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Old 03-06-2012, 12:05 PM   #21
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I have a heavy duty tripod from http://tv4rv.com/. It comes with a very good compass and is very easy an accurate to set up. After moving this past Friday from my host camp site back to my home base, I set up my tripod installed the Slimline dish (HD), turned on my tv and receiver and had a 95% signal without any tweaking. This tripod system is that accurate.
I do have Dishpointer Pro app for my smartphone which allows me to find the holes in the trees when necessary.
Looks good. The tripod looks like the surveyors tripod. Very interesting.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:44 PM   #22
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When I was reading about the VuQube I thought it said that it would work with DirecTV in the states.

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Finally, a user friendly portable satellite antenna that lets you watch TV from anywhere! Simply place the VuQube in clear view of the southern sky and connect to a satellite receiver (sold separately) using a single coaxial cable. Use the FastFind remote to tilt and turn the motorized dish inside the VuQube until you are locked on to a signal. Compatible with standard digital programming services from DIRECTV, DISH Network, Bell ExpressVu and free-to-air receivers. 17.5" x 16" and weighs just 10.5 lbs. Weather resistant and with a built-in ergonomic carrying handle you can take it anywhere you go! Includes antenna, remote, 50’ coaxial cable and easy step-by-step instructions.

Any thoughts? How is this antenna powered?
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The vq1000 is powered by the coax from the receiver. Simply plug in the coax, turn on the receiver and it's powered up. I can't comment on directv because we aren't eligible for it in canada. But in reading on it, it only supports 1 of the 3 satellites or something. Others may be able to comment.
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The vq1000 is powered by the coax from the receiver. Simply plug in the coax, turn on the receiver and it's powered up. I can't comment on directv because we aren't eligible for it in canada. But in reading on it, it only supports 1 of the 3 satellites or something. Others may be able to comment.
Qube does work for Direct TV just not HD. DishNetwork on the Qube does work in HD. However, It is only a single LNB and I know Dish uses three Satellites 110,119,129. Most HD channels are on 129, but they are scattered throughout. If you don't have an HD plan with Dish then you just use two Sat's 110,119. I am not sure how many DirecTV uses, but I am pretty sure they iuse more than 1. So, when you request a channel that is on say 119 and you are watching a channel on 110 the Qube moves to that position in the Qube to get the channel. It is very seamless though. You do see all the channels in your guide so when you request a channel it just moves if it has to. As a user, you don't typically know what channels are on what sat's unless you have been monkeying with this stuff for years. Sometimes I just had to settle for one satellite and I only got about half my channels. That was while using a dish and a tripod....Trees, and slopes can play havoc on a tripod setup. The VuQube and Tailgator take all the guesswork out....BUY ONE
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I would like one, but I have DirecTV and like HD, so I use a tripod from rv4tv.com, slimline dish with SWM system, dishpointerpro for finding holes in the trees.
Works for me.

DirecTV uses 3 sats.
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We3 have the Carryout from Winegard and it is great, use it with the pay-as-you go.
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Bell in Canada receives both HD and SD... you just use the 2 presets on the VuQube remote to switch between the two satellites, once they are in memory
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"Tailgater" is here now. Has anyone used this product on the road yet? I wonder if it works in Mexico?

http://www.dish.com/technology/tv-outdoors/
I just bought the Tailgater from Amazon. According to Dish Network, the tailgater will only work in the lower 48 states. I have used it a couple of times and had pretty good luck. Remember, if you are hooking the tailgater up to the exterior cable connnector and you have an interior wall plate with the signal amplifier, you must discoonect the cable coming from the exterior cable plate to the interior wall plate. You can either connect the cable directly to the satellite box or purchase a wall plate that is designed for cable and satellie use. The tailgater will not work with the interior wall plate with the built in amplifier whether you turn the amp on or not.
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