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nuevomex

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Internet and TV connections in Mexico
« on: January 21, 2013, 06:04:00 PM »
We are about 1000 miles south of the border, love Mexico, and when we were here previously, had a MotoSat/DataStorm/HughesNet set up on the roof of our RV.  It worked fine for both internet and TV.  Technologies have changed and our "new" motor home just has a King Dome 9762-LP which does not get our DirectTV down here.  We can connect to internet via a Telcel USB stick but would still rather have something like our old system but portable if possible.  Any suggestions or recommendations based on experience and knowledge are most welcome.  We are currently in Los Barriles, BCS, headed for San Miguel Allende later this week via ferry.  Please feel free to respond here or send email. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Re: Internet and TV connections in Mexico
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 10:02:34 AM »
This has nothing to do with your question...sorry!  But, I had to ask about Palmas de Cortez.  We used to go there every year but stopped when Cha Cha & family raised the prices way up.  We were told by someone that the resort has done some major renovations and is really looking great, have you been by there and what if any were your observations?  Where are you staying in Los Barriles?  I seem to remember a campground just down from Palmas.  Is the Buzzard still there?  We've been thinking of going again and now you've spurred an interest in possibly taking the MH down there!!  Thanks and sorry for the thread drift, just couldn't resist!!! LOL
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Marsha/CA

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Re: Internet and TV connections in Mexico
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 06:04:13 PM »
You will probably not be able to get Direct TV a 1000 miles south of the border and I'm not sure anything will help.   I'm thinking it will be like Canada, you can get it only a hundred or so miles south of the US border. 

I'm not sure you can change your choice of satellite like you could with Motosat....so you may be stuck with no US tv.  How does your over the air bat wing work?   If it does, it's probably only Mexican stations.

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nuevomex

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Re: Internet and TV connections in Mexico
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 07:36:15 PM »
Haven't tried the bat wing here but friend in San Miguel uses that and it's just Mexican stations, understandably.  We miss our old set-up as it worked great this far down.  However understand that SatMex 5 will be no longer available and don't know about SatMex 6 yet.
We're exploring Shaw Direct, a Canadian connection, and it gets most American channels or if we can find someone with a good portable dish close enough, we might be bold enough to ask to tap in on another line and pay some rent.  We're headed to San Miguel ourselves via ferry on Thursday night from La Paz to Mazatlan, then a couple of days on the road and we'll be in SMA for about a month.
Cheers
Susie and Gary
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Re: Internet and TV connections in Mexico
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 10:14:05 AM »
If the Motosat worked before, why not install another one?
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nuevomex

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Re: Internet and TV connections in Mexico
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 07:52:16 AM »
Thanks!  How about support from Motosat which is no longer Motosat? I understand the successor, MoSat is still in business with many of the same people.  Data Storm users has a very active group and forum and those receivers and antennae seem to be still working just fine.  We hoped we might find a used portable one in good shape and are still looking and talking with others.  No resolution as yet.  Going to go check out ebay. Other sources, suggestions welcome.

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Re: Internet and TV connections in Mexico
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 01:58:30 PM »
Find a Canadian to go gray market on Shaw direct. It works all over Mexico.
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