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teofff 08-10-2007 02:24 PM

I have Dish Network, and have no trouble getting Sat. while traveling, but no local channels. I just called Dish and they said sorry, not available. Is that everyone's experience?????

teofff 08-10-2007 02:24 PM

I have Dish Network, and have no trouble getting Sat. while traveling, but no local channels. I just called Dish and they said sorry, not available. Is that everyone's experience?????

MonacoMama 08-10-2007 03:09 PM

YES...
...with both Dish & Directv!
I can tell you with Directv, you can pay the regular price -as you do at home- and they will give you East or West local feeds - and this is done with a special RV waiver.(will one of you fulltimers correct me if I am wrong!) You will get the other channels other than locals if you treat the card as a mirrored card (matching your home card)

Time to crank up the regular antenna! https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/sign0082.gif




teofff 08-10-2007 03:14 PM

MM...I could do that, but then, I usually forget to crank it down, and then on the road, people start honking and pointing, and it sooooooooooo embarassing https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...on_redface.gif https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...on_redface.gif

GoneFishin 08-10-2007 04:49 PM

This is yet another issue we need to decide on. We have DirecTV now at home, but most full-timers we've met seem to have Dish. Which is better for when we are on the road?

And what is a mirrored card? Same cost for same channels, except for locals? Do we need to tell them we are traveling full-time? Will one of them provide us with Internet access? I have lots of questions and I know there are a few postings out there.

I'd like to know what digNbubbs has?

And Teoff, I believe the last time I looked at the dash, we had an alarm or light to warn us about leaving the periscope up. But it's been such a long time since we've seen the coach. https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...icon_frown.gif

MonacoMama 08-10-2007 05:02 PM

Mic,
We have Directv at home and the rig... Mirrored ...would be like a second or third unit in the house....and when you leave your local area...you lose your locals...
When we go fulltime... we will keep Directv...but it will be considered like the "main unit" at our stick home ...
Sacs will be home in 30 minutes... don't know if he will post ...but he will definitely point out the errors in my posts(https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/Wow1.gifyes...I will admit I may make a mistake or two...but they are always minor!) ...at least by tomorrow!




teofff 08-10-2007 05:10 PM

Fishin:
I went with Dish because it allowed me to take one of the recievers out of a spare room and put it in my MH with out incuring additional cost. Mirroring means when one reciever works in two rooms...but you must watch the same channel in both rooms. I guess it works the same on both systems...leave your home area and lose local channels....dang https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...s/icon_mad.gif

adj 08-11-2007 03:44 AM

Since installing my HDTV, I have exceptional reception of local HDTV stations with the roof antenna

ronboc 08-11-2007 05:18 AM

Hi All -

I have created a link from the Monaco Coach forum to the Technology forum. This should help increase the visibility and hopefully result in more assistance.

Thanks!
Ron

InflatableBoats4Less 08-11-2007 05:25 AM

Dish Network users can access network local programming via East-West feeds from Atlanta and San Francisco using AllAmericanDirest. Take a look at MyDistantNetworks.com or AllAmericanDirect.com or tune to Dish channel 240 or 250 for details.

Kind of costly but today it's the only way to follow the PGA which is heating up in Tulsa so we feel the expense is justified.

Dutch Star Don 08-11-2007 02:37 PM

I put DirecTV in my house (family room) and told them I wanted two extra boxes for the TV upstairs and my motorhome. They delivered three boxes, installed two and gave me the extra for the MH. No questions or waivers. $5.00 a month for each extra box.

The only problem I have is when I leave the MH box turned off too long and I lose the local channels. I make a call to their tech line and used to talk to a tech. Now the system just resends the signal automatically. I don't like leaving the box on all of the time (when not in use) because it runs so hot, but if you leave it on, it will get it's updates and not lose the local channels.

On a recent trip last month (about 1500 miles from my home area) I found that I wasn't get 2 of my local stations, but I was getting ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX.

Bill Adams 08-11-2007 03:44 PM

Here's a quick overview of mobile satellite TV and the Networks.
Both Dish and Direct offer local channels in your local area and both service are spot-beamed. This means that once you drive too far away from home you are going to lose ALL Network programming whether you are a Dish or a Direct customer.
In order to receive Network programming (ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox) when you travel all over then you must sign a waiver with either provider that will allow you to receive the Networks out of NY and LA for DirecTV or San Francisco and Atlanta for Dish. Dish network subscribers must sign up with All American to receive this programming and DTV customers send the waiver to DTV.
A few people report that they can get local channels where ever they travel and they do this by changing their billing address when they move. This is not very practical if you move often. Additionally, to receive local programming at all you must be able to point your antenna to a different satellite. The majority of DTV's programming comes from the 101 satellite (including the Distant Networks) but the local Networks come from 110 and/or 119. Dish is the same with the majority and DNS channels coming from 119 and the locals from 110.
You are not allowed to have multiple receivers with one receiving the DNS channels and another receiving locals. You can have multiple receivers and simply turn the home off when you travel and turn the RV off when you get home but both cannot be activated at the same time.
Cannot is a big word and you will find that there are some folks who are getting both but this is simply an accounting error that has not been noticed by the service provider.

teofff 08-11-2007 03:55 PM

Bill Adams:
Thanks for your comprehensive answer. I see where All-American requires you to pay $3.00 per waiver request, and then I assume there is a monthly fee???

Roam America 08-11-2007 05:17 PM

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by teofff:
I could do that, but then, I usually forget to crank it down, and then on the road, people start honking and pointing, and it sooooooooooo embarassing </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bruce

I found an orange tag at an RV show that is a reminder to put the TV antenna down. Using Velcro, I hang it so that it covers the bedroom slide out switch (the TV crank is in the bedroom). That is a reminder to crank it down.

BTW. I use DishNetwork. When I got my HD Receiver I told them I wanted to keep my old DVR for the RV. I pay 5 bucks a month for the extra receiver. Granted we get NY stations no matter where we are, but then I use the TV antenna to get the local stations.


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