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Old 03-19-2013, 12:05 AM   #11
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We just ordered a Dish Tailgater package (Amazon $449) and "pay as you go" programming, you can get 60 channels for $39 month-to-month. You can add "local channels" (CBS-NBC-ABC-Fox) broadcast from NY or San Francisco for about $10/mo.
But u can only get your home locals for about 100 miles or so.

You can't live in cali and get cali locals in Indiana.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:06 AM   #12
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I don't understand the restrictions on Satelite providers. My daughter lives 5 miles from me but in a different county and she receives local stations from a different market. Direct TV told her that she did not have a choice.
I live closer to the local channels I prefer but instead get local channels that are farther away.
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With Slingbox and an Internet connection you can connect to your home cable or sat box and watch on cell phone, tablet or computer. There may be other similar workarounds.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:44 AM   #14
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With Slingbox and an Internet connection you can connect to your home cable or sat box and watch on cell phone, tablet or computer. There may be other similar workarounds.
There u go..
I phorgot about sling as I don't have it yet.

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:00 PM   #15
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Looks like Slingbox has units for $180 and $300. I believe the more expensive one uses wifi in your house to connect your TV signal to the internet where it then streams the signal to your laptop/tablet/etc. For this to work you would need a decent internet connection where you are at.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:16 PM   #16
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If you have a computer and internet service, just pull up the station you want. Many of them also have apps for i-pad, etc.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #17
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On your Dish account, do you pay now for your "local Channels"? If so, how do they know if you moved your receiver to another place? I thought they determined what is local by your zip code. I have not set up Dish yet in camper but may this summer. Post what you finally come up with.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:27 PM   #18
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I have the Slingbox Solo ($111 from Amazon - Amazon.com: Sling Media Slingbox SOLO (SB260-100): Electronics). Not hi-def, but fine for phone / tablet size display and my older eyes. It sends my cable box signal over the internet. Lets me access cable's remote control functions from tablet / laptop. Works okay with 3G level connection. Had some setup (stability) issues - resolved from hints from others found via Google search. Now seems stable and good. Lets us watch Monday Night Football while camping!
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Should have also mentioned - portable devices (tablets, smart phones) also require a Slingbox App to work - about $30 extra, as I remember.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #20
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On your Dish account, do you pay now for your "local Channels"? If so, how do they know if you moved your receiver to another place? I thought they determined what is local by your zip code. I have not set up Dish yet in camper but may this summer. Post what you finally come up with.
The spot beam that sends the local channels in your given area is very narrow .
120 mile radius-ish
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