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Old 10-26-2017, 03:44 PM   #1
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Dish or Direct TV

If you have one or the other for your home, what is involved in taking it on the road. I'm sure you have to get a extra dish, tripod and cable. Do you have to have a extra receiver or do you take the one from home? I traveled with Direct TV years ago but have forgotten how it works. At that time I did not have a home set up.
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:31 PM   #2
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I believe you’ll only need the extra dish and cables. Take your receiver from home.


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Old 10-26-2017, 04:32 PM   #3
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We have dish at home. I bought a Tailgater and a Wally receiver - added it to my home account for $7 a month. You could get a regular dish but the Tailgater is automatic. My camper is on a seasonal site, when we arrive I put the Tailgater dish on the roof and leave the box and TV hooked up inside. Take the dish off the roof when we leave.

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Old 10-26-2017, 05:56 PM   #4
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If you want HD then you have two options.
1st Dish HD works with the portable powered sats. Tailgator, Winegard, Carry Out, X2, etc.
DirectTv does not support an HD picture with any of the portable powered sats. If you want an HD pic with DTV then you need to use a manual setup dish. Or spend the big $$$ for a Traveler permanent roof mount sat.
I had DTV for 10-12+ years. I want an HD pic. I also wanted a no hassle easy setup. I dropped DTV and got Dish. I then got a Winegard X2 and a 211 receiver. $7 a month. Stop and start anytime is super easy.
Some people go the manual satellite dish route with DTV and are happy as well. I didn't want to deal with setting up a manual dish so thats the reason I switched to Dish.
I also like that my Winegard and my receiver are always in the 5th wheel.
My home theater setup is not really very easy to unhook and hookup again to take on camping trips. Too me it's worth the initial cost for the long term connivance.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:27 PM   #5
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We have dish at home. When we go the road we take the receiver. When we get to where we are going I take out our Winegard pathfinder 2, set it on the ground, hook up the rg6 cable, go into the house hook up receiver to tv, hook up receiver to cable from outside connector, plug in the receiver turn on tv and set the receiver and wait for about 10-15 minutes and then after the receiver goes through it set up then we can watch tv. While it is checking things out I finish setting things up.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:32 PM   #6
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The Winegard only works with the 211 series and the Wally. Are you saying you're taking a Hopper or Joey camping?
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:08 PM   #7
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Goducks if you are asking me then we have a 211 k[ I think] receiver disconnect that from our house take that with us and set it up like I said in other post. Just the receiver and remote.;
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:41 AM   #8
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Parcany, interesting. I though the 211 series was only for the Dish portables.
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:12 PM   #9
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We have a Dish TailGater, with the 211 receiver, which I believe is the only one that will automatically work with the automatic satellite antenna and find the satellites. It is used both at home and in the TT. When we leave home, I pack the receiver (with 2Gb hard-drive for recording) and the antenna unit. I prewired the house and the TT for the tailgater.

We have the $44 RV channel package, which I believe is 50 channels. So far we are happy... the only channel that we miss is NetGeo, but we could stream that is we wanted to. At home I have a Digital OTA antenna the plugs into the 211 receiver, so I do not have to pay for the local station option $10. When in the TT I do add the local stations (from nearest BIG city to where we are camping) to the Sat channels... so I then pay the $10.

At home we had BrightHouse cable, which Charter bought out and called it Spectrum. We were paying $120 with BrightHouse, Spectrum upped the monthly bill to $159 without saying a word (grandfathered BrightHouse pricing ended). I called WOW (internet) and they supply me with a 100MBPS internet service for $30/month (works GREAT), and my $44/month Sat Tv service, we are at $80 (taxes added) each month. Still record most of the Tv programs (on hard-drive) and watch when we have time.

I also have the AnyWhere Dish service (no charge), which requires a SlingBox connected to the 211 receiver and you can watch on your tablets, smart phones, laptops.... from any where.

We are happy with the setup.

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Like I said we have a wingard pathfinder 2 and the 211 works like a champ. The same receiver worked when we had the tailgator. We like the winegard much better than the tailgator.
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