We picked up a Tailgater in early January while passing through Mesa, AZ. Reason? We were/are looking at a lot of stops that have limited or no cable TV access
Got to our CG and it was basically Plug & Play...took about 30 minutes to have an account setup with Dish and we were up and running. Great HD on our 40" Toshiba.
One drawback...bedroom and outside TV will not work with the Tailgater unless you have multiple receivers and separate accounts which is not acceptable. Looking at ways to get around this.
We were not interested in the "big' dish and the setup of getting it locked in to the satellites, storage etc.,...see people all the time setting up with their meters and saying "honey, do we have a picture yet?"
All you do is point the Tailgater South and it automatically finds the satellites. Some use a mount for the ladder but we chose a small tripod that gets the unit off the ground, but not necessary. Why? Preference and easier setup.
We've never looked back.