Winegard Collaborates with DISH® to Introduce Pathway™ X2 Portable Satellite HDTV Antenna
Works exclusively with DISH programming subscriptions including Pay-as-you-go monthly service to make viewing your favorite programs a breeze
BURLINGTON, Iowa – (Oct. 21, 2013) – Winegard, the pioneer in television antenna design and development, has collaborated with DISH® to develop and introduce the Pathway™ X2 Portable Satellite TV antenna exclusively for receiving DISH program content. The Pathway X2 delivers a true HDTV viewing experience for mobile or outdoor activities such as RVing, tailgating and camping. The new Pathway Antenna is available through Camping World Supercenters and RV Dealerships nationwide.
"The Pathway X2 represents the next generation of automatic portable satellite TV antennas for DISH customers on the go," said Marcel Guajardo, Lead Product Manager for Dish Network's RV and Mobile platforms. "Its portable design and easy setup gives our customers an affordable and flexible way to receive and watch high-definition TV even in remote areas."
Key benefits to the Pathway X2 antenna include:
Automatic pointing to DISH satellites
Ability to watch different HD channels on two TVs simultaneously
Setup and watch live HDTV in less than 15 minutes
Enhanced signal durability for watching TV across the lower 48 U.S. states
Powered through a compatible DISH receiver (required, sold separately)
Option for customers to sign up for a 24-month commitment or monthly Pay-as-you-go, no-contract service option
Ability for existing DISH subscribers that already have services at home to simply add the Pathway to their current account and enjoy the same programming on a single bill
Access to the same DISH HD English channels available to residential subscribers
Access to all local channels in HD
"As a manufacturer of the residential satellite antennas for DISH, Winegard has always had a strong, long standing relationship with them," said Aaron Engberg, Director Mobile Sales Channel for Winegard. "We wanted to take the customer experience to a whole new level of simplicity and so we worked closely with DISH to create a durable, high-performing and weather resistant antenna that is ultra easy to set up and operate."
Designed with a larger reflector to optimize signal strength, the Pathway X2 receives DISH HD programming from Eastern Arc orbits of 61.5°, 72.7° and 77° or Western Arc orbits of 110°, 119° and 129°. Unique to the Pathway X2 is the ability to access Eastern Arc locals in HD, a feature other portables aren't always capable of offering. With automatic toggling, the user never has to hassle with aiming or re-pointing the antenna.
The Pathway X2 is compatible with DISH Solo HD Receivers 411, ViP 211, ViP 211k, and ViP 211z single-tuner receivers that also provide power to the antenna. Users simply enter in the state they are located and the antenna will automatically tune in and toggle between the appropriate satellites.
Pathway X2 comes with an easy grip carrying handle and a security eyelet that is molded into the base. Also included is 25 ft. coax cable for extra flexibility in finding the ideal location for best reception. Since the Pathway X2 gets power through the DISH receiver, a power cable is not necessary.
For more information about the Winegard Pathway X2 automatic portable satellite TV antenna and/or DISH receiver activations, visit www.winegard.com/pathway.
About Winegard Winegard Company is a respected world leader in the design and manufacture of cutting edge satellite and terrestrial television reception products. Since its founding in 1954, Winegard's pioneering solutions have shaped the industry for home, recreational vehicle (RV), truck, marine, medical and 2-way VSAT antennas. As a privately-owned company, Winegard has achieved many milestones over the years including designing the first U.S. multi-channel television antenna for the home market and later introducing the first over-the-air antenna to the RV industry. A pioneer in antenna technology, Winegard has introduced more than 1,000 different antenna models with more than 60 product patents, making Winegard products the benchmark for design, quality and performance. To learn more about Burlington, Iowa-based Winegard, visit http://www.winegard.com or call 800-288-8094.