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AandA2VI
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So while we were on island I noticed most have dish but we did see a couple direct Tv dishes. I called them today to see if we can use them when we move and the guy was CLUELESS lol! I told him the Virgin Islands and he replied "where's that" YIKES! I will call again but wanted to see if any of you have DTV and if its possible to keep our service and bring the dish with us. It's small enough lol and GOD FORBID my boyfriend doesn't have hte football package with DTV! :-X I guess if he puts up with me snorkling for 8+ hours on the weekends I can put up with the football.

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Topic starter Posted : August 1, 2012 7:04 am
OldTart
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Go with DISH! Direct set up here a couple of years ago with Choice Communications, sucked a bunch of customers into contracts and then left island. They operate out of Puerto Rico, much of the programming is in Spanish and if you have a problem which needs a site visit (or installation) techs come over from PR. DISH has reliable contractors on island to service customers, That first 'phone call you made was representative of what you'll get from Direct here!

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Posted : August 1, 2012 10:23 am
SkysTheLimit
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Your existing DTV hardware will not work here. What they're offering here is DirecTV LA (latin america). Different satellites and different receivers.

Disclaimer: I am an Authorized Dish Retailer

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Posted : August 1, 2012 10:35 am
vicanuck
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Your little round satellite dish will be mostly useless here. Correct me if I'm wrong Skysthelimit, but to get good reliable service one needs the larger dish.

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Posted : August 1, 2012 12:11 pm
STXBob
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The OP wants DirectTV because of the NFL package. Dish Network doesn't have that. It's hit or miss (mostly miss) as to whether you'll find your game on Dish Network.

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Posted : August 1, 2012 12:48 pm
Beeski
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The OP wants DirectTV because of the NFL package. Dish Network doesn't have that. It's hit or miss (mostly miss) as to whether you'll find your game on Dish Network.

but Dish Network does have NFL RedZone, which has been described as "crack for fantasy football players". All Sunday day games, in HD, with the host switching between games as teams get closer to scoring. Replays of all scores. Its a little frustrating if you are interested in one team, but for me it has made NFL watching more fun than ever (I'm easily bored).

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Posted : August 1, 2012 1:58 pm
LuckyGirl56
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The smaller "states-side" dish for DirecTV won't work in the Virgin Islands. As SkysTheLimit said, it's DirecTV Latin America (different equipment & looking at a different satellite, and quite a bit of spanish programming). If you can even get service here, you have to contact a DirecTV retailer in Puerto Rico. Good luck with that if you need service after the sale. Some people did go with DirecTV when they were on island years ago. Thinking it was the same as stateside DirecTV. From what I've heard, these customers have trouble getting someone to service their existing account if they have problems.

DISH now offers the 30" Dish500. The 30" dish was authorized in the VI approx. 2 yrs. ago and works just fine. No need for the larger 4' or 6' dish anymore.

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Posted : August 1, 2012 2:20 pm
Ca. Dreamers
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The OP wants DirectTV because of the NFL package. Dish Network doesn't have that. It's hit or miss (mostly miss) as to whether you'll find your game on Dish Network.

but Dish Network does have NFL RedZone, which has been described as "crack for fantasy football players". All Sunday day games, in HD, with the host switching between games as teams get closer to scoring. Replays of all scores. Its a little frustrating if you are interested in one team, but for me it has made NFL watching more fun than ever (I'm easily bored).

RED ZONE IS THE BOMB!

CD

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Posted : August 1, 2012 2:39 pm
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