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Looking to get into satellite for tailgating


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#1 OFFLINE   UT06

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 05:04 PM

I am looking into what setup I need for viewing games at my tailgate. I have Time Warner because there is no way I can see south to be able to use Dish.

So, I'll need to pickup a (Dish Network I assume?) dish and receiver. Looking on Ebay, I have no clue as to which one I need. For example, which model number receiver would work with what paticular dish? If I have a little direction and know what to avoid, I think I can figure it out. I do know to make sure that there is no outstanding balance on the reciever or I cannot get it activated.

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#2 OFFLINE   homeskillet

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 10:32 AM

You would be better off ordering a Dish 301 receiver direct from one of this sites sponsors, along with a Dish 500 brand new (no worries about Ebay)

Are you wanting out of market NFL games? If so, you'll need DirecTV as they have the NFL package.

#3 OFFLINE   FTA Michael

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 10:41 AM

You'll also want a tripod or other kind of dish stand. Here's the one I bought yesterday: http://www.campingwo...=17091&src=SRQB

I bought a Dish 300 cheap from a nearby eBay seller. If you really just want it for tailgating, you'll only need one satellite at a time. But you know what you need better than I do. :)
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#4 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 12:32 PM

A 300 won;t work. You don't know which satellite the game(s) are going to be on. You need to see both 119 & 110 at the same time JIC yu want to change channels.
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#5 OFFLINE   lakebum431

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 03:12 PM

A 300 will work most of the time as all the ESPNs are on the same satellite

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 04:13 PM

Thanks for the relpies. I am going to tailgate for college games. More specifically, UT (Longhorn) games. Most games are going to be on FSN. A few big games will be on ABC and I'm not sure where the others will fall (have been on TBS in the past).

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 04:16 PM

Oh, I will want to have ESPN college gameday on during the morning, so I'll need to be able to pick that up as well.

homeskillet, seems like your idea would be the way to go. I was trying to keep costs down, that's why I was looking into Ebay.




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