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Does anyone own the DIRECTV Sat-Go portable tv for tailgating?

Posted: 8/3/2011 11:10 PM

Does anyone own the DIRECTV Sat-Go portable tv for tailgating? 


Curious to hear reviews about it.
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Posted: 8/4/2011 12:06 AM

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I second his post. I have been considering it, as well. Anyone with some imput would be great.
SandyEddie needs a wash.
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Posted: 8/5/2011 8:59 AM

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I know little about it other than it's down to a somewhat respectable $500. It was $1500 when it was first debuted.
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Posted: 8/5/2011 12:50 PM

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I don't want this to sway your decision, but some friends I tailgated with last year bought one, said they had it working at their house before they brought it up, but then couldn't get it to work once it was hooked up at the tailgate.

I don't remember the specifics, but after about 45 minutes of trying to get it to work they just gave up.  This was at the MSU game, so I'm not sure if they've tried it since then.

It looks like a pretty slick device though, if you can get it to work.

Penn State class of 2008 BA in [THIS DEGREE VACATED BY THE NCAA]

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Posted: 8/6/2011 8:33 AM

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What does "couldn't get it to work" mean? Couldn't find a signal?

I'd get one of those $10 signal meters to help you find a signal.
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Posted: 8/6/2011 1:51 PM

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underscoreTom wrote: What does "couldn't get it to work" mean? Couldn't find a signal?

I'd get one of those $10 signal meters to help you find a signal.
Yeah, unfortunately I don't really remember if they couldn't get signal or it wasn't powering up correctly.  When I get a chance I'll ask if they ever got it working properly.

Penn State class of 2008 BA in [THIS DEGREE VACATED BY THE NCAA]

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Posted: 8/9/2011 9:53 AM

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I've never used one, but from the reviews I've read, it has a built-in compass & meter for finding the signal. The main complaint is ANY obstructions to the south tend to cause problems. People complained that single tree branches would cause a bad signal.

 

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Posted: 8/10/2011 11:39 AM

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season ticket holder @ UCLA, set it up @ every tailgate, works great. We have the same spot every time, adjustment for signal strength is a snap.

I'm going to E. Michigan this year, first game @ PSU, any suggestions?

Thanks.
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Posted: 8/10/2011 1:48 PM

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drdaws wrote: season ticket holder @ UCLA, set it up @ every tailgate, works great. We have the same spot every time, adjustment for signal strength is a snap.

I'm going to E. Michigan this year, first game @ PSU, any suggestions?

Thanks.
For PSU in general, bars, restaurants, stadium, tailgating?

Have people just taken dishes and receivers from home and tried to hook them up? I have an extra HD dish in my basement and have been contemplating trying to set something up.
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Posted: 8/10/2011 3:10 PM

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Friznitz5 wrote:
drdaws wrote: season ticket holder @ UCLA, set it up @ every tailgate, works great. We have the same spot every time, adjustment for signal strength is a snap.

I'm going to E. Michigan this year, first game @ PSU, any suggestions?

Thanks.
For PSU in general, bars, restaurants, stadium, tailgating?

Have people just taken dishes and receivers from home and tried to hook them up? I have an extra HD dish in my basement and have been contemplating trying to set something up.
Take a dish and receiver to most games....pretty easy to set up once you know the right angle, make sure you have something to keep the dish steady, like a tripod.

Maybe things have changed, but I would suggest against HD.  Those dishes are MUCH harder to find the signal for, or at least they were a few years ago when we attempted.   If you have a standard one, I suggest that.  It's happened to us and other tailgates around us where the HD dishes simply couldnt get the right signal.
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Posted: 8/11/2011 11:34 AM

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bleedinblueandwhite wrote:
Friznitz5 wrote:
drdaws wrote: season ticket holder @ UCLA, set it up @ every tailgate, works great. We have the same spot every time, adjustment for signal strength is a snap.

I'm going to E. Michigan this year, first game @ PSU, any suggestions?

Thanks.
For PSU in general, bars, restaurants, stadium, tailgating?

Have people just taken dishes and receivers from home and tried to hook them up? I have an extra HD dish in my basement and have been contemplating trying to set something up.
Take a dish and receiver to most games....pretty easy to set up once you know the right angle, make sure you have something to keep the dish steady, like a tripod.

Maybe things have changed, but I would suggest against HD.  Those dishes are MUCH harder to find the signal for, or at least they were a few years ago when we attempted.   If you have a standard one, I suggest that.  It's happened to us and other tailgates around us where the HD dishes simply couldnt get the right signal.
Good to know. Unfortunately, it's the only dish I have.
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Posted: 8/12/2011 7:41 AM

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It really shouldn't be that bad to tune a typical rooftop dish, HD or not, as long as you have a signal meter and a reliable compass. You can get your elevation/azimuth settings from DirecTV's website for the location you're going to be at, and go from there.

But if you're just winging it in the parking lot, yeah, I can see where it'd be hard.
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Posted: 8/25/2011 2:34 PM

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where to buy tickets, haven't gotten them yet, need three. my kids are taking me for #60 birthday.
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Posted: 8/25/2011 3:46 PM

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drdaws wrote: where to buy tickets, haven't gotten them yet, need three. my kids are taking me for #60 birthday.
There are tons of places depending on how much you want to pay.
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