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Posted: 06/17/19 09:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello all! I'm wanting to get satellite and internet service for when we're traveling. Right now we're camping at a place where there's little to no service and we're dealing with severe weather in the area and I can't get service to keep track of the storms on radar!!

So this won't happen, I'm needing recommendations for the best DirecTV package that has both satellite TV and internet and recommendations for the best equipment. Thank you so much!!


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Posted: 06/17/19 09:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No Dtv package has internet. Get a smartphone and a decent provider.

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Posted: 06/18/19 05:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The best for DirecTV is the Winegard Trav'ler and a Genie receiver or any receiver you currently use at home (just move it to the RV).
As mentioned, DTV does not offer internet. Your best option will be a good cell plan with as much data as you can afford. This won't help if you travel to remote locations frequently with little or no cell service. If that's the case you can get satellite internet service but it requires large, manually setup and stored antenna and receiver equipment. It's a bit pricey but it works anywhere in the US (lower 48) you have a clear view of the Southern Sky.


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If your wallet is extra thick:

In-motion satellite data


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In addition Direct TV will not give you local weather outside of your home area - that would be changing addresses often and that is not part of their service although some people say they can call in and have them change it


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Are you stuck on using DTV? Dish has a better choice of equipment and plans for RV use including a month to month prepaid plan that you drop when you don't need it. Dish also makes it very easy to change to the locals where you are. For Internet, most of us are using cell based plans primarily from Verizon or AT&T. Satellite Internet is available, with equipment costs starting around $1K and up. Setting up with each move can be time consuming.


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rr2254545 wrote:

In addition Direct TV will not give you local weather outside of your home area - that would be changing addresses often and that is not part of their service although some people say they can call in and have them change it


DTV (and DISH) cannot give you local anything (or any Network programming) outside of your home area. If you want local info it just generally takes raising your OTA antenna and watching the local news and weather. If you will be in an area for an extended period you can call either service and have your "service address" changed. If you travel full time you can get DNS Networks and then only have to deal with the OTA antenna for the 5 o'clock news!

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You can get basic forecast and radar from the weather channel by adding a zip code. If you want a better forecast just use the ota. For internet I use a Verizon MIFI, which is all I use in the stick an brick also.

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In another thread the Garmin InReach is being discussed. One of its many features is downloading weather info from the satellite network, anywhere in the world.

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YOu may wish to consider DISH instead of DirecTV Since AT&T took over DirecTV they do offer Sat-TV/Internet bundles but.. they are different services. either two dishes (Via-Sat is the other dish and not really a good RV choice from what I understand) or Internet yia land line (not good for RV either).

Xfinity (i think) if you have an account (VERIFY BEFORE YOU BUY) you may be able to connect as "Guest" on other people's routers VERIFY BEFORE YOU BUY. I AM NOT SURE OF THIS.

DirecTV I'm told is dropping or has dropped service on Sat 101 (SDTV) but is still prociding 99/103 (HDTV but rumors abound on the future of it as well as AT&T tries to force everyone to land line.

Dish still works.

Direc HDTV only works with Dish style antennas. Domes and In-motion are not going to work Dish it's a bit more complex

A Single channel receiver will work with a Dome In-Motion or not or with a Dish provided the dome is one that can re-point under receiver control This includes most of the portable "Cube" or Dome type antennas.
MUlti-channel systems need a Triple LNB dish or multiple domes as sure as I'm typing one channel is going to be looking for one satellite (bird) and the other(s) will want different bird(s).

NO matter what antenna you use get one that sets on the ground away from your RV (Even if you have an automatic on the roof) as.. Well the evil signal eating tree I am parked under as I type will eat the roof mount's signal.

Finally: Do you really want to pay 100/month give or take for TV when .. Well I( pay 25/year for a TV guide and use my "Batwing".


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