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Old 01-05-2016, 02:01 AM   #1
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Dish King Tailgater questions

We are looking at the dish tailgater -king. Is it as easy as it seems??

I walk out to clear area, plug in co-ax to RV and dish, go inside and program from tv. This will allow my to have 2 tv's set up. If I want to move a receiver from inside to an outside TV I just unplug and replug in?

Has anyone had a problem with this? Where do you find the best prices on this unit (shows, ebay or craigslist).

We will be boondocking so if this would be an option, we also have lots of movies on a memory card and there is always Redbox for movies.
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Just ordered one from Amazon for $333.
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$349 is about the going price, recievers about $99 each- and yes, it works great and supports an additional 'secondary' receiver that allows viewing of any channels from a single satellite, not all three like the main tv receiver.
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Go with the Winegard X2. The King Tailgater does not work very well in the rain. Also the X2 and pick up Dish's eastern arc. I live in the Pacific Northwest and my Tailgater goes out whenever it rains. I replaced it with the X2 and never lost signal even in very heavy rain.
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my tailgater has never had any issues in rain
some, though, apply RainX to the dome, just in case
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Go with the Winegard X2. The King Tailgater does not work very well in the rain. Also the X2 and pick up Dish's eastern arc. I live in the Pacific Northwest and my Tailgater goes out whenever it rains. I replaced it with the X2 and never lost signal even in very heavy rain.
X2 on the X2!

I had a tailgater and switched and the Psthfinder is much better. It picks up both eastern and western arc satillites and you can run 2 receivers off it. In addition, the actual dish is larger, so you get better reception thru partial tree obstructions.
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agreed, but it is larger, takes up more space, and is not roof mountable : )
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agreed, but it is larger, takes up more space, and is not roof mountable : )
I put my X2 on the roof all the time. i just have to remember to take it down before I drive away
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My king dome had to be replaced do to changes made by both direct and dish. Went with the winegard x-2 for a couple reasons. It is one of the few that will work with new Dish and Direct satellites. Have the price of new system and it bolted right into the same holes as my King Dome used in the roof. Haven't used it yet as just completed installation. Just my two cents worth

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Interested in buying one or the other will check them out. I do like the idea of a smaller one that can be put on the roof, and stored in a smaller space. Actually I don't want to climb up on the roof to put the Dome up there. Think I will just monitor this thread a while. Sanford
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I'm pretty sure the Winegard X2 is not meant to be installed permanently. I don't believe it works with Direct TV either. You sure we are talking about the same product?
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My king dome had to be replaced do to changes made by both direct and dish. Went with the winegard x-2 for a couple reasons. It is one of the few that will work with new Dish and Direct satellites. Have the price of new system and it bolted right into the same holes as my King Dome used in the roof. Haven't used it yet as just completed installation. Just my two cents worth

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Winegard

The winegard fits directly into the holes in the roof where my ding dome was. You can get the mounting kit on ebay where I got the winegard. I was told by a tech who works on these that it was one of only a few that works with both providers, don't know as I am using dish. I have it mounted and it works fine on dish. Just my two cents

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Pathway X2;

Designed exclusively for DISH Network satellite TV programming, the Pathway X2 antenna offers a whole new look at automatic satellite TV acquisition. Powered through a DISH ViP 211 series HD receiver (sold separately), the Pathway X2 requires no separate power cord. Simply activate the receiver through an existing DISH account or subscribe to a new Pay-As-You-Go programming package that doesn’t require any activation fees or 2 year agreements. A unique feature to the Pathway is the ability to point to either Western or Eastern arc satellite orbitals, offering the most programming available. The larger reflector size also provides superior signal performance compared to other automatic portable satellite systems. Lightweight yet rugged, the Pathway X2 antenna offers the fastest and easiest set up. Features 2 coax inputs to allow for multiple receiver hook-up, an easy grip carry handle, and a security eyelet molded into the base so the antenna can be locked up. Includes one 25’ coax cable. Stores to 15” x 21”. Weight 16 lbs. Compatible with Carryout tripod mount (sold separately). Not compatible with Carryout ladder mount. Made in the U.S.A.
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With the X2 What is the advantage of Eastern arch satellites versus the western
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