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Old 12-16-2013, 02:47 AM   #1
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Dish network tailgater satellite??

When I bought my 3950, the dealership threw in a a Dish network tailgater satellite.

I opened the box tonight and the only thing in there was a satellite and cable. For anyone using this system, shouldn't a receiver come with it??


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Nope, you'll get the receiver when you subcribe to DISH.
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Nope, you'll get the receiver when you subcribe to DISH.
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Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if the Dish tailgater satellite dish will work with a DirecTV receiver?
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Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if the Dish tailgater satellite dish will work with a DirecTV receiver?

If you go to Dish network's site, there is a link that shows all compatible receivers.


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Will the Tailgater® work with all DISH receivers?
No. Three DISH receivers are compatible with the Tailgater® – ViP 211k, ViP 211 and 411.
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The receiver can either come from dish or an approved retail location. I bought mine at Camping World for $100.00.
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When I bought my 3950, the dealership threw in a a Dish network tailgater satellite.

I opened the box tonight and the only thing in there was a satellite and cable. For anyone using this system, shouldn't a receiver come with it??


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Mark

I am assuming you are already a dish network customer as you are asking about dish network. Have you considered where you are going to place a dish network receiver? In my 3605 there was not a single cabinet deep enough to put one of those receivers. I have a VIP 722 DVR receiver mounted on end in the cabinet that is just to the right of the entry door. Also a Winegard Traveler dish on the roof. Lots of work for some television.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:38 AM   #8
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Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if the Dish tailgater satellite dish will work with a DirecTV receiver?
No it will not. The receiver must send voltage through the coax cable back to the dish so the dish can move. There's only a few dish receivers that do this.
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I am assuming you are already a dish network customer as you are asking about dish network. Have you considered where you are going to place a dish network receiver? In my 3605 there was not a single cabinet deep enough to put one of those receivers. I have a VIP 722 DVR receiver mounted on end in the cabinet that is just to the right of the entry door. Also a Winegard Traveler dish on the roof. Lots of work for some television.

No, I "assumed" it would fit where the DVD player is. I hadn't looked at the size since I didn't have anything to measure.

The dish is a portable dish with 100' of cable so you can move the satellite where you need it.

I'll look at the size of the receiver.


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The receiver is small but mine was about 1.5 inches too deep for the cabinet. To get around that, I took some MDF and created a wedge shaped shelf. I painted it black and it sits right on the shelf in the cabinet. It sits up at high enough angle that I can close the door to the cabinet and I can still store small items under it.

I bought a IR to RF transmitter from Amazon so I can use the satellite remote for the TV's in the bedroom, outside and garage. I also set it up as a universal so the one satellite remote controls volume on those TV's as well.
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