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Dish Network releases a portable satellite TV antenna for tailgaters
Digital Trends ^ | Aug 30, 2011 | Mike Flacy

Posted on 09/01/2011 12:41:38 PM PDT by greatdefender

Designed for camping in the great outdoors or entertaining guests while tailgating, Dish Network announced the release of the Tailgaiter, a mobile satellite television antenna that’s compatible with Dish Network service. Weighing in at 10 pounds, the satellite antenna is encased in a 10-sided plastic shell with a handle for lugging around the device. The shell is designed to protect the antenna in poor weather conditions and allows the dish to rotate within the casing to align with the satellite. The Tailgater portable antenna also requires a Model ViP 211k HD Solo receiver to pick up high definition stations.

The Tailgaiter comes with 50-feet of coaxial cable to reach the television housed in the recreational vehicle or any compatible transport and the device requires a 110-volt power connection to run correctly. When powered up, users simply select the state that the vehicle is parked in and the Tailgater automatically searches for the strongest signal. Pop-up warnings appear on the screen when the satellite antenna starts to lose signal strength and the consumer can adjust the position of the Tailgater if needed.

The Tailgater is priced at $350 with the additional 211k HD Solo receiver adding another $149.99 to the total. Current subscribers to Dish Network can opt into a monthly option for activating the box, only requiring a $7 monthly charge when the box is active. For instance, if a NFL fan only wants to use the box during the season, they can leave it deactivated for the remainder of the year and save about $40. Dish Network’s portable satellite antenna is also competitvely priced compared to alternatives from VuCube, Sea-King and Wineguard. For instance, models of the Vucube recreational vehicle satellite TV antenna start around $600 and the Wineguard antennas start around $900. However, both of these models are compatible with other satellite TV providers such as DirecTV and Bell.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: antenna; dishnetwork; satellite; tv


1 posted on 09/01/2011 12:41:47 PM PDT by greatdefender
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To: greatdefender

Dish = no Sunday ticket


2 posted on 09/01/2011 12:49:32 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Why does so few (IA, NH, SC) decide so much?)
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To: greatdefender

Great idea. What’s the price tag?


3 posted on 09/01/2011 12:54:15 PM PDT by Obadiah (Okay, so what's the speed of dark?)
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To: greatdefender
When powered up, users simply select the state that the vehicle is parked in

How primitive and quaint.

The built-in GPS should automatically find the best signal...

4 posted on 09/01/2011 12:55:08 PM PDT by null and void (Day 951 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Obadiah

Third paragraph should get you there....


5 posted on 09/01/2011 12:57:27 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: ErnBatavia

Yeah, sorry. Too trigger happy...


6 posted on 09/01/2011 12:58:22 PM PDT by Obadiah (Okay, so what's the speed of dark?)
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To: null and void
When powered up, users simply select the state that the vehicle is parked in

Does it have all 57 states?? I'll bet it doesn't!

7 posted on 09/01/2011 12:58:52 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: greatdefender
This is great!!!

Next Thursday, September 8, 2011 I'm going to be in the wilderness and as soon as I get "tailgater" I'll be able to watch obama's sermon to the joint session of congress.

Since I'm a stiller fan, I'd rather watch obama than those cheese eaters from milwaukee or brown bay or wausau or {just kiddin' I love the way the voters of Wisconsin booted the demonRATS in 2010} but we hate to lose Superbowl Games, especially to inferior teams, due to a six month stretch of "bad luck". We were recovering but the bad luck got to us {opps, wrong subject}.

8 posted on 09/01/2011 1:00:08 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: greatdefender

Good idea. I believe that the unit’s case should have some tie-down loops, or such, for additional stability. For instance, some might be inclined to strap it down on the roof of an RV or for transport security.

Maybe it’s just me, but being an old cowboy it seems if it jiggles it flies out of the truck or get banged up.


9 posted on 09/01/2011 1:00:49 PM PDT by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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To: greatdefender

Great, so now I can go camping and not miss a single rerun of Laverne and Shirley!


10 posted on 09/01/2011 1:02:06 PM PDT by Obadiah (Okay, so what's the speed of dark?)
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To: Obadiah
Great, so now I can go camping and not miss a single rerun of Laverne and Shirley!

Anything is possible given liberal application of large amounts of cash.

I wish it wasn't so danged expensive.

11 posted on 09/01/2011 1:07:59 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
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To: greatdefender

there is nothing on the dish network worth watching.


12 posted on 09/01/2011 1:07:59 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: greatdefender

Huh. Handy little thing.

}:-)4


13 posted on 09/01/2011 1:13:55 PM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: All

Howard Hughes, you magnificient bastard. Now Obama’s homeless can enjoy television.


14 posted on 09/01/2011 1:15:42 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: greatdefender

Who in their right mind would want to watch TV while in the “great outdoors”? Other than that, I think it’s a great idea.


15 posted on 09/01/2011 1:21:34 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Sybeck1

My cousin is directly involved with this project. The company he works for came up with the design and builds the device.


16 posted on 09/01/2011 1:21:48 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: greatdefender

Winegard makes portable satellite dishes in the USA, starting at about $150:

http://www.winegard.com/portable-satellite-antennas/index.php


17 posted on 09/01/2011 1:23:47 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: KoRn
Who in their right mind would want to watch TV while in the “great outdoors”?

My thoughts too. Last thing I want to do around the campfire at night with the Milky Way overhead is watch TV.

18 posted on 09/01/2011 2:28:00 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Nothing worth watching?????

Are you serious?????

What about all the reality shows about people acting like idiots?????

What about reality shows about models and fashion designers and home remodeling and little girl beauty pageants?????

What about MSNBC for the latest news and sharp commentary?????

You are missing a lot up there on satellite TV. (sarcasm)


19 posted on 09/01/2011 2:28:25 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: USS Alaska

You blame the super bowl lose on bad luck? Sounds like a certain half black poseur who lives temporarily in the White House.

Green Bay Packer Shareholder/Owner


20 posted on 09/01/2011 2:45:15 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Ditto Ditto Ditto!!!!!


21 posted on 09/01/2011 3:07:14 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: UB355
You blame the super bowl lose on bad luck?

Finish reading the rest of the post. GO SAINTS.

22 posted on 09/02/2011 3:42:04 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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