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Old 04-14-2022, 12:04 AM   #15
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I'll answer your question rather than give you a personal opinion about TV use. We like to watch live TV. We do all the campground things during the day and into the evening, but we like to watch TV at night and the news in the AM while having breakfast and preparing for the day. We have DirecTV with a Winegard open dish satellite. We also have an ATT Mobley hotspot and when cell reception is good, we'll stream Amazon Prime and Netflix.

In situations where we can't get the above, we'll then use campground cable and last resort is OTA.

We have a DirecTV DVR which has about 40 movies stored on it. When there is absolutely nothing else available, we'll watch the stored movies or DVD's.

In your situation, you might look at one of the tailgater satellite domes, but you'll have to subscribe to Dish or DirecTV.
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Once you get into Canada and up through the Yukon you'll have problems with phone service, the GPS, satellite t.v. and satellite radio. The satellites are too low to get enough signal.

Enjoy the scenery and critters!!
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Old 04-14-2022, 09:23 AM   #17
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We use Dish and OTA TV. We are all too often in areas with minimal or zero cell service, so streaming is out for us.

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Old 04-14-2022, 09:36 AM   #18
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You do see quite a few tailgater portable dishes set up at most campgrounds.

This thread does come up often and from what I recall most times people prefer going to Dish Network because you can subscribe monthly whereas Direct TV is a year-long contract last time I bothered to look.

It is amazing how many channels the rooftop antennas get now with modern digital TVs. Of course, you need to be near a major populated areas to grab a signal, not out in the middle of the boondocks.
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We have Dish Network with a tailgater dish. Works very well.
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