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Question for those with DTV...


When we hit the road, we will be going with DirecTV, mainly for the same reason that we have it now: Season Ticket for football and baseball. We aren't that worried about many other channels, since we don't watch a lot of tv otherwise; Dish may be a fine choice, but without our sports, we would be lost...  lol

Anyway, the question is this: how well has DTV worked for you on the road, and can internet be bundled with DTV, or is it better to look for a separate provider for that?

Appreciate any help, thank you.



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We have had Directv for our two and a half years (so far) on the road. It works great. There is the occasional stop where we are surrounded by trees and can't get a signal (we have a rooftop dish), but for the most part we have had good luck. We have the distance network services out of NY. One thing, if you call about the distance network services, make sure you ask for that department, because we have found that the regular customer service reps know nothing about it.

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Forgot to answer the internet part....we have a Verizon mifi for our internet. I believe it is possible to get it through Directv as well, but we just didn't go that route.

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We used Direct TV for 12 years and were very happy with it. Their internet offering is only for fixed locations. We used a Verizon USB modem and 3G data plan. We were grandfathered in with unlimited data (started with Verizon in 2002) and didn't upgrade to 4G because we would lose our unlimited data.
We still use Direct TV for TV even though we are now living in a stick and brick house but did not go with their internet offering because it is through Century Link which is much slower here than Charter whom we went with. Charter is at 45 Mbps and Century is at 10 Mbps.



-- Edited by Clay L on Wednesday 27th of May 2015 09:32:31 AM

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Hi Clay!  We had the same questions when we decided to get started full-timing because my husband is addicted to the NFL sports ticket and all things football!  We had DTV at home, so we bought a DTV satellite dish and had our RV dealer install it.  When we picked up the RV we just brought our DTV receivers (one HDTV/DVR, and two HDTV receivers), and plugged them right in.  The dish we bought raises and rotates when we are stopped and so far we haven't had any signal issues - even during a couple thundering downpours!

We did realize that we couldn't get our regular, local channels anymore, so we contacted DTV and, after sending them some paperwork, we got hooked into the 390 channels for the major networks.  

Best of luck to you, and let me now if we can provide any more information!

Mel (of melnal and http://wheresphoebe.com)



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2riker2go and Clay;


Thanks for the info; we haven't thought about the long-distance yet, as we are currently weighing whether or not to stay with Verizon, or to try a different carrier. We like Verizon, but it is not cheap either. The problem is that the coverage is so good that we are a bit leery about what we may end up with instead...

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We've had Direct TV for 8+ years. Sitting here watching the Texas Rangers play right now. Never had a real problem.

Barb


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Melnal;


That was the idea that we had, of getting a dish to attach to the topside; glad to hear that it works so well.

Next step: trying to ensure that we have internet as much as possible during our travels...

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Sounds good, Barbara; looks like we'll be able to keep following the Red Sox (her) and the Dodgers (me)...

As well as the Texans (her) and the Raiders (me).

Life will continue to be good.



-- Edited by signcut on Tuesday 26th of May 2015 07:31:06 PM

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signcut wrote:

Sounds good, Barbara; looks like we'll be able to keep following the Red Sox (her) and the Dodgers (me)...

As well as the Texans (her) and the Raiders (me).

Life will continue to be good.



-- Edited by signcut on Tuesday 26th of May 2015 07:31:06 PM


 You don't need to follow the Raiders. I can tell you how the next game turns out. 



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