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Home Vast TV on the Road


We have enjoyed VAST satellite TV at home in the Central Tablelands NSW for a couple of years now.  I am now interested to learn if I can take the VAST box on the road for short periods, say 1 to 2 weeks, and then resume use as a home TV.  I can handle the power, Sat connection and A/V aspects of doing this, but I dont know the score with regards to authorization of the box plus card. It would be great to hear from someone who is knowledgeable in this area.

 



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If the box is registered to your home  you do not need to do anything at all. It will work fine with the same program bouquet that you watch at home. We take our home unit with us on our annual six months jaunts but we have a 12v power supply fitted so we don't need to run an inverter. Enjoy your travels with your TV.

Alan



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I thought the card was only to provide the service , where you use that service is up to you .

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Thank you all for your assurance that my home TV can go mobile without problems. It seems I was unnecessarily jumping at shadows again.

Now that I have addressed that important issue I can devote my attention to what camper trailer I will invest in. At present I am thinking of a Cub Brumby.

Looking forward to hitting the road.


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VAST is divided into two regions - Eastern (Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas, SA and NT) and Western (WA). Main differences are the Seven and Nine networks - Seven comes via Southern Cross in Eastern and GWN7 in Western, while Nine comes through Impaja in Eastern and WIN in the West. See http://www.vastdigital.com.au/ although this site seems to have been created by satellite receiver maker Altec UEC.

I'm in Qld but I can also access ABC and SBS services in NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, NT and WA. Not sure if I need to register as a traveller when I hit the playground as I currently have access to everything I want to see.



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Thanks for the additional information Joe. Brenda and Alan have proven that their home Vast box can be taken on the road without further registration.

While on the Vast topic, could I ask what people recommend for a compact receiving dish? I already have a good Sat finder (SF-3239).


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Hi timbergetter;

                      As for the size of your dish, the larger the better, the smaller ones are a bit to hard to aligne up when you are looking for the satilight. I used to have a second hand dish ( Austar/ foxtell ) that i found at the local tip ( cost about $ 5.00 ) and used it for a few years . Started to have problems with that size dish when we traveled further north and finaly upgraded to a 80 cm dish. I still use the same LMB and also the same trypod for the new dish, also the larger dish has made it easyer to locate the satilight.



-- Edited by valiant81 on Tuesday 18th of November 2014 09:00:33 AM



-- Edited by valiant81 on Tuesday 18th of November 2014 09:01:58 AM

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Joe50 wrote:

VAST is divided into two regions - Eastern (Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas, SA and NT) and Western (WA). Main differences are the Seven and Nine networks - Seven comes via Southern Cross in Eastern and GWN7 in Western, while Nine comes through Impaja in Eastern and WIN in the West. See http://www.vastdigital.com.au/ although this site seems to have been created by satellite receiver maker Altec UEC.

I'm in Qld but I can also access ABC and SBS services in NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, NT and WA. Not sure if I need to register as a traveller when I hit the playground as I currently have access to everything I want to see.


Joe, you will have to change to  traveller when you start moving, then when you arrive in new state, just ring VAST, and tell them your new state (don't need to change any addresses), but by being in the correct state, i.e. Qld, you will get 7 news at 6.30, not 5.30 pm (if other eastern states are in day light saving time) if you know what I mean.  When in WA, you will get WA news in WA time.

If you don't change to traveller, when you get to WA, all scheduled times will be out by 2 - 3 hours. 



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Thanks Dunmowin for that clarification. In my situation where I use VAST at home it would be simplest to not change to traveler status during the trip and then have to change back to home use when back home. It seems I would just need to adjust my viewing time when in an alternate state. If changing states for extended period, maybe then it would be worth changing status twice.

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Thanks Dunmowin, I assumed the time difference would have been the only thing to adjust for, and as it doesn't seem too onerous to register as a traveller that's probably what I'll do.

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A lingering concern I would have is the possible need to re-qualify for a fixed home address status at the end of traveling. It appears that terrestrial TV has improved in coverage, maybe since the turn-off of analog broadcasts, and I may no longer qualify.

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Even if you dont qualify when you get home it is no problem . Just means that you have to register every 6 months which can be done online .

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