How DirecTV Makes It Easier for Us to Be Snowbirds

We have what is called a park model recreational vehicle that is pretty much permanently placed in an RV park down south. We pack up the car in early January and head on down when the weather is getting real bad back home. We can endure December, but January and February are too brutal for us. A couple of winters ago I followed a link that told me to click here for info on being able to watch all your favorite football games no matter what market they are in. I did it because we could not watch all of the games when we went south.The thing is that my wife and I like to follow our home team through the playoffs and into the big game of the year if they make it. We can only get all of the games on our DirecTV.

If we are home, then the local team’s games are aired on the local networks. If we are in our winter home, we see the games of the team down there. DirecTV lets us watch all of the games no matter what market they are playing in. This is a must have service for football fans who are snowbirds. We are getting some sun and enjoying warm weather when our friends, relatives and neighbors back home are shoveling snow and scraping ice off of windshields. We used to delay our leaving until after the playoffs or the big game if our team was playing. Now we can leave any time we want to go. If it starts to get too cold and snowy in November, we can pack up and leave then. We like to stay for Christmas, but we also like warm weather. Most often the warmer weather wins out and we pack up our clothes and satellite receiver box to head south.

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Getting a Good Deal on a Satellite System

So I have been looking at this and thinking about this idea that my friend from down the street has. He was telling me about this guy he knows who has a satellite system in his house and another one that he hooks up in his RV. Of course with this sort of deal you want to get the nice set up where you have the directv version of the DVR and you get the Directv channel guide, but he was pointing out that there is not much way for them to tell where the receivers are in these boxes. The idea he had was pretty simple. He and I both would get a satellite dish and put it on our roof. Then one of us would order the package. Of course you do it like this, you pay for the 20 dollars a month for the package. Then if you want the tv to work on another TV it costs you an extra five bucks a month to do it.

At the moment I have the TV hooked up in three rooms in my house, but I only really have to have two of them hooked up and beside I can probably fix it up so that I have plenty of ways to watch that third TV. It probably can be set up so it watches whatever is on one of the other sets. At any rate the idea is that we would not get the 20 dollar a month package, but one of us would get a nice package with a lot of things on it and then we would split it down the middle. So he was paying 25 dollars for it and so was I. I have to figure out what the fine printer would say on the deal.

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