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VuQube VQ1000 Portable Satellite Dish System

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1 new from CDN$ 1,271.99
  • Self-leveling, self-contained, weather resistant satellite dish system
  • Eliminates need to carry a level, tripod, dish and signal meter
  • -inchFastfind-inch RF remote with 50 ft To 100 ft range allows for simple 1 person set up and can reduce signal acquisition times to 5 - 10 minutes
  • Resistant to signal loss due to high winds or rain
  • Compatible with DIRECTV, Dish Network, Bell ExpressVu, and free-to-air satellite providers
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 58.2 x 46.5 x 46.2 cm ; 8 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 7 Kg
  • Item model number: VQ1000
  • ASIN: B0014SCLCM
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 27 2011
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #469,660 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

The true power of the VuQube Satellite Antenna is its portability and simple one person set-up. The VuQube antenna is self contained in a weather resistant enclosure. It requires no assembly or installation, just place the VuQube on the ground, in the back of your pick-up, on a picnic table or anywhere there is a clear view of the southern sky. Once positioned, run a single coaxial cable (provided with purchase) from the satellite receiver to the VuQube and use a wireless remote to move the motorized antenna dish inside the VuQube until you lock on to a signal.

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Amazon.com: 3.0 out of 5 stars 42 reviews
68 of 70 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The damned thing really works! Nov. 29 2008
By Regnal J. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
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When I ordered this device, I suspected that I had once again thrown perfectly "good money" down the drain. Within a scant five minutes after hooking the supplied RG-6 cable to my satellite receiver and loading the supplied batteries into the simple, exquisitely and intuitively designed remote, I was tuned magnificently to my favorite channel, the Food Network, in the palmetto-clad depths of a remote sea-side campground in the low-country of South Carolina!

No more pinched fingers from unruly tripods. No more cajoling and begging my truculent wife of 47 years to deign to say those magic words, "We got a picture!" ... after the ritualistic 30-45 minutes of my fiddlin' and tweakin' to find just that right combination of elevation, disc-levellin' and azimuth-findin' required to configure my old dish apparati.

My only complaint: this thing won't feed a second receiver in my 5th wheel camper. I really don't miss the inability to pick up HD channels since the standard resolution picture is just great particularly when camped for a day or so on the edge of wheatfield in west Kansas.

The damned thing really works!
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Customer Service from King control Dec 24 2008
By Dana Geiger - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I initially had problems setting up the dish and gave them a horrible review with one star.

However, after talking to customer service, I determined that the issues were mine and not the dish. After my discussion with tech support, the setup went smoothly and took about 5 minutes.

In their instruction manual VuQube recommends using the DirecTV D11 or D12 receiver. If you call tech support you may find that you can use other receivers. The dish works with a DirecTV H20 (high definition receiver). You do not get HD TV since the dish only supports standard definition signals.

Tech support called me back after 5 minutes after my initial call. They were extremely fast and very competent. If only all customer support calls were this efficient.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars vuqube Dec 28 2009
By Carla Herrmann - Published on Amazon.com
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This system is probably fine but wouldn't hook up to accommodate all of our Dish channels so we returned it.
13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I would wait for the HD version. June 9 2008
By George B. - Published on Amazon.com
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When I researched this product, their homepage indicated that the company was working on a Directv HDTV satellite "update" (I don't have the actual language in front of me and they were going to change the website language to fix the confusion). Later I wrote to the company asking if the HDTV "update" was available yet, and if not, would they notify me... Response: "What are you talking about, these units will never be receive HDTV; you will need to buy a new unit." Now that's not exactly the type of "update" that we normally think about... at least not with computers! They should have said that they were working on a new model that would provide HDTV, I would have waited for it! If you don't care about HDTV, the dish did work when I set it up at home using my Directv HDTV DVR with dual tuners. But while camping in the middle of Yosemite's campgrounds I could never find a satellite through the trees anyway!! Searching for the satellites is not really that easy, but with practice it probably becomes easier. I would gladly pay for a more automatic satellite setup process.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Easy Setup. March 26 2010
By D. W. Rose - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I purchased the VuQube VQ1000 instead of getting a setup like one on my house. This seemed simple and much more user friendly. I dish arrived quickly and was package extremely well. I ran it outside to see how it worked before taking it camping. I hooked up my received to the dish and followed the instructions. Easy! I was watching satellite in 10 minutes without breaking a sweat and without the hassles to trying to zero in the dish manually. I did have some issues with the remote, but a quick friendly call to the company fixed this issue by sending me another one within a few days.

This dish is self-leveling which is why I bought it. It is also self-contained with no need of external power. This unit did come with a way to lock the unit, so I bought a cable and lock to secure it to a tree or whatever is handy.

I really am glad that I bought this instead of the roof mounted style of dish with tripod.

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