do you need a dish for service?

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do I need to have a dish for TV and internet service?
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Renee Harrington Leonard

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Posted 1 year ago

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Yes, different sat locations and the dish used for internet has to transmit data as well as receive data,,,A TV dish only receives data.
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Tim Spake

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I understand. My cross to bear as well since this terrible service is about all I can get
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Shawna Haworth

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Does viasat need dish
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Yes
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What about a plate.  :-)
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Well, if you've got a REALLY good TV antenna....  :) 
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You need two dishes.
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Jim16

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Two is always better than one....


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Harvey Mueller

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Yes 2 separate dishes ... one for TV and another for Viasat internet.
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wm4bama, Champion

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There are some clumsy methods to use those services on a mobile RV..

https://www.reviews.org/internet-service/rv-satellite-internet-and-tv-antennas/
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I thought at one time somebody was developing a Hughesnet capable contraption that would self peak and tune in service?

Anyhow, the market woukd be very, very limited. Unless you camp deep, deep off the grid where you can't get a cell signal and are not in a campground with free WiFi, that would be the only application.
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Although I also see very little consumer demand, I dont see why the gyroscopic tracking system used for the TV dish couldnt be modified for use on the internet dishes.   But why?
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I think high end commercial and military applications do have that.
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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VetSat, you're correct.  It's kinda neat to watch it point itself!  But from my understanding, they cost in the thousands of dollars.  
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Bee great WHEN y'all get it under 500 for a mobile system. I know a few hundred thousand truck drivers who would get it if plans were similar to home or if Home service could also be used on the mobile unit, like DTV does - one subscription for both home and mobile with a small added fee for the mobile unit.

I think seasonal dweller would also rather pay the smaller mobile fee than take vacation mode when they change homes for a season.
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Renee Harrington Leonard

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my question was answered thank you :-) 
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Dio Brando

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VIA...SAT...
lol

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