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Old 06-02-2017, 04:36 PM   #21
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You have to pay for TV in the us?

I just have a $200 glomex omnidirectional antenna up top, gets all channels within 100klm.
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Old 06-03-2017, 02:40 AM   #22
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We've had directv for 15+ years on the boat. 12+ years was with a standard dish. The secret is not to have hd and when calling DO NOT mention boat. We use the same receiver on the boat and motor home. Mentioning rv is better the boat. We travel all over the us and have no problem with reception, but local channel is a problem as you have to call them each time you change locations.
Some folks, perhaps most folks, do not wish to settle for SD reception. We do not. Our Dish TV service gives us both an HD and SD signal for many channels. The difference in picture quality is profound. As service providers we have had both Dish and Direct TV and have found no discernible difference. But for folks on the move, whether it be land yachting or water yachting, the Dish RV service is far more convenient. Changes of service location can be fone on-line, no fibbing or having to take cate not to say the wrong thing on the phone.
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Old 06-03-2017, 02:39 PM   #23
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When I lived in south central Alaska, the dishes they use are much bigger than those in the L48. This is the reason I have the biggest dish, I could get.
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Old 06-04-2017, 01:18 PM   #24
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Phi Fill is right on the money. We've been Direct TV cust for ever. I leave a receiver at the Camp and put a "Weinguard" Sat Dish on my ...shhhhh boat/RV! Once you're dialed in it works great. It took a few seasons to learn the system. Here's it is; never mention boat, always ask for Customer Retention, always threaten to go to cable( especially if you're a 30 year customer), get a $50 Radio Shack type antenna for local channels( best HD you will find), plan on no HD on your Weinguard( use only standard dish).Plan on 1-2 hrs EVERY time you move from say home to boat for start up and tell them to shut off "home" and make you RV your new address(if you'll be there a few months like a snow bird) ,if you're on the road( leave "the house" as your base) the Weinguard works great once you stop, but you need antenna as the "go to" . That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
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Old 06-04-2017, 01:23 PM   #25
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Phi Fill is right on the money. We've been Direct TV cust for ever. I leave a receiver at the Camp and put a "Weinguard" Sat Dish on my ...shhhhh boat/RV! Once you're dialed in it works great. It took a few seasons to learn the system. Here's it is; never mention boat, always ask for Customer Retention, always threaten to go to cable( especially if you're a 30 year customer), get a $50 Radio Shack type antenna for local channels( best HD you will find), plan on no HD on your Weinguard( use only standard dish).Plan on 1-2 hrs EVERY time you move from say home to boat for start up and tell them to shut off "home" and make you RV your new address(if you'll be there a few months like a snow bird) ,if you're on the road( leave "the house" as your base) the Weinguard works great once you stop, but you need antenna as the "go to" . That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
So right !!!!! It's funny - I had a customer rep share this with me once. I'm sure he was executed since than. But given what they charge - they should give you free coverage on your Mini Cooper, RV, Boat and jet as part of the base package LOL
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Old 06-04-2017, 01:25 PM   #26
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You have to pay for TV in the us?

I just have a $200 glomex omnidirectional antenna up top, gets all channels within 100klm.
Oh, yes. We pay. Yes we pay. LOL
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