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Dish TV or Direct TV

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by cabbage, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. cabbage

    cabbage New Member

    Nov 4, 2011
    Hi, we have a big powerboat we live on and we will be leaving soon to live in the Caribbean. We need U.S., Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Central America, Mexico, etc. We can't seem to find what most people are using and like. Dish or Direct TV or? We will of course be having to switch to different networks when we switch locations. Do we have to sign up with a contract or> We have a M3DX and want to sign up soon. How do we and what is best for Internet. Thanks for your help. See you in paradise.

    Capt. Chuck
  2. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    Dish would probably be the best choice since you do not have to sign a 2 year contract and you can stop and start the service at your leisure.

    Here is some sites I recommend you check out:
    http://www.kvh.com/Leisure/Marine-Systems/Television.aspx (Dish is all on the Ku band, DirecTV SD is Ku & Ka for HD)



    Internet via Satellite for boats> http://www.kvh.com/Leisure/Marine-Systems/Phone-and-Internet.aspx
  3. gnillort

    gnillort Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Nov 14, 2011
    I would definitely recommend Dish in this situation. Good luck!
  4. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL

    Looking for a crew member? :D
  5. coldsteel

    coldsteel Hall Of Fame

    Mar 29, 2007
    You guys realize he is discussing using Dish outside the US, which is a violation of his Dish and the site's TOS?
  6. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    No that isn't what he is discussing. KVH is one company that provides dishes to boats/yachts where you can subscribe to a marine account (I don't know if that is the actual term) and you can get Dish, DirecTV and others in various parts of the world. If he took his boat to the Mediterranean, he could subscribe to a service over there. From DirecTV's web site on their mobile service:
    You can also get dish service for your jet/airplane. DirecTV calls their service "Airborne". 100+ channels. And you can get Sports packages also. But it is expensive. Basic package:
    Primary Receiver Monthly Fee $78.99 Annual Fee $947.88
    Each Additional Receiver Monthly Fee $35.99 Annual Fee $431.88
    (doesn't include price of equipment or installation)

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