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Old 08-18-2019, 11:16 AM   #1
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Dish, Play Maker Or Tailgater

Which one is better to have?
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:57 PM   #2
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either or are fine i think the pathway x2 is better
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Internet, smart TV. Cheaper initially and monthly, no set up, no commercials.
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Internet, smart TV. Cheaper initially and monthly, no set up, no commercials.
Was that part of the question ?
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Old 08-19-2019, 02:56 PM   #5
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I don't think either one is better then the other.
I'm using a DirecTV only, King Quest, with a controller box from King.

It gets the 3 Dish satellites and works fine with a Wally receiver.
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Internet, smart TV. Cheaper initially and monthly, no set up, no commercials.
This, unless you're like me and like to just veg out and watch TV and switch between 3 or 4 different things like I do. I need cable or satellite so on random days I can watch whatever.
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Which one is better to have?

Technically speaking the Tailgater has a larger parabola providing a little more signal, other than that doesn't really matter.
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Technically speaking the Tailgater has a larger parabola providing a little more signal, other than that doesn't really matter.
No, the Pathway X2 has a bigger dish. The X2 can also acquire both of DISH's sat "arcs" (Western & Eastern). The Tailgater can only get the Western Arc sats.
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No, the Pathway X2 has a bigger dish. The X2 can also acquire both of DISH's sat "arcs" (Western & Eastern). The Tailgater can only get the Western Arc sats.
True, I have that also but since getting unliminted Verzion service we stream everything. Pathway X2 in truck storage.
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No, the Pathway X2 has a bigger dish. The X2 can also acquire both of DISH's sat "arcs" (Western & Eastern). The Tailgater can only get the Western Arc sats.
So Playmaker and Tailgater only receive Western Arc?? Is there a choice of Dish or DTV? I have DTV at home
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You can get Direct or Dish. But their is no HD portable dish for Direct. Several for Dish. You could roof mount a dish for Direct for HD.
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First question: where do you plan on traveling to, what locations? Answer this question can help you decide which unit to purchase.
For example if you are going to both east & west coast or north to Maine find a unit that can be used in the locations. If I remember from my research the PathwayX2 was the only one which would do all of this.

But if you are just going "Down the road a bit".
Just a thought
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I guess maybe another question could be is , what states or time zones does the Eastern Arc begin? I get what your saying, but if we venture further East, it would be obvious to get a system that covers both. Would South Dakota be Eastern Arc?
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I guess maybe another question could be is , what states or time zones does the Eastern Arc begin? I get what your saying, but if we venture further East, it would be obvious to get a system that covers both. Would South Dakota be Eastern Arc?
DISH Western & Eastern Arcs
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