Originally Posted by hartk1
I'm looking at the Tailgator and the 211 receiver. I have 3 TV's in our coach. Front, Bedroom, and outside. I will only watch 1 TV at a time. My questions is, will I be able to use the tailgator to watch all 3 TV's without hooking and unhooking coax to the receiver each time? I have Dish at home with the 722 receiver but I'm told it will not work with the tailgator.
The ViP-211 and 211k simulcast's 1 channel out of the HDMI and COAX (RF) ports. If you connect your TV's to those outputs, they will all get that selected channel.
I have 4 TV's in my Damon. The main big screen TV is on the HDMI port and the other 3 get the feed on a COAX cable thru the Box Of Many Button (BOMB) that selects feeds from the OTA TV, Cable TV, DVD, VCR, AUX and SAT.
If you have, or add a BOMB (selector box) or have, or add a TV splitter for the "output to TV" COAX cables it should work.
- Warning - For the 211k - HDTV can ONLY be viewed on the HDMI cable. The COAX carries only SD resolution
The remote uses IR, so it will not shoot around corners from the bedroom or outside TV's...but it will bounce off mirrors. To change channels from those TV's you would need to walk to where you can see the receiver or add a remote extender device or a properly placed mirror tile
As far as I know the Dish 722 does not have the powered COAX and programming to auto-aim the Tailgater. The Tailgater auto-aim function only works with the 211, 211k and 411.
See the FAQ here: Portable Satellite TV Antenna - TV Outdoors For Tailgater | DISH
The optional external hard drive (not to exceed 1TB) will enable DVR functions on the 211k for a 1 time activation fee of $40.
BTW, We LOVE our Tailgater!
Best of luck!