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    Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outside?

    The only bad part of being out tailgating all day is that we don't get to watch any other games that day and tend to miss a lot. So what's the best and/or easiest way to watch games outside?

    If I get an HD antenna does that work pretty good out in the parking lots?

    How does the satellite thing work? I've got DirecTV at home, but i'm not really interested in climbing up and taking it down every home game. Can i buy a dish off craigslist or something and take that with one of my home receivers and still use my account?

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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    The only bad part of being out tailgating all day is that we don't get to watch any other games that day and tend to miss a lot. So what's the best and/or easiest way to watch games outside?

    If I get an HD antenna does that work pretty good out in the parking lots?

    How does the satellite thing work? I've got DirecTV at home, but i'm not really interested in climbing up and taking it down every home game. Can i buy a dish off craigslist or something and take that with one of my home receivers and still use my account?

    thanks!
    The HDTV antenna work good in the parking lot. Check out YouTube for homemade antenna, and especially the one from clothes hanger. I've used this one tailgating at the Cowboys games and ISU games and get better reception than most people around us! I've even customized mine to silver & blue for the Cowboys tailgates.


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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

    I bought an extra hd dish off of craigslist and I mounted the pole in a bucket of concrete. Test it out at home and make sure the base is level. Once you do that you just have to slowly rotate from side to side.



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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

    how many stations can you get to come in? is it just the main stations like abc, nbc, cbs, and fox?



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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

    Quote Originally Posted by stateofmind View Post
    I bought an extra hd dish off of craigslist and I mounted the pole in a bucket of concrete. Test it out at home and make sure the base is level. Once you do that you just have to slowly rotate from side to side.
    do you just use your home account?



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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    how many stations can you get to come in? is it just the main stations like abc, nbc, cbs, and fox?
    Pretty much those and a few others. But no ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports SW, BTN, so it does have some drawbacks (except for no BTN).


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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    do you just use your home account?
    Yeah, you could just use your home account.

    We use a winegard carryout for our tailgate. If you really want to step it up it supports 2 coaxes out so you can hook up 2 separate boxes\tvs to it.

    I posted this in a prior thread, but here's the components in our setup.



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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

    Yep we fought the old dish in a bucket method for hours upon hours. This is the way to go ^



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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    that looks like major overkill, as you can get apps for under $5 to point your satellite service in the right place.



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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

    Portable Direct TV dish works great for us.


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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

    I was ready to shell out the cash and buy that winegard carryout the other day to go with my direct TV HD DVR, due to its ease of set up. However, further research showed you can't get HD channels with it!!!!!! WTH?

    Looks like I'm going to just have to get a tripod of sorts and a spare dish to take to games.
    #disappointmentcity


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    Re: Looking to step up our tailgate this year. What's the best way to watch TV outsi

    TV at tailgates is overrated, invest in a nice speaker setup with bluetooth and pump some good music. Maybe a few tailgate games. I am even considering a table to mount to my hitch...



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