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    Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    With my deployment coming up, I'm going to miss all of next football and basketball season. I got thinking, "what if I can get a portable handheld satellite t.v.?". Does this technology exist?



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    Re: Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    DIRECTV: Sat-Go : Portable Satellite TV System

    I didn't dig around enough to see if it would work on that side of the world or not, but they may have options locally as well.


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    Re: Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    DIRECTV: Sat-Go : Portable Satellite TV System

    I didn't dig around enough to see if it would work on that side of the world or not, but they may have options locally as well.
    We saw a guy toting one of these in to the Boundary Waters. About the size of a portable seat cushion and they have come down in cost a lot. You gotta remember that DirecTV's satellites are in a geo-synchronous orbit over the US, and they spot transmit. If you in the southern hemisphere or in Europe there is a good chance this will not work.



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    Re: Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    DIRECTV: Sat-Go : Portable Satellite TV System

    I didn't dig around enough to see if it would work on that side of the world or not, but they may have options locally as well.
    It will 100% not work on the other side of the world.


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    Re: Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    It will 100% not work on the other side of the world.
    That sucks.



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    Re: Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    It will 100% not work on the other side of the world.
    You say this because you are the party of "NO."


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    Re: Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    Slingbox? I don't have one or a need for one, but I've heard good things.



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    Re: Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    I have a SlingBox. It's awesome. You can watch TV via client on PC or Mac, via the web on sling.com or on your mobile phone.



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    Re: Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    I have a SlingBox. It's awesome. You can watch TV via client on PC or Mac, via the web on sling.com or on your mobile phone.
    This may be my only viable option.



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    Re: Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    This may be my only viable option.
    I got mine off of Woot cheap. Keep an eye out for them on there.



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    Re: Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    I got mine off of Woot cheap. Keep an eye out for them on there.
    Will do. Thanks.



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    Re: Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    I also have one(slingbox) and use it during tailgating. I kind of laugh at the people out adjusting their satellites while I'm watching using my directv receiver from home. The one downside is that you're not getting HD but on the 27" that we use it's not important. I've got the cheapest version of the slingbox. I've heard that the picture has a lot more to do with your speed than the actual slingbox itself.

    We'll see how it performs this year now that I've switched from DSL to Mediacom. The download from Mediacom is much faster than my DSL but the upload isn't.



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    Re: Portable handheld satellite t.v.?

    slingbox is really the only option. You need line of sight to the satellites,which isn't going to happen on the other side of the world.



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