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Old 04-10-2016, 10:05 PM   #1
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Sat TV survey

Before I search the internet for life in order to determine which is a better deal.We are Good Sam's member as well,so here is the question Dish,or Direct TV,which has a better cost advantage and ease of installation at camp grounds..
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I think if you figure cost and ease of use I think Dish will win hands down. Plug the cable into the dish then the RV. Point the dish in the general direction of south. Go inside and turn on your sat receiver and set it to the state you in. About 10 minutes later you have you guide download and watching TV. Jump on the internet and go Dish RV website and hit chat and let the guy know your new service address and couple minutes you will have local channels. Plus all the HD channels.
Negatives and big one --- The bill system they can keep it straight.
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I have Direct but I have had Dish too. My Direct bill is kinda high, $130 a month. I think I can get Dish cheaper. As far as setting up, I can set my portable Direct satellite up in about 20 minutes and get HD signals. On the Dish I have a Tailgater but it only picks up one satellite signal at a time so it is sometimes slow but only a few seconds


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Depends on what you have at home already. If one or the other, stick with that.

Also depends on how easily you want to find HD satellites. If you want automatic satellite finding AND HD, Dish wins hands down. I found their 'pay as you go' system to be impossible to deal with.........maybe my error, but FWIW. I had the Pathway X2 and sold it........it works great, bingo bango, assuming no trees of any kind. Dish requires a fairly wide swath to get all 3 satellites.

I have DirecTV at home and a manual tripod mounted dish for camping. Harder to use, but others have figured it out and I will also. Finding the 3 satellites is harder, yet they are closer together than DISH, so from that perspective it's easier once 101 is found.
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I've been with DirecTv since '95, we have HD at home but on the road we're not that picky for HD. Ours sets up in 5 minutes!


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I have had dish at home for over 20yrs and love it. We add the receiver in the trailer for $7. a month. I just bought a tailgater antenna and set up couldn't be any easier.
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I have DirecTV at home and Dish in the RV with a Tailgater.
For cost and ease of use it is Dish. When you know that you
will not be using it for a month or more it will be just over $5
per month if you call them and tell them that you want to pause the service.
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Direct also has an RV deal
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Direct also has an RV deal

There's been issues with them in the past with RV's and national networks (ABC, etc.) when out of the spot beam for most people's local channels. Can you explain your setup with DirecTV?
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Local channels good for 250 mile radius from home, although when I went to Quartzsite,AR. I could have the locals there, but my home wouldn't have them....either/ or thing.....so I just used ant. for local news from that area
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