Originally Posted by barryra
I have Dish Network at home & have heard that if I found a portable dish I could make this work when we go camping. Would I need another receiver or could I use one from home? Does Dish frown on people doing this? We wouldn't spend a lot of time watching tv but we thought it would be fun to watch a baseball game or shark week right before we go swimming.
How would I go about getting this to work?
In Canada, Bell TV (Formerly Expressvu), using Dish Network Technology has a timer of some kind in their receivers. If it is not connected, with AC power to it, and not receiving the satellite signal, for a period of some days (I don't know how many, but more than 3) it will become 'unsynchronized' from your service and lose your programming channels!
You then have to contact Bell TV Service by phone, or on the Internet (if you have subscribed to the Internet Billing Website) and have them 'resynchronize' your receiver(s). For some reason, on the Internet, this can only be done once a month.
I found this out several times when I unplugged a receiver for a while when on vacation. A pain, but a problem if you drag out a system and set it up, only to have it DEAD, except for the promo and advertising channels!