RVer with ?? about Wally, which Antenna & --

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by r194ondi, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. r194ondi

    r194ondi Cool Member

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    I'm a west coast RVer and currently do not have Dish (I have DTV) but for ease of setup I want to the try the Pay As You Go Plan (PAYGP) with the Pathway X2 as an example. HD is a must even in the moho. I have taken my DTV HD satellite/DVR tripod setup and it works well, without the local stations and a fairly time consuming setup with 1 person to get 5 birds tweaked. It seems there are a few Dish "specials" now, so maybe now is the time. I would also try this at home in the HT to compare PQ.

    I would appreciate some opinions on which antenna, for stationary locations and which receiver. All bundles I have found has only the Wally--is this because the Wally is the only receiver allowed on the PAYGP. My install would be 1 tv and 1 rcvr. I would add the DVR HDD.

    In particular--will the Wally or other small receiver, record 2 HD channels at a time if on the the same satellite (with one of the portable antennas)--which is the subject of another thread. Would this also mean---I could watch 1 channel while a different channel was recording? If not the Wally--is there another receiver that would?
    I see no reference to the Wally being able to receive 4k.
     
  2. P Smith

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  3. scooper

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    I don't believe the Wally does 4k, and even if it did - Dish only has about 3 channels (not necessarily fulltime).
     
  4. P Smith

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    definitely Walley is HD receiver
     
  5. Jim5506

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    The only 4K from Dish is with a Hopper 3 (4K and 4K HDR) or with a Hopper/Sling or Hopper 3 through a 4K Joey (4K non-HDR only).
     
  6. r194ondi

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    Thanks for the replies. As mentioned--we currently have DirecTV and I keep reading posts about how Dish HD PQ is not quite as good as DTV HD. So the only way for me to see for my self--is to get Dish and try it in the same HT as the DTV gear. Since we usually take our are DTV HD HVD (No 4k) & 5LNB dish in the RV, I am seriously considering buying a Wally & Pathway X2 to see for myself--before switching to Dish---It would certainly be a much easier setup. My only reason for asking about 4k was to see what Dish offered--it is not important.
     

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