Once you hit the roads on your recreational vehicle, the first thing you may want is a satellite TV to entertain yourself during your intervals or halts. This can be done with the right combination of equipment. Once you have it, you can Google “TV providers in my area” to find out the best service provider. Below is a discussion that will help you set a satellite TV on your RV.
The Right Equipment
The major satellite TV providers such as DIRECTV® and DISH® offer antennae for your home. However, these cannot be used for your RV. Instead, you need a dedicated device for this purpose from one of their partner companies. In addition, if you want to add an internet connection to your vehicle, it will require a dedicated connection for that as well.
Choosing an Antenna
There are different kinds of antenna available. If you are looking for the cheapest, you can find a tripod shaped antenna, which is the simplest of all. This has to be manually aligned in the direction of the satellite. The next option is the one that comes with the Auto Find facility, which allows it to point to the satellite direction automatically. Then there are the most advanced antennas, which will allow you to watch TV even when you are on the move.
Finding the Right TV Service
In case you are a DISH® customer already, you just have to buy a mobile satellite and receiver to set up the TV in your RV. After this, you have to add a pay-as-you-go service, which can be used for your mobile unit. This is charged a very nominal fee and the rate is subject to proration. Since the pay-as-you-go system has no contractual agreements, you can use the DISH® as frequently as you want.
The DISH® pay-as-you-go system has no contract so it can be used as seldom or frequently as you like. If you are not subscribed to DISH®, you can still avail their services by using the pay as you go program. The only change is that the monthly package will include a full programming package.
If you go for DIRECTV®, you can also pause or suspend service on mobile and home accounts for up to 6 months in a year. However, note that the mobile service is completely different from your normal home service. So read the terms and conditions carefully before signing the agreement.