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Old 03-12-2015, 03:39 PM   #1
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King Dome Satellite Receiver

We do not have satellite tv at home or have a receiver on our trailer, but may in the future(why, I don't know). Has anyone used the King Dome and is it worth the cost? Seen some reviews that said reception is not good in shady areas. Guess that makes sense.
Wondering if a portable one would be a better option.

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Old 03-12-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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Satellite TV is expensive. A Kingdome requires another hole in the roof. So in my opinion think portable. I see them a lot these days. We don't even have cable at home and are content with Air TV for free plus Netflix. On the rare occasion we have cable at a campground we can't find much worth watching.


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Old 03-13-2015, 10:51 AM   #3
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I LOVE DISH you can get dish to go and cancel any time and get a portible one for $350.00 from dish and change local chanels any time no charge
i have one for 5 years and love it
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:35 AM   #4
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I have the Dish Tailgater and love it. It aims itself and you can put it just about anywhere. But the subscription (for the full package) is $80 a month. But it's month to month with no contract. So you can turn it on or off at will - on for the season, off for the winter if you like.
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The basic pay as you go Dish package runs around $50. It is not the same as any of the home packages and it did not include the Fox News channel. The Dish rep. said I could get the $35 basic home package which included Fox News all I had to do was ask for it. I am not hung up on Fox News but by asking about it after the contract dispute I found out you have more pay as you go programming options.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:15 PM   #6
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I have a 16 ft Scamp which we try to remain off grid whenever practical. Can a solar panel be used to power a 19"120 volt flat screen TV. We only use it to watch DVDs for evening entertainment.

Sorry about intruding on your Satellite conversation, but I'm new at this whole forum business. Do I need to start my own thread?
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:53 PM   #7
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Sure it can. A small TV like that is around 25 to 45 watts. You'll need a small inverter to create the 110V power, as well as a storage battery of course.

But there are lots of TV's out there that are native 12v and you could just run without an inverter. That's how I'd go - simpler, cheaper and less power hungry. Jensen brand is pretty popular in RV's. They are usually 12v, and have hardened circuitry to stand up to the motion and vibration in RV's.
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:09 AM   #8
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SlinBox 350 suits me perfectly.

I connect permanently the device on my network to the house and no matter where I am, as soon as I have a WIFI connection furthermore of 2Mg and more, I can listen to as at the house.

Slingbox.com (Canada)

You have a large choice of country to connect.

You can listen to your broadcasts of your portable, tablet or phone.

The first condition is to possess an access high speed to the house as well as to the distant place where from we connect.
For me that is enough for me.
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I have 24" 12v/120v combo TV I bought from Trucker Supply. Works great and draws little battery. Trucker supply sites are a good source for 12V accessories. I may be wrong but I believe a 12V appliance draws less current from the battery than plugging a 120v device into the inverter.



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I have 24" 12v/120v combo TV I bought from Trucker Supply. Works great and draws little battery. Trucker supply sites are a good source for 12V accessories. I may be wrong but I believe a 12V appliance draws less current from the battery than plugging a 120v device into the inverter.



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Small inverter efficiencies run 80-90%, so you do lose some juice in the process of getting 120VAC from 12VDC. A more efficient inverter would cost more than a new tele!



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