Winegard introduces Dish Playmaker

BURLINGTON, Iowa — Winegard today introduced the Dish Playmaker portable automatic satellite HDTV antenna developed exclusively for Dish high definition and standard definition programming.

Mobile TV viewers will find the Dish Playmaker ideal for a variety of outdoor activities such as tailgating, RVing, camping and hunting, said Greg Strohbehn, marketing manager.

The new Dish Playmaker antenna is available through Camping World supercenters and RV dealerships nationwide.

The Dish Playmaker portable automatic satellite HDTV antenna has a small, compact design that requires minimal space making it easy to take it with RVers wherever they go.

“Consumers will appreciate the simple, user-friendly setup and operation,” said Strohbehn. “Set-up takes less than 15 minutes. Using the simple on-screen setup wizard, users just pick the state where they are located in and they are ready to play.”

“Dish continues to deliver on its promise to provide consumers with the best mobile TV experience. The Dish Playmaker allows HD viewing of the same channels that you enjoy at home,” said Marcel Guajardo, senior product manager for Dish.

The Dish Playmaker features:

  • Manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $329
  • Setup and watch HDTV in less than 15 minutes
  • 100 percent fully-automatic – Easy one-button operation
  • Powered by single coax connection through Dish Solo HD receiver
  • Easy grip handle for effortless carrying
  • Small portable antenna measuring 14.3 inches in diameter, 13.5 inches tall
  • Weighs 10 pounds
  • Sleek and compact – requires minimal space making it easy to take wherever RVers go
  • Ideal for pay-as-you-go monthly programming (programming packages sold separately)
  • Compatible with Winegard Window/Side Vehicle Mount (MT-SM30) and Tripod Mount (TR-1518)

“Expanding our portable satellite offering has been a top priority in order to offer our mobile customers smaller, lighter, and faster automatic satellite antenna options at a low price,” said Keith Larson, director of sales and marketing for Winegard Consumer Products.

“The Dish Playmaker is super easy to setup and operate and at the low price-point of $329 MSRP, it will be hard to beat,” he added. “For Winegard, it’s all about improving convenience and ease of use for our customers, as well as providing them with the highest quality TV viewing experience – wherever they travel.”

The Dish Playmaker is compatible with the new Dish Wally Receiver, Dish Solo HD receivers (models 411, ViP 211, ViP 211k, and ViP 211z) and with pay-as-you-go programming available in SD/HD packages.

Using the remote, customers simply select the state in which they are located and the antenna will automatically locate the Dish satellites. Additionally, Winegard offers an industry best warranty of two years parts and one year labor.

The Dish Playmaker is available now at Camping World, RV dealers nationwide and at

For more information or to purchase the Dish Playmaker portable automatic satellite HDTV antenna, visit

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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  • David Major says:

    Hi Greg! You’re doing a great job as usual but can you edit the Winegard press releases to remove the following line “The new Dish Playmaker antenna is available through Camping World supercenters and RV dealerships nationwide.” So that it does not promote the Evil Empire?? We all know Winegard is sleeping with the enemy and is ignorant to the fact that RV Dealers need to make more that $.05 profit on a product but it would be nice it they didn’t flaunt it.
    Keep up the Good Work!

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