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Old 12-05-2017, 10:47 AM   #11
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I'll check in to it!
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Old 12-25-2017, 10:16 AM   #12
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We are in the same place with our decision, and don't know enough about it to ask questions. I want a satellite dish, preferably a roof mount that doesn't require a contract, and possibly one that will connect to the internet. Is that a possibility? The WiFi in almost all parks is really nonexistent. We are part timers, so I don't want to be tied to a contract. Which dish is the best, will it receive an internet signal. We have a 2016 36RSSB3 and need to get some of this resolved. Thanks and Merry Christmas....
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Old 12-25-2017, 11:19 AM   #13
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No TV sat will get internet also, that I know of. I used to have a motosat and could piggly back the internet LNB with two LNB's of dishnetwork making it a 'dual' dish but motosat datastorm dish is out of business. You can check it out here: http://www.datastormusers.com/cgi-bi...cgi/index.html

I got rid of that motosat after 5 years and bought a Traveler Winegard 1000 for dish network mounted on the back of my DRV. In the middle of the roof on the DRV I mounted a https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/a-n...a-sat-service/ and now can get online anywhere unless there are trees, etc. Very expensive but we spent a lot of time south of Mt Rushmore and in the UP of Mi where there isn't any cell service.
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:30 PM   #14
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I have done some preliminary research on the Wineguard site and deterined, so far, that I can get a replacement reflector and LNBs that support Dish Network. I just haven't gotten any pricing on the conversion yet. The auto-dish antenna system is basically brand new as the owner replaced it shortly before they put it up for sale, so it would be nice to take advantage of this new antenna first and see if there's any need for a portable unit later.

As for combined Internet and satellite TV setups, Glenn is right. As best I know there is no satellite TV provider that combines actual satellite sourced Internet service over the same antenna system as what TV signals are received. If I recall, Dish used to and and maybe still does, provide combined service but essentially does this by utilizing locally available Internet service, via cable, DSL or over the air broadband service and bundles the service costs. A call to Dish or DirecTV should get you the answers you need.
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:43 AM   #15
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Many take their Dish box out of their house and put it in their trailer for the time they are mobile.

I worry more about cell signal and or Wi-Fi. I have over 600 movies purchased on Apple, as long as I can get a decent signal, I have access to the movies for entertainment. I need to see if I can copy most on a 5 terabyte drive for the times we can't get a signal!
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:43 AM   #16
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Could you just imagine; 600 movies stored at home for about $180? Such a deal that would be.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:57 AM   #17
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Many take their Dish box out of their house and put it in their trailer for the time they are mobile.
This is what we plan on doing once we (presumably) sell our rural house and property this coming summer. After the sale, our plan is to move our RV to our daughter and son-in-law's property, about 2 miles south of us, and setup residence there for a while. During that time I plan to use our Dish receiver we're using in the home now, using the Winegard auto-dish and Winegard OTA antennas on the roof, once I get the auto-dish converted to Dish Network use. For Internet service, we currently use a local ISP that services our area with wireless broadband coverage and should be able to continue using. Later on, once we're no longer residing there, I'll be looking for another Internet provider.
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:21 PM   #18
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Steve, I was considering switching to DirectTV but winegard told me that my sat couldn't be converted?
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:59 AM   #19
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Glenn, I got the impression at least that our Winegard auto-dish could be converted recently by one of there tech guys when I inquired about that using their online chat. The guy asked what model I had, even providing me a particular model used for DirecTV, and I didn't have that info handy so I couldn't tell him and he couldn't help much at that time. I did say this was a very recently replaced so it almost had to be their latest, but again I couldn't say. I still need to check that out so I'll have more data next time I contact them. It may be that your Winegard setup is older and possibly not supported for that type of configuration change, maybe due to parts availability or other reasons - I'm just guessing. I'll check the model of our setup and let you know what it is. If you're still interested in converting, presuming you have Dish Network components on yours now, we could see if your antenna and ours have interchangeable parts and maybe work out a swap.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:53 PM   #20
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That's an interesting idea Steve. This is what winegard chat told me:
Glenn,

The SK-1000 Trav'ler is a DISH only system, it cannot be switched to DirecTV.

Thank you,

Winegard Customer Support

800-288-8094/800-788-4417

I have been with Dish for 14 years but I'm only looking into my options at this point. My antenna is only two years old so I'm thinking it has the latest stuff. What I'm doing is looking into getting rid of Sprint (worthless data roaming policy) and thinking about AT&T because they have towers where I go. If I switch to them they also own Directv and will give a discount if I switch to them. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet.
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