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Old 12-05-2011, 11:13 PM   #29
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I am so confused by Direct TV, especially because no one there will answer a direct question. We used to get the East Coast Feed in our stick home and our MotorHome. Then in October in our stick home our East Coast Feed was replaced by Elmira, NY stations. Going to get MH out of storage in a couple of weeks and head south. Hoping we have ABC,NBC,CBS,FOX. Hoping it is the East Coast Feed. Hoping we aren't watching hokey Elmira from FL. (Can't change address because my daughter is staying in stick house.)
Also - what is the best way to straighten out the main AV Cabinet. Ours is chock full of wires. The VCR was taking up so much space, and since we don't own any VHS tapes I ripped it out and threw it away. Would love to upgrade the DVD entertainment system too, but not sure how I would ever get everything back together with the Satellite Dish and the Antenna and the Rear TV and the outside TV. Also would love to figure out how to get Satellite on the outside TV. Right now only get Antenna. Would love to be able to see NFL Package outside.
What would someone who has done this before recommend? Drive up to Best Buy and have their guys put it all together? It is possible they would know how to do it?
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I am so confused by Direct TV, especially because no one there will answer a direct question. We used to get the East Coast Feed in our stick home and our MotorHome. Then in October in our stick home our East Coast Feed was replaced by Elmira, NY stations. Going to get MH out of storage in a couple of weeks and head south. Hoping we have ABC,NBC,CBS,FOX. Hoping it is the East Coast Feed. Hoping we aren't watching hokey Elmira from FL. (Can't change address because my daughter is staying in stick house.)
Hate to break it to you, but you will get NO feed. Once you are out of the spot beam for Elmira, NY, if you do not have a mobile account for the receiver in the motor home, you will get NOTHING. And if you call to complain, your receiver will be de-authorized if you do not have a mobile account.
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Welcome to the forum! I couldn't tell from your post whether or not you already have a DNS/mobile account. You mention that until recently you had NYC feeds in both the coach and stick house so it sounds like you do have (and pay for) DNS service? If not, then it's true that you won't get any network channels when you travel very far from home.

I have replaced all three TVs in my rig and have them all running from HDMI feeds from a single HD DVR. I used HDMI splitters and just ran the cable myself.

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I am so confused by Direct TV, especially because no one there will answer a direct question. We used to get the East Coast Feed in our stick home and our MotorHome. Then in October in our stick home our East Coast Feed was replaced by Elmira, NY stations. Going to get MH out of storage in a couple of weeks and head south. Hoping we have ABC,NBC,CBS,FOX. Hoping it is the East Coast Feed. Hoping we aren't watching hokey Elmira from FL. (Can't change address because my daughter is staying in stick house.)
Also - what is the best way to straighten out the main AV Cabinet. Ours is chock full of wires. The VCR was taking up so much space, and since we don't own any VHS tapes I ripped it out and threw it away. Would love to upgrade the DVD entertainment system too, but not sure how I would ever get everything back together with the Satellite Dish and the Antenna and the Rear TV and the outside TV. Also would love to figure out how to get Satellite on the outside TV. Right now only get Antenna. Would love to be able to see NFL Package outside.
What would someone who has done this before recommend? Drive up to Best Buy and have their guys put it all together? It is possible they would know how to do it?
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Thanks for the input.
Direct TV does know we have a mobile unit. We have 3 receivers - 2 in the house and 1 in the MH. We used the DTV last month during a trip from NY to NC when we took the MH to storage. I guess we will know what the answer is in 2 weeks when we pick up the MH.
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FYI, I called the DNS folks at DirecTV to see if they'd received my new DNS application. In looking up my account they still had my old DNS form on hand. Although I had cancelled the service over 5 or 6 years ago, they turned my DNS channels back on as we spoke on the phone. They didn't seem to concerned that I'm in a different motorhome. Although I'd already mailed the form in, they said they'd just put it in my file when they recived it.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:17 AM   #34
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Great!! Seems like a lot of this & that just to watch TV, today technology is advancing in every field and it's good even servers are supporting it and its programming will come from NY and LA just as with DirecTV.
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Can anyone recommend Dish Network for a mobile application?
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I agree with the post that Directv will activate the DNS access if an DNS application is already on file. When we travel in the MH we get the east coast stations because our address is in the east (Florida). We use to get both the east and west coast access but due to changes in the FCC laws about two years ago, you only get one or the other. At our home in Michigan we get local coverage and the east coast DNS access. The Directv people have been the most helpful in assisting establishing coverages. Have used Directv for over seven years in our homes and the MH.
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I have a new windgard dish and direct tv hd dvr I had installed yesterday at camping world. I call them to set up service and keep getting the runaround. Once I tell them I,m mobil all hell breaks loose and I get transferred 3 or 4 times and eventually hung up on. Do I need to give them a address and not tell them I,m in a rv. I have a address near by I can use? Thanks Dan Avilla
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Can anyone recommend Dish Network for a mobile application?
Sure can. We have the Dish RV account, and it's a piece of cake. We get on the road what we get at home, minus the local TV channels. Give them the ZIP code of your location, and they turn on the local channels there. Call up and tell them to disconnect when you don't want it, call back to turn it on again.
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Our motorhome does not have a roof mount dish. I use the old fashioned tripod and point it with all the associated hassles when we need sat tv. What we have found is that in most places we can receive digital over the air HD tv with the associated channels, ABC, CBS, and NBC with no issues. Furthermore, it is very high quality and usually much better than the HD we receive from Directv with out the annoying uplift in audio for commercials.

There is a device to help with pointing the over the air antennae by telling you signal strength.

The point of this post is that you dont need the hassles from Directv to receive the major networks in most places.
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Our motorhome does not have a roof mount dish. I use the old fashioned tripod and point it with all the associated hassles when we need sat tv. What we have found is that in most places we can receive digital over the air HD tv with the associated channels, ABC, CBS, and NBC with no issues. Furthermore, it is very high quality and usually much better than the HD we receive from Directv with out the annoying uplift in audio for commercials.

There is a device to help with pointing the over the air antennae by telling you signal strength.

The point of this post is that you dont need the hassles from Directv to receive the major networks in most places.
Are you getting over the air tv using your tripod sat dish? If so how does that work?
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Are you getting over the air tv using your tripod sat dish? If so how does that work?
I'll bet he's talking about getting OTA channels via the Batwing which will give you great HD... but I'm not sure how or why it would be a better picture than via satellite.

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There is a special dept that handles DirectTV in RV's, Boats, Cars called "TRAVELERS" You can find info online at

DIRECTV FOR TRAVELERS

Or call DIRECTV at 1-800-531-5000 and ask for the RV TRAVELERS DEPT.

Don't waste your time with the 1-888-777-2454 number.
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