Wake 101
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WakeWorld Home
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old     (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-02-2010, 9:12 AM Reply   
we're considering buying a small houseboat, and I'd like to understand the options for getting sat tv (directv) up at the lake (Berryessa). Does anyone have specific recommendations? It seems like there are quite a few portable kits out there like this:

then I also saw that directv has a portable satellite/tv all-in-one kit, though 17" would be a bit small, and I'd be worried about placement to get reception:

If anyone has recommendations as to what's worked best for them, I appreciate it. Thanks.
Old     (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-02-2010, 9:20 AM Reply   
this is one other option that seems to have really good reviews:
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-02-2010, 10:54 PM Reply
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       05-03-2010, 10:58 AM Reply   
If it's on a boat, you really need to get an in motion sat. All it takes is a fart in the wind to create enough motion for you to drop signial with the stationary sat's. Keep an eye on craigslist. You can usually find the in motion tracvisions for around $1k.

Even when moored or at dock on calm waters the boat can move enough to drop signal.

My dad has the in motion tracvision, works great on his cruiser
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       05-03-2010, 11:01 AM Reply   
or buy a Hd antenna. I take this on my pontoon boat during college football season. I pick up all the major stations. I can watch most of them while the boat is moving. Just find out where all your stations orginate from.

All in HD.
Old     (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-03-2010, 12:15 PM Reply   
I agree with Adam, you want a motion satellite. I have a set up for tailgating that is like that first link, it is tough to get it tuned into signal on the ground I can't imagine what it would be like on the water. You get better at it over time, but honestly it would be nearly impossible if the water was rough or the boat was moving. It wouldn't be worth it in my opinion if it wasn't a motion dish. You also need a pretty clear line of sight to the satellite, so trees can prove to be a big problem.
Old     (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-03-2010, 12:46 PM Reply   
thanks for the info guys. Realizing now as I'm putting together my priority list that sat is lower on the list than some other areas. will definitely keep my eyes on cl for a motion sat option, but also talk to some of the folks at the marina to find out what their experience has been.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:16 PM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home


© 2016 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us