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Brave Willy

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Sattelite tv
« on: January 16, 2017, 02:13:55 PM »
What do Canadians do for tv while in the USA   Bell sat doesn't work south of the Canadian border
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Re: Sattelite tv
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 05:59:23 PM »
Actually Bell does work South of the US/Canada border at least for SOME states.. Just not all, I'm not sure where the terminator is, but it is south of Michigan.

It also works NORTH of the US/Canada border (You might note I'm "From Detroit" which is NORTH of Windsor. only such crossing in all of CONUS.)
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Re: Sattelite tv
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 08:08:07 AM »
Bell is reported to work 'till about 200 miles south but.... YYMV and as John says, it may vary by the particular states proximity to the border  Shaw works quite well though. There have been some reports with the Shaw systems equipped with auto satellite finding not working too well. They seem to have a GPS type system built-in so they know exactly where they are and can be cut out as a result. (Just as an FYI, you should be aware your services agreements forbid using either system below the border!!)

Others often use the Dish system which have a "pay as you go" system available, campground cable, or streaming (very expensive for Canucks).
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Re: Sattelite tv
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 09:08:20 PM »
So back to Brave Willy's question ... What does an RVer do to get satellite ?