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Old 10-09-2012, 09:03 PM   #15
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Newbie question here. I am going to Florida for 5 months and the CG charges $30/month for cable.

What would the advantage be for me to buy a Satellite hookup etc... VS paying $150 for cable tv?

PS: I don't use Satellite TV at home so likely no help there.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:14 PM   #16
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Purchase the cable from the park unless you already have a system at home. It will be lots cheaper.

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:22 PM   #17
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What am I missing? I make sure the 119 sat is in view, turn on the receiver, plug in the power, and it does the rest.

The only word of caution I have is, if your receiver is a dual tuner DVR, you will most likely have a problem.

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There are two winegard carryout products, one is manual and the other automatic. I would guess that the previous poster was talking about the manual version.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:35 PM   #18
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Purchase the cable from the park unless you already have a system at home. It will be lots cheaper.

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Thanks for saving me lots of time and money researching Satellite TV, as I find the 100 or so channels on Cable TV at the campground more than plenty to watch. I wish it was included in their fee, but $30 a month seems reasonable.

Thanks again. IAN...
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:30 AM   #19
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Have Dish at the house, would get their pay as you go otherwise, have the Vuecube 2000 which appears to be the same as the Tailgater. Set it down and it finds the Sats real quick. Love it.

Hi Kben39
I believe the tailgater only operates on Dish network only...if you use the regular Vuqube VQ 1000 or the 2000, it will receive both Direct and Dish satellite....you just have to make a selection nside the qube.
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Carryout works on both Dish, Direct, and Bell systems. I believe there is only one Carryout - I was wrong once before ------er no I wasn't I was only mistaken.

There is a new antenna in town folks. The Winegard Anser 5000. For DISH network, have it point to Sat 72 and enjoy all SD and HD programming with dual tuner inputs or two receivers. Research it.

I use the Carryout with a VIP 722 Dual Tuner receiver. It has no trouble finding the 3 satellites. It just cannot find 3 all at one time so some functionality of recording and split screen is degraded. Still better than the manual one.

Hoping to hear from someone with the new antenna.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:26 PM   #21
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I purchased the Anser 5000 2 days ago and I and the Dish Network guy have pulled all our Hair out. I am returning the system back to PPL tomorrow and getting either The Carryout GM-1518 which is fully automatic or the Tailgater. I cannot lock on to 119 with the Anser. I can get 61.5, 110, 72. If I lock onto 72, I have HD but no locals. The Anser you need to set the elevation and then it is suppose to find it. I give up. All I want is HD and local channels. Any one had any problems with the Carryout 1518??? It's $200 more than the Anser.
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I have the Tailgater with Dish 211 receiver and Dish programming.

Tailgater only works with Dish. With Dish pay as you go service you can turn it on and off at will. If you also have a Dish service and system at your residence the 211 can be treated as an additional receiver for about $7 per month.

You buy the Tailgater and receiver. About $500 from Dish, various online providers, or even Costco.

It works very well and is super easy and quick to set up. Recommended.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:29 PM   #23
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I've thought about plugging Slingbox into a friend's Comcast cable box/DVR, reimburse him for the extra box, and then watch my shows via wifi. Anybody ever try that as an alternative to satellite while on the road?
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:33 PM   #24
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It would be a great idea, but you are then limited to being able to get a TV programs only when you have access to WIFI. I have a Verizon plan that gives me unlimited data. I was think about the sling box using my phone as a hotspot.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:21 AM   #25
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we love our "tailgater" have only had it for 1 trip but it woked flawlessly
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Just a follow up, I returned the Anser back to PPL today and was talked into the Tailgater to replace it. I am glad I did! I returned home and opened it. Nice and light and small, I installed the cable and ran the check signal and I had every channel in HD and SD and my locals are now HD. Less than 5 mins after spending hours trying to lock the Anser on. Very easy and the picture looks great.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #27
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I also bought a Tailgater and have used it for one outing. No problems. Just look at the direction that your neighbor's dishes are pointing, do the same and you are in business. You have to either be a Dish customer or set up your account and programming before you use it for the first time.

What's sad is that I live in a heavily forested area and satellite TV just does not work. This will also be a factor if camping in a heavily forested campground.
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There are some good apps that show you which way the satellites are. Found it useful on my last trip in setting up the tailgater which we like.
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