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Tailgate Setup

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bootsy, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. bootsy

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    I just wanted to show off my setup from the recent Pats- Steelers game.
    I laid down a small towel on the roof of the minivan and put down a 25lbs free weight. I then anchored down the tripod to the weight and leveled it off. The TV and DVR were already on and hooked up to an inverter attached to the battery. As soon as i put on the dish and spun it in the right direction i received a 90% signal and we were on our way to watching the early games. :D

    If you didn't guess, i'm the Steeler fan living in Patriot country. Needless to say, I had a great time that day.




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  2. bnglbill

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    Nice setup but I can't help but mention last weeks game against the Ravens, you all got a lucky break, that was NOT a touchdown.
     
  3. bootsy

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    Thanks..
    Depends on who you root for...lol...
    Great game regardless though...
     
  4. makaiguy

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    As a displaced Steelers fan myself, I have to agree with you. Whichever way it was called on the field, the call should have been honored. There just was not enough indisputable evidence in the replays to say one way or the other. As I saw it, the ball broke the plane by maybe 1/2" - but WHEN in that process did the receiver have the ball firmly held to constitute a reception? Of course, if the call had not been overturned, that would have put the ball on something like the 3-inch line, where it is highly likely, but no certainty, that a QB sneak would have scored anyhow -- IF they chose to run a 4th down play instead of kicking a tying field goal. We'll never know ...
     
  5. bootsy

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    Same here. I thought it broke the plane, but i didn't think they would reverse the call on the field.
     
  6. ClubSteeler

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    250 pound QB only needing 1 inch on a sneak. Game over.
     
  7. bootsy

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    Now just beat Tenn. and wrap up the #1 seed...:joy:
     
  8. ClubSteeler

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    If noone gets hurt, I'll gladly accept #2 seed. I think they will beat Tenn however.

    By the way, nice set up. I have a similar setup. I switched to cable about 6 years ago, and have been very happy. However, I kept NFL Sunday Ticket. My Dish is tap-conned into a cinder-block that I carry around to wherever the steeler game viewing is. I also host all of the Dolphin viewing parties when they are not on local TV. I am a mobile NFL viewing Center.

    The biggest downfall..... Can't lease a HD box only getting NFL, and not willing to shell out that kind of cash to own one, so I am SD only. Luckily, the majority of the Steelers games are on in HD on local TV anyway. We've had what, two 1:00 games all season?
     
  9. bootsy

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    Thanks..I never planned on putting it on the roof, but with all the tents around i couldn't get a signal from the ground. I found the towel in the back of the van and gave it a last ditch effort. I couldn't believe i got a solid signal around 90+ right away.

    Other people had dishes that were mounted on 6' poles, but they were having trouble getting a signal because it wasn't stable. My tripod didn't move at all.:D
     
  10. linger

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  11. bootsy

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  12. drsprite

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    Very nice! I went to the game this year against the Bills. Here's my setup (It's a Dish setup, but since we're both Patriots fans I thought I'd share). We had the dish on the right screen, and playstation playing Madden on the left screen. I used 2 20" computer monitors that had composite, and then split the audio to computer speakers. It was quick and dirty, but it got the job done :)

    The things on the back of my dish are removable Magnets some Patriots girls were handing out.

    It worked out great. The game was at 1, so we watched the all the pre-games, then afterwards put on the 4:00 games. Since there was so much traffic trying to get out, we had a nice little crowd around us for the 4:00 games. :)
     

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  13. Dad61

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    We used to do the same thing at he races in Watkins Glen. We would back the camper up to the fence in turn 11, put a tv up against the fence and pt the dish on top of the camper. We just screw the mounting bracket to a 2 ft by 2ft piece of 3/4 inch plywood.
    At the races, we only put the dish on the roof because of drunk ppl. lol Usually it's on the ground and we just level it with rocks. Don't take High Def camping. lol Sadly, those backing up to the fence days in turn 11 are gone. They have seating there now.
     
  14. BGreen965

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    Here are a few pictures from our Tailgate at one of the Auburn games this year. This is right before we left to go to the stadium so there aren't many people left.

    We had my 42'' LCD in the back of the Jeep and the Slimline dish + OTA for the local stations to bring us all the games in HD (even Raycom). Some weeks we would actual hook up my Peavey DJ speakers and park my friends SUV next to mine and hook his LCD up as well and have 2 HD games going on.
     

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  15. drsprite

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    That's a cool setup too!

    My buddy has DJ speakers, but they didn't fit in his Jeep. It would have worked better but the computer speakers did the job. Also, I don't know if I would have trusted my 40" in the car while I was in the game. You never know who's at your car when you're not!
     
  16. bootsy

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    Awesome setups guys, (or gals,lol) this is now my favorite thread. 42" LCD's at a tailgate is unreal. Anyone else???:D
     
  17. Matt9876

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    You can put a slimline 3 lnb on the smaller phase 3 dish for a more portable HD tailgate rig. It really works:)
     
  18. 86n96

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    yes, it was.
     
  19. rotohead

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    Do those AC inverters really put out enough good AC power to run a LCD and rec?
     
  20. linger

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    Yeah, I bought a $40 400 watt Black & Decker and it did fine, we even used it to charge a few cell phones throughout the day.
     

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