Direct tv dish

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  1. browercreed

    browercreed New Member

    I plan to put my direct tv receiver in my rv. There is a 3 LNB
    dish on my roof, so does this mean I need to get one like that to
    go on my rv? Don't really understand why there are 3, but I
    would like to receive the same channels in my rv that I get in
    my house. Perhaps this is asking too much.
    Can someone please enlighten me before I go and buy the wrong
    thing. My local provider wants $129 for a dish and tripod for my
    rv so don't plan to do that. I saw a really neat way to anchor the
    dish using a heavy umbrella stand, and wonder if anyone else thinks
    this is a good idea as well.
     
  2. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: Direct tv dish



    I always give folks this link to the mount that I built for my old used dish. Works great, and I've never had a problem getting it all hooked up. It's compact enough to fit in one of my slideout bays.

    Low Profile Sat Mount

    I've never needed more than a dual LNB for all the channels that I view, but I don't have HDTV either. That's where you start getting into multiple LNBs.

    My RV receiver is an addon to my normal DirecTV account. I think $5 / month.
     
  3. browercreed

    browercreed New Member

    Re: Direct tv dish

    Thanks for the quick reply. I have an extra receiver since my
    son moved out, so will use this one. Just didn't know about
    the LNB thing since I will have to order one from ebay. Don't
    know the advantage of having the 3 instead of 1 or 2.
    I have seen that low profile holder, and could probably put one
    together without a problem. Just thought that umbrella stand
    was a unique idea and I already have one of them.
     
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Direct tv dish

    As you are programing the box, you may have to change the dish setting. You can choose 3 options from a single, double to triple LNB. A friend of mine just the other day could not get his new dish to work. I had to change the settingfrom triple to single, and it worked just fine.
     
  5. browercreed

    browercreed New Member

    Re: Direct tv dish

    So I guess you're saying I can use either one and
    still get the same service.
     

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