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Old 11-22-2020, 04:32 AM   #1
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Direct Tv

Probably a dumb question, but here goes-
When we purchased our motor home we paid for a direct tv satellite dish on top of the unit. Also purchased 2 receivers for two Tv’s inside the RV. Do we have to have or pay for a direct tv account in order for them to work? Shouldn’t we be able to watch tv with Hoyt any more expenses?
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:31 AM   #2
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Probably a dumb question, but here goes-
When we purchased our motor home we paid for a direct tv satellite dish on top of the unit. Also purchased 2 receivers for two Tv’s inside the RV. Do we have to have or pay for a direct tv account in order for them to work? Shouldn’t we be able to watch tv with Hoyt any more expenses?
You need to buy direct tv
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:09 AM   #3
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You need to buy a Direct TV programming Package and know that getting local stations where you are will be a real PITA.
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Probably a dumb question, but here goes-
When we purchased our motor home we paid for a direct tv satellite dish on top of the unit. Also purchased 2 receivers for two Tv’s inside the RV. Do we have to have or pay for a direct tv account in order for them to work? Shouldn’t we be able to watch tv with Hoyt any more expenses?
Yes to have to pay for an account.

No you shouldn't be able to watch tv without additional expense unless you use the over the air antenna and watch. whatever is free.

Did you pay for that option to be added or was it already installed on the coach we you bought it. If the former the dealer should have disclosed the subscription requirement. If the latter they are not required to tell you everything and may have thought you knew about the satellite.
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Old 11-22-2020, 01:26 PM   #5
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If you're able to switch to DirecTV at home as well the extra package works well and is the best for several locations

Locals at one
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You need to buy a Direct TV programming Package and know that getting local stations where you are will be a real PITA.
I'm going off topic only because the op hot his answer

I've seen the topic about local channels bring a pain, having to call dtv etc. Who watches local channels and who cares. I guess local news or weather. I never watch local at home

I guess I dont understand the need for local

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Old 11-22-2020, 05:31 PM   #7
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I'm going off topic only because the op hot his answer

I've seen the topic about local channels bring a pain, having to call dtv etc. Who watches local channels and who cares. I guess local news or weather. I never watch local at home

I guess I dont understand the need for local

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Were like you are now. With the net we keep tabs on the local news and would rather watch the local news for where we are

So hey we are both swimming upstream apparently and loving it
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:26 PM   #8
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Switch to DISH at home. You can get a two year deal for $95/mo with Hopper3 & Joey.
Then add a Wally for $7/mo in your RV
The total package will be $102/mo
It’s currently the best way to go

Then re-assess in two years (when DISH increases your monthly by $20/mo or more)
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:26 PM   #9
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Probably a dumb question, but here goes-
When we purchased our motor home we paid for a direct tv satellite dish on top of the unit. Also purchased 2 receivers for two Tv’s inside the RV. Do we have to have or pay for a direct tv account in order for them to work? Shouldn’t we be able to watch tv with Hoyt any more expenses?
Any modern DirecTV receiver (H-25 SWM) should be able to receive two separate channels at the same time and distribute them over coax. Basic channel package is $65 for 160+ channels and the Ultimate package is $85 for 250+ channels. The signals for those channels are in the same galaxy and do not require moving the dish.
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