The Optima-T2 Mobile VAST Satellite TV DELUXE Kit contains absolutely everything you will need to enjoy free-to-air TV whilst on the road.
BEWARE - There are cheaper similar kits to this on the market but they do not contain the same accessories included in this kit. Make sure you compare apples with apples. If you are on a tighter budget consider our Optima-T2 Portable VAST Satellite TV LITE Kit
Why Satellite TV?
The benefit of a satellite system is that you can have access to free-to-air TV no matter where you are in Australia (no matter how remote). And if you're going to buy a satellite system, then why not buy the most compact satellite system available? The Optima-T2 Portable VAST Satellite TV LITE Kit.
The Best Caravan Satellite TV Dish
There is no other caravan satellite dish available that compares with the new Optima-T2. The predecessor to the Optima-T2 was the original Optima-75T fold-in-half satellite dish. It was the most compact, versatile and robust portable satellite dish in Australia until it was superseded by the Optima-T2 in February 2016.
What Makes The Optima-T2 The Best Portable Satellite Dish?
As any caravan owner would know, space is a premium when on the road. There are some other good portable satellite TV dishes that we sell but they all take up at least twice the space as the Optima-T2. When packed into the supplied carry bag (unfortunately there is no longer a bag for the tripod) the Optima-T2 is not much bigger than the average piece of carry-on luggage that passengers take on-board an aircraft.
Secondly, the Optima-T2 is a fibreglass satellite dish and far more robust than the pressed metal dishes. If a metal dish bounces around in the back of a caravan it is likely to dint or warp which will significantly affect the performance of the dish.
Fibreglass Dish Construction
The Optima-T2 boasts a compression moulded fibreglass reflector with 3mm panels. This offers the ultimate in strength and durability and allows for the dish to fold in half and be stored away without any fear of damage.
Alignment Made Easy?
The Optima-T2 has made satellite dish alignment easy. There are no longer wingnuts that need to be tightened or brackets fitted. The dish simply slides onto the shaft of the tripod and a simple clamping “cam” mechanism is used to hold it firmly in place. To adjust the direction of the dish you simply loosen the cam and rotate the dish.
The second easy adjustment is the elevation. On the old Optima-75T and every other satellite dish on the market making fine adjustments to the elevation was difficult. On the Optima-T2 you can adjust the elevation with just 2 fingers by rotating a knob on the side of the dish.
SatKing DVBS2-980CA Twin Tuner VAST Satellite TV Receiver
The SatKing 980CA VAST Decoder is undoubtedly the best decoder for use in a caravan and motorhome. Its small size and low power consumption as well as 12V and 240V operation coupled with features like, dual tuner for PVR recording (recording direct to an external USB drive), easy to use on-screen menus, IR sensor port (so you can hide the decoder away in a cupboard and have the sensor outside the cupboard), HDMI output and more.
You'll get access to the complete range of free to air Australian TV channels almost anywhere in Australia.
SATELLITE METER - SatKing 3200 Handheld Meter
The SatKing SK-3200 is digital satellite Finder specially designed for VAST satellite TV. Being MPEG 4 the unit has been pre-programmed with the VAST paraFinders pre-set making the Finder very easy to use. If the other Finders you find just say digital they are not MPEG4 so they will not last. Simply plug the unit in to the dish and use the signal level bars to align you dish and once the level bars go green and the signal beeper is sounding the dish is aligned correctly and you are on the correct satellite. Then plug the antenna cable into your vast receiver or Foxtel STB and it will scan the channels in for you. The unit has a built in high power battery so the unit does not need to be connected to the VAST receiver to be used. Unlike many other lower priced Finders on the market this Finder you can actually receive VAST transponders. Many other mid lower cost Finders you are actually just receive the signal from the MPEG2 format and this could end anytime rendering your Finder useless. Special Note: All VAST services are MPEG4, there are no VAST MPEG2 services. If you have Foxtel and think this Finder sounds perfect for you well it is, you can simply align your dish on the VAST settings or simply select TP 3 in the sat setting menu and the unit will receive the actual Foxtel signal.
- A short cable for the dish to connect to the meter.
- 10m cable from the dish to the caravan wall.
- Internal 1m cable from the inside wall to the decoder.
A basic compass can be supplied with our system. You don't need to be a scout’s captain to align a dish. The compass is used as a reference to North. When you read through our instruction manual, you'll notice that the direction charts relate to North.
You'll need a way to connect that external coaxial cable in through your van wall. We can supply our EziPlate weatherproof wall fitting that is easy and neat to install. The EziPlate can adjust to wall thicknesses up to 35mm and is a direct, no loss connection from outside to in. You may already have something similar but unless it is a direct connection from outside to in with no joins or splitter in between then it will not work.
1.5m HDMI CABLE
Connect your SatKing 980CA VAST Decoder to your TV using the included HDMI cable for the clearest possible picture.
Everything makes sense when they come with concise instructions and we include our TravelSat manual to assist you with directions, elevation angles as well as decoder screenshots and more.
If you're looking for a high performance system that is both compact and simple then look no further than the Optima75-T Mobile VAST Satellite TV DELUXE Kit.
SUMMARY OF INCLUSIONS:
- Optima-T2 Satellite Dish, tripod & carry bag (only for dish).
- Single Output LNB.
- Satking 980CA 12v/240v VAST Satellite Decoder.
- SatKing 3200 Handheld Meter.
- Cable Kit (2 x 1m, 1 x 10m).
- 12v Cigarette Lead.
- Single Ezi-Plate.
- 1.5m HDMI cable.
- TravelSat User Manual.