DISH Launches 'Tailgater,' a Robotic Mobile Satellite TV Antenna


7 Apr 2011
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If you ever felt compelled to load an HDTV, satellite dish and tuner with you to the great outdoors, DISH Network has a product for you.
DISH Network's "Tailgater" probably will appeal less to the actual tailgater than to the RV owner or someone who at least owns a trailer. But for those that do, it means eliminating the need to find a pole (or tree limb), fixing it in the ground, and hollering "Do we have a signal?" over and over in order to catch up on Jersey Shore.
The Tailgater looks surprisingly like a small Weber barbecue. But at $350, the Tailgater provides a much cheaper alternative to a competing model by Wineguard (which lists at $899), which already works with DISH and Bell TV. Other competing solutions are available from SeaKing as well.
The selling point of the Tailgater is that you don't need to align it; inside the container, a dish antenna robotically swivels and locks on to the appropriate signal without exposing the dish itself to the elements, as long as there's line of sight between the Tailgater and the southern sky. You'll need a 110-volt power connection, however, as the Tailgater only works with the Dish ViP 211k single-tuner HD box, which also requires a standard power prong.
Users will pay normal rates for using the box, except if they opt for a month-to-month solution that DISH offers. Under this plan, users can activate and deactivate the box for an additional $7 per month, not paying for the service during the winter months, for example.
"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, in a statement. "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."​
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