Ok, so you want to go out camping but you don’t want to miss football or something else like the championship of Curling right? Yes, we have Canadian followers. :) Well maybe you have seen those little domes outside your follow RV’ers rigs and wondered, ‘Huh, Wonder what that is?‘ but did not want to ask. Well, let me show you!
In the below video I talk about how easy it is to get TV on the road and also show you what the inside of one of those things looks like. (Come on, you always wanted to know!) I was able to do this as I reached out to my friends at DISH Network and Winegard to have some gear sent out to me. Some of you may know, I was a big part of the AV/CE (Audio Video/Consumer Electronics) world. To that end I actually consulted with DISH Network a number of years back on setting up a Pay As You Go program for RV’ers. So yes, you can get month to month service with no contracts or even credit check and start and stop it when you care to.
Also a really nice thing to come out of it all was that people want to still have the networks like ABC, CBS, and NBC for the local areas you are traveling in. Very important for weather and other local news. (Not to mention watching the shows we like.) You do this REALLY EASY with the My Dish app when you arrive to your site and set up!
Oh, shows! If you have Internet, the Wally also has APP’s like Netflix, so if you are a NetFlix subscriber and have access to the Internet, you can get a Wi-Fi adaptor for your Wally! And for those places you can’t get out from under the trees, they have an Over The Air tuner (OTA) that you can connect to the back of the Wally and you can then use an HDTV antenna to receive whatever stations are in the area.
BTW…The Wally can also be turned into a DVR by attaching an external USB hard drive. ;)
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I liked the Wally…..
But, I had problems with it, 2-yra ago, when using with the white dome roof Winegard Antenna.
I went through 4 Wally’s, as i said I liked it, but kept turning off, not due to heat, and something other problems, rebooting whenever it decided.
So I hope they, DISH and Winegard, resolved the issues you might keep in mind that there were some ‘Issues’ apx 2 yrs ago.. I had to go back to the VIP211z receiver but as I said, I”d prefer the Wally, nicer set up/screens etc…
Hope that helps if the problem still exist.
I was told by the Sat place in Quartzsite, AZ that Winegard and Dish don’t play well with each other using the Winegard roof top white dome (sorry, don’t know model) and that to use it with the Wally, I’d have to upgrade antenna to the next level, expensive…
Hope that helps, keep up the good work, really enjoy your reviews and reports…
You may or may NOT be able to see “YOUR FOOTBALL” game depending on where you go that weekend. If you travel outside the broadcast area for any particular game – too bad. Also, on DISH you can’t get every NFL game as you can with DirecTV and it’s “NFL Sunday Ticket“. You will be limited to whichever games CBS, Foxand NBC are telecasting.
Hi James…But you CAN get NFL Red Zone which will allow you to see all the important part of EVERY game.
That’s absolutely true.
Unfortunately, right now you can’t get FOX on Dish. They haven’t agreed on a contract yet
So what advance can you suggest for over the air TV?
A really good quality Over The Air HD TV Antenna as high up as possible.
Can I cancel my Direct TV account at home and just use this?
Not sure why you are asking as they are two different companies/services but you surely can cancel DirecTV if you care to and move to Dish Network.
Can this be used in Canada
Dish does not service Canada.
You are not weird, you are quirky, which makes your videos enjoyable and not just informative. I just cancelled DirecTV and now stream at home. I havent been in my motorhome since cancelling, but I am seriously considering getting the DISH system. I wish you had gone into the process of turning off and on the programming.
Excellent video. Keep up the good work.
Hi…Seeing we don’t turn it off, not 100% sure on how. ;) But I do think it is as easy as just being able to start and stop service as needed. Might even be able to do it from the app itself seeing it is a Pay As You Go program. Glad you like what we do…kind of running out of things to say. :)