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smata67

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I know sometimes its convenient to have a TV out at the dish during setup. I came across this deal, thought someone might want it. I got the one with radio (scroll down) t does not have a coax jack, but does have RCA for both audio and video, can't say what jacks might be on the other:

http://www.officedepot.com/adRedir....Version1*LNav*Cat+Clear+092406&redirect=false

BTW, requires a great number of C batteries...
 
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iafirebuff

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Feb 10, 2006
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Go for it! You don't have much to loose :) I use a little 5" b&w set - the #'s are kinda hard to read, but it works great! It has a 300 ohm input, so I use a balun for it.
 

Pepper

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if it has audio & video inputs not too bad.

Those NTSC analog only tuners are gonna get real cheap soon. :)
 

Digital Dude

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I use a 7" LCD screen that came with a 2 screen car DVD player. It's easier to read but doesn't run on batteries. I don't put dishes on roofs unless its absolutely the last resort.
 

Mr Tony

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If I need to do a quicky install its the 13"
Otherwise I use my 20" (thing is pretty heavy to lug out so its only used when I have a "big day" of aiming)
 
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Pepper

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iafirebuff said:
So who has/uses the bigest tv for aiming outside/on the roof?
I win! :D

ok, so technically it's not outside and I sure as heck ain't gonna try carrying it up a ladder :eek: , but I positioned the dish farm in the back yard specifically so I can see the 54 inch RPTV through the back door. Much easier than hauling stuff out there.
 
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iammike

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iafirebuff said:
So who has/uses the bigest tv for aiming outside/on the roof?

I think I'm going to have everyone beat on this one. I can see my 100" projector screen through the window of my house standing next to my dish in the back yard. I usually just take a 13" set out to the dish during the day, but there's been a couple times at night when I've peaked a wildfeed from a ballgame and used the projector picture.
 

vinnyv07

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Mar 14, 2004
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I use an old 13 in tv/vcr combo for my dish aiming. There is nothing like having a tv out there with you. It's just a pain setting it up and carrying it out there with you.
 

ghia

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I don't have an extra tv to take to the roof when aiming. I use my traxis 3500's front led signal display. I just set it to an active tp before going to the roof, usually true south. Only problem is having to use and extension cord for the power. Maybe one day I will look at converting it to use batteries and maybe fitting a small lcd screen into it, if I can find a cheap one somewhere.
 

webbydude

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Feb 6, 2005
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Thanks for the find!! I'm getting tired of showing up to installs and hearing "oh...you mean to tell me I need a television for you to verify a good install!?!"

It will certainly help things.
 

PSB

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Nov 5, 2003
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With the Traxis DBS 3500 you can also use the audio tone to help point the dish, enter a live TP and turn the TV volume up FULL!

Who needs a positve satellite ID meter when you have the Traxis DBS 3500!
 

davidglewis

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Interesting,as sales of tv's tuning above channel 69,were banned back ithe 90's.They must be cleaning out warehouses in Taiwan!I use a13 inch color set
for work on dishes outside.
 
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