dish or dome

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  1. robnchris

    robnchris Funster

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    It looks like Chris will get her way, she usually does so I may as well give in now and get something fitted, I hate eating on my own.

    Can the powers that be please enlighten me as to the advantages, differences between a dome and a sat dish?

    Much appreciated.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Dome...not affected by wind and weather but much more expensive.

    Dish...can be affected by wind and weather but much cheaper.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Dome has much smaller dish, more to go wrong, big bulge that says "I'm a rich git, rob me".

    KISS, crankup and if it does go wrong it can be fixed easily. And it leaves a little male pride in place.
     
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    i asked my self the same thing before xmas ,

    dish or dome and could i justify the price tag of a dome , i had a suitcase set up and tripod which used to take a while to set up but worked perfectly well,

    in the end i bought a camos flat sat crank up which i fitted myself , it has a smaller dish size and can be left up in stronger winds than the maxiveiw crank up , i can now find the satelllite alot quicker and have a picture with in 2 mins
     
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    Also tripod mounted means you can move the dish if your parked near trees etc. The domes are great but if you cant get a signal because of where your pitched they seem a bit pointless :Sad:
     
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    Didnt know these dishes worked on Viagara:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    Here Brian, I have a dome, not a rich git, not yet anyway. :BigGrin:

    Dome automatically finds satellite, no fiddling about raising and lowering dish. Cannot forget to wind it down, as it is always ready to go. At the ferryport you can watch TV, easily. Don't have to find North or South or whatever you have to with dish. OK, it is more expensive, but I think worth the extra.
    Not affected by the weather. Great piece of kit.

    Lesley
     
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    Thanks for that, have made an executive decision and booked in for the Camos crank up system.

    Thanks for all the helpful
     
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    I've just had a Camos dome fitted.
    I went for the dome because of the problem of the van moving in windy conditions. Even though I put the back steadies down I find that the body moves about on its suspension and would often loose the digital freeview signal.
     
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    EXACTLY - you self confessed control freak, you just want to emasculate the poor male. No "Darling, have you got time to set the satellite dish up for me, you know I can't do it". NO. It'll be "I set it up I'm watching Desperate Housewives".

    What next, are you going to tell us how good vibrators are ?

    Men Are Human Too !
     
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    Go for a dome anyday..everything controlled from within the m/h...saves the good lady getting wet while your shouting left a bit/right a bit:Rofl1:Dome on the roof wont get moved by anyone passing and takes 2 minutes to get a signal.Have a look here if iterested in a good s/h system
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=800&cat=6
     
  13. madbluemad

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    Camos Flat Sat Plus everytime.

    I would feel like a Tardis driving down the road with a big dome on top. In addition, because the dome is open to the elements all the time unlike the dish that folds down, SWMBO would have a hell of a time getting on the roof to clean it every other day :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Jim
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    Quote Hilldweller: Men Are Human Too !

    Are you sure:BigGrin::BigGrin::Wink:

    Brian I never ask for help as I consider myself more than capable of any task a man can do. Never the hopeless female in our home. In fact when we eventually meet at Italy or somewhere on route, big challenge methinks.
    As the song goes, Anything you can do, I can do better, :Wink::BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Lesley
     
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    An interesting thread Ladies and Gentlemen.

    I used to have a "crank up" but not for long, on one windy night it collapsed and stripped the PLASTIC gearbox. I had it repaired then got rid and bought a CAMOS DOME which has been in use on two consecative vans over a 4 year period, not once has it let me down, its the easiest piece of kit my other half has ever had.

    Yes they are dear but I would rather pay more than worry about it falling apart in a gale.

    Some peoples life styles are dictated by there illness's so my wife is often watching late night TV whilst I am asleep, she realises that to wake me in the middle of the night just to sort out a messed up satellite wouldn't be a good idea. So she paid the extra for a quite night. :thumb:

    Any fixed system, crank-up or dome depends on the trees around you so you just have to be careful when parking. If you get it wrong you can always watch a Video / DVD.

    The other BRIAN:RollEyes:
     
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    Hilldweller quote: What next, are you going to tell us how good vibrators are ?

    Missed this one Brian, so here goes:BigGrin:

    Never had the need for a vibrator.

    Maybe you need to ask your O/H if they are any good :Wink::BigGrin::BigGrin::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Lesley
     
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    And for £725 more, you can have the Camos Dome Motion... . watch TV on the move ... :thumb:
     
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    My god. It's time to get religious. Which one shall I choose ?

    No not that one, I'm not having the end sawn off.

    Not that either, I can't sleep if it's too hot.

    Must be one ?
     
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    No I am not a Rich Git either but have a Sat Dome and Free To Air (FTA) receiver. As previously stated, Dome remembers last Sat it was programmed to so need to re-programme if still n same sat footprint. Even changing to another Satelite, just press the button and the dome searches automatically and locks on when found. No problems when weather windy etc. etc. Was receiving UK TV/Radio channels whilst in Northern Spain as well. So impressed have just ordered another for use on my new van :Wink:
     
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    Sat or Dome

    Big Momma.

    Do you have a Camos dome or other?
    :Eeek:
     
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