Idea for remote metering

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LordAlex

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I've read several posts where people mentioned having small TV's to bring out to the dish so they could read the meter. I have a USB capture device which cost about $40 that I will bring out with my laptop when my pole is set. That might be an option for some of you who have laptops also.

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digiblur

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I did the same thing the other day. I fired up TSReader on the HTPC, NetOp'd in to the HTPC, and watched the meter on the laptop. Best thing ever!
 

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Now if we could get some ideas to add to this so you could see the screen on a sunny day would be a big help, I know even my laptop is hard to see in sunlight.

Dave
 

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Eastcoast said:
Now if we could get some ideas to add to this so you could see the screen on a sunny day would be a big help, I know even my laptop is hard to see in sunlight.

Dave

Who does FTA work in the day? ;)
 

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digiblur said:
Who does FTA work in the day? ;)


I did use my work laptop which has a much better screen than mine but I GUARANTEE that I will not be out tweeking before 7 p.m. , toooooooo hot.

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Wahroonga Farm said:
Hi LordAlex, What is the make/model 'capture' device. Sounds cheap?

It's called Dazzle DVD recorder by Pinnacle systems. It's usally $50 but I got it for $40 at circuit city on sale. I use a free software to view it large like in the first post.

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