Why buy an Automatic Satellite TV System for your Caravan, RV or Motorhome?
As much as we love starry nights and the beauty of the Australian outdoors, sometimes you want to be able to turn on the TV in your caravan and sit back and relax. Many people who have had the experience of using a budget portable or manual system know that trying to locate a satellite can be a time consuming and ardous task. Not to mention stowing the system, or seeing it blow over in the wind.
Caravans as a great family holiday alternative, so it can make sense to invest in a system that will not only save you time and hassle, but live up to its reputation as a long lasting and award winning option for VAST and Foxtel.
The German made Oyster Vision V (the latest design from award winning Ten Haaft GmbH), is not the cheapest system on the market, but it is the best – if you want to trust your equipment to find the satellite automatically, and deliver a crisp clean signal – where ever you are, in a very short amount of time.
The Oyster range of automatic Satellite dishes and receivers have been around for a long time, with a track record of Australian sales for over 20 years. The latest system, the Oyster Vision V includes a long list of unique features that sets it apart from its counterparts.
Competitor brands now have Oyster’s self close feature, protecting the dish when underway, and some will have a twin LNB for multiple receivers, but only Oyster V has a GPS, 3D compass and inclination sensor. Together, this tech means minimal scanning time, even if you’ve travelled from Busselton to Broome, or Cairns to Coogee. The system offers fully automated satellite searching and aiming, usually locking on in 1 turn.
The GPS unit identifies the caravan’s position, the 3D compass identifies the direction which your vehicle (and the antenna, accordingly) is oriented to, and the inclination sensor exactly determines the vehicle’s inclination, causing the antenna to make an adjustment. So even if you’re parked on a gradient, the Oyster can still easily locate a signal.
Controlled via a free iOS and Android app, the system is a breeze to update, and in the event of an issue, is a handy diagnostic tool for either yourself or your installer. Oyster offers a 3 year warranty, with the latest model’s magnesium construction making it even more solid than its predecessors.