We like Dish because it allows us to have 6 tv's going at the same time at home and the one in our camper. The Tailgater is easy and it gets the HD programming. I get the azimuth and point the tailgater with my handy compass and it works after about 10 min of testing the switch acquiring signal and downloading the guide. Call Customer Service to get the local stations and watch away. True if there are trees in the way there is no joy there. Same applies to Direct. That said, dish anywhere works if you can get a wifi signal or have a 4g hotspot.
I would like to know more about adding the 2gb WD desktop hd to the Vip 211K.
I have also added a 2 gigabit Western Digital desktop hard drive to the Vip211k receiver for a one time fee of $40. to make this a DVR receiver. The good thing about this setup is that you don't have to pay for a DVR rental ever. Go to this web site from dish http://dbstv.com/wp-content/uploads/...on-for-211.pdf