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Old 07-09-2015, 07:24 PM   #15
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The only output on the Tailgater receiver is one HDMI connector.
Just to be clear, I assume you are speaking of the Dish receiver the Tailgater is connected to (mine is a VIP22K) and not the dish itself. My Tailgater has a single coaxial outlet. As I understand it, on the receiver there is also a coaxial output in addition to the HDMI outlet which can also be used. The HDMI connection will give you a better picture though.
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If you use a 211 Z receiver it has two outputs. One is HDMI and the other composite. Both outputs are active with the same program when the receiver is in operation. The advantage of the 211 Z over the K model is its smaller size.

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To further confuse the issue, if you have the latest version of the antenna like I have ( the new one looks like darth vader ) it has two coax outputs, so you can two separate coax cables from it to two different receivers.
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Ok I'm pulling the trigger and getting a Dish Tailgater. I have a 2016 28' Flying Cloud. What exactly do you do to prepare to watch? I see the HDMI plug on top of cabinet above the Disc player. I'm aware of the separate plugs outside for cable and satellite. Any help here?

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Ok I'm pulling the trigger and getting a Dish Tailgater. I have a 2016 28' Flying Cloud. What exactly do you do to prepare to watch? I see the HDMI plug on top of cabinet above the Disc player. I'm aware of the separate plugs outside for cable and satellite. Any help here?

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For me it's a matter of proper placement of the dish unit itself. I use an app on my iPhone called SatelliteTransponders which allows me to aim my phone to the sky and verify that all the satellites are clear and not blocked by any trees or anything else.

The satellites you need to see are 129.0W, 119.0W, and 110.0W. You can select those with the software and they will appear as green dots as you look at your iPhone screen.

Once you know you can see those satellites, I run my coax from the dish unit to my trailer. I have one coax input and I screw into there. Inside I connect my 211Z receiver with a short coax cable from the receiver itself to a port labeled satellite/cable. (Note that this connection differs based on the vintage of your trailer). From there I connect an HDMI cable from the receiver to the HDMI input to my TV.

When the receiver is powered on, it will ask you what state you are in and then it will proceed to locate the 3 satellites that you looked at with the iPhone app. This can take a few minutes to complete. Once done, the program guide will update, again wait for that. Once it completes you will have programming and you are set.

That's the mechanics of what I do when setting up. Once aimed, as long as the trailer has power and the receiver is plugged into an outlet (it doesn't have to be left on however), you will not have to go through the aiming or program guide download. Don't move the dish unit after you aim, or it will have to go through the aiming process again.

I am a home Dish subscriber and I activate the receiver only when I'm traveling. Dish prorates the use of the receiver so you don't pay for it if you are not using it. Prior to leaving for a trip, I activate the receiver and do a test setup at home. This updates the receiver with any new software and also lets me know that the receiver and dish unit are functional. Once my travel is done when I'm home, I call Dish and deactivate the receiver.

Hope this was what you were looking for.

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