Originally Posted by rideandslide
Looking to up grade my current Winegard Sensar, 3 options
1. Add Wngman to current antenna $25
2. Buy new entire Sensar head with Wingman $50
3. Try a different Brand/Style head ? $$$$
Opinions please !
YOu left out an option
What I did and the results
One RV park I frequent with the basic Wingman (Senasar II or III I think an II do nto know how to tell them apart though)
Added Wingman 1-2 stations
Added Sensar Pro.. Got them all (At least all the ones I know of) however QSB (Fading) would bother me on a couple. but it meant I could watch TV in the RV again.
All tests run on the same site.
I would go with the Wingman and the Sensar Pro (about 100 bucks at CW, I think 70 on Amazon and if you work the discounts right one guy just paid 8 bucks for his.)
My current system and set up would make Rube Goldburg proud. as the Sensar Pro now feeds the matrix switch (As designed) and via it a digital converter, then directly a 2nd digital converter, these both fed older analog only DVR's which think the converters are satellite receivers (in fact one of them takes the same I/R codes as a VIP-211k)
In addition the original wiring is all intact (Save for the antenna lead which was re-routed to the Sensar Pro) so I can get cable.
On teh DVRs Cable comes in on the Antenna jack, Just like normal
The digital converters feed LINE-IN #1
and on the front DVR a "nose camera' feeds Line In #2 allowing me to see what is in front of the RV (Cats like watching and listening to the birds,, also works as a "Dash Cam"
DVRs chat over the LAN and can send shows to the laptop or hand held.
You see those adds "Only ______ lets you do all these things" Guess what, I do not have that service, I do have those features, have since around 2002 in fact back in the sticks, only then I had 3 DVRs