|Item Weight||20.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||19.8 x 20 x 27.5 inches|
|Item model number||VQ2510|
KING VQ2510 Tailgater Bundle - Portable Satellite TV Antenna and DISH HD Solo ViP 211z Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
|Price:||$409.80 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- Portable with easy to use handle for carrying
- Automatically searches for satellites
- Ability to view SD and HD programming
- Exclusive Dish network product
- Exclusive for DISH service--both SD and HD programming
- Quick and easy to setup
- Lightweight for easy transportation
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From the Manufacturer
Enjoy live HD TV wherever the fun takes you with the DISH ViP 211z Tailgater Bundle with included HD receiver.* Designed for sporting and outdoor enthusiasts, it's ideal for taking to the park, the mountains, or the parking lot before the big game. It works right out of the box and is live in less than 15 minutes.**
There's no monthly contract to tie you down. With the DISH Pay-As-You-Go plan, you pay only for the months you use. When the season is over, simply stop your service without penalty.***
How Does It Work?
The Tailgater Bundle consists of a fully automatic, portable satellite antenna and an HD solo receiver (model ViP 211z). Portable and lightweight, it's easy to carry from one outdoor activity to the next. The Tailgater antenna connects to the ViP 211z receiver using a single coax cable for easy setup. Simply plug the Tailgater Portable HD TV System into your TV and in less than 15 minutes you can start watching live HD television programming. The Tailgater will automatically locate DISH satellites so you never have to point a manual satellite antenna.
The Tailgater antenna draws power from the receiver through the coax cable. You will need a power inverter to power the Tailgater antenna, ViP 211z receiver, and TV from your vehicle's DC power supply (120-volt AC power outlet required). If you are watching TV from your vehicle for more than a few hours, periodically run your vehicle to maintain battery life. For extended use, a portable power generator, power pack, or alternative accessory battery is recommended.
Watch HD TV wherever you go with DISH Pay-As-You-Go, from the campsite to the stadium parking lot. You pay only for the months you use and can start and stop service without penalty — no commitment or term contract required (and no credit check). To restart service, simply call DISH or log into your account via a Web browser. Choose from several packages ranging in price from $44.99 a month to $79.99 a month.
Already Have DISH at Home?
Enjoy the same English or DishLATINO programming packages you enjoy at home when you're on the go — simply add this receiver to your existing account for a $7 monthly outlet fee. (Some restrictions may apply. Also, some channels — including international programming, Racetrack Television Network (RTN), local channels, and regional sports networks — may not be available, depending on your location.)
What's in the Box?
Tailgater (Model VQ2500)
Tailgater antenna; 50 feet of RG6 coax cable; user's guide; quick-reference guide.
HD Solo Receiver (Model ViP 211z)
ViP 211z HD receiver; infrared (IR) remote (with batteries); HDMI cable; RCA composite audio/video cable; RG-59 coax cable; user's guide.
Tailgater Antenna Features
- Supports both HD (high-definition) and SD (standard-definition) programming
- Quick and easy setup
- Lightweight for easy transportation
- Compact to fit any space
- Weather-resistant cover
- No external power required
- Integrated security bracket
- Provides live HD TV in less than 15 minutes
- Stationary, fully automatic antenna
- Supports one independent-viewing HD TV with universal remote control
- View HD or SD DISH Network programming
- Display resolutions: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
- Supports Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
- Widescreen electronic program guide with easy search features
- DVR ready
- HDMI and composite RCA outputs
- Only pay for the months you use
- No start/stop fee
- Same programming as at home
- No term contracts
- Add to existing DISH account for only $7/month (equipment only)
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I connect the Tailgater to the receiver through my RV?
Most RVs already have an exterior portable satellite input that leads to the main cabinet for TV electronics (where the receiver will go). Simply connect your Tailgater to the exterior input (may be labeled as SAT in port, or Portable SAT in), connect your receiver to the internal electronic cabinet, and plug into your TV.
Will my Tailgater work during inclement weather?
Though rare, heavy rain, snow, or dense cloud cover can reduce the satellite signal, which may interrupt your television programming. Your television programming should return as conditions improve.
Can I use a DVR with the Tailgater?
You can add DVR functionality and the ability to record and pause live TV by attaching your own USB external hard drive to the USB port on the back of the receiver. A one-time $40 service fee will apply. The external hard drive must have its own power supply cable, connect via USB 2.0, and must be rated between 50 GB minimum and 1 TB maximum.
How do I view local channels with my Tailgater?
Local channels are subject to availability based on your geographical location. If you are in the same area as your billing address, you will be able to view the local channels. However, if you travel outside of your local area, you can view local channels in your new location by connecting an optional USB digital over-the-air antenna (sold separately) to your receiver.
Can I use multiple receivers with the Tailgater?
No. The Tailgater has a single coaxial connection to support one ViP 211z receiver. However, multiple TVs can be supported with shared viewing. The receiver's audio/video output can be sent to multiple TVs via HDMI, component +audio, composite, or coaxial cable.
Can I still use the Tailgater if I get programming from the DISH Eastern Arc satellites?
Eastern Arc programming (orbital locations 61, 72, 77) is the same as Western Arc programming (orbital locations 110, 119, 129), with the exception of some local, regional and international channels. Western Arc satellites are visible throughout the US; however, the look angle for satellite 129 is lower in the northeast. Because of the lower look angle, customers may experience difficulty viewing programming from the 129 satellite while in the northeast region. Programming from 110 and 119 should still be available.
* Equipment does not include monthly programming subscription, which must be purchased separately. Programming is available in the contiguous United States only. Must have HD TV to view HD programming.
** Actual set-up time may vary based on location. Initial setup may take longer as DISH receiver requires activation.
*** Activation fee may be required. All charges, including monthly programming and pay-per-view must be paid in advance; failure to pay by due date will lead to service disconnection within 24 hours. Other restrictions may apply. Limited-time offer, subject to change without notice. Tailgater is a trademark of DISH Network L.L.C. DISH has no involvement in your purchase of Tailgater. Please visit your original point-of-purchase for assistance.
Top Customer Reviews
I'm a single woman traveling alone, and was still concerned about setting the tailgater up the first time. A neighbor in the campground came over to assist me, and he was totally amazed at how easy it was to set it up. We ended up moving it three times due to a lot of trees in the campground and it was perfect. He has a Direct TV satellite and told me he has a very difficult time getting it to come in at times. The instructions are so simple on the receiver and it literally took us 15 minutes before I had TV. Picture is crystal clear and I love it! It is also small and light, weighing only 10lbs. I have campers ask what it is all the time...and after seeing it and the picture, several people have already ordered it.
1. It only works on Dish systems. Not a problem for us as we already are Dish subscribers.
2. The antenna must be carried out, and the receiver must be initialized at each stop. (However, there is no need to aim the antenna). This 10 minute procedure precludes watching Dish at rest stops. Not a problem for us.
3. Out of the box, it is not a DVR. However for a $40 set-up fee we connected our own USB drive to the receiver. It then became a DVR.
4. It only has a single tuner (our set at home has two). However, it is able to receive programs from all three Dish satellites.
5. Replay of recorded programs stops when the receiver starts recording a new program. A few button clicks is then needed to resume viewing the recorded program. This is annoying, but not a deal breaker.
6. The receiver is significantly smaller then our 722 receiver. A definite plus in our space-challenged Class-C.
Upon taking the tailgater out of the box I felt something heavy that was loose and rolling around. I did have to grab a phillips screw driver, open the tailgater up and pop back on the metallic piece that sits directly in the middle of the dish. I then added some super glue to fasten it. Other than than everything was in working order.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We started camping with a traditional dish. We had to move every 3 months and it was a PAIN to set up the dish again. This little guys is a magic gem! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicholette White
We have had the tailgater on DISH for three years and the only time we have had problems is it something was in the direct view of the satellite. Read morePublished 3 months ago by N L Burgess
My husband is an over the road truck driver and being away from home is hard enough so we got him a TV and this unit so he had the ability to watch TV while he is parked waiting to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sandra J. Conger
Works well only with a clear view of the southern sky. We were placed in shaded trailer lots a few times where no satellite signal can get through the trees. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chip Lohman