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    Direct TV help/Hooking up to a new dish?

    College football season is fast approaching. Girlfriend lives 3 hours away in Omaha. I'm there virtually every weekend, and she only has bare minimum cox cable, and I have every CFB game imaginable thru direct.

    From what I understand, the Direct TV service is based off the receiver/DVR...so location is pretty irrelevant. Is it somewhat feasible to attach a dish to her house, and get it set up so I can just take my DVR and remote with me on weekends and hook up?

    Curious if any RV owners on here regularly do this type of thing?


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    Re: Direct TV help/Hooking up to a new dish?

    You could do that, once you get it aimed and set-up you would be good to go. The only issue is that if you are going the HD route you would need to make sure it was the new dishes and not the old 3lnb dish that doesn't receive the mpeg 4 broadcasts.

    An easier option may be a slingbox if she has highspeed internet, then you wouldn't have to take your dtv but could stream it thru the internet to her tv if you can hook a computer up to it. May not work for HD either, but potentially easier and less of a headache with no aiming the dish involved.



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    Re: Direct TV help/Hooking up to a new dish?

    Technically it is a violation of your service agreement but you have to decide how much you care about that.

    The only potential drawback I can think of is you may not get the Des Moines locals, so no ABC, CBS, etc. They are on a spot beam and may not reach that far, although Omaha is pretty close. Also your girlfriend has cable so this is probably a non-issue anyway.



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    Re: Direct TV help/Hooking up to a new dish?

    Yes, it's pretty damn easy to do, as long as you don't care about HD.

    If you want HD, you're going to spend some time and pull some hair out aiming the dish. The old school 3LNB dishes are a lot easier to aim.


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