DirecTV at Two Houses?


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    Is it possible to get DirecTV at two homes under the same account? Better yet, can you alternate between the two homes and only pay for use of one service between the houses?

    For instance, I work in California for half the year and am currently renting a home there. I also own a home here in Oregon, where we spend the other half of the year. I don't have DirecTV service yet, but if I could switch back and forth between the two homes, it would certainly be cheaper and less hassle with the cable services I'm dealing with.

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    Is it possible to get DirecTV at two homes under the same account? Better yet, can you alternate between the two homes and only pay for use of one service between the houses?

    For instance, I work in California for half the year and am currently renting a home there. I also own a home here in Oregon, where we spend the other half of the year. I don't have DirecTV service yet, but if I could switch back and forth between the two homes, it would certainly be cheaper and less hassle with the cable services I'm dealing with.
    If you take the receiver(s) from one location to another you can certainly do so. After all they do sell mobile units for RVers.
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    I think they don't mind as long as you don't use the service in both locations at once.

    However, there's a technical issue - your local channels in one area probably won't be viewable in another since they use spot beams for local channels (basically they beam the local channels to a smaller regional satellite footprint, versus the national channels which are CONUS.) It may not be an issue if both your locations are on the West coast, and won't be an issue if your local channels are L.A. or NYC (you'll just get L.A. or NYC in all locations).

    About RVers and other mobile DirecTV installations (such as SUV/minivans using KVH Tracvision or similar) - I believe they are given a special exemption by DirecTV where owners pay just the mirroring fee and can put their mobile receiver on their primary account. However, the local channels are NYC and/or L.A. and not your locals which are delivered by spot beam. But that's because these are vehicles and not an actual home.
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