What Is The Best Satellite Dish For An RV?
The Best Satellite Dish For An RV
Please tell me in your opinion which is the most reliable automatic satellite antenna on the market today?
ANSWER: Greetings Robert thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.
When you say automatic I am assuming that you mean a satellite antenna that automatically acquires the satellite signals. There are several types of satellite antennas available, most are automatic, some are not.In-Motion
These in motion satellite antennas
acquire satellite signals automatically and track them so that you can watch satellite TV while driving down the road.Stationary
These satellite antennas
automatically acquire satellite signals when the RV is parked, but cannot be used while traveling in the RV.Portable/Stationary
These satellite antennas such as the Tailgater Satellite Antenna
can also automatically acquire the satellite signal but are not permanently attached to the RV and have to be setup once you arrive at your destination.Portable Tripod Mounted Satellite Antenna Kits
These tripod mounted kits
are the most inexpensive types of antennas. They are not attached to the RV and must be setup when you arrive at your destination. Once they are setup you have to manually adjust them to acquire the satellite signal.
There are 3 main players in the Automatic Satellite Antenna arena, they are:King Dome Satellite AntennasKVH TracVision Satellite AntennasWinegard Satellite Antennas
All of the automatic satellite dishes mentioned
above are excellent. There is not one that I would recommend above the other. The question you need to ask is which one is best for your particular needs? Here is what you need to consider when purchasing your Satellite Dish.Are you going to subscribe to DIRECTV or The Dish Network?
Some satellite dishes are only compatible with one of these satellite providers and some of them are compatible with both.Do you want to watch more than 1 satellite channel at a time?
If you are planning to watch two different satellite channels at the same time on different TVs, you need to ensure that the dish you purchase allows you to do this.Do you want to watch High Definition TV?
All satellite dishes receive the Digital TV signals, but some require additional equipment in order to allow you to watch High Definition TV.
I hope that this information has been helpful to you.
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