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Old 12-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #11
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The Trav'ler is HUGELY expensive for what it does. Either the Tailgater or the Winegard Carryout do the same thing for far less money.
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:07 PM   #12
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The Trav'ler is HUGELY expensive for what it does. Either the Tailgater or the Winegard Carryout do the same thing for far less money.
I have DIRECTV and I want HD. I thought the Trav'ler was my only option?
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:18 PM   #13
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I don't know anything about HD as I have an old setup but trying to help. If you look at this Camping World page it describes the tailgaiter as being an HD dish.


Automatic satellite acquisition with no separate remote control or power source required. Just connect the Tailgater to your DISH VIP211z HD receiver (sold separately) via the supplied 50' coaxial cable and in minutes you’re watching your favorite satellite TV shows in crystal clear HDTV. The custom designed user interface with on-screen graphics is an exclusive feature you won’t find with other mobile antennas and makes set-up effortless. No need to reconfigure the receiver when you take it back and forth between your home and RV. With the Tailgater, receiver configuration is automatic – no more check switches! Just place it anywhere in your campsite with a clear view to the southern sky. It even tells you if the satellite signal is partially or completely blocked via on-screen diagnostics. Less than half the price of other automatic satellite antennas and without all the set-up hassles. For reception of DISH SD and HD programming - See more at: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping....PgzWtdR8.dpuf
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Oops, just noticed that one is for Dish TV.
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The Carryout will give you DirecTV in HD.
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The Carryout will give you DirecTV in HD.
Unfortunately it will not. Only standard definition for Direct , HD for Dish and Bell Vue.
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:48 PM   #17
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Correct, I got my wires crossed up.

We have Dish and have used both the Carryout and the Tailgater. When we had the Carryout we used DirecTV, and we then switched to Dish in order to get HD. We then switched to the Tailgater dish.

We prefer the Tailgater over the Carryout, and the Dish HD works just great. As originally stated, it is a FAR cheaper way to get HD satellite than the Trav'ler Slimline. Those things are big bucks!!
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Correct, I got my wires crossed up.

We have Dish and have used both the Carryout and the Tailgater. When we had the Carryout we used DirecTV, and we then switched to Dish in order to get HD. We then switched to the Tailgater dish.

We prefer the Tailgater over the Carryout, and the Dish HD works just great. As originally stated, it is a FAR cheaper way to get HD satellite than the Trav'ler Slimline. Those things are big bucks!!

I can't argue at all with your premise EXCEPT it doesn't make sense to get Dish when we have DirecTV thru the house.....at least I don't think so?
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:01 PM   #19
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MY buddy was set up to receive DTVHD in his rig and his dish on a tripod was a nightmare to aim correctly. I'd sure want the automated aiming if I had to have HD with Direct TV.

My standard DTV 18" round dish is so easy to aim it's not a challenge, normally and I can't see well enough to need HD anyway
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I can't argue at all with your premise EXCEPT it doesn't make sense to get Dish when we have DirecTV thru the house.....at least I don't think so?
Well, in our case it did. We were paying nearly $200 a month for DirecTV at the house. The Dish service, which you can turn on and off when you don't use it, is about $80/month as I recall.

What I did was to eliminate the DirecTV service altogether, and I simply connect the Tailgater to the home tv when not out RVing.

So, I not only have HD when camping, I saved about $120 a month. That's a win/win in my book!
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