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Old 03-18-2010, 12:19 PM   #11
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Re: DirecTV and mobile service. It now appears that DirecTV has a rather complicated way of monitoring mobile receiver use. They are getting sticky especially if you have MORE THAN ONE RECEIVER BOX attached to your account. If you take your home receiver with you, you may only get network channels (ABC, NBC, etc.) from your local stations. Apparently you can sign up for Distant Network Service (DNS) which will give you network feeds from either NYC or LA (based on your local time zone). If you have MORE THAN ONE RECEIVER, they will try to get you to open a second account. I am planning to take my single receiver with me this summer...making no changes or declarations to my account...will have to wait to see how it works. Go to DirecTV.com and search "mobile" for the latest info.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:32 PM   #12
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I'm on Direct TV. I take the receiver out of my bedroom with me all the time. How would they know that you didn't have it connected at home? It's only a receiving device, not a transmitter, and unless it's a DVR, it doesn't have to be connected to a phone line (that particular one is never on a phone line). If you leave it unconnected too long (days) it will not get it's periodic update signal and you will have to call and get it re-initialized. But as long as it's connected and receiving most of the time, it will just keep on doing what it does.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:35 PM   #13
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I have a DirecTv Tivo Receiver in my motorhome and 2 HD DVRs in my house. Each one has the capabilities of recording any thing. I pay an additional $5.95 / month for the second unit in the house and the same for the one in the motorhome. The $5 /month for DVR service covers all three. I keep it all year because I use the one out in the motorhome for watching football. There's no second account just adding the motorhome as another room receiver. I get still get my local channels when we're within 150-170 miles of the stations. When we go to Myrtle Beach I don't receive my local TV. I just plug into the cable there and get the local stations in that area. I have to change the zip code so the dish will locate the satelites. Best part of having the DVR is we record a bunch of stuff and if there's a problem we have plenty to watch.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:29 PM   #14
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We have a DirecTV DVR in our bedroom that we take with us on the road when we are camping.

It plugs into a VuQube 1000 model and both SatTV, DVR, and Local Channels work just fine.

If you spring some extra money for the VuQube 2000 you even get dual LNB and can record one show and watch another at the sametime.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:27 PM   #15
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Here is a link to give you azimuth and bearing for almost any satellite...anywhere....even works for Canada!

http://www.dishpointer.com/
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