Two DVRs with in-motion RV antenna (1 Viewer)

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Can an in-motion RV antenna support two dual-tuner Directv DVRs like the HR23 or HR24?
The information I've found says that these antennas support two receivers and DVRs up to the HR24 but I don't know if that means two dual-tuner DVRs are supported.
 

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It depends on what your trying to do.
I would try KVH and Winegard.

I think your talking about the ones that are mounted to the roof ...

I have use the portable ones which usually have 2 outputs (vary by brand and model) they have a total of 2 tuners iirc, meaning you can run 1 recvr with 2 tuners or 2 recvrs with 1 feed.

Keep in mind, if its D* its going to be SD only ... also the ones I have used are not full motion.

I would try here, they have a ton of options, you just have to find the one that matches your need.

Mobile Satellite, Guidance, and Stabilization Systems from KVH Industries

ps, you can probably keep all your questions in a single thread seeing they are related to the same thing.
 

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Can an in-motion RV antenna support two dual-tuner Directv DVRs like the HR23 or HR24?
The information I've found says that these antennas support two receivers and DVRs up to the HR24 but I don't know if that means two dual-tuner DVRs are supported.

Jack,

In Motion solutions usually support upto to two receivers. This means a KU Band solution with DirecTV could support ONE HR23 or HR24, be aware if tuner #1 is tuned to a channel on 119 (if your local SD channels are on a different satellite than 101) then the DVR would only be able to tune or record your SD Local channels on both of the DVR's tuners or if Tuner #1 was tuned to a SD Core channel, then you will only be able to record Core Channels on Both of the DVR's tuners.

Lastly your locals are likely only available within a specific geographic boundary, if you travel outside of the Spotbeam your locals are carried on, They will NOT be available on your receiver.

There are very limited exceptions, namely only if your local market channels are carried on a national Transponder. The only ones I'm aware of are NYC or LA.
 

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Jack,

In Motion solutions usually support upto to two receivers. This means a KU Band solution with DirecTV could support ONE HR23 or HR24, be aware if tuner #1 is tuned to a channel on 119 (if your local SD channels are on a different satellite than 101) then the DVR would only be able to tune or record your SD Local channels on both of the DVR's tuners or if Tuner #1 was tuned to a SD Core channel, then you will only be able to record Core Channels on Both of the DVR's tuners.

Lastly your locals are likely only available within a specific geographic boundary, if you travel outside of the Spotbeam your locals are carried on, They will NOT be available on your receiver.

There are very limited exceptions, namely only if your local market channels are carried on a national Transponder. The only ones I'm aware of are NYC or LA.
Thanks for the info. I was hoping I could get two DVRs to work but I had my doubts. They should really specify two tuners rather than two receivers. Thanks for your help.
 

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The dome dish I have in mind can support two receivers (I guess that means two tuners but don't really know for sure) should I be looking for something else?
I would contact the manufacture or at least someone that handles the unit to find the particular details.

I think it is 2 tuners, (keep in mind if your using a Non DVR you could use 2 recvrs)
Alot depends on what recvrs you can use as well as what its able to do.

Inquire about that as well (what recvrs can be used) ....

Do you REALLY need In Motion ?
You may get a lot more available to you going Non motion.

Did you check the KVH website ?
 

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I would contact the manufacture or at least someone that handles the unit to find the particular details.

I think it is 2 tuners, (keep in mind if your using a Non DVR you could use 2 recvrs)
Alot depends on what recvrs you can use as well as what its able to do.

Inquire about that as well (what recvrs can be used) ....

Do you REALLY need In Motion ?
You may get a lot more available to you going Non motion.

Did you check the KVH website ?
The website says it supports two receivers and can be used with every model up to the HR24. That's where my confusion starts, do they mean two DVRs are supported?
Originally, I was just going to use a home dish on a tripod with home receivers and enjoy all the features of satellite TV at home but after talking it over with the family we decided we better go with an in-motion setup.
 

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The website says it supports two receivers and can be used with every model up to the HR24. That's where my confusion starts, do they mean two DVRs are supported?
Originally, I was just going to use a home dish on a tripod with home receivers and enjoy all the features of satellite TV at home but after talking it over with the family we decided we better go with an in-motion setup.
You have way more options with the dish you set up with the tripod although it takes more time.

Do you really watch TV while driving, wouldn't it be easier for them to watch recordings on the tablets ?
This would save you a lot of money.
 

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You have way more options with the dish you set up with the tripod although it takes more time.

Do you really watch TV while driving, wouldn't it be easier for them to watch recordings on the tablets ?
This would save you a lot of money.
I doubt I'll be watching much TV at all. But my wife and sister can't live without TV. And neither knows how to use a tablet lol.
 

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If the dome is set to 101 only, you can run an unlimited number of receivers.

The same is true if you got one of the more expensive in motion dishes where all 5 satellites are fixed as the dish moves.

What will not support multiple receivers is if you have your done set for 101/119 and the dish physically moves to get the other satellite.

The key is 1 satellite is fine, but if you want multiple receivers or tuners then the LNB must be fixed on all the satellites you want while the dish is in motion.
 
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