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Old 05-04-2015, 10:50 PM   #11
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I purchased a separate receiver so I don't have to move receivers all the time and I wanted it mounted securely. I've found that you need to use it at least every 29 days or you will have to call in for a new signal send. We're taking to Alaska for 5-6 weeks end of May.

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Old 05-05-2015, 04:56 AM   #12
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I have dish with the grey ball that spins around very entertaining. Hope my neighbor doesn't mind when it needs to be in his site for reception

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Old 05-05-2015, 07:12 AM   #13
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It sounds like you may have a permanent site? Before purchasing anything I would check to insure you have a clear view of the satellites. There's an app for the iPhone which can help
not sure if there's an android equivalent.

The other thing to note is you're in NY State. Depending what your needs are the Tailgater might not be the best choice for you because of the limitation of the HD satellite not able to receive 61.5 which is higher in the sky than the one it does at 129.

King Controls makes a "Flex" which is identical to the Tailgater (they make that too!) but WILL receive the 61.5 satellite making it a better choice for us northeast guys. It also costs more but again a site survey would determine if you need it or not.

If you are permeant, then it would probably be best to get a more permanent setup with a larger residential dish.

First thing I would do in any case is get a site survey as to what satellites you can and can not view so you can make the best choice.
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:40 PM   #14
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I should have added that the Dish 211 receiver is not DVR capable as it comes to you. But you can easily add an ac powered external hard drive. One major drawback IMO is that the remote is IR, not UHF. That is a problem if you have TVs in different rooms and there is no line of sight from your handheld remote to the receiver. I overcame that with a repeater I picked up at Best Buy for around $50, but Dish need to correct this problem.

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