First off just left the Keys and was told beforehand about the need for satellite TV. So we signed up for Dish, got the Tailgater, made a nice mount that attaches to the ladder and then found the problems.
Problem 1. The new and I believe only receiver being current sold by Dish is the VIP211z. Great - it suppose to reduce heat, give faster service, etc etc. Problem - it only has HDMI output!!! On our 351 we only have coaxial cables.
1. Modulator. I connected a fairly low cost modular to the composite side of the VIP211z (the red, white, yellow). I then attached a coax cable from the modulator into the built in switcher. So now I have a coax signal going throughout my coach.
2. Actiontec HDMI Wireless Kit. I wanted HDMI for our living room TV. So I purchased the kit and attached the transmitter to the back side of the VIP211z and attached the receiver to the living room TV. Nice picture.
Problem 2. Poor picture quality (without regard to being Sat or Cable) in bedroom. Still working on this. See my other posts.
None so far.
We went with the Dish Tailgater with a concern. The concern was the Tailgater would grow legs and walk off. Thus I built the ladder mount. After using this DIY - Dish Tailgater is way cheaper and much better for reception (movable in a pinch vs perm mounted on roof). Add in the $7 per month pay when you use and ease of changing local channel coverage - Dish was an easy choice.
I've attached some pics to help.
Pic 1 - rearview of the VIP211z
Pic 2 - ladder mount (cost is about $100 to build). Link Tailgater home made ladder mount - iRV2 Forums
Pic 3 - modulator Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...X2F279V14K5RCF