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Old 01-21-2012, 01:23 AM   #15
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Some may prefer more complexity and cost but in my opinion the best and also the highest quality solution for your situation is to get a Dish network VIP211k, a very compact HD receiver, then use it with your existing Winegard dish. It will work perfectly.

I know there are those who are unable to aim a Winegard dish, but I would not assume you cannot learn. It takes only a minute or two once you know what to do if you have parked in a location where you have a view of the satellite location. If you decide to use the VIP211k with the Winegard dish, I could give you very complete instructions as I have used that combination.

With all of the money you save by using the Winegard you already have you could buy several new High definition TVs to take advantage of the High definition satellite signal.

Some may not be aware that nearly all programs are now in HD and on Dish network the HD programming including the local channels is on the 129 satellite. Today I see no reason to ever rotate the dish off the 129 HD satellite.
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Some may prefer more complexity and cost but in my opinion the best and also the highest quality solution for your situation is to get a Dish network VIP211k, a very compact HD receiver, then use it with your existing Winegard dish. It will work perfectly.

I know there are those who are unable to aim a Winegard dish, but I would not assume you cannot learn. It takes only a minute or two once you know what to do if you have parked in a location where you have a view of the satellite location. If you decide to use the VIP211k with the Winegard dish, I could give you very complete instructions as I have used that combination.

With all of the money you save by using the Winegard you already have you could buy several new High definition TVs to take advantage of the High definition satellite signal.

Some may not be aware that nearly all programs are now in HD and on Dish network the HD programming including the local channels is on the 129 satellite. Today I see no reason to ever rotate the dish off the 129 HD satellite.
Thanks for the info, Marvel: I'm going to contact our local DISH guy and see if he can get us hooked up with the VIP211k. Will we need to also get the portable sat dish and tripod, just in case we're parked where we don't have a clear view of the 129 satellite location?

Once we get the VIP211K, would appreciate your complete instructions since we both have the Winegard roof-mount satellite.

That's why I love irv2.com - nice folks like you are so helpful. Thanks again.

Jim and Susan
'00 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Vision 36B
Merlin, OR
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I would suggest posting your question in the " Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc." area. Your question really isn't specific to Fleetwoods.

There are lots of ways to go, but if you're not comfortable with moving a receiver to the RV, then a dish on a tripod is not going to be your best solution. You'll just get frustrated.

If you only want to feed a single TV, then a dome or carryout is fine. If you don't have an HD TV, then 129 isn't critical. You might post what channels you're looking to get. That'll get you better answers to make a more informed decision.
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