13 Best Satellite Television Systems

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Satellite Television Systems in 2020


Winegard PA-1000 DISH Playmaker HD Portable Satellite Antenna (RV Portable Satellite Dish, Tailgating Portable Satellite Antenna)

Winegard PA-1000 DISH Playmaker HD Portable Satellite Antenna (RV Portable Satellite Dish, Tailgating   Portable Satellite Antenna)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Winegard SK-SWM3 TRAV'LER DIRECTV SWM Slimline Antenna

Winegard SK-SWM3 TRAV'LER DIRECTV SWM Slimline Antenna
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Automatic satellite acquisition
  • Stows to less than 10 inches
  • Two year parts warranty, one year labor
  • 4 way splitter

Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote (1st Gen), streaming media player

Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote (1st Gen), streaming media player
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Experience true-to-life picture quality in 4K Ultra HD and HDR.
  • Now supports Dolby Atmos audio-feel scenes come to life in three dimensions.
  • Access 500,000+ movies and TV episodes from popular channels and apps including Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, SHOWTIME, NBC, and more.
  • Do more with Alexa-find and control content, play music, check movie showtimes, order a pizza, and more. Just press and ask using your Alexa Voice Remote (1st Gen) or pair an Echo device for hands-free control.
  • Navigate millions of websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit with browsers like Silk and Firefox.
  • Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes, plus ad-free listening to millions of songs with Prime Music.
  • No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch live TV and sports with subscriptions to Hulu, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV.

[Amlogic S912 2GB RAM+16GB ROM] Android 7.1 TV Box?64 Bits Octa Core Smart TV Box Support 4K 3D Dual Band WiFi 2.4GHz/5GHz 1000LAN-OTTBOX Z Plus [2018 Newest Model]

[Amlogic S912 2GB RAM+16GB ROM] Android 7.1 TV Box?64 Bits Octa Core Smart TV Box Support 4K 3D Dual Band WiFi 2.4GHz/5GHz 1000LAN-OTTBOX Z Plus [2018 Newest Model]
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

FTA Complete Glorystar Satellite One Room HD DVR - Free to Air Television

FTA Complete Glorystar Satellite One Room HD DVR - Free to Air Television
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Over 70 FREE Christian Digital Channels in this easy to use complete system, works on any TV
  • No Subscriptions, No Monthly Fees, No Contracts - Only purchase this equipment offered here
  • Includes everything needed to setup and watch, install kit, bolts nuts, wires and step by step detailed guide
  • Automatic updates keep track of channel changes, this ensures that you will have all available Christian channels without complicated programming in menus
  • One year of unlimited telephone support included, one year warranty on all equipment

Winegard SK-1000 Gray/Black Satellite TV Antenna

Winegard SK-1000 Gray/Black Satellite TV Antenna
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Compatible Satellite Providers: DISH SD/HD, Bell SD/HD
  • Views three satellites simultaneously
  • Maximum Receiver Capability: 3 (with option to add more)
  • Intended for RV or Camper Trailer use only
  • Roof mount, stationary use only

Sobetter Outdoor Amplified HDTV Antenna Digital TV Antenna 150 Miles 360° Degree Rotation HD Digital Outdoor Indoor HDTV Antenna Remote Controller

Sobetter Outdoor Amplified HDTV Antenna Digital TV Antenna 150 Miles 360° Degree Rotation HD Digital Outdoor Indoor HDTV Antenna Remote Controller
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

OxoxO MAG 250 IPTV Set Top Box With Remote Control Multimedia Player Internet TV IP HDTV 1080p Support USB Wifi VoD Middleware

OxoxO MAG 250 IPTV Set Top Box With Remote Control Multimedia Player Internet TV IP HDTV 1080p Support USB Wifi VoD Middleware
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • 1. Support: USB wifi
  • 2. Subtitle: DVB, SRT (support coming soon), built-in text
  • 3. Supported VoD: Espial-Kasenna, BitBand, ARRIS (C-COR), LIVE555
  • 4. Supported Middleware: Stalker, OFT-Media, NetUP, Smart Labs, Netris, ZTE
  • 5. External Interfaces: Audio output S / PDIF, HDMI 1.3 (on the back) USB 2.0 (1 in front and 1 rear), Composite + Stereo A / V output (Mini jack on the back), Ethernet, 100Mb / s (rear) connector for 5V power supply (rear), LED display (front)

Satellite Finder V8 Finder FTA Freesat DVB S2 Receiver Digital Signal Meter, Sat TV Antenna Outdoor Signal Detector , MPEG4 HD 1080P Satellite LNB Directv Dish Adjusting Tool

Satellite Finder V8 Finder FTA Freesat DVB S2 Receiver Digital Signal Meter, Sat TV Antenna Outdoor Signal Detector , MPEG4 HD 1080P Satellite LNB Directv Dish Adjusting Tool
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

DISH Solo HD Receiver (ViP 211z)

DISH Solo HD Receiver (ViP 211z)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Views DISH HD programming in resolutions - 720p, 1080i, and 1080p.
  • Compatible with DISH satellites 1000.2, 1000.4, and Tailgater Antenna
  • Universal 4 component IR remote
  • 2 USB ports for connecting optional USB Digital OTA Tuner for over-the-air broadcasts and/or external hard drive for DVR functions(not included)
  • 10% smaller and 40% lighter than the previous DISH model ViP211k

TV Antenna, Taohy Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna 50 Mile Range with Detachable Amplifier Signal Booster, USB Power Supply and 13 FT Professional Performance Coax Cable

TV Antenna, Taohy Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna 50 Mile Range with Detachable Amplifier Signal Booster, USB Power Supply and 13 FT Professional Performance Coax Cable
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

TV antenna, Advanced 50-100 Miles Range Digital HDTV Antenna with Detachable Amplifier-Super thin for 0.02” Satellite TV Antenna(With UL Certificate)

TV antenna, Advanced 50-100 Miles Range Digital HDTV Antenna with Detachable Amplifier-Super thin for 0.02” Satellite TV Antenna(With UL Certificate)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

Winegard PA-6002 Pathway X2 RV Satellite Antenna for DISH (Dual-Arc Satellite Dish, Larger Reflector, Multi-Receiver Satellite System)

Winegard PA-6002 Pathway X2 RV Satellite Antenna for DISH (Dual-Arc Satellite Dish, Larger   Reflector, Multi-Receiver Satellite System)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Portable Satellite Antenna - Watch DISH HD programming anywhere, perfect for the RV, camper, motorhome, cabin, fishing, hunting or become the ultimate tailgater with the Winegard Pathway X2 for DISH.
  • Easy Setup Portable Antenna - Powered by single coax connection through DISH receiver. Easy to use and lightweight RV portable satellite dish. Fully automatic, finds DISH HD satellite orbital locations making it easy to watch your favorite TV shows.
  • Dual-Arc Satellite System - Pathway X2 accesses all DISH satellites everywhere in the United States. Uses both Western and Eastern arc orbitals.
  • Enjoy DISH TV in HD - Works exclusively with DISH HD solo satellite receiver technology and programming. Compatible with DISH Pay-As-You-Go, pay only for the months you need, or add to your home DISH satellite service.
  • Winegard Antenna Experts - Leading US designer and manufacturer of quality TV antenna and signal reception equipment since 1954. Designed and built in the U.S.A.

How to Install Your Own Satellite TV Equipment

This article gives a step-by-step guide for installing your satellite TV system and dish. The intent of this article is to assist those who do not wish to be locked into long term satellite TV commitments.

You have to first check for the location of your host satellite in the sky. Most are in the southern sky about the equivalent of the width of two or three hands held at arm's length. Your provider will tell you whether you need to be more south, southwest, or southeast. Some providers require two dishes to get all of their stations because they broadcast of off two different satellites. As long as you can aim the dish south without having a building or forest in the way, you should be able to get reception. More than likely if you are unsure, you might want to drive around your area and see where other satellite dishes are aimed.

When you get ready to install your dish, you have two options. You can put it up on your roof or eave. This will require that you have some type of sealant to cover the screws that you have to use to anchor the dish to your house. The second option is to put the dish on a mast. Before choosing this option, make sure that you live in a neighborhood that will allow it. Also, if you live in a shaky neighborhood, you might want that dish up high for security reasons. Anyone with a wrench and a few unwatched moments can make off with your dish. Their not too much in demand on the black market, but some people just like to be annoying. If you do choose this second option, you will need to purchase or make a mast to secure your dish. The hardware to put your dish on either option should be included with your install kit.

For land based installation on a mast, you will need to dig or drill a hole about 20 to 30 inches deep. If you know that you will not want to relocate the dish in the near future, set the pole in concrete. If you plan on taking it with you on trips or think that you might move before long, you may want to consider finding a less permanent way to plant the mast. Place the pole in an area where you can easily run the wires into your house. In any event, you need to make sure that the pole is precisely vertical. You can do this with a level by checking it at two or three places around the circumference. Once it is level and solid, you are ready to attach your dish.

For a roof installation, most dishes come with a short mast with a base that has four holes to put the screws through and into your roof or eave. Find an area of your roof that is located near the room or rooms where you will be hooking up the equipment. Attach the short mast to your roof and seal the screws to prevent leaks. You are ready to attach your dish.

The dish comes with a concave metal dish and one or more plastic coated receivers. These receivers should come installed on the dish. You will need to remove them and attach a single axel coax to each one. The coax will pass through a tube below the dish. You will need one receiver and line for each descrambler and two for each DVR system you are installing. You may need multiple dishes if you plan on a DVR in several rooms. This is not a problem, just a little more work.

If your kit did not include them, you will need to buy some anchors to secure the wires to your house to make them last longer and look better. Hide those wires every chance that you get. Run multiple wires side-by-side as far as you can. This way, it will be easier to conceal them and make a cleaner looking job. Normally, you will run the wires from the roof line or yard pole to the bottom edge of your siding or brick. At this point, you can separate them toward the different areas of the house they will be traveling. If you have a crawl space or basement, you may want to take them there before separating them. String the wire to the place where you will need to drill the hole(s) for the wire(s) to go through the floor or wall. Carefully select the correct bit for the size cable you are running. You do not want any extra space beside the cable as it passes from the outside to the inside. Drill the hole(s). If the coax already has the connectors attached, you will need holes large enough to allow the connector to pass.

If the coax does not have the connectors installed, you will need to install one on the end of each wire. If you are not an electrical wizard, you can buy the kind that screw on to the end of the wire. Most professionals are making ugly faces or laughing at this, but it will work. You will need to carefully remove the outside insulation back about 3/4 of an inch. This will expose the wire mesh that works as a shield for the inner axel. Pull this wire mesh back about 1/2 inch from the inner plastic sheath. Carefully cut through this plastic and remove it to expose the stiff wire inside. Now, you are ready to slide the connector over the center wire and twist it onto the coax. It will use the wire mesh like threads to secure itself to the wire. When you are finished, you should have hidden all of the wire mesh and have a wire that sticks up and out of the connector. Clip this to about the same level as the end of the connector. Do not be too picky here because a near miss will work fine. You are ready to continue to hook up.

Once the cable has been pushed through the wall or floor, go inside and pull as much as possible into the room. Make the connections to the back of the descrambler. Attach all of the wires so that the cables are hooked to the descrambler first. Go from the descrambler to your DVD player or VCR. Next, make the connection to any other devices that you may have attached before you get to your TV. The final cable will attach to the television. Plug everything into the outlet or power strip with a surge protector. Install the batteries into the remote for the new equipment.

Turn on the television and descrambler. There is no need to turn on other equipment unless it is needed to make your television work. Your TV should be set to the correct channel. This is usually 3 or 4 depending on your area and equipment. When the descrambler and TV are both on, you should see something about your equipment warming up and booting itself up for the first time. If you have your dish installed just right, after a few minutes, you should be able to receive programming. Most systems require you to contact a provider like DISH or DIRECTTV to activate programming. This can take up to a few hours, but normally less than an hour. You may want to make a preliminary call before starting to work on the installation. This will give them time begin the activation process.

Once your system is activated, you will be able to use the software to adjust your dish until your signal strength is above 90%. If you can get close to 100%, it will be better. Do not install your equipment during a thunderstorm or time of potential lightning. The satellite provider can coach you if you are unable to get a picture after the installation. The fixes are usually easy. Take the time to read through the manual that comes with your equipment so that you can maximize your enjoyment of your new system.

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