The Tailgater is a portable, fully automatic satellite antenna that allows you to watch live DISH programming on all your outdoor adventures. The Tailgater antenna connects to the included receiver using a single coax cable for easy setup. The Tailgater will automatically find the satellite location so you never have to point a manual satellite antenna again!
Pay as you go starting at $34.99/mo
Pay As You Go Features
Tailgater (Model VQ2500): Color: White Displays: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i Packaging Dimensions: 20 7/8"H x 18 3/16"W x 18 3/16"D Dimensions: 17.5"H x 16"W x 16"D; Weight: 10 lbs
HD Solo Receiver (Model ViP 211k):Color: Black Packaging Dimensions: 16"H x 13.375"W x 4.5"DDimensions: 1.9"H x 13.2"W x 10.7"D; Weight: 5 lbs
* Tailgater: 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.
* Pay-As-You-Go: 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 trademark of DISH Network L.L.C.
* All: DISH has no involvement in your purchase of Tailgater. Please visit your original point-of-purchase for assistance.
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I RECOMMEND THIS TO ALL WHO TAILGATE!
from TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
THE DISH TAILGATER ORDER CAME TO MY HOME QUICKLY. THE DISH TAILGATER WAS EASY TO SET-UP AND USE AT THE TAILGATE.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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this is great
from jefferson city mo
Perfect for our Camping Trips!
from Hope Hull, AL
The "cheat sheet" directions had us pulling our hair out ... but once we looked at the actual printed directions in the manual it was game on! Very pleased with this product!
Don't buy for NY local HD channels/games
from New York
Took about five days of Dish technical support to realize that this unit does not receive HD local signals in the north east. No jets or giants in HD in the New York or New Jersey area. I would consider that a big deal.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
FOR THE R.V.
from Kalispell Montana
Great unit. Unpack the box and use. Setup is a breeze.
The tailgator kit is worth the price.
from Foley, AL
Purchased the tailgator kit for use with our motorhome. Installation was uncomplicated. Required a call to Dish customer service to add the receiver to existing service. Now we receive the same service on the road as at home.
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Tailgater - Highly Recommended!
By GA Bulldogs Gang
from Johns Creek GA
The Tailgater is unbelievably simple to use. We used to spend an hour or two setting up our satellite dish at our college football game tailgates. The Tailgater takes less than 10 minutes to get an HD signal to our tv now.Helpful hint: the first time the Tailgater is used it does take more time to set up since you have to communicate with your service provider. We did the first setup in our driveway BEFORE we actually needed to use it. We were on the phone with DISH for 30 minutes. In the end, we were set to go.Highly recommended!
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Delivered non operational. Now back at factory
Excellent product! So simple to use!
By Mud Guppy
from Tombstone AZ
Excellent product and unlike the Wineguard it only needs one cable that is run from your receiver to the dish cube. Just set it where you can see a Southern sky and the dish receiver will locate and tune the sats for you. So simple a cave man can do it. Dish rocks!