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Old 10-04-2013, 06:52 AM   #11
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I think the main thing from what I've learned is that it needs to be 'amplified" - we have a jack antenna, that is not attached to the roof but I gear it up, on a pipe on the front hitch. We've only used it in Florida (you could buy cable in the RV park) , but it was very clear and we got I believe, 42 channels and decided we wouldn't get cable, it had most of what we would use.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:33 AM   #12
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Winegard makes the stock round saucer type tv antenna and Jack is a newer different style antenna. Both of these are for over the air tv signals, like the old time rabbit ears except yhry also allow digital signals. The satellite setup is similar to that dome you see on Oliver trailers, like a basketball sized dome on the roof to seek the satellite. I have no experience with satellite tv.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:53 AM   #13
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The stock antenna supplied by Escape seems to work quite well, at least in my driveway at home. For some reason we seemed to always find more interesting things to do than watch TV when we were on vacation with the Escape. Although I did watch 20min of PGA golf one day while eating lunch.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:01 AM   #14
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Escape installed the winegard tv antenna that looks like a flying saucer. I also have a directv receiver that uses different plumbin that I Iinstalled aftermarket.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:56 AM   #15
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Thanks to all for your responses. I think we're getting a handle on what we need/want. Of course, what we "need" and "want" are typically two different things ...
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:18 AM   #16
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If you go with tv ready and are handy,, consider dumping the swing arm and installing the tv in the back corner. They can also run a cable up front and install a connection which gives you flexibility for a tv up front. We did and it works well for us. I have pictures if your interested.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:21 PM   #17
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The Winegard antenna was not on my build list, and Escape accidentally put on on. Reace called and told me this, and said I could leave it on at no cost, or they would remove it and repair the holes. I went for the removal. Another thing for "maybe someday", but for now I just did not want that weird looking thing on my trailer. But, it sure is nice to have options for all our differing needs. I don't seem to have enough time to read, let alone watch TV when camping.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:57 PM   #18
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Would be interested if you have them. Can you post them on the forum as others might be interested as well. Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:54 PM   #19
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If you go with tv ready and are handy,, consider dumping the swing arm and installing the tv in the back corner. They can also run a cable up front and install a connection which gives you flexibility for a tv up front. We did and it works well for us. I have pictures if your interested.
I'd be interested in seeing your installation pictures and DirectTv set up.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:20 PM   #20
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There is no difference between an antenna for the new digital TV signals and one for the old analog TV signals. There is a difference between antennas for the VHF band and for the UHF band, and since many stations moved from VHF channels to UHF at the time of the digital transition, many people confused the two (digital and UHF)... and antenna marketers have taken advantage.
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