Sat Dish ????

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    If you were having a complete new "Automatic Sat Dish" fitted to your motorhome....

    Which would you choose for home and abroad ??

    Thanks.
     
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    Well Mo, I have the Oyster on the RV,which has been nothing but trouble from day one and a Kathrien manual on my VW,which I can watch TV within 2 minutes of parking up.Am of the opinion that auto sat dishes are a very expensive waste of money but am sure many will not agree.If your thinking of traveling to Southern Spain,none of them work well.On the other hand with an RV I would imagine most of your time would be spent on campsites so hookup to there 2 metre dish. IMO mobile sat dishes are only useful for off campsite locations, if using campsites its much more sense to use theirs.
     
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    We have a KVH Dome, which we were assured would work with our Sky + anywhere north of Barcelona - it doesn't!!

    The Dome is great in UK and France. We have an external 80cm dish which works a treat in Santa Suzanna, but we will need a much larger dish to get sky when we go to southern Spain.

    Does anyone know what size dish we will need, and the best place to purchase one??

    Ginny and Mike
     
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    We had an Oyster on a previous RV and st finding was patchy. We have a Neta dome which in UK performs well , have not tried it across the water yet. We also carry an 80cm dish in case of sheltered situations on site.
    I believe for southern Spain you will need a 1200mm dish to get Astra 28e
     
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    Strange,,,, We have or had an "Oyster" on the RV we have just sold and it worked superb. And we never had a problem from the day we bought the RV. UK..France and well down into Spain..

    But the further we got into South - South/West Spain it didn`t or the slightest breeze and we lost picture,,, so we carry a 1.8mtr dish & tripod for the dodgey area`s,, and most of the time it worked but very limited channels.

    As you say a lot of the bigger sites do have a Sat/TV hook up..

    Thanks for your input,, just testing the water to see if there is anything superior to Oyster.. :thumb:
     
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    Any body got a "Neta Dome", the same as Larrynwin`s that can give some idea`s how it works in Southern France/Spain ?
     
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    Comas or not

    Has anybody experience of Comas automatic dome dishes - I know they are £500 cheaper than Oyster domes?

    Alternatively what about the flat Oyster Caro triangle that is a good deal cheaper than their dome?

    I realise that often person A says "great" and person B says "rubbish", but please post your experience

    Thanks :thumb:
     
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    I have a Camos 40cm dome fitted on my m/h. It has worked well all over Uk and as far south as I have travelled in France to Bordeau. As soon as I stop and turn the power on your can hear the buzz as the system tracks to find the signal and then a few minor buzzes as it locks on to the satelite and thats it ready in 20 seconds.

    Robert
     
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