TV setup

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 16:22
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Hi All
Am travelling round oz shortly will be travelling by 4wd
wanting to set up TV / antenna when at camp site

any thoughts would be good

Ta mick
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 16:46

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 16:46
It is doable but if you are travelling by 4WD I take it you would probably be camping away from larger towns. If this is the case you would unlikely to receive terrestrial channels. The other option is VAST satellite TV and its attendant problem of transporting the dish.
The TV would operate from 12vdc but the VAST decoder being 240vac would require an inverter.
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Reply By: P and JM - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 18:08

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 18:08
Hi Mick,

Before you hit the panic button re set top boxes read the link below as they are 12 volt.

cheers P&J
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Follow Up By: P and JM - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 18:11

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 18:11
Sorry forgot to add link so here it is.

http://www.around-oz.com/innovations_mh/set_top_box.htm
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 18:20

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 18:20
If you have a digital TV you don't need a set top box and most current TVs are 12v. The VAST satellite decoder is only 240vac.
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Follow Up By: Member - brucer - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 18:32

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 18:32
Agree with Ron. Been travelling for 11 years and used sat when away from civilization using various systems. VSAT gives you all stations that u get in towns. They do have a 12vlt conversion but u will have to look for someone to do it. I'm waiting for VSAT to bring out a box with a hard drive so the hand brake can record her soapies.
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Follow Up By: Member -Hilton Hillbillies - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 19:04

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 19:04
Hi All,
I have a phoenix brand, digital satellite receiver it is 12v and also has a 240v power pack for when it is available.
Have a great trip.

Steve

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 19:20

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 19:20
The phoenix brand, digital satellite receiver is not VAST capable and would only be capable of receiving Aurora sat TV which ceases at around the end of 2013. As brucer said, with VAST you get all the channels you get in large towns, 16 plus.
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Follow Up By: Toowoomba Antenna & TV Services - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 19:34

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 19:34
Hey Brucer,

For $69 you can get an upgrade kit for your DSD4121 VAST decoder that will allow the love of your life record her soapies. The upgrade kit is pretty much just a new remote control that unlocks the recording features that already exist in the VAST decoders and allows you to record to a USB stick or external hard drive.

Just send me a message if you need any more details.

Cheers

Paul
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