New to Sat TV on the boat

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  1. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Take a look at the Edson Vision Series Dual Mount. It will host a 4' open array antenna and the KVH TV1 mounted above the radar. It's important not to mount the KVH dome and it's electronics within the radar's radiation zone. It is also important to ensure these heavy devices are properly mounted to your arch; there will be quite a load on the arch in moving seas.
    https://edsonmarine.com/products/vi...ts/vision-series-mounts-by-style/dual-mounts/
     
  2. flyboycj84

    flyboycj84 Active Member

    175
    Feb 20, 2014
    Merritt Island FL
    2008 Meridian 391
    QSB 5.9
  3. Demoratics

    Demoratics New Member

    4
    Jun 8, 2021
    Boatless
    Boatless
    As for me DIsh has more pluses than DirecTv.
     
  4. Demoratics

    Demoratics New Member

    4
    Jun 8, 2021
    Boatless
    Boatless
    I also own a boat and I have had a lot of bad experiences with such antennas because they are not that practical and can be easily damaged by rain or can be torn apart by accident. I have been doing research on antenna alternatives for people like me, who still enjoy watching regular TV. After a few days of research, I found out about https://www.simplyswitch.com/broadband/compare-broadband-phone-tv-deals/, a site that streams regular TV channels. I have been using it on my phone while fishing and for a small monthly fee it has done its job. THis is the site I use but there are lots of them you can use online.
     
  5. brewster16

    brewster16 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 9, 2009
    Long Beach Island, N.J.
    '07 44 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins QSC 8.3
    It sounds like you're ready and willing to pour thousands of dollars into satellite reception on your boat. Your wife must be VERY special! :p Anyway, I tried to do the same and after weeks of phone calls, transfers to another department, disconnects and every other hurdle you can think of I gave up.... Direct TV absolutely sucked! DISH was slightly better but my KVH M3 satellite antenna is deemed obsolete and cannot work with current technology.
     
  6. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy w/15hp
    3126 Cat's
    My M3 is working great and KVH sent the parts list that I needed to add to my receiver.
     
  7. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy w/15hp
    3126 Cat's
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  8. brewster16

    brewster16 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 9, 2009
    Long Beach Island, N.J.
    '07 44 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins QSC 8.3
    Thank you....I appreciate the diagram, Maybe I'll re-visit this. Do you pick up all available satellites for all of the Direct TV programming options?
     
  9. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    You will only get the Ka band and not Ku band the HD programming.
     
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  10. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy w/15hp
    3126 Cat's
    No HD, but it is not an issue for me.
     
  11. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    You can get HD if you upgrade to the UHD7...for 10K
     
  12. velociraptorfarmer

    velociraptorfarmer New Member

    16
    Aug 17, 2021
    La Crosse, WI
    1999 185 Bowrider
    4.3L V6 Mercruiser w/ Alpha I Drive
    If I was you, I'd either looking into streaming TV (Hulu Live TV, YoutubeTV, etc) paired either with hotspotting off a phone, or look into Starlink for high speed satellite internet. Way more versatile, way cheaper, and significantly lower up front costs.
     
  13. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    We are rabid sports fans, TV is important.

    When we purchased this boat it was immediate upgrade of the satellite system to have HD.

    Today if I was in the same place, would not spend the money on satellite, too many other options available and emerging.
     
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  14. velociraptorfarmer

    velociraptorfarmer New Member

    16
    Aug 17, 2021
    La Crosse, WI
    1999 185 Bowrider
    4.3L V6 Mercruiser w/ Alpha I Drive
    I am as well. Thankfully I can get my live sports from our Hulu Live TV subscription pretty easily, plus we get our local channels as well.
     
  15. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    All these internet streaming things are great but not very effective in the Bahamas or other remote locations.
    If you desire to stream within cell distance or sitting on the marina's Wifi then might as well watch at home, right?
    We spend a lot of time in remote locations - the sat system is/was the solution for us. When Starlink or Leo Prime or other sat based system is on line then there may be some more cost effective options. But right now it's Direct TV and Dish....
     
  16. crizz

    crizz Member

    30
    Apr 4, 2016
    Fort Myers Beach, FL
    2001 560 Sedan Bridge
    CAT 3406E 800HP
    Those of you using Hulu to stream live TV, how do you get around the location check? My experience is they will only allow 4 location changes every rolling 12 months.
     

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