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Call direct tv and ask them for their RV section. Supposedly they have one. It’s been some time ago that I called them. Can’t remember if that was before Direct was purchased by AT&T. At the time I called they had established that office it in response th dish TV RVService.


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Direct TV is kinda like the motor vehicle department just ask another person till you get your answer[emoticon]

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imgoin4it wrote:

Call direct tv and ask them for their RV section. Supposedly they have one. It’s been some time ago that I called them. Can’t remember if that was before Direct was purchased by AT&T. At the time I called they had established that office it in response th dish TV RVService.


No where in the agreement with direct tv does it say you can change your locals - that is why they have DNS service which I have had for 10 years


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Thank you very much. I did call back and got another person who told me the same thing. Probably looked at the file record I thought. The chat is a good idea. They did say the policy has changed recently but no could tell me when. This was such a shock as I had always been treated very well. Maybe here in west Texas they have a trouble coverage area. Thanks for all the ideas Jim.

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I just tried to deal with Direct for a friend of mine..Always ask for someone in the United States..Do not bother to talk to offshore...I have DISH for my service and I am marked to be routed to the United States...for my locals, I have the dish 211K box.. this has an antenna connection....I connected in my antenna to it..when we move I do a scan local function on set up screen and then it integrates the locals right in to the program guide. We do like our TV at night but you have to watch them or they raise the price...They are not perfect...but the least of the evils...


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imgoin4it wrote:

Call direct tv and ask them for their RV section. Supposedly they have one. It’s been some time ago that I called them. Can’t remember if that was before Direct was purchased by AT&T. At the time I called they had established that office it in response th dish TV RVService.


They no longer have an RV section. Closed early in 2017.


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Two comments.
First if this is an RV account (not a spare house receiver in an RV) you can file for Distant Network Stations, I think it's 10 bucks you will get ABC, NBC, CBS, FAUX et-al from NYC area or LA no matter where you are parked....

Page 2.. I have a Dish Network Receiver.. Somewhere (not active) and a Winegard Sensar III with Wingman adn Sensar Pro

I have two DVR's which record off whatever I tell 'em to (Currently the Over the Air Winegard) and the Hard Drives are filling up since I can't watch as much as they record much of the time... So since I get all that for basically FREE (I pay 25/year for the electroinc program guide) WHY PAY FOR Sat TV?


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wa8yxm wrote:

Two comments.
First if this is an RV account (not a spare house receiver in an RV) you can file for Distant Network Stations, I think it's 10 bucks you will get ABC, NBC, CBS, FAUX et-al from NYC area or LA no matter where you are parked....

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The DNS (Distant Network Service) cost is $20 to apply, than $15/mo from then on. You have to fill out a Mobile Vehicle Account form (required by the government), and a signed declaration, and mail them in along with copy of your vehicle reg, copy of your CDL if you're a truck driver, and a check.

A few days later go online and chat with a tech so they'll turn it on for you. Channels 390-399. Evens or Odds depending on which coast feeds you selected.

It is handy to always have the national networks. But nice to have the locals too...which is why I eventually change my service address when I travel. But I only change it if I lose the local channels for the last place I set the service address because I'm too far away.

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I have had Direct TV for 21 years, but I find that there is just not much to watch since AT&T took over. I really don't know what that has got to do with it. But when we are in the RV, I always seem to get good reception.





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I've been Dish Network ever since it was invented. The grass is no greener [emoticon] I got so mad at them once I told them if they can't make it work in the RV then take it out of the house and hung up - wife came out to the RV and said "we lost our Dish! - what happened?" I didn't have the heart to tell her that day.


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