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DISH VQ4510 Tailgater

Receiver and portable DISH satellite antenna bundle

Item # 628VQ4510

Never miss a moment of your favorite programs again with this DISH Tailgater VQ4510 bundle.

Never miss a moment of your favorite programs again with this DISH Tailgater VQ4510 bundle.

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Item # 628VQ4510

About the DISH VQ4510 Tailgater

Every moment's there

Never miss a moment of your favorite programs again with this DISH Tailgater VQ4510 bundle. The package includes a portable DISH antenna and compact  DISH receiver, along with a 50-foot cable. Now, DISH subscribers can watch perfect HDTV anywhere there's power, from a tailgate party to a campground.

Every moment's there

Never miss a moment of your favorite programs again with this DISH Tailgater VQ4510 bundle. The package includes a portable DISH antenna and compact  DISH receiver, along with a 50-foot cable. Now, DISH subscribers can watch perfect HDTV anywhere there's power, from a tailgate party to a campground.

Quick and simple

Place the Tailgater antenna where you have the clearest view of the Southern sky, connect it to the DISH receiver, and follow the prompts that appear on your TV to capture the best possible satellite signal. Once calibrated, you'll be able to keep up with all your favorite programming, and enjoy some of the conveniences of home while you're out on the road.


Product highlights:

  • portable DISH TV antenna and ViP®211z HD single-tuner satellite receiver
  • includes 50' coaxial cable
  • antenna powered by receiver via coaxial cable
  • compatible with DISH SD and HD service and Pay-As-You-Go programming
  • antenna dimensions: 18.75"W x 13.5"H x 17"D
  • receiver dimensions: 13"W x 2"H x 9"D.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # VQ4510

What's in the box:

  • Tailgater antenna
  • DISH receiver (ViP211z)
  • Remote control
  • 50" Coaxial cable
  • 8' HDMI cable
  • 8' Composite video/stereo RCA cable
  • 4 "AAA" batteries
  • 3 Rubber pads
  • Owner's Manual
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Receiver User's Guide
  • Activation Instructions
  • Important Information
  • Security Note
  • Remote Quick Guide
  • Remote Device Codes
  • Remote Labels
  • DISH Subscriber Privacy Notice
  • Online Product Registration Card

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Tailgater Portable HDTV System: The Tailgater Portable HDTV System consists of a fully-automatic, portable satellite antenna and a DISH high-definition receiver. It's easy to set up and automatically finds the right satellite for your DISH signal. Portable and lightweight, it's easy to carry from one outdoor activity to the next.

Note: The Tailgater only works in the 48 contiguous United States.

Portable Satellite Antenna: The Tailgater by DISH is a receiver-controlled automatic portable satellite antenna. The Tailgater offers automatic satellite acquisition wherever you go with no separate remote control or power source required. DISH's satellite technology allows you to watch HD programming while the vehicle is moving using this auto-tracking antenna. The fully automatic portable HD satellite antenna sits on the ground or permanently mounts to the roof of your RV.

Note: The Tailgater portable satellite antenna measures 18.75" (w) x 13.5" (h) x 17" (d).

DISH Satellite Receiver: The Tailgater comes with a DISH satellite receiver (VIP211z) for receiving high definition and standard definition programming from DISH. The DISH VIP211z is a high-definition (HD), single-tuner satellite receiver that is perfect for mobile use. Its compact design is perfect for applications where there is limited space (like in an RV). It supports one TV in high-definition (HD) or standard-definition (SD). The DISH receiver provides HDMI and Composite Video/RCA Outputs to your TV. There are also two rear-panel USB ports and an Ethernet RJ-45 jack.

  • Display Resolutions: 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
  • Audio Codes: PCM and Dolby Digital 5.1ch surround sound.
Note: The DISH satellite receiver measures 12.9375" (w) x 2" (h) x 8.9375" (d).

DISH Programming: Using the Tailgater Portable HDTV System, you can view most any DISH or DishLATINO programming packages. Some channels, including international programming, RTN, local channels and Regional Sports Network(s) are subject to availability based on your geographical location. You can then add this antenna and receiver package to your existing account for just $7/month, and you can turn on or off this fee on a monthly basis as your travels require. If you are not already a DISH subscriber, you can sign up for Pay-As-You-Go TV programming.

Note: The included VIP211z receiver requires the USB Digital Over-the-air Tuner (sold separately by DISH) for local channels.

Dual Coax Outputs: The portable satellite antenna feature two coax outputs, so you can connect up to two Dish Network receivers for multiple TV viewing. Second receiver sold separately. Programming must be on the same satellite.

Full Automatic: Your satellite TV programming is delivered from up to 3 satellites located at the 110°, 119°, and 129° west longitudes. The KING Tailgater will automatically find and then switch between satellites as you change channels to offer you the ideal viewing experience.

Coax Connection: The Tailgater portable antenna connects to the DISH Receiver using the included 50' coax cable.

Power Requirements: The Tailgater portable satellite antenna draws power from the included DISH VIP211z receiver through the coax cable. The receiver will require a 110VAC power source, and draws about 50 watts. You will need a power inverter to run all of your equipment from your vehicle's DC power supply (110VAC power outlet required). If your TV is rated greater than 100 watts, it may require direct connection to the vehicle battery. 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.

Note: Starting your vehicle may temporarily shut off power and require a quick rescan for DISH satellites.

Simple Setup: The Tailgater portable satellite antenna automatically locates and points to DISH satellites so you don't have to worry about pointing an antenna. You simply need to pick your state using the DISH receiver's remote and on-screen menu to start watching DISH programming outdoors.

Placement: The Tailgater requires an unobstructed view of the southern sky for the best signal reception. Be sure to place the Tailgater in a location free from obstructions such as people, trees, buildings, vehicles, etc. This will allow for the strongest signal and will help prevent any interruption to your programming. Point the handle approximately north to speed up search time.

Note: Heavy rain, snow, or dense cloud cover can reduce the satellite signal, which may interrupt your programming. Your programming should return as conditions improve.

Security: The Tailgater features an integrated security bracket that can be secured to an object using a padlock and cable (not included) to deter theft.

DISH Outdoor Support: DISH Outdoors sales agents are specifically trained on all outdoor TV equipment and are available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-970-9021. Click here for more information about DISH outdoor support services.

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Customer Q&A

3 questions already asked

Can this unit be permanently mounted and hard wired in for long term use?
[ Rob  Jul 28, 2016 ]
3 answers
Yes it can. It explains how to in the instructions
[ Randall  Aug 02, 2016 ]
Yes. Works great for a guest house/rental on ranch.
[ CHERI  Jul 29, 2016 ]
I believe there is a mounting kit available however I am not totally happy with this unit as I find we lose signal quality quite often.
[ Craig  Jul 29, 2016 ]
I need the power supply for the FLEX Controller P/N 21421-1. Any suggestions?
[ TravelMercy  Mar 06, 2016 ]
1 answer
We do not offer individual replacement parts for the Tailgater system but you may be able to get them from the manufacturer. You can reach them directly by dialing: 800-469-9648 I hope that helps! My Bio:
[ Ryan  Mar 09, 2016 ]  Staff
Can you use this while driving?
[ Derek  Nov 29, 2015 ]
2 answers
No. Movement causes it to seek satellites, which entails resetting entire system.
[ CHERI  Jul 29, 2016 ]
No, it wouldn't work. We used it this weekend on top of our boat, which was tied to a dock but was bobbing a bit with waves and current. Some HD channels came in, but others had some signal loss and would only play in standard definition. There are other (more expensive) models that will work when moving.
[ Lara  Nov 30, 2015 ]

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