Winegard’s DISH Playmaker OS 2.1 is available

BURLINGTON, Iowa — Winegard Company, the leading U.S. residential, mobile and commercial antenna developer, announced the new DISH Playmaker OS 2.1 update is available now for download. Any of Winegard’s Gen 2 Playmakers will now offer HDTV coverage across the country with a simple software update.

This new update, first unveiled in September, allows Playmaker satellite antennas to receive HDTV signals from DISH’s western arc and eastern arc satellites. For instance, the Playmaker can now receive programming from DISH’s Eastern Arc satellite 61.5, which gives customers in the eastern United States access to more local HD channels. The software update can be easily and quickly downloaded and installed onto a compatible USB device at no charge. The update process takes about five minutes.

Playmaker OS 2.1 also offers customers some under-the hood-improvements. The new OS 2.1 will optimize search and further enhance the tilt compensation mechanisms in the Playmaker. Along with a compass assist feature, these mechanisms allow the Playmaker to quickly and accurately find all DISH satellites.

“After announcing there would be an update a few weeks ago, we received tremendous feedback from our customers excited for Playmaker OS 2.1 and the new features it brings,” said Keith Larson, RV aftermarket director for Winegard. “Making the update available to them today at no charge through a download from our website allows all of those loyal customers to continue to have the latest features available to them.”

The software is available today from Customers who do not have a compatible USB drive can purchase a pre-loaded drive from Winegard for $9.99 with free shipping. The compatible Generation 2 Playmaker Models include: PL-7000, PL7000R, PL-8000 and PL-8035.

To learn more about the Playmaker antenna or download the latest software, visit

SOURCE: Winegard press release

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at

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