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Unread 16 Jan 2011, 05:17 PM
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Ok, I'm thinking spring (mainly 'cause I'm sick o' winter not because spring appears to be here soon)...and for me that also means thinking lake cabin

We can't get cable out at the family cabin
We could get satellite, but hard to justify for only a few months a year

It's also a bit of a pain to even get local network channels given their towers are 60 miles from the cabin

We don't NEED TV that much out there, but it's annoying not even being able to get a single channel (before they all went digital we could at least pick up a couple)

It'd be nice to have TV options, for those nights I'd like to stay overnight.
I can't stay overnight without also having internet.

So here's my thought...I can get internet via my phone.....
What options do I have to push internet to the TV?
If I can, do that, what TV options do I have? (besides Hulu and Crackle)

Isn't there a box (besides PS3 or Xbox) I can buy to pick up internet?
Or, better to just pick it up via laptop and push that to the TV...

...or just say screw it and throw up an antenna and get what I get...or find a way to justify satellite...
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http://www.boxee.tv/

But, Internet via the phone to a TV is not very fast unless you can get 3G/4G.

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Do you (or anybody else with access to cabin) currently have dish or direct? A few years ago my aunt and uncle were able to have dish at home and their cabin on the same bill they just had to pay for the install at the cabin ($99 I think), lease boxes for the cabin and take their card with to each place. This was before HD, so don't know if it's different now. Hope that helps.
On a personal note, just switched to Direct from Dish. So much better! The same tv at a cheaper price doesn't mean the same channels. Went down a tier with Direct and get basically the same channels.
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Do you (or anybody else with access to cabin) currently have dish or direct? A few years ago my aunt and uncle were able to have dish at home and their cabin on the same bill they just had to pay for the install at the cabin ($99 I think), lease boxes for the cabin and take their card with to each place. This was before HD, so don't know if it's different now. Hope that helps.
On a personal note, just switched to Direct from Dish. So much better! The same tv at a cheaper price doesn't mean the same channels. Went down a tier with Direct and get basically the same channels.
My parents do this...

Got DirecTV for their residence in town and purchased an extra reciever at the time of the install. <- important, because of less hassles later. Then we just got an old DirecTV dish from someone that no longer had DTV and installed that at the lake home, took the extra receiver up there and have one television bill for satellite television for both places at no extra charge.

I have relatives that have an extra dish on their RV and as they vacation they are able to watch DirecTV anywhere they go and yet their bill is the same every month, which includes their residential service as well.

The key is to not tell DirecTV that you want television at two separate locations. You will need to make sure the receiver is paid and active, as well as install the dish, that you plan to use at your "second" location. If you let DirecTV know that is what you are doing or planning to do, they will increase your rates...and really for no reason other than they can.
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