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Old 11-10-2019, 08:00 PM   #1
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We have DirecTV at home in SC. We will be vacationing in FL for a couple of months. If we have another satellite dish, can we just bring our DirecTV receiver and hook it up in FL to watch TV?

If not, what service do you use when you go on vacation and want to watch satellite TV? Where we are going does not provide cable or satellite.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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I us my phone or tablet to watch Dish Anywhere. Direct TV probably has a similar product. Mine is no extra charge with Dish subscription.

You should as with insurance shop the rates, especially with the likes of AT$T. They are infamous for price creep, especially after incurring huge debt buying both Direct and Time Warner.
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If it is the correct dish.

[QUOTE=Pat H;760410]We have DirecTV at home in SC. We will be vacationing in FL for a couple of months. If we have another satellite dish, can we just bring our DirecTV receiver and hook it up in FL to watch TV?

It is common for the dish to stay at the apartment for the next renter. I had an RV account that I used both home and on the road with two different antennas. However the dish has been changed over the years, and you may loose local channels due to the spot beam transmitions.
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you may loose local channels due to the spot beam transmitions.
Almost a surety that if you tune to one of your local channels you will get a message on the screen that it is not available in areas outside your local viewing area. I cannot get very far away from home without losing them. If you want to see the networks prime time offerings, you will likely need an OTA antenna or cable hookup. My experience with both is that they can be “iffy.” Depends on (shall I say) the quality of the campground you choose.
I was a DirecTV customer for 20 years, but recently switched to Dish for primarily customer service reasons (IMHO, AT&T is the biggest problem with DirecTV). Both companies have some weird quirks, but I have found I like Dish better, as does my spouse who watches way more television than I do. Never had the DirecTV anywhere app, but I do have the Dish Anywhere app. As a previous post states, the app does not restrict local channel viewing location as the internet is not directionally beamed!
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I understood that all the channels were supposed to beam locally using 4G and be available free of charge in the USA? I get most channels free in Toronto, Ca with just 4G outside antennas (no service provider), but the the service varies with weather and location of antenna. You may have to reprogram your TV each time you change the location/direction of your antenna. You can also check what is available to you by running the program: signal analysis report for the new location at "www.tvfool.com".
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Do you get ATT free with direct tv? I don't have satellite, but I use att for my cable/computer tv.
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Do you get ATT free with direct tv? I don't have satellite, but I use att for my cable/computer tv.
I donít think so. AT&T purchased DirecTV and turned a decent satellite TV service into a not so decent service. Itís great if you donít mind talking with customer service reps who speak English but in a dialect that is difficult to understand. I believe if you have AT&T phone service you get a small discount on DirecTV. However, the latest rumor is that AT&T wants to shed DirecTV after owning it a relatively short time.
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Yes you can you just won't get local channels you just need to program the zip code where you are at.
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:09 PM   #9
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We have DirecTV at home in SC. We will be vacationing in FL for a couple of months. If we have another satellite dish, can we just bring our DirecTV receiver and hook it up in FL to watch TV?

If not, what service do you use when you go on vacation and want to watch satellite TV? Where we are going does not provide cable or satellite.

Thanks in advance for any help!
We use Directv when we travel. Just upgraded our receiver from the R22-100 to the HR24DVR because sometime this year the R22 will cease to be supported (actually the satellite that sends a signal to it will be re-purposed). We use the Winegard Carryout G2+ as our antenna. When at home the HR24 is recording programs through our normal Directv service so that we can watch when traveling even if we choose not to deploy the dish. Of note is the fact that Directv told us NOT to upgrade to the Genie 2 system at home as that would make it so our HR24 would not work any more at home. Apparently that is because with the newest Genie ALL equipment attached must be Genie compatible. When we are more than a couple hundred miles from home we only get channels above 7O - no local channels. The only way to change that is to change the service address to each location you are camped at - royal pain in the behind and a several hour long process if you get the wrong person on the other end of the phone. We therefore use the over the air antenna for local stuff. Hope that helps answer your original question. The extra receiver is about $6-7 month.
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