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Old 03-23-2013, 07:38 AM   #1
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Do you need to keep moving the Dish Tailgater's receiver box?

This is probably a stupid question, but...

Do you constantly have to keep moving the Tailgater's 211 receiver box? Or, can I put the box in one place and just "see" the same show on all the coach TVs (inside and out). (Meaning, can we have folks inside the rig and outside on the exterior TV, or even in the back bedroom, all watching the same show at the same time?)

Based on other posts I've seen, I'm assuming I can plug the dish directly into the coach's exterior cable/satellite hook up, which is in one of our storage bays. Just not sure if it will it then feed all my TVs this way...

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I've been looking to get one of these things. From what I've read, it appears that you can use your coaches wiring to get from the dish to your reciever - so connect to outside connector to the dish, and use the jack at your main tv to hook up your reciever. The dish is actually powered by your reciever over coax. Someone else will have to chime in on weather this works using your coach's wiring.

As far as getting signal to your other TV's, I'm not sure this reciever has a coax out connector to hook into your switch box to feed other tv's. Most likely it's only HDMI out. Your best bet for that is to get a wireless HDMI transmitter for the recieiver and each of your TV's (other than your main). There are several types of these on Amazon and they work well from my experience.
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Yes, the Tailgater has a TV output which can connect to your TV switchbox and be distributed to any/all TV's on the switchbox.

I connect my Tailgater to the cable connector in my equipment bay - the receiver is connected to this, then to the seitchbox.
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If your rig has a BOMB (box of many buttons) switchbox like most you can use the cable TV input to connect to it. The coax will need to be removed from the cable TV input and moved to the satellite in. Unless you install another switch it will leave the cable tv connection outside unsaleable except for your satellite antenna. There may be some concern if the coax is smaller than RG6 though.

If the rest of the tv connections are coax from the BOMB then you should be able to switch them to watch whatever show is on the Dish receiver. It will NOT be high definition.

I would hope the newest RVs have HDMI connections from the box but someone with a MH newer than ours will have to comment on that.
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This is probably a stupid question, but...

Do you constantly have to keep moving the Tailgater's 211 receiver box? Or, can I put the box in one place and just "see" the same show on all the coach TVs (inside and out). (Meaning, can we have folks inside the rig and outside on the exterior TV, or even in the back bedroom, all watching the same show at the same time?)

Based on other posts I've seen, I'm assuming I can plug the dish directly into the coach's exterior cable/satellite hook up, which is in one of our storage bays. Just not sure if it will it then feed all my TVs this way...

Thanks for any help here!
Assuming you already have your satellite system setup and working, you would take the coax from the back of the satellite box labeled OUT TO TV and plug it into your cable distribution box (BOMB) I would plug it into the cable IN connection. Your distribution box will send the channel you selected on your satellite receiver to all the TV's in your coach if they are wired. You would select on TV1 the cable button and same on TV2. If you have a plug in your basement it may be wired to either one of the outputs. Depends on who installed it. Good luck..
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You are correct - here is an image of the back of the reciever - both coax and hdmi connections.

Amazon.com: DISH Mobile ViP®211k HD Pay-As-You-Go Receiver: Electronics
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Thanks, All!

I think I need to keep researching. For outside and the main TV, it's great. But what happens when you're in bed at night and want to change the channel - out of luck.

Didn't really want to get a roof top mount, so I need to see if I can live with no real options for the bedroom.

The new Wineguard Anser looks like it might work, but I'd have to get another box for the back bedroom. It's a bigger dish and more $; looks like it might be more labor-intensive to get it to work as well.
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Thanks, All!

I think I need to keep researching. For outside and the main TV, it's great. But what happens when you're in bed at night and want to change the channel - out of luck.

Didn't really want to get a roof top mount, so I need to see if I can live with no real options for the bedroom.

The new Wineguard Anser looks like it might work, but I'd have to get another box for the back bedroom. It's a bigger dish and more $; looks like it might be more labor-intensive to get it to work as well.
You could add an actiontec wireless HDMI transmitter/receiver unit to your rig and the remote would work from your bedroom. Just bought one and will be doing this on my rig. You should check it out.
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You could add an actiontec wireless HDMI transmitter/receiver unit to your rig and the remote would work from your bedroom. Just bought one and will be doing this on my rig. You should check it out.
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Thanks!!!!! I will definitely look into this. Let me know if you find out anything more about these. Would love to know if anyone else is already using this device (or similar) that could chime in on how well they work, etc.. Please let me know what you think when you get yours set up, etc. If it works that well, perhaps I'd get a 3rd receiver for outside as well....

BTW, changed my mind and I went ahead this morning and bought the Tailgater after all!
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I think I need to keep researching. For outside and the main TV, it's great. But what happens when you're in bed at night and want to change the channel - out of luck.
To change the channel from the bedroom we bought one of these Amazon.com: X10 Powermid PM5900 Remote Control Extender Kit - Includes a Transmitter and Receiver: Electronics Works great and if you put it in the window just right can change the channels from outside too.
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To change the channel from the bedroom we bought one of these Amazon.com: X10 Powermid PM5900 Remote Control Extender Kit - Includes a Transmitter and Receiver: Electronics Works great and if you put it in the window just right can change the channels from outside too.
So you're the one who keeps changing my channel in the campground!😃
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So you're the one who keeps changing my channel in the campground!��
That is too funny. Reminds me of Grumpy Old Men....
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The tailgater is my next project. Here is the plan before I buy anything. I am going to get the MH as close to my home dish as possible. I will connect the home dish which is already set up to the input in the cargo hold. I then will take my home dish receiver and connect it up in the TV control area above the drivers seat. Then check out all the TV sets in the MH. If all works then I will go out and buy exactly what I need. JMHO
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The tailgater is my next project. Here is the plan before I buy anything. I am going to get the MH as close to my home dish as possible. I will connect the home dish which is already set up to the input in the cargo hold. I then will take my home dish receiver and connect it up in the TV control area above the drivers seat. Then check out all the TV sets in the MH. If all works then I will go out and buy exactly what I need. JMHO
It is my understanding that the 211 K must be used with the tailgater. Since the tailgater receives power from the receiver the 211 K provides that power through this single line that connects it. I'm not sure that this power can be processed through connections or boxes of many buttons. We have the tailgater and the 211 K and connect a single cable from the satellite unit to the receiver. it works great but no TV to the bedroom Where we have an additional 211 K. It will not work with a splitter.
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