Originally Posted by Tom Wellman
Tell her to get a Slingbox for one site or the other that way she's only paying for one cable tv subscription and have her install an OTA antenna for the local channels wherever she spends less time at.
But she's still going to have to pay for internet at BOTH sites - how IS that saving her $$$???
(not to mention having to mess with an OTA antenna...)
OP - First, you CANNOT move smartcards between receivers. She could have 2 sets of receivers on her account for each place, that could be turned on/off each time she moved. However, they will NOT let you do this with leased equipment, & depending on which/how many receivers she has, it can be pretty costly to purchase the receivers herself.
Best you could do, is have her get a new satellite install at one place - then do a "dish movers" service when she moves to her other place, so they install (another) dish at that said place. As long as you have had service for about a year, the dish mover should be FREE.
Once this is all done, all she has to do is when she moves each time, is just unplug & take her receiver(s)/remote(s) to the other place, then call & have the address switched - which will then update her locals for that area. This way, if she has a DVR, she will NOT loose all the existing shows on it; she WILL have to update any timers that are on local networks. (ABC, CBS, etc.)
This would be valid for either DISH or DirecTV - they have lots of snowbird customers that do this all the time...