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Old 07-21-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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If I already have dirctv at home can I buy a portable dish and take one of the recievers from home? Or do I have to pay for a whole new service. Not sure if we want it yet, but after the last trip where it rained nonstop for 5 days, Im sure the DW and kids would be thankful......
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Yes, get a portable dish and use a home receiver. But DO NOT tell DirecTV you are using it in a camper. They want a totally separate subscription if they know that is what you are doing. Let them believe the receiver is in your bedroom. The only negative is you won't get your usual local channels if you go 75 to 100 miles away from your home. You will not get what would be considered local channels in your traveled-to location. But you have a crank-up antenna for that anyway.
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Yes, get a portable dish and use a home receiver. But DO NOT tell DirecTV you are using it in a camper. They want a totally separate subscription if they know that is what you are doing. Let them believe the receiver is in your bedroom. The only negative is you won't get your usual local channels if you go 75 to 100 miles away from your home. You will not get what would be considered local channels in your traveled-to location. But you have a crank-up antenna for that anyway.
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Did it when I was running the roads as well. I had no trouble with DirecTv at all using it on the road. My SAT RCVRS sometimes lost their setup when I pulled the 120VAC from them so had to call DirecTv several times on the road when setting up for them to reset my service. Sometimes we would pick up the DISH NETWORK satellite thinking it was the DIRECTV one so had to keep that in mind when you showing a strong signal but nothing works. DISH is due south of CA and DIRECTV is due south of TEXAS they tell me.

Also NOTE you will lose your DirecTv SAT LOCAL TV service when you get outside your local ZIP CODE area. I doubt if DIRECTV would turn that ON for you at all the camp ground areas you are visiting.

For us it was handy to have the ACCOUNT Information attached to the SAT RCVR. If you know your accoount info you can also reset your service going online and NOT even have to talk to DIRECTV rep.

When the digtial NATIONAL BROADCAST came out a couple years we stopped bringing along our SAT HOOKUP stuf from the house. The new digital local TV is full blown high def and is much better quality then what was getting from SAT TV. Also better quality then what would get from the camp grounds as well we use both OTA and CABLE hookup when at a camp ground.

On the road we always get 6-36 local town's digital stations using our OTA BATWING antenna. If we get the urge to watch some cable stations when camping off the power grid we will downstream them using the internet.

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