TV and Satellite Equipment for RVs

Jun. 02, 2021

The RV lifestyle is perfect for being outdoors, smelling the fresh, clean air and really connecting with nature. Let's face it, watching our favorite shows on TV is a great way to relax and unwind. It's important to understand the different technologies that allow us to turn on the TV and enjoy quality reception far from home.

Satellite dish

In order to bring a signal to your TV, you will need a satellite dish. Satellite Dishes come in various sizes. Generally speaking, the larger the antenna, the better the reception. Choose any smaller one, and in some cases, your signal quality will drop.

Satellite Dishes

Satellite Dishes

There are numerous satellite brands and models on the market, so what is the difference between entry level and more premium products? Construction doesn't really determine the quality of a satellite kit. Made in China or Germany, most of them are well made, with an aluminum antenna, sturdy arms, proper materials and components to prevent mechanical failure, and attention to detail such as rubber water spouts to reduce rattling when folded. What makes the difference is the technique used to operate the satellite dish.

What to look for in a good satellite dish?

High-end satellite dishes will remember where they were last deployed and get a signal faster the next time you use them. Some of the most expensive satellite dishes will automatically retract when you start your RV.

What does the future hold?

TV Satellites have reached a point where they are very difficult to improve.  They are technologically very advanced and very good at delivering TV signals. The next wish is that they help us get better Internet connections on the road. While the technology already exists, it has made satellite dishes heavier and larger.

TVs and receivers

RVs are a harsh place for televisions due to high voltage fluctuations, wide temperature ranges, bright ambient light and vibrations. In the past, the main consideration when choosing a TV for an RV was available space. In the last decade, thin flat LCD/LED screens have become the standard. More recent TV models have built-in features such as DVD players, Freeview receivers and various multimedia slots. TVs are no longer so bulky and no longer draw so much power from your batteries. Your choice will now be guided by the features you need and desire.

What's different about TVs for RVs?

TVs made for RVs are different from the TVs we use at home. The main difference is that they are more energy efficient. Even for your comfort and to save some important space in your vehicle, Satellite TVs For Rv are equipped with built-in features that make them more compact and lighter than regular TVs.