.2 or better yet a 1000.4 if you can find one, on a tripod, and manually align it one time? The same amount of work and effort and hits all 3 birds used at the same time for less than $150.

Then it's just a matter of having the correct wiring inside the RV to use whichever recievers you care to.

The video looks like a couple of geezers in some retirement RV park decided to invent the better mouse trap. It's not as major a project to align a 3 LNB dish as the guy claims, but he is trying to sell an overpriced pile of equipment.

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GDS-3950BH wrote:

What is the point?

By the time you spend the time and effort to set up a dish on a tripod that automatically aims itself to different birds, why wouldn't you just set up a 3 LNB dish such as a Dish 1000.2 or better yet a 1000.4 if you can find one, on a tripod, and manually align it one time? The same amount of work and effort and hits all 3 birds used at the same time for less than $150.

Then it's just a matter of having the correct wiring inside the RV to use whichever recievers you care to.

The video looks like a couple of geezers in some retirement RV park decided to invent the better mouse trap. It's not as major a project to align a 3 LNB dish as the guy claims, but he is trying to sell an overpriced pile of equipment.


That is not a single LNB antenna that has to move between different satellites for different channels like a dome is required to do. The antenna shown is a triple LNB setup for DISH or DirecTV (pick one) that automatically aligns the antenna to reception of all 3 simultaneously.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

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Sorry but it just doesn't appear to be a better mouse trap.

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Posted: 02/10/21 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The tripod looks flimsy and easily blown over in wind. It's not just about aiming it, it's keeping it aimed. Get a better one.

The DTV setup shows only one tuner. Not sure what's going on there.

* This post was edited 02/10/21 07:43am by 2oldman *

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