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Old 10-11-2012, 10:07 PM   #15
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The Tailgater is a good option due to monthly costs and initial outlay. In a city environment the Wingard on air antenna is fine. In rural environments or want a particular program we use the tailgater. We have parked in several situations where the mobility of the Tailgater would be the only to receive programing through trees.
Can you offer a ballpark on that initial outlay? I know you can get packages starting at $30 a month but what about the equipment?
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:32 PM   #16
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Tailgater is about $350 and receiver is about $13-140 at camping world. If you have dish at home then it only cost $5/month to add receiver and you get all your home programing
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:38 AM   #17
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There is a major reason for Dish over DirectTV if you don't have it at home, Dish has a pay-as-you-go plan so you can just pay for 1 or 2 months of the year.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:21 PM   #18
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There is a major reason for Dish over DirectTV if you don't have it at home, Dish has a pay-as-you-go plan so you can just pay for 1 or 2 months of the year.

Interesting... I don't have Directv at home anymore... switched back to cable about 8 years back. I like the idea of turning it off and on as needed as there are months where we don't use the trailer.

Do you just call them up and ask to activate it and then suspend it when not in use?
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:01 PM   #19
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Here is their web page.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:27 PM   #20
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I am trying to figure out moving and stationary TV setup, internet and computer for my I3500.

So far it looks like DirectTV is best for TV.

Has anyone used the Autonet for internet rather than expensive bulky satellite?

Also has anyone used a Mac Mini on their TV's with internet?
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:35 AM   #21
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I am trying to figure out moving and stationary TV setup, internet and computer for my I3500.

So far it looks like DirectTV is best for TV.

Has anyone used the Autonet for internet rather than expensive bulky satellite?

Also has anyone used a Mac Mini on their TV's with internet?
I have used Auto.net and stopped. Their coverage was not that good, I get better coverage from Verizon on my smartphon's wifi.
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An older message, maybe outdated, but very enlightening to me. Thanks for the information!

Anything more currently available?
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:01 PM   #23
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I am trying to figure out moving and stationary TV setup, internet and computer for my I3500. So far it looks like DirectTV is best for TV. Has anyone used the Autonet for internet rather than expensive bulky satellite? Also has anyone used a Mac Mini on their TV's with internet?
I've played with a few different options. I've used a MacBook Pro with a mini display port to hdmi adapter, atv2 hacked with xbmc, roku 3 and an xbox 360.
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:11 PM   #24
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I am trying to figure out moving and stationary TV setup, internet and computer for my I3500. So far it looks like DirectTV is best for TV. Has anyone used the Autonet for internet rather than expensive bulky satellite? Also has anyone used a Mac Mini on their TV's with internet?
I've used a variety of different options. A MacBook Pro with a mini display port to hdmi adapter, atv2 jailbroken with xbmc, a roku 3 and an xbox 360.

All have they're upsides and short comings.

Right now I'm back to the atv2. I have a g-connect 500gb wireless hard drive that I store media on and stream that to the atv2 thru xbmc. Another upside of the atv is that I can use airplay to stream from my phone or ipad. If we're just driving around and no one is watching a more ill mirror the ipad mini mounted to the dash to display the GPS so passengers can see where we are, traffic and an eta. (Geeky I now, but it's only a few clicks to make it work)

The also allows me to pick movies from the mini which I can do without much distraction when driving. My 2yo can't operate the remote herself and if it's just us, this lets me keep the peace when one driving and she suddenly thinks of a movie she wants to watch.

Thai setup also works well for music. I can mirror the pandora app or anything else so passengers can see the song info while listening.

Unfortunately, this setup is the most complex to get installed. It's simple once it's all going, but if you have no experience with a setup like this it might be a but of a project.


Happy to help though If anyone has questions.
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Yea.... I was at Camping World just a few days ago and as I passed the Dish receivers, there was a guy raising H--- about every time he wants to setup he has a problem. The store guy was telling him he could call Dish and they would ask for zipcode and zero in the equipment......I'm just saying
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An older message, maybe outdated, but very enlightening to me. Thanks for the information!

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From a Dish standpoint they have a newer receiver, 211Z. It is about 1/3 smaller than the 211k units which are still being sold. One item of note is the 211z does not have an RF output. HDMI or composite cable only. I noticed at Camping World they were displaying a 211z, but all the boxes on the shelf were 211k's.

I have Dish service at home and bought my 211z and Tailgater dish from an authorized Dish reseller on the Internet. Saved about $60 buying this way rather than purchasing from a local outlet.

The nice thing is you can still activate the receiver at will. Current cost for activation is $7 a month which is prorated based on the length of time you stay activated. What I do is to connect the Tailgater at home prior to departure and get it activated. That makes sure it is working and at the current software levels. I currently receive all of the programming on the road that I subscribe to at home including HD. Local stations can be changed based on your locale with a call to Dish. Note that making that change might affect you home receiver since Dish makes this change on an account basis rather than by receiver. So for example if your home receiver is recording local channels while you are gone, a change of locals may cause you home receiver to lose connectivity since it may not see the spot beam for your out of town locale.

Note there are additional costs if you do not have Dish service at home since you now will also have to carry a programming package. I don't believe in that case you can turn that package on and off. Also note that there are some subsidized offers for a Tailgater and receiver but those have monthly programming commitments that can't be turned on and off.

Overall I've been happy with my Tailgater and receiver. Obviously you still need to have a good view to the southwest to pick up the 3 satellites that the Tailgater looks for.

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I'll say this, if you buy your equipment....Keep all receipts! I've been a Dish customer for 7 years. Back when I signed up I didn't want to sign a 2 year contract, so I ended up purchasing my equipment. Now we've moved into the Airstream fulltime and are in a park with free cable. Dish wants me to send back the equipment I paid over $600 for, telling me they have no record of me purchasing. Ugh!
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:14 PM   #28
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I'll say this, if you buy your equipment....Keep all receipts! I've been a Dish customer for 7 years. Back when I signed up I didn't want to sign a 2 year contract, so I ended up purchasing my equipment. Now we've moved into the Airstream fulltime and are in a park with free cable. Dish wants me to send back the equipment I paid over $600 for, telling me they have no record of me purchasing. Ugh!
Well that sucks, did you use a credit card or check?
Maybe you can check your statements. Unfortunately 7 years is about the limit for online statements.
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