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Old 05-15-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Satellite direct anyone?

Not a big TV watcher. The exceptions are Red Wing Playoffs. Go Wings!...and...Detroit Tiger Baseball, esp. as the season heats up...Go Tigers!
I don't want to invest in a satellite dish and get locked into a contract.
Happened upon Satellite Direct...streams to computer...
Watch online TV on Your PC with SatelliteDirect - Over 3,500 HD Channels Available 24/7.

Anyone know of this, have an opinion? Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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Dish Network "Pay as you go". No contract. Turn it on and off as needed.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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I checked the local "pay as you go" provider and I would have to buy a satellite dish and receiver, and then pay an extraordinary monthly fee (since I'm not in a contract)... especially if I want baseball network. Just on principal, that's not gonna fly with me. I do appreciate the suggestion though.
P.S. Wings and Hawks tied after 1.5 periods.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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I suggest you call Dish directly. There is no such thing as a "local" satellite provider.

Yes, you have to buy the equipment. Tailgater system was $435 at a recent CW sale. A friend of mine signed up and it was less than $50 a month. Yes, for special sports channels you may end up paying for a high-priced tier (but it's not higher because you don't have a contract).
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:10 PM   #5
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We are into our second month with a Dish tailgater and love it! Bought it from Amazon complete with antenna, receiver, cable and remote, about $325. 60 channels, pay-as-you-go, $39.95/mo + tax. Automatically shuts down at the end of the month, and you renew when you are ready to use it again. Also subscribed to "network channels" (ABC, CBS, NBS, FOX) from All American Direct ($12.00/mo). We are currently at a KOA in NC, the park cable is fuzzy, so I connected the Tailgater and have crystal clear channels and a very happy DW.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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I'd rather not. But thank you. Has anyone tried this online streaming software? More my speed from glancing at the website.
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Please make sure of your internet, streaming takes a lot of GBs.
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I'd rather not. But thank you. Has anyone tried this online streaming software? More my speed from glancing at the website.
That might be great at home but when you are at any campground they usually have a much slower access and tell you that the wifi is for email and stuff but not streaming video. So think aboout that.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #9
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Also, it might just be us but having wifi is usually the exception than the norm.
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