It does the same thing but a lot easier and you can sit in your unit to find signal.
Its a one person set up.
ahhhhh it is an automatic remote?
That is a BIG advantage.
My dish on the roof is easy to move around to find a signal but if I am blocked I have to get out the tripod and mount the portable dish somewhere afar.
I am rarely faced with that however since i pick my spots accordingly.
But even then, if there is a problem, I can plug an electronic finder in right at the dish and move it around until the squeal gets loud and then lock it down...
It is still just a one person set up.
You don't have to watch the TV... just listen to the squealer thingy.
The difference being it is not a remote operation.
It would be great if I could sit in my trailer and do all that.
I was getting DTV in the Yukon albeit with some black outs from time to time.
PS the satellite finder (squealer) can be found at any radio shack... cheap.