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VQ4100 QUEST Local channels explained in the review.
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2016
AWESOME!! I was so tired of setting up my tripod dish and then putting everything away while camping. So I decided to get the King Quest to make my set ups a breeze. With this dish I receive all of my programming including my local channels. Set up is a breeze now. Just put the Portable dish outside with a view to the satellites, turn everything on and BAM! you will have TV within a few minutes. Granted I have lost HD programming, but while in my RV I can live with it. It is not the manufactures of these dishes fault for the loss of HD, but it it the way DirecTV delivers their signal. If you must have HD with DirectTV you must purchase a Winegard Traveler which will cost more then a grand more then this dish and it will have to be permanently mounted on the roof of your RV. There are a lot of trees were I camp, and being limited to a permanently mounted dish was something I was not willing to do. You can use this model with dish network, but you will need to by the King UC1000 universal controller for less then a hundred dollars.
I would like to explain something about local channels to help you understand why some people are getting them and some people are not. If you get on your google machine and search the internet, you will find listing of the local channels that are on the 101 satellite and the locals that are on the 119 Satellite. It appears that most of the larger markets are one the 101 while smaller markets are on 119. So it would be very important for you to check ahead of time to see what satellite your locals are on. If you locals are on the 101 satellite, there is nothing you have to buy, if they are on the 119, you will need to buy the King UC1000 universal controller to get your locals. The UC1000 allows the dish to use both the 101 and 119 satellites. I hope this helps you understand the local programming and maybe you will not have to spend the hours of research I did before I bought the King Quest.
In addition to the locals of larger markets, the 101 satellite provides channels 100 thru 400 and 500 thru 800. This includes the premium movie channels such as HBO and Showtime. The 119 has the locals from smaller markets and channels in the 400's and some others. So if your like me, you will have no need for any of the channels in the 400's. So basically since my locals are on the 101 satellite, I have absolutely no need to have the ability to get the 119 satellite.
If you want to change you provider to Dish Network, you will need to get the UC1000. However, if you do go with Dish, you will also get all of their HD programming!
One of the main reason I chose the the King Quest is I now have the flexibility to change from DirecTV to the Dish Network if I ever choose to change my satellite providers.
I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase!