Headed for Florida on the 15th for 2 to 3 months to let double knee replacement heal. Longest trip ever. We have been thinking of getting satellite TV but have many questions. We see Dish has a program were you can call to turn it on and off. Is Dish or Direct better. How about antennas, roof top or carry out. I see some info that you can only get local stations on the western satellites; true or false. Any thoughts on systems, equipment, or where to buy. Thanks.
If you have Dish or Direct at home, I'd check with them first. You might be able to add a receiver for a small fee.I went with Dish for RV. Easy to turn service on and off either by phone, app or text. Satellite (antenna) can be quite large. They're are not heavy but take up a lot of space. I pull a towed so I just put in there. A roof mount could increase the height of the RV. Many models will recieve western and eastern satellites. That's one reason why I chose the Winegard Pathway X2. A free standing unit with auto search and the ability to hook up two TVs. You'll also need one or two recievers like a Wally or something similar and a length of coax. Hooking it up is simple if you have a two inputs on the outside of your PC. One marked CABLE the other marked SAT. If you just have one input marked CABLE, hookup becomes a bit more complicated. I purchased a Pathway X2 and a Wally package from Amazon Warehouse for $285. This was supposed to be a used or reconditioned unit. When I recieved it, it was in factory packaging and looked new. It works perfectly. I'd post a clicky if I knew how. Go to Amazon homepage. In the search box there's a drop down arrow. Click on it and select Amazon Warehouse. Enter the satellite you want. Hit search. Good luck with those new knees!