DISH Network introduced a new lightweight, portable satellite TV antenna, called Tailgater, ideal for watching TV while tailgating, camping, RVing or engaging in other outdoor activities.
The Tailgater (model VQ2500) is not only one of the lowest-priced portable satellite antennas on the market but also one of the easiest to use. Weighing in at just 10 pounds, the Tailgater automatically locates satellite positions, which means that there's no need for manual antenna adjustment. The Tailgater easily connects to a small, sleek DISH Network set-top box and TV. Within minutes, customers will be able to enjoy their favorite channels in high definition.
“Tailgaters across the country have wanted an easy way to watch their games in HD, and now they can through DISH Network's Tailgater — the best value for a portable satellite TV antenna on the market,” said Ira Bahr, Chief Marketing Officer for DISH Network. “The Tailgater's simple set-up combined with full access to DISH Network's programming packages at convenient month-to-month pricing makes it the best 'TV-on-the-go' option for outdoor enthusiasts.”
- 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
- Dimensions: 17.5″ H x 16″ W x 16″ D
- Weight: 10 lbs.
- Color: White
- Package includes Tailgater antenna, 50 feet RG6 coax cable
Price and Availability
The Tailgater costs $350 and works with DISH Network's ViP 211k ($149) single-tuner HD receiver. For added flexibility, DISH Network offers customers a convenient solution that allows them to pay month-to-month for programming, ensuring they only pay for the service when in use. Current DISH Network customers can use their existing account to service the Tailgater system. An additional outlet fee may apply.