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Old 05-20-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Dish Tailgator and 211

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.

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The 722 receiver will not work the reason for a 211.
You can operate as many TV's as you want if you have a switching control.
They all will receive what ever station the 211 is set for, you can not watch
two different channels at the same time like you can with the 722.
If you wish to have record on a 211 you will need to purchase a disk drive and
pay extra for that ability.
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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.

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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!
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I have a 211 and an HDMI splitter/amplifier to give me HD anywhere I want it. Found it at monoprice.com .
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Fantastic! Exactly what I needed to know.

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Can the tailgater be semi permanently attached to the top of the ladder? Can it withstand weather and the rigors of being attached to the ladder going down the road?
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Can the tailgater be semi permanently attached to the top of the ladder? Can it withstand weather and the rigors of being attached to the ladder going down the road?
I would not recommend to do so as it's designed for portable use, stored when not in use. King control is now making a roof mounted dome unit using much the same mechanism, and supports two televisions.
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Can the tailgater be semi permanently attached to the top of the ladder? Can it withstand weather and the rigors of being attached to the ladder going down the road?
Yes, the Tailgater can be mounted topside and I have seen many of them on longhaul trucks, mounted just above and behind the roof of the sleeper.

King Control sells a line of mounts that work with the Tailgater and VuCube 2500, and their other domes.
See: VuQube Products

You could make your own as well...the manufactured mounts are kinda' pricey.

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