The DISH Network HD Advantage for RVs
by Marcel Guajardo, DISH Network RV Products Manager
Space for electronics has always been a challenge in motorcoaches. One of the greatest space-saving inventions in recent years is the high-definition (HD) TV. Just about all new motorcoaches have pre-installed HD TVs. HD TVs not only have the best picture quality but also they save space compared to standard-definition TVs. Even if you don’t have a new motorcoach, you should consider purchasing a new HD TV. To enjoy high-definition programming on your HD TV, you need three items: an HD mobile satellite antenna, a DISH Network HD satellite receiver, and DISH Network HD programming. Only DISH Network’s HD programming is compatible with all HD mobile satellite antennas. DIRECTV’s HD programming operates at a frequency called “Ka-band,” which isn’t compatible with the RV dome satellite antennas.
There are many choices when it comes to mobile satellite antennas. Some of the HD dome satellite antennas include Winegard’s RoadTrip® MiniMax™ and King Controls’ King-Dome®. Both are professionally installed on top of your RV. All you have to do is turn on the dome antenna, press a few buttons from inside your RV, and the antenna will automatically locate the satellites and you will be watching DISH Network HD TV. I’ve personally used both of these wonderful products, and can say that they work seamlessly with the DISH Network ViP® 211k HD receiver. Both products even have a premium version that allows in-motion viewing in your RV so you can watch TV even while you are on the road! No one else offers in-motion HD programming.
Plus, DISH Network offers a Pay-as-you-go program that lets you simply pay for TV service for only the months you travel. This program is great for RVers who only travel a few months a year and don’t want a year-long commitment. Visit www.dish.com/rv for more details.