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    We have a vacation home about 200 miles away from our home that we visit for 2-3 months out of the year. Trying to be economical here but is there a package from DirecTV that allows you to have service for only certain times of the year? Or on a as needed basis? Even if I had to do a 6 month package, it still would be cheaper than a full year.

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    DirectTV Subscriber,

    That's not my area of expertise so I can't answer your question, but I have one for you. Have you tried to receive FREE over-the-air reception from either of your homes?

    If you would like to know the channels available, please go to TV Fool and fill in your address or GPS co-ordinance and the maximum antennas height you could have. Then, post the resulting URL here for us to study. That website will automatically conceal your personal information.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DirecTV Subscriber View Post
    We have a vacation home about 200 miles away from our home that we visit for 2-3 months out of the year. Trying to be economical here but is there a package from DirecTV that allows you to have service for only certain times of the year? Or on a as needed basis? Even if I had to do a 6 month package, it still would be cheaper than a full year.
    Install a dish at the second home and just carry the receiver with you when you are going on vacation. I don't think you are in violation of your customer service agreement if you do that, provided that you are using it in only one location at a time.

    People do this all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n2rj View Post
    Install a dish at the second home and just carry the receiver with you when you are going on vacation. I don't think you are in violation of your customer service agreement if you do that, provided that you are using it in only one location at a time.

    People do this all the time.
    Does this actually work? I'm guessing he'll have to have a phone line or internet at his vacation home to plug into too, right?

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    Install a dish at the second home and just carry the receiver with you when you are going on vacation. I don't think you are in violation of your customer service agreement if you do that, provided that you are using it in only one location at a time.
    My parents have done this for years with Dish Network- they travel to Florida for the winter, and even have a separate receiver in FL. When they leave for FL, they call Dish, and the receiver is activated when they get there.

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    Winegard makes mobile satellite antennas. If you can have satellite for an RV, you certainly can share an account at two different fixed locations as long as the receiver has been activated. I don't think you need a phone line unless your buying pay per view.

    DIRECTV HD in the RV - Winegard TRAV'LER Automatic Mobile DIRECTV HD Satellite Antenna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickster View Post
    Does this actually work? I'm guessing he'll have to have a phone line or internet at his vacation home to plug into too, right?
    I don't think they even need the phone line anymore. Internet may only be needed for ondemand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkreichen1968 View Post
    Winegard makes mobile satellite antennas. If you can have satellite for an RV, you certainly can share an account at two different fixed locations as long as the receiver has been activated. I don't think you need a phone line unless your buying pay per view.

    DIRECTV HD in the RV - Winegard TRAV'LER Automatic Mobile DIRECTV HD Satellite Antenna
    I think the RV plans are a bit different. You can even get distant locals (NY and LA) for them.

    Generally, I believe you can use the service on one account in only one location at a time. They are supposedly fine with that. But they make an exception for mobile installations such as RVs or even passenger cars (mostly SUVs and vans) with KVH Tracvision.
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    I have a rental house at the beach only 30 minutes away and spend alot of weekends there and sometimes a day or two during the week. I moved a dish that was used at a friends house but was left behind when he moved. I installed it and have an extra reciever that IS activated but won't work. Any ideas?

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    Second home You should be fine with the replies you get on the topic, whose link I have provided. I mean, it is best to let the pros concentrate on a single thread, rather than a lot. Hope you resolve your problem soon.
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