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MarkTwain

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Posted: 09/21/19 06:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thinking about buying a new satellite system. Tail gater satellite and the Wally receiver. Any recommendations and comments?

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Get a Winegard Pathway X2 instead of the Tailgater. The X2 receives the entire eastern and western arc satellite groups. The Tailgater is limited to just the western arc and possibly one of the eastern arc sats depending on the model. Having the capability to use either arc is important on heavily treed sites where line of sight may be limited.


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Do a search, there are tons of satellite posts and lots to learn....


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Another vote for the Pathway X2. It also has a bigger dish which works better in the rain.


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MarkTwain wrote:

Thinking about buying a new satellite system. Tail gater satellite and the Wally receiver. Any recommendations and comments?


Correction---- how about the Wingard Play Maker

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MarkTwain wrote:

MarkTwain wrote:

Thinking about buying a new satellite system. Tail gater satellite and the Wally receiver. Any recommendations and comments?


Correction---- how about the Wingard Play Maker


I am also trying to find out what others think about the Winegard Playmaker mostly in comparison to the King VQ4550!

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Posted: 09/21/19 11:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dutch_12078 wrote:

Get a Winegard Pathway X2 instead of the Tailgater. The X2 receives the entire eastern and western arc satellite groups. The Tailgater is limited to just the western arc and possibly one of the eastern arc sats depending on the model. Having the capability to use either arc is important on heavily treed sites where line of sight may be limited.


X2^^. I'll also echo using the search function... hundreds of posts on this topic.

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I did not have good luck with the playmaker. I have a pathway and it has worked very well.


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Posted: 09/22/19 05:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All the small domes from Winegard or King Controls will perform about the same. The Pathway X2 has a much larger antenna and will handle E and W satellites.


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Ok how about can anybody tell me what kind of signal strength you are getting on 110, 119, 129, using your portable dishes??

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