Maxview Crank Up Satellite System
"We’ve had our new Otron caravan for almost 18 months now. You would be aware from our previous dealings that as part of the initial build we included installation of a new Maxview manual windup dish as well as our existing Humax PVR (purchased from you in August 2013). The Maxview dish continues to operate beautifully and during the last 18 months we’ve been away in the caravan for a total of close to 10 months so we’ve given it good use. Using the “satellite finder” in my Wiki Camps app on my iPhone I am able to very quickly align the dish and usually complete the process in about 3 minutes. I just use the Humax and the TV for signal detection and virtually always achieve a 100% reading in both “strength” and “quality”. I’ve attached a few photos of our caravan with dish deployed and I’m quite happy for you to use these in promoting this terrific dish system if you wish."
WHY USE A WIND UP TV ANTENNA THAT HARDLY WORKS WHEN YOU CAN HAVE A WIND UP SATELLITE DISH THAT WORKS EVERYTIME?
Wind up from inside your van and align the dish for perfect satellite TV reception whether in the middle of the desert or the middle of town. Receive the full range of digital TV channels via satellite and all free to air with no ongoing costs....it is so easy you'll never go back to a standard TV antenna again.
ROOF MOUNTED INSTALLATION
Imagine being able to go ANYWHERE in Australia and get perfect TV everytime. Furthermore, picture being able to wind up your high quality Maxview Crank Up dish from inside the van and watching the picture come on right in front of you on your TV. That's the beauty of a roof mounted system.
Installation can be carried out by a competent handyman or we can arrange for a professional to do this for you (subject to area). The Maxview Crank Up comes mounted on a circular aluminium plate ready to glue and screw to your roof. A 30mm hole is drilled directly below the plate to cater for the shafts and mechanism. The coaxial cables are then routed across the roof of the van to an overhead cupboard and down inside the cupboard to the digital satellite decoder (not included but we can supply this too).
A cutaway image showing exploded diagram of system on roof (dish not yet attached).
When complete the dish will look like this on your roof.
The Maxview Crank Up is one of the lowest profile systems available in the world today. Measuring just 170mm off the roof,your Maxview Crank Up will lay down lower than your air conditioner and won't get in the way when backing under your garage or carport.
QUALITY AND WARRANTY
Manufactured in the UK, the Maxview Crank Up is quality all the way. Strong alloy dish bracket, with aluminium dish reflector, moulded UV stabilized plastics and best of all - solid steel gearbox and components. Maxview maintain the highest level of workmanship and materials when producing the Maxview Crank Up system. Hence the three year warranty. The picture below shows the internal gearbox and components.
USING THE SYSTEM
Using the system is easy. Simply wind up the dish to the correct elevation (charts supplied), then slowly rotate the internal direction unit until signal is found. Peak up for maximum signal by adjusting the direction and elevation slightly. Apply the brake lock lever....done.
TWIN OUTPUT LNB
The Maxview comes complete with twin output LNB. What does this mean? The LNB is the amplifier on the end of the dish arm that receives the reflected signal. Throughout the world there are a few different LNB types. The important thing to know here is that the LNB that comes pre-fitted to the Maxview Crank Up dish has two outputs and is compatible with ALL Australian pay TV satellite boxes (decoders) including Foxtel IQ and the free to air service known as VAST.
UNDERSTANDING LNB SKEW
The Maxview Crankup is a manual system. That is: Wind it up - rotate the dish - find the signal. The LNB position within its holder is called the skew position. Included with the Maxview Crank Up is a chart which shows elevation, direction and LNB skew. There are 5 LNB skew zones within Australia. Depending on which zone you're in, you may have to rotate the LNB to the right position. Fortunately, the zones are very expansive as you can imagine. For instance, zone 1 goes all the way from Tasmania to Hervey Bay: over 2000 kilometres. It's always a good idea though, to install your Maxview Crank Up dish near the rear end of the van or to the side of the van so you can access the LNB if need be. You might even be fortunate enough to be able to install it close to a vent where you can reach up and adjust the LNB. Remember though, it's not often you need to adjust it. See LNB zone map below:
We love the Maxview Crank Up and we're sure you will too. If you need anymore information, feel free to contact us.