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Old 02-10-2013, 09:50 AM   #29
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Sorry, should have been more specific, does the tailgater work North of the 48th parallel?

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #30
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I cannot find that note. Where does it say that on the web page?
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:15 AM   #31
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:57 PM   #32
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I would be disappointed if travelling in Canada and not able to receive signals due to some limitation in hardware pointing devices. programming And vice versa.

Basically if you are seeing the satellite and know where it is from your particular geographic location and you have a valid subs and able to point to it you get the programs.

I was just wondering if the Tgaiter was purchased in Detroit MI and crossed the bridge to Windsor ON CA would it work? Or is there some magic border guard switchig off the ability to use it there?
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:53 AM   #33
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Does the Tailgater mount somewhere? What do you do with yours? What about security?
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:44 AM   #34
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You can buy a locking ladder mount for it. Otherwise it only has a cheap plastic tab you can lock it with. Some have run a cable under the handle that's more secure.

I don't think it will just stop working once you're in Canada. I think it's more of an issues with how low the Dish SATS are on the horizon.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:32 AM   #35
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.........I was just wondering if the Tgaiter was purchased in Detroit MI and crossed the bridge to Windsor ON CA would it work? Or is there some magic border guard switchig off the ability to use it there?
That's a good question! I know that whenever we use the Ambassador Bridge or Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to go to Windsor the cell phone knows immediately. The calls instantly become "International" and so do the charges!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:43 AM   #36
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Living in a border town I get roaming charges even if not in the US and have to have these reversed by the cell provider. It is a regulatory arrangement between Canada and the US where it is "illegal" to receive one another's sat signals in the other's country eg if I am subscribed to Bell, Starchoice or Shaw legally in Canada then I would be branded a "criminal" for doing so for receiving those in the US. Remember prohibition? Yet it is not illegal to get OTA signals with an antenna. Go figure.
This means that the US sat provider cannot advertise in Canada nor the Canadian sat provider in the US, for their services an International treaty arrangement.

I could go on at naseum on this topic. Below are a couple of links which may be of interest for some.
AntennaPoint.com - Antenna Locator and TV Fool for ota reception.

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Old 03-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #37
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update

I moved my LY into a garage for the remainder of the winter, which seems to be never ending here in PA. 6 inches of snow today as we speak. I was able to reinstall the dish that I received from Winegard and had no issues. I pulled her out of the garage and voila Directv in all of its glory. I can get the local channels within 100 miles from home, but using the antenna is better anyway since they are HD over the air. I updated the front TV to an LED and I'm not sure what to do in the back. I think I'll leave it for now and just watch the satellite. I was originally going to use an H20 box from home, but decided to just purchase an SD box. That's a whole other story...bought one on Ebay and when I called about it they said it was a leased unit and I should throw it away. Called Directv back later and haggled a new box for $50. I wanted to update my dvd player as well and lose the VHS combo to save space. Scrapped that idea because they just don't make DVD players with screw on coax outputs anymore. Anyway I am pleased with the entertainment situation for now. Now I'm just waiting for this snow to go away to get on the road. Thanks
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:54 PM   #38
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FYI Dish will be releasing a new 211 receiver that will work with the Tailgater. It will be dubbed the 211 Z. The major improvement is that it is much smaller than the current 211 K receiver. I just had some work done on my home system and the service person gave me a $25 off coupon. He told me to wait for the 211 Z. It purposely was designed to deal with the footprint issue that is important for many of the RV users.

He also showed me a neat iPhone app that can work also on an iPad with camera and GPS. It's called "Dish For My Rv Satellite Finder". It sells for $5 from Apple. It turns on your camera and you point your phone to the sky. It will show you the positions of the satellites superimposed in the camera's view. It's really cool and will tell you i instantly as to whether you have a clear view for your dish. Note that this software only works with Dish network satellites.

My problem is I don't have an iPhone, my wife's iPad 1 has a GPS but no camera, and my iPad 3 has a camera but no GPS.


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Old 03-25-2013, 03:42 PM   #39
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UPDATE: I got my ViewCube and hooked it up to my Directv in my LY. Works great. Very easy to hook up and be watching TV in minutes. It will get a workout over the next three weeks. We leave tomorrow from cool but clear Lafayette, LA to Middle Tennessee where it is snowing and cold. Go figure........
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Looks like the 211Z is available.
DISH Network ViP 211z MPEG4 High-Definition HDTV Satellite Receiver / Tuner (ViP-211z) from Solid Signal)
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:13 PM   #41
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No, I don't think it's available yet. They may be preordering but Dish has no images or references to the VIP 211Z as of today.
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No, I don't think it's available yet. They may be preordering but Dish has no images or references to the VIP 211Z as of today.
The website says they are in stock and shipping. Could be lying, I suppose.
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