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    Satellite TV inside your vehicle

    This has got to be the next best thing ... http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/104/C2236/#

    When will it be available here ?

    Paul
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    I have a friend that has that already. He has so much money he doesn't know what to do with it, but it really sucks unless you're doing highway driving. If you are in a city or a road with a lot of hills the recepition sucks. Its great for tailgating though. All and all I don't think it is worth what he paid for but as time goes on the price will drop and hopefully the reciever gets smaller
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    (for tailgating I can use a regular dish)

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    who the hell would want that big bastard on their car?
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    There is a company or two the has that for cars. They look like you have skis on top of your roof in a box. I believe it runs around 2k in price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hijinks21
    I have a friend that has that already. He has so much money he doesn't know what to do with it
    He can give me some in charity! He would get a sticker on my car with his name on it if he wanted to!

    Quote Originally Posted by hijinks21
    I have a friend that has that already. He has so much money he doesn't know what to do with it, but it really sucks unless you're doing highway driving. If you are in a city or a road with a lot of hills the recepition sucks. Its great for tailgating though. All and all I don't think it is worth what he paid for but as time goes on the price will drop and hopefully the reciever gets smaller
    How come there is such big difference this reception and the one from regular GPS receiver-units?

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    It is not a GPS unit, it is a Phased Array (or the equivalent) satellite dish, that through software is able to track and receive the satellite signal...while moving...that is why it costs $3k (crutchfield.com)

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    how about highspeed internet via sattelite?

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    I'm not sure how well that would work... my parents have directway and they had to run 2 cables to the dish, it was bigger, and if your used to cable, or a T1 line there is some noticable lag. I'm sure they'll figure something out later but since the dish would constantly have to lock onto a signal it might be a good idea to invest in 3G phone technology and hook it to the PC instead

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    The package comes with the dish and the receiver. Both are propriatary to eachother. That means they will not interchange with any other receivers. Retail is $3500. Adding the service is like adding another room to your house. I think it's $5 a month. The installation will probably cost $500-$1500 depending on how custom the install will be. The rep told me that they sell about 150 units a day nation wide.
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