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Old 09-19-2014, 09:34 PM   #1
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Hello All!!

Picking up our Rockwood 2703WS next week(has been a long wait) and wondering what I will need to pick up my Direct TV account? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Tom
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:28 PM   #2
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I'm not quite sure about your question, but if I understand it, you will need:

a satellite dish
a directv receiver

There are a variety of satellite dishes on the market. Some are fully automated, some are partially automated, and others require a complete manual set up. I use a winegard carryout that requires me to point one end to north and set the elevation.

The only coordination I've done with DirecTV is on the few occasions I've needed tech support. When my receiver is idle for too long they disconnect it. I have to call them to reestablish my connection.

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Old 09-19-2014, 10:34 PM   #3
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Do a search for Directv and one for Direct TV and you'll find several threads where your questions are answered. I've also been gathering information.
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Direct TV requires a 2 year contract but Dish TV has a pay as you go "30 days at a time" deal. You might look into that before you plunk down a bunch of cash for a camper system.


You only pay for SAT TV when you actually go camping.
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I understood he already had a DIRECTV account.


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Old 09-20-2014, 01:34 PM   #6
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I do already have directv so was not sure if I only need to buy an RV dish online and take one of my boxes from home or have to call them


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You can get another Direct receiver for $6 a month and get a carry out satt dish.
I am looking into this as well.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AOF3EI6/...I132O5U8M7L4BK
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:55 PM   #8
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Ok thanks for the replies, I called directv and they told me I need a new receiver for $6.00 a month and suggested Wineguard for the dish, sounds good and the same as some of you mentioned, But they told me they won't ship receiver until an installation appointment is set up, I was thinking of getting a portable dish which would not be installed right?wondering if anyone has a portable and what they did to get the receiver. Thanks


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WE have been using DirecTV for years. We have a second box in the house that we just put into the 5er. We have a Winegard Tailgater, automatic, just set close to level, plug in and let it find the staelite.

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Make sure that whatever dish you buy is capable of handling HD TV, if that's important to you. I was told last week at Hershey that DirecTV's portable dishes are not able to get HD, that you need to buy a more permanent style dish to get HD. I'm in the same boat--I have Direct at home and it would just be a matter of an extra $7 a month for another receiver, but the "no HD" thing was a deal killer for the DW. So we went with the Dish "pay as you go" deal, which does carry HD. Now some peeps in here have said otherwise, that Direct does get the HD, but I can't confirm that.
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