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Old 12-27-2013, 09:10 AM   #11
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Why cant you take one of the non DVR recievers out of the house? I have done that before without issue. But last time I renegotiated a deal with DTV I had them add 2 SD units for the trailer. Now I run one account and I have the Genie plus 3 HD recievers at home, and 2 SD units in the camper. The only issue is when I get outside of the spot beam for the local chanels I have to rely on OTA or park cable to fill that in.

A friend of mine has a non genie DVR in his trailer, seperate from the genie system at home. I just chose not to go that route.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #12
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We have directv and we take both our receivers and dvr camping depending on if we plan to watch any of our prerecorded,shows or just using the satellite. It's not hard to get it set up. Once the dish catches the signal(I have an auto dish) it only takes about 10 mins to get the zip code set and tv playing.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:06 AM   #13
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We have DirectTV. After the purchase of a dish and tripod we took 1 of our receivers from home with us. As long as I can locate our satellite we get our channels. Besides my inability to always locate the satellite, the only other issue is getting our local channels. Seems there is a geolocal type band that your local channels are broadcast to and once you go out of it the local channels are no longer accessible.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:36 AM   #14
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Directv also has an option I'm going to try and that is the GenieGo. It's basically a portable hard drive you download your recorded programs to and then you can connect it to your computer, ipad, smartphone, or tv and watch your recorded stuff anywhere. It's not dependent on having wi-fi at the campground. Go online and check it out.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:54 PM   #15
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Directv also has an option I'm going to try and that is the GenieGo. It's basically a portable hard drive you download your recorded programs to and then you can connect it to your computer, ipad, smartphone, or tv and watch your recorded stuff anywhere. It's not dependent on having wi-fi at the campground. Go online and check it out.
How much do they charge for the Geniego? Is there also a monthly fee?
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:04 PM   #16
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Oh man. You might cost me money with that! My wife would LOVE to be able to pull her DVR'd stuff off and take it with us.
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:08 PM   #17
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No monthly fee, $149 initial cost for the unit. Maybe can get one for less elsewhere.
www.directv.com/GenieGo for more info.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:53 PM   #18
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For whatever its worth, I used to align my own dish system for about 5 years and then they came out with the Tailgater and I haven't looked back.

Now if I could only find a decent internet system.

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Old 01-06-2014, 04:07 PM   #19
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Thanks folks. Wasn't ignoring your replies...just got really busy. Think I'm going to go with the H25 receiver. Now I just need to figure out which dish to use. Would like something automatic.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:44 PM   #20
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No monthly fee, $149 initial cost for the unit. Maybe can get one for less elsewhere.
www.directv.com/GenieGo for more info.

Genie go is now $99.00!!!!
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