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Old 11-07-2018, 03:50 PM   #51
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Ok, I was looking at the King Tailgater Pro which has 2 satellite connections. I would just have to run 2 cables to the receivers from the dish?
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:00 PM   #52
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You would think if Dish can make a dome satellite dish that has 2 connections for 2 different receivers, they could make a mobile receiver with 2 tuners.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:00 PM   #53
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Ok, I was looking at the King Tailgater Pro which has 2 satellite connections. I would just have to run 2 cables to the receivers from the dish?
All of the portable dishes (including the one you're looking at) are single LNB, which means they can only "see" one satellite at a time, the dish needs to rotate slightly to see a different satellite. DISH Network's programming is spread across 3 satellites.

You could hook 2 Wally's to that kind of dish, but they would both be limited to the channels on the satellite that the dish is currently pointing at.

The only options for a multi LNB dish are a free standing dish on a tripod that you would have to manually position (see RoscoeV's post), or the roof mounted Winegard Trav'ler, which is about $1200.
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You would think if Dish can make a dome satellite dish that has 2 connections for 2 different receivers, they could make a mobile receiver with 2 tuners.
I think the intended use is having 2 receivers connected but only using one of them at any given time, e.g. having a tv in the living room and the bedroom of your RV. Plus, if most of the channels you watch happen to be on the same satellite, you might be perfectly fine with the single satellite limitation.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:23 PM   #55
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My humble opinion, but mounting a dish on the roof limits where you can park and receive satellite tv. Not a great idea in our case as we do camp where there are trees that are intended to shade the 5ver in the summer. Better to use a dish that can sit on a tripod away from the camper where there is a view of the southern sky.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:27 PM   #56
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My humble opinion, but mounting a dish on the roof limits where you can part and receive satellite tv. Not a great idea in our case as we do camp where there are trees that are intended to shade the 5ver in the summer. Better to use a dish that can sit on a tripod away from the camper where there is a view of the southern sky.
totally agree, this is one of multiple reasons we got the X2 instead of the Trav'ler.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:34 PM   #57
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If I had Dish at home I would just take a hopper in my RV. I used to do that with Directv but that was before HD. I have Spectrum cable at home because Dish and Directv are just too expensive. I have the gold package which has all the channels and premium channels, HBO MAX Showtime Starz and Encore plus Epix. I pay only 82.00 a month. Dish wants over 115.00 a month and does not have all the channels! I own a Tivo Roamio, 6 tuners and 4 TB of storage. I know the hopper has 16 tuners but 6 is enough for me.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:41 PM   #58
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I did look at the X2 but I think I want the option of having it mounted on the road and with the King quick disconnect mount and King Tailgater Pro I can have both the roof mount for the road and the portable for the trees. I am still considering the X2 though, I do like the bigger dish for the best signal strength. I could probably make the compromise for that. How do you like the X2?
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If I had Dish at home I would just take a hopper in my RV. I used to do that with Directv but that was before HD. I have Spectrum cable at home because Dish and Directv are just too expensive. I have the gold package which has all the channels and premium channels, HBO MAX Showtime Starz and Encore plus Epix. I pay only 82.00 a month. Dish wants over 115.00 a month and does not have all the channels! I own a Tivo Roamio, 6 tuners and 4 TB of storage. I know the hopper has 16 tuners but 6 is enough for me.

Don't believe that the Tailgater Pro Premium I can be used with a Hopper. This link lists the receivers that it can hook up to. I think they may all be single tuner type.



https://www.dishformyrv.com/dish-tai...llite-antenna/
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:09 PM   #60
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I guess that is ok after you are camping. I used to have Directv SD with a dish on a tripod and it was very easy to find the satellites. I just took one of my DVR receivers from home. The receiver doesn't know where it is, we just watched the home locals. Those days are gone. I just don't know how the receiver would act if it got the signal.
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