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Old 01-03-2021, 05:22 AM   #1
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Smile Traveler Conversion from Directv to Dish service

I have a 2021 Venetian being built. It comes with a traveler antenna and Directv set up. I want to convert it to Dish so I can use my existing service and monthly pay as you go. Winegard says I have to change the antenna arm and LNB and do an electronic setup in the interface box inside the coach. Dealer says the job can be done by moving dip switches. Anyone tried this before? I think I have to do what Winegard said. I believe dip switches are used on dome type antennas not the traveler.

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Old 01-03-2021, 11:50 AM   #2
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Unless something has changed you have to do the retrofit

I started to change and had bought the Dish inside equipment

Decided to stay with DT and the extra plan, it was the best fit for me and with 7 receivers turned out to be the cheapest

The advantages for me were several but not moving equipment was the primary one

When were traveling we typically want to watch locals for news and simply use the OA antenna

If staying at the lake house then it takes a call instead of the app to change the service address

DT picture quality is extremely good on high end TV's

Getting all the channels and not changing the satellite position is a plus

After locking in I turn the satellite control box off until time to stow

Per news reports Dish will wind up owning about 50% of DT soon

Contrary to what most if the forums say I had dish, prior to the Tuscany, and not looking forward to getting them back
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