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How To Watch Tv In A Caravan Or Motorhome? Here’s All You Need To Know

As we all are living in an era where the major proportion of entertainment comes from online sources like mobile phones, television, laptops, etc. It is estimated that 14.5 million Australians now have access to some form of Pay TV/Subscription TV, up 8.2% from a year ago. This number has only been increasing due to the new technologies being integrated into television and other electronic devices.

 

But what if you want to watch TV in your caravan or motorhome? You don’t want to miss out on the latest news or drama serials just because you are using the caravan, or do you? If that’s the case, we are more than happy to help you out as our today’s article is based on showing you ways through which you can enjoy TV entertainment in your caravan or motorhome. Read on.

 

What Are The Ways Through Which I Can Watch TV In My Caravan?

 

We have crafted this article in such a way that it would let make you familiar with the most efficient ways through which you can watch TV in your caravans or motorhomes. Here are the three best ways:

 

1.    Digital TV: 

You can get yourself a digital television for your caravan. A digital television usually comes with an antenna through which you can catch the signals to watch on your digital TV. If you have smart television like android or Apple tv, you can connect to the internet and watch Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, etc.

 

This is the easy way and cost-effective, but the problem is while you are travelling in Australia, you can access tv signals and the internet in metro cities only. If you are travelling in rural and remote areas, it's hard to get any signal (both tv & mobile), and you need to depend on DVD or pre-recorded programs for your entertainment needs. It is estimated that around 60% of Australia got no coverage for mobile and digital tv. These signal-related problems increase when you are travelling in a caravan or motorhome.

 

Caravan Smart Tv will cost you around $300 (32 inches) and comes with an inbuilt antenna. 

 

2.    Caravan Antenna or Aerial: 

 

Caravan antenna or aerial is similar, and they can be useful to get a tv signal for your caravan or motorhome. These are designed to strengthen your tv signal, and you get better reception compared to a digital inbuilt tv antenna. This is one of the most accessories when you purchase a caravan and are interested in watching tv while travelling. You can watch free-to-air channels with no ongoing cost, and no manual tuning is required.

 

Even though this is a better option compared to digital tv but it still depends on a normal tv signal, and it's not available in rural and remote Australia. This option only helps you in metro areas but in a better way compared to the inbuilt antenna. 

 

They start from $200 and go up to $500. 

 

3.    Satellite Dish

 

Satellite dishes are the best option to receive tv signals all around Australia. By keeping rural and remote areas in mind Australian government funds the VAST (Vast Access Satellite Television) services which provide tv and radio services to all Australians through satellite.    

As it's satellite service, you can access tv and radio all over Australia; you just need a satellite dish and vast receiver. This is the best option for caravan and camping people as most of them travel to remote areas, and it's good to receive a tv signal wherever you camp.

 

There are two types of satellite dishes available on the market for satellite tv 

  1. Manual dish and 
  2. Fully automatic satellite dish. 

 

·      Manual Satellite Dish

 

Manual dishes are less expensive compared to automatic dishes, and it's easy to carry wherever you want. Also, manual dishes don't need a parament place, and you can use them as a portable dish to move from one place to other depending on the signal.

 

But as the word manual says it all, you need to manually set it up whenever you want to watch the tv. You need to connect the dish, tripod, tv meter, and vast receiver and manually connect to the satellite by adjusting the dish angle and location. Sometimes it takes around 10 minutes to set it up, and it can be hard if you are not a tech person.

 

A manual dish setup, including a vast receiver, costs you around $600 to $800. 

 

·       Fully Automatic Satellite Dish

 

These are the expensive solution to watching tv, but by far, this is the best solution if you are serious about your TV. When travelling in a caravan or motorhome, you just need to press the power button and instant tv within 2 mins. No manual tuning is required, and all you need to do is press the button. When you press the button dish rotates sideways and upwards to connect to the satellite. Once it connects to the satellite, it will lock-in, and you can watch uninterrupted tv irrespective of outside weather.

 

For a fully automatic dish, you need to install this on top of your caravan or motorhome, and you can't move the dish once you install it. As it sits permanently on the van, you need to avoid big trees while you are parking as satellites don't like obstruction. We offer two kinds of automatic satellite dishes:

 

  1. Satking Orbit - $2,395
  2. Satking ProMax - $3,995

To install these automatic dishes, you would need a Satking Vast receiver which can cost you about $319, and the installation can cost you up to $500.  

 

Final Thoughts:

 

As we have mentioned the best options and ways to enjoy the Television facilities in your RV, we have concluded that automated dish satellites are the best solution if you are serious about your TV. And if you are in search of the best and most reliable automated satellite dish at reasonable prices, you can check out our website. 

 

SatKing is the leading satellite dish seller in Australia for caravan and motorhomes, and we have been providing our services for a while now. We also have a dedicated helpline 1300139255, to help our customers for tv related issues while they are travelling in a caravan or motorhome. Click here to get redirected to our page to know more about our services and models.

 

If you have any questions regarding our article, let us know in the comment section below.

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Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022

Manual Satellite Dish Vs Automatic Satellite Dish For Caravan

Are you a Caravan owner looking for what's best for your caravan? It is true that being an RV owner, you have to struggle to find the best quality TV channels. To cater this problem, we have crafted this article to familiarize you with the different types of satellites that are available in the market. We will be comparing the two major types of satellites; Manual satellite dishes and automatic satellite dishes for caravans and motorhomes.

 

What Are Automatic Satellite Dishes?

 

These dishes use gyroscopes, GPS position sensors, identification data, and a coordinated DVB decoder to help in identifying the satellite that it is pointing at. The dishes usually comprise of stepper engines to drive and give it a grip or hold on the top of the caravan roof, to distinguish changes ready while the vehicle is moving, a parabolic reflector, low-commotion block converter, and control unit.

 

As the name suggests it's fully automatic and connects within 2 mins without any manual tuning. The basic process is automatic satellite dishes rotate initially up and down or sideways for about 80 to 120secs to find the satellite, once it’s found the satellite it locks the position and starts sending the signal to the receiver. There are two types of satellite receivers available in Australia and they are 1. Vast receiver 2. Foxtel receiver.

 

The Australian government funds the VAST (Vast Access Satellite Television) services to provide tv and radio services all over Australia through the satellites. Therefore, when you are RVing, you can easily enjoy your favourite TV drama or shows without any ongoing costs. It's free of cost and you can access around 18 channels depending on your location. Check Satking twin tuner vast receiver...

 

For Foxtel, You need a satellite connection and an IQ box to watch Foxtel in your caravan and motorhome. You also need to pay a monthly subscription and you can choose different packages like sports, drama, entertainment and movies.

 

The most significant advantage with fully automatic satellite dishes is you can watch VAST TV or FOXTEL all over Australia. Caravan and camping people tend to travel to remote places so it's always good to get satellite tv wherever you go to watch your favourite sports, news and movies.

 

Some of the best fully automatic satellite dishes for caravan and motorhome are…

 

  1. Satking Promax – $3,995
  2. Satking Orbit - $2,395   

 

What Are Manual Satellite Dishes?

 

Another type of satellite dish is the manual satellite dish which is usually motor-driven. You need to alter the face of your dish manually to search for the signal. Moreover, these dishes are portable and do not need permanent placement over your caravan. You can manually shift these dishes according to your own need. But, as they are manual, they can't automatically catch signals and need manual tunning.

Furthermore, you need accessories like a tripod, tv meter, and vast receiver and manually connect to the satellite by adjusting the dish angle and location to set up this dish. Sometimes, it can take you up to 10 minutes just to set up this dish. Therefore, these dishes aren't efficient if you are not a tech person.

 

But there are some advantages with manual dishes compared to automatic ones.

 

Its portable and you can move it wherever you want, this option is very useful when you park your caravan under the trees. As satellites don’t like obstruction it’s a good option to move your dish wherever you want.   

 

It's cheaper than fully automatic dishes and you can purchase all the spare parts separately whenever you need them.  It also doesn’t require space on your caravan roof and you can use that space for additional solar!!!

 

But considering all the advantages and keeping in mind that we are living in a fast modern world, people like to watch instant TV and they can’t wait for 10 ins to set up all the time when they want to watch their favourite sport!!!

 

Manual dishes (full setup) costs you around $600 to $900  

 

How Do They Differ From Each Other?

There are multiple factors through which you can distinguish between a manual satellite dish from a fully automatic satellite dish. Let’s have a look at them.

1.    Price:

Considering the price, manual satellite dishes are less expensive compared to the fully-automatic satellite dishes. It's because you get more options in an automatic dish, and they are more durable. A manual dish can cost you around $600 to $900, while the automatic satellite can cost you $2000 to $5000.

2.    Set-up:

The set-up process of a manual dish is a bit complex compared to an automatic dish, especially when you are not a tech person. It can take you up to 10 mins to only set it up, while you don't even need the manual tunning in case of automatic dishes. You just need to press the start button, and it will display you the best quality signals within 2 mins.

3.    Portability:

Manual dishes are portable as they often need to shift to catch the signals. Whereas automatic satellites cannot be moved once installed, they automatically search out signals from the roof of your caravan or motorhome.

 

If you have any questions regarding manual or automatic satellite dishes, do let us know in the comment section below or call us 1300139255.

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Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022

Vast Satellite Receiver By SatKing

 

The SatKing DVBS2-980CA is Australia’s first VAST & Freeview Plus certified satellite TV receiver, making this unit the most advanced VAST receiver on the market. Fully designed in Australia this top of the range receiver brings a new level of features to the VAST platform.

The receiver has Freeview Plus catch up TV and the enhanced Freeview Plus EPG built-in. No longer will you miss your favourite programs, you can simply go back in the Freeview Plus program guide and catch up on available programs.

Connect an external hard disk drive (up to 3TB) and take advantage of the twin tuners, you can record two different channels and watch a third program from within a network all at one time. You can also use the receiver's advanced media playback functions to playback movies in AVI, DIVX, MOV, FLV, MKV, MP4 files and pictures via the 2 USB ports.

The receiver has all the market-leading features you expect from SatKing like compact size, built-in signal

Features:

  • Australian VAST Certified
  • Freeview Plus Catch up TV Certified
  • High Definition MPEG4 Compliant
  • Twin Tuner, Record and 2 Channels and Watch a 3rd from Within a Network
  • USB PVR Ready 3TB Maximum External Hard Disk Drive
  • Pause & Rewind Live TV
  • Compact Size 230x163x43mm
  • Low Power Consumption with Energy Saving Function
  • 8 Day EPG with Series Link
  • Enhanced Freeview EPG
  • Catch up Services ABC i-View, SBS On Demand, Plus7, 9Now, Ten Play
  • Signal Finder with Beeper
  • Optional WIFI Dongle & Infrared Target
  • Subtitles Supported (Closed Captions)
  • 1080P Upscaling
  • Learning Remote
  • Over The Air Software Download Supported
  • Easy to Use with Autotuning and One Touch Recording 
  • Optus Sport EPL Compatible (Subscription Required)     
 

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Tuesday, 08 Mar 2022

How to watch TV in Caravan & motorhome

How to watch TV in Caravan & motorhome

Getting a good TV signal can be frustrating at times. It becomes even harder to get a good reception when you are travelling in a caravan. There are people who believe in RVing especially after retirement and these people had challenges when it came to watching television.

Cruising across the country is amazing and fun but it’s much better and more enjoyable when you have a TV satellite dish for the caravan. But how exactly do you do it?

With a fully automatic satellite dish, you can watch TV in your caravan from anywhere. The satellite dish is easy to use and connects automatically and you will get reception all over Australia. With an automatic satellite dish, the signal is captured by the satellite dish. The signal is then transmitted through a controller that sends it through to the horn with the dish focusing the signal into a narrow beam.

Unlike the automatic dishes, the manual dishes take time and are hard to set up plus they give low-quality video and sound. With these, you have to connect the cables, from the dish’s receiver to the TV set in the caravan. It takes time and is hard to set up plus you have to position the dish at a certain angle. Whether you are a camper or an off-road enthusiast, you don’t have to depend on manual dishes.

 

The automatic satellite dish doesn’t have a cable connection with the TV set. It connects automatically with the TV making it easier to use. It doesn’t have compatibility issues and it's portable as compared to the manual dishes which must have an active cable connection all the time.

The automatic satellite dishes are used in vehicles in motion. These dishes use GPS positioning sensors and gyroscopes plus unique satellite identification data coupled with an integrated DVB decoder that aids in the identification of the satellite.

With the motorhome tv satellite dish, there are stepper motors that drive and aim the dish. The gyroscopes are used to detect changes in the satellite dish position when the caravan is in motion. It also has a low-noise block converter, a control unit and a parabolic reflector.

The receiver does scramble the encrypted signal to unlock the signal making it identifiable in the TV. The receiver also converts the digital MPEG signal to an analog format recognized by the standard television. With a caravan satellite dish, you get to watch all the TV stations available in Australia including free to air and Foxtel.  

Retirement is a fine age to go across the country in your caravan. Carrying your home in the caravan provides a sense of pride knowing that you are home and nothing can deter you from having all the fun you want. Your favourite shows or games don’t have to pass you. Simply get an automatic motorhome satellite dish that is easy to set up and use. Get to enjoy your favourite shows as you cruise through the country in your motorhome.

Being able to watch TV in your motorhome adds a cherry to your holiday. You don’t have to get bored as you wait for the weather to clear and continue your journey or when you are enjoying a break.

Most of the people who prefer relaxing away from the daily hustles of life in their caravans prefer having some sort of entertainment with them. Instead of having the internet and computers tag along your journey, why not get away from all that? Get a Satking Orbit fully automatic caravan satellite dish and take your TV with you all the way. Enjoy all your favourite shows on the road without the worries of poor signal reception and such using a digital fully automatic satellite dish.

For More... 

  1. Satking Orbit - $2,395
  2. Satking Promax - $3,995

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Thursday, 17 Mar 2022

What Is Caravan Satellite Dish?

There are different types of satellites revolving around the earth and some of them will bounce the TV channels back on earth. Caravan Satellite Dish is a product that focuses on the radio waves that come from a satellite on the low noise block. It is a down converter that will convert the radio waves from satellites into signals. These signals will be transferred through a cable into a receiver unit. It will decode the signals and you will see your favourite channel on Tv. 

                                        

How Caravan Satellite Dish works

 

You have to connect your TV and decoder with the dish. If you have an automatic dish you will only have to connect the devices and the rest will be managed automatically. However, you have to make sure that the base of your dish is at a level. After that align your dish using an integral elevation indicator. Once the elevation angle of your dish is correct, you can adjust it according to your location with the help of an elevation map.

The dish should be pointed in the southern sky. Turn on the TV and rotate the dish on the horizontal axis and when it is at a correct angle you will see the channels you need.

Amazing features of Caravan Satellite Dish

 

If you want to know the most amazing features of the fully automated Caravan Satellite Dish then the following best features are surely going to be the best for you to know in this regard.

Fully Automatic and Self Aligning: It comes with a fully automatic self-aligning system which provides an ease to its users to use the system in an effective way.

24CH GPS that helps Find Satellites Fast: this built-in GPS system will help to locate the exact position and the required satellite will be found with ease. This makes it super-fast to connect with the satellite and to provide amazing services with ease.

Connects in 80 seconds: It comes with a built-in GPS system which makes it super easy and fast to find the satellite according to the position and will let you connect with the system in 80 seconds.

85cm High Gain Facility: Caravan has an 85cm High Gain Dish for wider coverage VAST & Foxtel Australia.

VAST & Foxtel Compatible: Caravan satellite dishes are compatible with VAST Satellite TV and Foxtel Satellite TV due to upgradation of its coverage area around Australia.

Easy to Use & Install: these are completely automatic systems that are perfectly easy to use and install. You just have to press Ok simply to get the process done with ease.

Wide Coverage in Australia: these satellite dishes contain high gain dishes which are making it possible for them to cover Australia-Wide Coverage with ease.

Suits both Motorhomes and Caravans: These satellite dishes are perfect Caravan satellite transmission which is meant to provide perfect services for caravans and motorhomes in the best possible way.

LNB Skew is Automatic: these systems contain automatic LNB skews which will make them easier to use install and use for the users.

Powerful DC Motors comes with Metal Gearing: These systems come with a powerful DC motor with metal gearing which makes them perfectly durable and reliable options to choose.

Weatherproof Construction: these caravan satellite dishes are waterproof due to which they are water-resistant and the rain or water can’t damage the system at all. 

Made for Harsh Australian Conditions: This is actually a perfect dish option for the people of Australia to have. It is because it is perfectly designed to survive in the harsh Australian weather in an effective way.

MPEG4 HD Compatible: the unit is already compatible with the high definition MPEG4. So, when the network is going to be changed to MPEG4 HD, the orbit will stay unaffected.

1300 Number Help Line: if you need any support services or want to get the answer to any of your queries then access to technical assistance is provided through 1300 helpline.

Designed in Australia and Owned by Australian: This perfect unit is designed and owned in Australia and this is truly a perfect unit for travelling off the trodden track.

   

Satking Orbit: The perfect caravan satellite dish to avail in Australia

If you want to enjoy all of the features of the caravan satellite dish, then putting your hands on the best product in this regard is highly important. Satking Orbit Caravan satellite dish is the best option which you can avail. It is available in the Australian market as one of the best Caravan satellite dishes which is meant to provide you with the best and most amazing reception of the complete digital channels of TV in a perfect way. It contains all of the amazing features of Caravan satellite dishes which is surely the best thing to know. This is a pre-programmed and fully automated system that is surely going to be perfect to value your money.

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Monday, 11 Apr 2022

Satking Orbit Vs Satking Promax

Satking orbit vs Satking ProMax

Satking is the leading manufacturer of fully automated satellite dishes for caravans and motorhomes in the Australian market and running for 21 years. Satking is owned and run by an Australian, which has suppliers all over Australia. Everyone can get ease to enjoy the fully automatic Dishes to watch TV on the go. The entire system contains the two most prominent and different products Satking orbit & Satking ProMax. Let’s have a look at each of these to know which can be better to avail.

 

Satking orbit

Satking Orbit is a perfect Caravan Satellite Dish that is meant to provide better services for motorhome and caravan users in a cost-effective way.  This is a perfect Satellite dish for the caravan which comes with a dish reflector of 85cm and its metal gear system can ensure its reliability for years of operation.

Key Features 

1.    Wide coverage: it has an 85cm high gain dish which has the ability to provide wider coverage with ease for Foxtel and VAST 

2.    Fast to find the satellite service: A built-in GPS system will help to locate your position and Satking will locate the exact satellite accordingly and let you connect the system within 80 seconds. 

3.    Perfectly designed to survive in the harsh Australian weather: A perfect dish option for the people of Australia to have. Its metal gears and the rugged system will make it easier for it to survive in harsh conditions. 

4.    Warranty and support: It comes with 2 years of warranty and full support from Satking which is a well-known Australian company.

5.    Easy to use: The system is entirely automatic. To get started you just have to push the OK button.

6.    Best Value for money: Satking Orbit is priced at $2,395 which is much cheaper than ProMax and other Fully Automatic Caravan satellite dishes. Even though it is cheaper in price but it works the same as the other dishes and has fully automatic features, Foxtel, HD and dual LNB.      

                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satking Promax

The Satking ProMax is a completely automatic motorized and most advanced dish TV system of Australia, which comes with a flat panel. This system suits perfectly for the VAST and Foxtel satellite TV. Its unit comes with dual LNB outputs which can serve the best to the twin tuner STBs with ease. It is a simple to use option which provides the best opportunity to enjoy the TV transmissions on the go.

Key features of Satking ProMax

1.    Big performance: Flat panel of the dish system provides more coverage and has the ability to offer a compact size. This can be perfect to get the best performance with ease.  

2.    Reduced search time: It keeps your precious memories save which will help you to get started from where you left the process. This is an amazing feature that will save your search time with ease. 

3.    Warranty and support: It comes with 3 years warranty and a 1300 number support line. A perfect dish TV that is meant to survive in harsh Australian conditions with ease.

4.    Reliability: It comes with metal gears and a powerful DC motor which ensures its long life perfectly.

5.    Easy to use: Small footprints of the system makes it entirely easy to install. You can install it by yourself with ease because it comes with a roof mounting kit and Detailed Instructions. You will also get features like Foxtel, Dual LNB, HD compatible, Built-in GPS and Fully Motorized.  

6.  Advanced Technology: This is one of the most advanced caravan satellite systems, which you can find in Australia to get connected to digital shows with ease. In fact, there are no other dishes available in Australia with similar technology.

  

Verdict

You can never complain about TV reception anymore. It is because Satking orbit & Satking ProMax have arrived in the Australian market as the best caravan satellite system. Satking orbit & Satking ProMax are meant to provide you with the perfect reception of entire free to air, digital channels and Foxtel in the best possible way.

For more visit -

  1. Satking Orbit - $2,395
  2. Satking Promax - $3,995 

 

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Friday, 08 Apr 2022

Satking-Promax-Caravan-Satellite-Dish

Watch Tv From Anywhere In Australia.

- Best Caravan Satellite Dish

- Fully automatic self-aligning.

- Australia Wide Coverage

- Connects within 80 Secs.

- VAST and Foxtel Pre-Programmed

- Flat panel design offers compact size.

- Dual output LNB as standard.

- Built-in 24 Channel GPS to find satellites fast

- Not affected by wind like the large round dishes.

- Suitable for Caravan, motorhome, motor vehicle.

- Automatic retraction when you exceed 10KPH.

- Automatic LNB skew.

- Powerful DC motors with metal gears.

- Can be self-installed.

- Detailed instructions and roof mount included.

- 3 Year warranty.

- 1300 Number helpline (no answering machine)

- Made for harsh Australian conditions.

- Requires less roof area than the conventional dish.

- Aussie Owned.

Price - $3,995

Learn More -

http://www.satkingpromax.com.au/

Check your local dealer -

http://www.satkingpromax.com.au/product/where-to-buy.htm

 

Friday, 01 Apr 2022