Feb 26, 2004, 7:01 PM
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How far south can you go into Mexico and still be able to access the DirecTV viewing that is available in the USA using normal single 18" dish or 3-headed HDTV dishes.
We have to assume that Brownsville, TX has DirecTV so any place along or above that line has to able the access the same as USA viewers, if they have the equipment.
Even though DirecTV is not sold (legally) in Mexico, there is no reason why a DirecTV subscriber cannot take his Receiver to Mexico (unless they take them at the border - by the way, do they do that?) and then use his subscription, which is billed to his USA address.
But, how far south will that work? You would think with the open water over the Gulf, that most of the Yucatan should have access. Perhaps, a larger dish might be required in some areas.
In Canada, where DirecTV is not sold at all, there are dishes & users everywhere. They capture the signal through the use of pirated equipment - and, that must also be done in Mexico. So again, how far south can the USA offerings be accesses, legal or not?
Pretty nice here in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. Picture says it all.