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KING VQ2510 Tailgater Bundle - Portable Satellite TV Antenna and DISH HD Solo ViP 211z Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

4.2 out of 5 stars 260 customer reviews
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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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Product Description

Product Description

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. Payment is simple, too. With no contracts and no extra fees, the pay-as-you-go plan from DISH only bills you for the months you use. When the season ends, simply cancel the satellite service at any time without penalty. Already have DISH at home? Just add the new receiver to your account for one bill. You'll never have to be without TV again. Call DISH to see if local channels are available in your area.

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.**

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The Tailgater Bundle with antenna and HD receiver (see larger image).

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.

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View HD programming via the HDMI video output (see larger image).

DISH Pay-As-You-Go

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.

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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

Receiver Features

  • 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

Pay-As-You-Go Features

  • 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.



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Everything you need for portable HD TV, right in the box (see larger image).

* 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.


Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name KING
Item Weight 20.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 19.8 x 20 x 27.5 inches
Item model number VQ2510

Technical Specification

Warranty [pdf ]

Additional Information

ASIN B008BQI7WI
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 260 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #45,897 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#103 in Automotive > RV Parts & Accessories > Electronics
Shipping Weight 20.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First Available April 20, 2012

Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF ]

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The Tailgater equipment is a bit temperamental, but reliable for the most part and very easy to set up. What you will not like about the Tailgater/Dish Pay-as-you-go TV package is that Dish Network says there is no commitment/contract required, no additional service fees, and no fees to start or stop your service. Well………they actually lie. The only way to avoid these additional fees is to literally “cancel or disconnect” your service when you want to turn it off – leaving a credit balance on your dormant account, and “restart or restore” to turn it back on. If you agree to let them “pause” the service, you will be charged a $5+tax fee monthly, plus a $5 “programming change” fee. In fact, they routinely charge the programming change fee twice on the same day for one single action (oh, sorry, they don’t know why that happens). I have spent hours on the phone making the argument that the salespeople, brochures, and even Dish Network’s own website says otherwise….only to hear them tell me that there’s nothing they can do about the billing. Don’t believe me? Verify all these facts with Dish Network Sales yourself, but ask a person, and don’t rely on the website info or brochures. If you purchase this product, do yourself a favor and watch your monthly statement carefully. And then make sure you use the correct terminology above to start and stop service. Also, the customer does not have the option of starting and stopping the service with an online login even though some of the sales material says you can – you must call Dish’s toll free number.
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I used to carry a standard antenna in my RV, when i got to my campsite, it used to take almost 4 shot of goldschlagger to aim the antenna. Now, i just answer a few questions the reciever asks me, like what state am I in, which i ususally know if I leave the goldschlagger alone, and that's it, 5 minutes later, I am watching HD TV, how wonderful. Easily worth the 500 bucks for the system and it will pay for itself in one travel season.
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I cannot say enough about the tailgater. I recently started traveling, but before I left home I started researching satellite systems as I knew I would stay in areas without cable or antenna reception. The tailgater seemed the most practical to me. Fortunately I called Dish before leaving home and found out my second receiver could be switched with the ViP211K for a $15 fee, and I could just take the receiver on the road with me. Another great deal, I get the same service as I had at home, except for the local channels if I'm more than 200 miles from home. To receive local channels where ever I am is an additional $25 one time fee.

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.
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Purchase this item first of August, used it September October. it is a pay-as-you-go service. month to month pay in advance. when you finished RVing simply stop paying and then start again next year. but now I am getting bills for $115 says pay immediately from DISH Network. I have called several times about this and no results still receiving bills. I do not approve of deceitful practices. and people who sell this item should be aware and people that buy should be aware. THANK YOU JAMES M?
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We recently down-sized from a Class-A to a Class-C motorhome. The dealer wanted almost $2,000 to install a satellite dome. Instead we opted for the $500 "take-out" system. This approach has several plusses and minuses:
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.
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I didn't want a contract so this is the best deal for that. I didn't pay for shipping. Product shipped the next day I purchased it. Got the package in 3 days, thats excellent. Put the tailgater on top of one of my slide outs. Plugged it in the coax connector outside with the 50' of coax that this package comes with. Installed the receiver to my surround sound stereo using an optical cable. If you don't have an optical cable they can be purchased on Amazon very cheap. Ran the HDMI cord that comes with the package from the VIP211k down to my TV. Turned it on and within 5 minutes all satellites were found. Next step was to call Dish Network and set up an account. There are 2 numbers for Dish, one is for all customers and the other is just for Pay As You Go customers that buy the tailgater. Either number will work just make sure if you call the general customer service number they no you do not want a contract. CSR reps will have to call the pay as you go number to set up your account for you. I got the American Top 120 package, many of those channels are in HD. I was even able to set up my Logitech One remote to control the Satellite receiver.
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.
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