Directv 18 Inch Satellite Dish Rv Tripod Kit

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The Directv 18 inch Satellite dish RV tripod kit from Installer Oasis is the perfect cost effective solution for taking your Directv satellite service with you on the road. Kit is compatible with any Directv receiver and will receive the standard definition programming that Directv offers (no HD). The benefit of this kit is the ease of pointing. This device is easy to use and if you don’t need HDTV on the road, this is great (and cheaper) solution! The kit comes with everything you need to get your satellite TV service on the road. All you need is your satellite receiver, your TV, and 120V power and you’ll be ready to watch TV.

Specification: Directv 18 Inch Satellite Dish Rv Tripod Kit

Brand

‎Satellite Oasis

Manufacturer

‎Satellite Oasis

Model

‎DTV18SKIT

Part Number

‎DTV18SKIT

Color Screen

‎No

Batteries included

‎No

Batteries required

‎No

Includes Rechargable Battery

‎No

Remote control included

‎No

Item model number

‎DTV18SKIT

Parcel Dimensions

‎55.88 x 50.29 x 17.78 cm, 8.35 Kilograms

5 reviews for Directv 18 Inch Satellite Dish Rv Tripod Kit

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  1. Stephen A.

    This was much harder to assemble than others. The centering bolts have nuts on both sides of the tube, but tge inner nuts are not attached to the inner loop which makes adjustments very difficult. Additionally one of the bolts was defective and snapped off. Very poor design.

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  2. tahoerick

    I decided to go with this kit since it is compatible with DIRECT TV (which I have in my home). I was tempted to go with the automatic tailgater antenna, but didn’t want to switch to DISH TV. Bad decision. The kit arrived over the weekend and I decided to test it at home today rather than when I’m camping in the future. It was easy to put together, but when installed, did not work as advertised. The DIRECT TV receiver did not go through a set up sequence (as discussed in the instructions) and the satellite signal meter does not work. I tried to manually find the satellite by positioning the kit next to my permanently installed DIRECT TV dish. No signal. I took the kit next door and set it up next to the neighbor’s dish. Still no signal. I called DIRECT TV for guidance (as suggested on the instructions) and the tech (politely) told me she couldn’t help. She could schedule a $49 service charge. I’m better off cancelling DIRECT TV, ordering DISH and buying a DISH tailgater antenna. Maybe I can use the DIRECT TV dish as an anchor for my boat.

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  3. henryspl

    Hard to find satellite at first but once you get elevation figured out you can leave it alone, unless you travel a long way. Kind of a strange process getting this and the correct receiver. The bubble level does not fit in tube. The compass is junk, had air in it. I used my phone with SatFinder app instead.

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  4. Tina

    For Satellite Oasis’ part, I have no complaints. The kit arrived on time, and in perfect condition. I had read a lot of the reviews (some great, some quite disparaging). I went ahead & ordered this point-it-yourself dish as I’m fairly electronics savvy and didn’t want to spend the money for an automatic signal acquisition device (probably more prone to theft as well). I waited to write this review in hopes that I’d have tips to make it easier for other first time users. Always set it up at home for the first time and DirecTv will assist you if needed. I actually had one of their contractors come out & help me the first time and he gave me a couple of hints. I do think having the dish level is important, though I didn’t specifically ask the contractor about it. Using the “Setup” feature in your receiver, put in the zip code where you are then go to the “Point Dish” screen. It gives you the Azimuth & elevation readings you need to point the dish & acquire signal. That screen also indicates the transponder number. Always use 18 or 28. They are the strongest and will pull in the signal faster/better. The signal finder in the kit DOES work. Apparently there are 4 satellites that it will pick up signal from but only one is DirecTv’s (someone elses seems to have a stronger signal and is somewhat more to the west of DTV’s – my TV screen is quick to say “wrong satllite”). I turn up the TV volume and listen for the beeping signal to go to a solid signal and you can hear the signal changes from the signal finder as well. It certainly helps if you have someone watching your TV screen to alert you as to the percentage of signal strength as you’re adjusting the dish. Don’t take the elevation marks on the side of the dish to the bank. Mine are just slightly different from one side to the other, so even if I think I’m on 31 (for example), I will play with it up & down if the signal isn’t coming in. Honestly, it almost seems like the elevation is more important than azimuth when trying to put the final touches on your signal acquisition. If you’re RV’g make sure your receiver’s signal has been refreshed (if need be) before you get to an area where you have no cell service (to call DTV) or internet (you can do it yourself online). Last note: we’re using this with a camper, so space is limited. We bought a regular camera tripod with telescoping legs. My husband made a wood sleeve that fits in the pipe fitting of the dish & fits over the mounting peg of the tripod. I have a small square center-bubble level I use on the top of the wooden sleeve and the tripod legs are easily adjusted. We use a bungee from the center tripod mounting to a weight below (our boat trailer hitch works great for this) to keep the dish/tripod in place. Having run into this just today, I’m adding this note: be very cognizant of trees or other obticles that could be in the way of your signal. I was having trouble obtaining signal until I moved the dish to the other side of our camper, which improved the angle through a couple of trees.

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  5. texasron87

    I camp for a month at a time at Crystal Beach Texas . The RV park has no cable . I was getting tired of missing my shows so after reading the reviews I bought one of these dishes. Geeze did it ship fast , within a few days I had it. I started putting it together and was through in just a few minutes. Actually I sat the dish up in my back yard , and put the tv from the rv that was in storage , on the back deck. It took me about a half an hour to realize that I did not have the tv on channel 3 . After putting the tv on the right channel for set up , I was cooking . Just followed the directions that came with the product and it didnt take long I was watching dish network. I’m glad that I did a pre test instead of waiting until my next trip in October 2013 . I am so pleased with this product that I’m gonna tell all my camping buddy’s about it. I am going to drill some holes and put a couple of wing nuts so I can fold up the lnb into the dish itself to make it handier to store. I saw this on a video and thought ” what a great idea” . I will put a piece of foam over the Lnb so it doesnt get broke. The compass and the satellite finder work great. You might say ” I’m one happy camper”. I also think i’m going to add a piece of plywood and set this on top of the RV for a month with some bungees to hold it down, that way it will be out of the way of the mowing crew.Just remember guys that you need dish network before you buy the dish. I already had an extra reciever . Thanks dish ,and thanks oasis , and last thanks Amazon for making it so easy,,, great job!

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