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Tailgater Satellite Dish - Portable HDTV Antenna

Tailgater Satellite Antenna by Dish Network

Tailgater Antennas
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A Refurbished Tailgater
bundled with
A Refurbished ViP211K

Only $299
Available end of March - Order Now!
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The Tailgater Portable Satellite HDTV System offers you a new way to take your TV outside wherever and whenever you want to go. It's ideal for tailgating, camping, RVing and even backyard BBQs! Weighing only 10 pounds, it's easy to carry from one adventure to another, bringing live satellite TV to all of your favorite outdoor activities.

The Tailgater Portable HDTV System consists of the Tailgater Satellite Antenna and an HD Solo Receiver (Model VIP211Z - New! See below - sold separately). Together with DISH Network television service, you can take your favorite shows with you on all of your outdoor adventures.Add to your home DISH Network service or try the 'pay-as-you-go' service option. Pay only while on the road on a monthly basis. No start-stop fees.

Designed in conjunction with DISH Network, the Tailgater system is a fully automatic, portable satellite antenna that provides quick and easy access to a wide selection of premium HD channels. A customized menu screen automatically appears on the TV when the Tailgater and receiver are connected, and the receiver is automatically configured for mobile use. From the on-screen menu, RVers can simply select their state, and then scan. Within minutes they are locked on with access to all your favorite DISH Network HD channels. Being a Solo receiver, only one channel can be viewed at a time. If a channel is selected that is on a different satellite, the Tailgater will find that satellite and lock onto that signal for the new channel and satellite.

Setup for the Tailgater Portable HDTV System is easy because of the single coaxial cable connection between the antenna and the receiver.  Additional power or control cables are not needed, however 110v AC power is required for the TV and Receiver. Given that most RVs already have a portable satellite antenna input, connecting the Tailgater to the receiver inside an RV is very straightforward.. After connecting the devices, follow the on-screen instructions. The Tailgater will automatically find the satellite orbital locations for your DISH Network programming. When you're done watching, simply power down the Tailgater and receiver, disconnect the cables, and take your system with you. It's portable and lightweight, so it's easy to carry from one outdoor activity to the next. Click here to view setup instructions.

Features include:

  • Supports both HD and SD programming
  • Display resolutions: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
  • Portable and lightweight with built-in ergonomic handle
  • Compact to fit any space
  • Weather-resistant cover
  • Integrated security bracket

Note: The Tailgater Portable HDTV System will only operate in the 48 contiguous United States.

Also NOTE: The Tailgater will NOT work with the VuCube Ladder Mounting Bracket.

About the VIP211Z Receiver:

The DISH ViP®211z is an Energy Star Certified, high-definition (HD), single-tuner satellite receiver that is perfect for mobile use and supports pay-as-you-go programming. Its compact design (2”h x 12.9”w x 8.9”d) is perfect in limited space. The ViP®211z supports one TV in high-definition (HD) or standard-definition (SD), and features four display resolutions and Dolby® Surround Sound.

The optional DISH Over-the-Air (OTA) Module allows you to add a digital over-the-air tuner to your ViP® 211z satellite receiver. This module/tuner provides the ability to integrate over-the-air channels into the on-screen Program Guide for seamless viewing. Your antenna channels will show up in the DISH guide just like it was a satellite channel, so you can see what is playing up to 14 days ahead. You can also RECORD your antenna channels just like all of your other satellite channels.

Installation Diagram
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Tailgater Satellite Dish - How to Order:

Please order online below. For questions or phone ordering, our telephone lines ( Toll Free 1-800-755-4775 ) are Open 7am to 7:30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm Sat, (Central Time) Sale Prices Shown are Valid Until 04/25/14.

Complete Parts Catalog Portable Satellite & Antennas Index Shipping Info Return Policy About PPL
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Items Presented Above
VQ2500 TAILGATER PORTABLE SATELLITE ANTENNA - EASY SET-UP...Regularly $456.00  On Sale for Only $349.00
Manufacturer #: VQ2500
22-1530 DISH HD RECEIVER - VIP211Z - FOR SATELLITE ANTENNAS...Regularly $105.29  On Sale for Only $89.99
Manufacturer #: MOBILE-VIP211Z
22-1529 USB DIGITAL TUNER FOR VIP211Z TO GET OVER-THE-AIR CHANNELS...Regularly $56.49  On Sale for Only $44.99
Manufacturer #: DISH-OTATUNER
Manufacturer #: VQ2500R
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Click on this link to return to plus an index of links to many additional Portable Satellite Dishes and TV Antennas. PPL's RV Parts Superstore has 1000's of RV Parts and Accessories for sale.  If you do not find the item you are looking for, please call us at 1-800-755-4775 .

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