Originally Posted by bmrich2
Pilgrim here, new to this motorhome experience and have a question. To operate our TV using satellite do we need a receiver box? Or is a receiver box only if we want Dish Network? Thank you
Hi and welcome.
To get SAT you must have a dish antenna on the rig or a portable one that you setup yourself. After that yes you will still need a reciever for DirecTV or DISH Network.
If you have SAT at home and you camp within a few hundred miles of home you can use the box from your home.
Most campgrounds these days have cable or local channels which is what most people want for a few nights. If you plan a long trip say a few months you can go DISH Network with a portable dish and the VIP211k reciever. That is what I use. DISH Network has a pay as you go just for RVers. You pay month to month, no contract and stop any time afte ryour 30 days with no additional fees. You pay in advance and pay a few dollars more than if you had a year subscription at home.
Here is a link to tell you more.
RV DISH - Pay As You Go! No Contracts, No Commitments!
Hope this helps answer your questions.