dish on-the-go service with a tripod antenna?

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  1. jfaberna

    jfaberna New Member

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    For my home TV watching I only have internet streaming services like Sling. But streaming doesn't work where I go RVing. So I will need a satellite system. I have used both a tripod antenna and an automatic aiming antenna in the past and I can setup a tripod antenna a lot faster than the automatic Winegard Pathways X2 could find the satellites.

    So I think what I'm going to try now for the RV is On the Go service from Dish and use my TV4RV tripod with a Dish 1000.2 WA. antenna with a pair of Wally receivers.

    The questions I have are related to the LNBs. From what I've read the DPP Hybrid is for Hopper 3 and doesn't work with the cheap satellite meters for aiming. It seems I want a DishPro Plus LNB for the Western ARC 1000.2 antenna.

    1. Is that the best solution for me?
    2. Will I need 1 cable from the LNB per Wally receiver?
    3. Will the cheap satellite meters work with the DishPro Plus LNB?
    4. Will Dish Network allow me to have a On-the-Go account with this setup?

    Jim A
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    1. yes
    2. yes
    3. it should, in conjunction of old[211] receiver, it could be deactivated
    4. call CSR and check, your account status in dish system is the key
     
  3. jfaberna

    jfaberna New Member

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    Not sure I understand #3 answer. Aren't VIP211Z and Wally the same except the Wally is smaller and newer? Neither work on a hybrid LNB without a DP44/2 or some other switch hardware.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    been reported Wally have no old scale for signal, just a table of sats witch checkmarks on screen
     
  5. NYDutch

    NYDutch DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    As long as the receiver is supplying power to the DPP LNB, your cheapy meter should work. I suggest also getting an EA LNB for the 1000.2 for those treed sites where it may give you a better line of site.
     

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