school me on tv without cable

Posted By: rich

school me on tv without cable - 03/17/13 11:35 AM

got a permanent site for the season but the campground has no cable hookup and I never had much luck with the batwing antenna on the roof of the camper. so what options do I have in trying to get television.I'm considering dish network pay as you go but until I get the camper in the site I don't know if I will receive satellite(campground is fairly wooded) so I'm just trying to weigh any options I might have.
Posted By: HappyCamper2

Re: school me on tv without cable - 03/17/13 01:21 PM

I wondered about this too.. I looked into this and what I found was that apparently some satellite networks work off of GPS, so even if you are in the woods you will still get what you want but you do have to get a system that is compatible with the satellite network. Here is an example:

To receive DIRECTV® Service, you need a mobile receiver manufactured by King Controls, KVH Industries or Winegard. This mobile receiver is easily attachable to your car's roof or luggage rack. Equipped with a GPS system, it is compatible with virtually all standard factory-installed and aftermarket video systems. So you'll enjoy the same 100% digital picture and sound you're used to at home — on every channel.

Find a King Controls, KVH or Winegard retailer in your area.
Posted By: HappyCamper2

Re: school me on tv without cable - 03/18/13 11:56 PM

If you find the answers to this issue please let me know as we are also trying to find a solution.....I might look into the item I posted above but I have no clue what I am talking about with these so.....keep me posted
Posted By: sorefoot

Re: school me on tv without cable - 03/19/13 03:58 AM

I guess i'm kinda old. I have a tv and dvd player in the camper for if it is raining to hard to be outside.Radio for news ,weather and backround noise(music)are all I need when at camp.Boat, Bait,Bobber and a book and I'm good for the week.
Posted By: rich

Re: school me on tv without cable - 03/19/13 09:51 AM

will do happycamper but it may not be until May when I get my camper on site,I'm with you sorefoot but the wife and kids like to wind down for the night watching tv.
Posted By: HappyCamper2

Re: school me on tv without cable - 03/19/13 10:07 AM

I hear you sorefoot....for over 30 years i camped withing nothing but sleeping bags, my horses , food , a coleman stove and a cooler....ahhhhhhh the good ole days about roughing it. We hardly use the tv and stereo but when its raining hard we do pop one of our favorite movies in.
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