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Old 03-30-2016, 12:46 PM   #1
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Need a little help from the DirecTV Gurus

Hi folks! So I may be the only one, but I'm a bit of a cheapskate on certain things. We bought our coach, and for our purposes had the Winngaurd G2 mounted. My intention was to use the receiver set ups I have in my shop also in the coach so I don't have even more ridiculous DTV bills than I currently do. This got me thinking- It would be really nice to have a double set of power cords and such to keep in the coach and in the shop to just move receivers. That led to Ebay where I can get a whole extra set of receivers and all for pretty cheap. So then my question for those in the know: Could I have twin setups, and just simply move the access cards from one set to the other as we are in the coach, or the coach is parked in the shop?
FYI: The shop has 2 tvs, 2 receivers, one dish. The coach has the G2 wired in for 2 receivers, 2 tvs on 1, one tv on the other. Both systems are DTV coax in and hdmi out.
Thanks for any help- I figured I would ask here before spending an hour on hold with DTV, and have them push me to buy more receivers and subscriptions for the coach because that is their business model.
We thought about Dish network, but then again there is the extra bill even if it's only for the months we use the coach- which is like 4 weeks a year over 3 different months, and some weekends.
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:08 PM   #2
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Hi folks! So I may be the only one, but I'm a bit of a cheapskate on certain things. We bought our coach, and for our purposes had the Winngaurd G2 mounted. My intention was to use the receiver set ups I have in my shop also in the coach so I don't have even more ridiculous DTV bills than I currently do. This got me thinking- It would be really nice to have a double set of power cords and such to keep in the coach and in the shop to just move receivers. That led to Ebay where I can get a whole extra set of receivers and all for pretty cheap. So then my question for those in the know: Could I have twin setups, and just simply move the access cards from one set to the other as we are in the coach, or the coach is parked in the shop?
FYI: The shop has 2 tvs, 2 receivers, one dish. The coach has the G2 wired in for 2 receivers, 2 tvs on 1, one tv on the other. Both systems are DTV coax in and hdmi out.
Thanks for any help- I figured I would ask here before spending an hour on hold with DTV, and have them push me to buy more receivers and subscriptions for the coach because that is their business model.
We thought about Dish network, but then again there is the extra bill even if it's only for the months we use the coach- which is like 4 weeks a year over 3 different months, and some weekends.
I'm not an expert, but when I turned on my Direct TV dish in the coach, they wanted the S/N of the receiver and the number on the card. It sounds like they need both so I'm not sure how that would work. Maybe you can use the card for two different receivers and only get billed for one? Knowing how businesses operate, I don't think that will fly.
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I'm not an expert, but when I turned on my Direct TV dish in the coach, they wanted the S/N of the receiver and the number on the card. It sounds like they need both so I'm not sure how that would work. Maybe you can use the card for two different receivers and only get billed for one? Knowing how businesses operate, I don't think that will fly.

I think you're right. A DirecTV access card is "married" to a particular receiver s/n.


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Jim T. is right. You can't use the card in any receiver except the one it is "married" to, unfortunately.
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I was told by the DirecTv tech that installed my system that I could take my receiver that does not have the DVR and use it in my trailer. The only thing I wouldn't have was HD because of the single LNB dish that I had and also no local channels.
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I take my Genie dvr and another dvr from my home when I go. Just get a RV kit dish on tripod and your good to go with HD
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I am pretty sure you can not just swap cards back and forth. will not work.. I know when i purchased a box for my rv roof mounted direct tv i learned there are some boxes that will work with some direct tv dishes and some that work with others..........I would research a bit and be sure the model box you have will work on both.
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I have 4 recievers but one is just for the coach at $6.00 a month while i'm in it. when We get home we call and they disconnect it. $18 bucks a year ( 3 months)is not a bad deal..
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I was told by the DirecTv tech that installed my system that I could take my receiver that does not have the DVR and use it in my trailer. The only thing I wouldn't have was HD because of the single LNB dish that I had and also no local channels.
DirectTV allows you to move a receiver from home to an RV anytime you want. They have a page about it on their site.
Been doing it for years ourselves.
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DirectTV allows you to move a receiver from home to an RV anytime you want. They have a page about it on their site.
Been doing it for years ourselves.

Not all recivers will work with all antennas. Just because the one you have does it does not mean all will.

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Direct tv installed a receiver in my motorhome, I pay for an extra receiver which is HD and recorder. If it sits for very long I must call direct tv and reactivate.
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Direct tv installed a receiver in my motorhome, I pay for an extra receiver which is HD and recorder. If it sits for very long I must call direct tv and reactivate. I have a kingdome antenna so I don't have HD unless I set up an oval dish.
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I have Directv at the house. I ordered a digital box from them, 89.00 bucks and I got a 100.00 credit. I don't miss the HD in the motorhome. The cost is $6.50 a month. Simple turn it on, watch TV. If you have a shop with 2 TV's, you can afford the $6-fiddy a month.
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... If it sits for very long I must call direct tv and reactivate.
You can also do this yourself via their website without having to wait thru a long phone call. I reset mine from my cell phone when necessary.
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