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Old 10-14-2016, 09:52 PM   #1
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We are heading to Arizona for the month of January and would like some advice on Satellite TV options. Is one better than the other for short term, 1 month subscription or is it just expensive for a short term. Also, we are from Canada and have access to the dish but would also need a receiver. Are we crazy to even go down this road ?? Any thoughts or suggestions?
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We have Direct TV at home, so when we hit the road, we just take the receiver with us and a King Quest automatic dish. We pay the same whether at home or traveling. Can't give any advice with Dish TV as we have never used it.
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Dish has an RV plan that allows month to month access with no shut off fees
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Love my dish and pathway x2 combo. I can always get at least one of the satellite groups. I have had both for many years and while direct has some conveniences I far prefer dish. I have found their pricing to be better and more flexible, and they are the only choice for hd in the portable satellites (the toss on the ground units).
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:33 AM   #6
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Have had DirecTV for almost 30 years (can't believe it has been that long.) Convenient, pretty good service. Don't know about dish but they have the reputation for offering lower cost options. Like others I just take a receiver with me in the RV and use a crank up Winegard for SD service. Don't watch locals anyway or can get them on the roof top antenna.
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We are heading to Arizona for the month of January and would like some advice on Satellite TV options. Is one better than the other for short term, 1 month subscription or is it just expensive for a short term. Also, we are from Canada and have access to the dish but would also need a receiver. Are we crazy to even go down this road ?? Any thoughts or suggestions?
If you have Shawdirect take a large portable dish, despite what everyone says it does work down there. I have a old friend winters in Mexico and use Shaw down there. Full HD too with a large dish.
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Only Dish has a "pay as you go" plan. DirecTV will require a 2 year commitment.

But I could see where being a Canadian might pose a few other issues in getting this setup. Such things as a mailing/service address, where the phone number you give them is based, and even credit card/social security information may be asked for. It has been over 15 years since I signed up with DirecTV so can't say if any of this will be an issue but maybe those that have signed up more recently can chime in about all this.

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