Due to the geographic limitations of terrestrial TV, satellite TV is a popular choice for vehicles, as these transmissions serve a much larger geographic area. Maxview manufacture an extensive range of roof mounted and portable satellite systems which are available with various options to suit your travelling requirements. The information below, outlines the various factors which must be considered when choosing your preferred satellite system.
Required EquipmentTo receive and watch satellite TV, you will require a TV, a satellite receiver or TV with integrated receiver and a satellite system. Satellite receivers are available on subscription (such as Sky Q™) or with Free to Air functionality, requiring no subscription.
Choosing Your Satellite System
You will need to decide if you would like a permanent roof mounted system or a portable satellite system
Deciding between a permanent and a portable system is really down to personal choice, budget and available roof space.
Satellite system characteristics at a glance.
Fixed roof mounted systems
Selecting Your Dish Size
The dish size determines the geographic area from which you can receive your desired satellite, this area is known as the satellites ‘footprint’.
For UK channels, we require the Astra 2 satellite.
Generally, the larger the dish, the greater the geographic area or ‘footprint’ from which you should receive satellite TV. Typically, to receive Astra 2 a
65 cm dish offers coverage into the middle of France, whilst an 85cm dish will offer coverage approaching the Spanish border. Once you are out of this footprint you will still be able to lock onto Astra 2 but receive a more basic range of channels.
The official Astra 2 footprint is displayed below, as well as our estimations for Maxview’s specific dish sizes. These maps are designed to help you make an informed decision on your required dish size, based on the areas you wish to travel.
Estimated footprints for the Maxview satellite dish sizes based on our geographic research.
Image release by SES Astra for the Astra 2 satellite, for UK TV channels.
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Still require help?
If you need a little help choosing the perfect roof mounted satellite system for you, click here to download our helpful guide
If you need a little help choosing the perfect portable satellite system for you, click here to download our helpful guide