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Old 09-19-2015, 04:04 PM   #1
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Directv traveler install

Just got my traveler. I know this has probably been covered but here it goes

First when mounting dish assembly are voltage roof's strong to mount directly or did you first put down plate material?

Is it easier and better to run dedicated cable to each TV location?

I want three TV capability. What receiver are you using? Have genie system at home. Have dvr receiver in living and small genie receivers in bedroom. That's what I would like to do in rv. Don't know if small receivers are wireless and need cable connections?

Any information greatly appreciated.
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Bill, Check with Cale, he has Direct TV and has all the TV's working…...
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:15 PM   #3
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Bill, Check with Cale, he has Direct TV and has all the TV's working…...
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How would Bill find Cale's screen name or does he already know who he is?
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Sorry but have talked with him in the pass, if you look at the other thread on TVs you will see his email address....i dont remember it right now and driving at this time
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:13 PM   #6
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Bill,

Received your PM...I am driving down the road, give me a couple hours to get back home and I will get the information you requested.

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Bill,

See the photo below, that is what I have in the Voltage right now. It works well for us, especially since we full time as a family. If it was just the wife and myself, I would have only one mini Genie, as they can be moved from TV to TV, only requires power cord and HDMI cable... The Air Bridge and the main Genie are located behind my main TV, the outside TV mini is inside, under the stove, and the others are velcroed to the backs of the TVs.

As far as antenna, I only use a roof mount for Internet. The satellite gets setup on a tripod and is manually setup each time we move...takes me about 15-30 minutes, depending on which kid is helping me...


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Old 09-20-2015, 03:28 AM   #8
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Directv traveler install

Cale appreciate your reply. So it appears I need 1 genie dvr and two minis and video bridge. Since we travel quite a bit internet is not a requirement. Did you purchase these items from directv or Amazon or the like
Really appreciate your info!!!!
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Ok, as some of you may remember, I've been thinking of adding this to my rig for awhile, and have previously asked a few questions. As such, I've been following the 2 threads that SoccerLoco started.

While I'm still on the fence about investing the $2,500+ that it'll take to get things going (antenna, receivers, genies, etc.), and then the extra $800/year I anticipate in monthly service dues... I'm now wondering about installation.

While I don't mind turning wrenches on mechanical issues... the installation & plumbing of the required cables is clearly an area I'm not comfortable with doing myself.

Question: Any recommendations out there for a competent installer that would come to my rig & do the work on site?

Option 1:
Yes, I know I could pack up and schedule an appointment at Camping World. But that means losing the rig for a day or 2, and plus I'm sure they'd want me to buy the antenna from them... and their current price is about $400 more than I can get it for elsewhere.

Option 2:
Since I understand that I have to buy the receivers & genie units from someplace... I'm wondering if they can/will also dispatch service technicians to install and set things up?

Option 3:
If I call DirectTV, will they send someone to install & setup my gear?

I'm just completely dumb about all of this... and while, if I decide to go ahead, I don't mind spending the money for good equipment and competent labor... I don't wanna spend an arm & leg, only to find out after the guy leaves that I didn't get the correct components or things didn't get installed correctly.
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Bill, I think you said you have Directv at home, just order the items from Directv and they should only charge you $6.00 for each Genie a month, I don't know what the cost will be for the DVR
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