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Old 04-18-2015, 07:31 AM
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Direct TV / Satelite / Amazon Fire

Ok I need some help.

I have purchased a small lake cabin and will have two TV's, and I already have internet service. One in the bedroom and the other the Den. My cabin already has a Direct TV dish on it but I don't want to pay $60.00 a month for TV service I will barely use two days a week. My father in law has direct TV and I heard he could just order two additional boxes and I could use them but when he called they said they would need to come to his house and install the new boxes versus just shipping them.

So now I'm thinking of the Amazon Fire Stick or just using another streaming service.

Please post your experiences of what you're using along with the pro's and con's.

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Old 04-18-2015, 08:39 AM
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Have him set up two tvs "temporarily " and have them come out and activate them. Then just move them were you want. Just don't hook them to a phone line. Can't do pay per view on them. As a disclaimer, I know nothing.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:37 AM
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I like the Roku for the most channels and the ability to wirelessly stream from PC/Mac. They are cheap and easy. I own three of em.
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Old 04-18-2015, 05:18 PM
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Anyone using Amazon Fire TV?
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:02 PM
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Roku works well. My sister in law works for them and we got to try one out.
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Old 04-18-2015, 08:37 PM
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I'm confused. If you have no internet service, how are you going to stream anything?

Tell DirecTV the boxes are for his rv, one for the living room and one for the bedroom. No install needed.
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:56 AM
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I'm confused. If you have no internet service, how are you going to stream anything?

Tell DirecTV the boxes are for his rv, one for the living room and one for the bedroom. No install needed.
I have Internet service. High speed internet.....very fast....
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:20 AM
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I have Internet service. High speed internet.....very fast....
Ok. the OP says no internet service.
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:08 AM
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The RV thing is the ticket. Not sure about DirecTV, but on Dish Network, you can buy an RV receiver for about $70. Since you own it (rather than leasing), you can call them when you are headed to the lake and tell them to activate it. At the end of the trip, you can call and deactivate it. We leave ours out there with permanent dish (not the RV type dish), and it costs us about $1--$2 per trip.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:11 PM
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Ok. the OP says no internet service.
Sorry, I corrected it. I meant I didn't need Internet service from Direct TV.
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