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Old 12-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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Question Satellite TV Suggestions

I've read until my eyes are crossed and still don't know what to do. Hoping for some suggestions from you folks.

I have a small travel trailer and not much space for a receiver. However I spend half my week in the TT and half at home. I'd like to have more tv options while in the TT.

Currently I have Directv Genie and 3 clients at home. I know I can't take one of the clients but was wondering if I can take the Genie DVR? Would it be difficult to setup and move back and forth? Right now a friend is loaning me an H25 (nice and small) and a dish but that is just for the next few months. I'd really like to have a dvr though...I hate watching live tv and am spoiled with the dvr. I really would like to have a small receiver since my space is VERY limited. There is only one tv.

What options do I have for a small dvr (doesn't have to be high def) and satellite dish? I would like to keep Directv since I just renewed the contract about six months ago.

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Old 12-20-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Sorry,can't make any suggestions on DirectTV ,but you can look at the units available here. I have Dish Network and bought my satellite dish and receiver here. it doesn't look like there is a small receiver with DVR available.

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Old 12-20-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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Have you checked on Ebay? Usually you can find just about any model DirecTv receiver you need, as well as dishes. That's what I did and had DirecTv add on the additional receiver. Very minimal cost to add another receiver.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:23 AM   #4
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i have dish at home and my trailer is wired for satelite. my computor wizard friend, swears he can get dish through my tablet or notebook off my home account and hook it to my rv tv for free. i asked him why they still sell rv satelites if this is true, and he said few people know they can do this. anyone out there ever here of this?
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:35 AM   #5
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That's possible only if you are subscribed to "dish anywhere" . check with your dish provider.
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Dish network lets you stream any of the channels you subscribe to over an internet connected device (phone, tablet, etc). The long pole here is that you must have wi-ft connection to internet. Call dish customer service and they will get you going OR Google it.
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I hate auto spell.....that's wi-fy !

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I hate auto spell.....that's wi-fy !

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And most campground wi-f- systems don't support high bandwidth streaming. You'd probably go broke using your phone's data!
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i am a dish customer, and i have a sprint hot spot for my wifi. i can get the internet on all my computers anywhere i can get 3g or 4g. i bought a tablet for my rv, so i will have internet there all the time any where i go. i haven't figured out how to use this tablet yet but i am trying. it's powered by google., which is pretty much a pain in the butt. they seem to want to run the show.
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