Altech 4921 VAST Satellite Decoder Box for Caravan or Home Use - 3 year warranty
INCLUDES BONUS ACCESSORIES PACK (12V LEAD, IR SENSOR & AV LEADS), BONUS DETAILED SMARTCARD INSTRUCTION GUIDE
Compact, low power, 12V and 240V VAST decoder. Record two channels or watch one record another.
The Altech 4921 twin tuner PVR ready satellite decoder is a welcome addition to the Altech range as it ticks every box when it comes to performance, physical size and features not seen before in an Australian VAST certified product.
Firstly, for those of you unsure what a VAST decoder is - VAST is the acronym for Viewer Access Satellite Television. The VAST service is broadcast on the Optus C1/D3 satellites and can be accessed by people living in poor TV reception areas as well as travellers on the road with a mobile satellite system in a caravan, camper or motorhome. Connect this decoder to your satellite dish and access all of the free to air digital channels such as ABC, SBS, Seven Central (Seven Network), Imparja (Nine Network), Ten Central (Ten Network) as well as ABC NEWS, SBS2, Mate, Go, Gem, One, Eleven etc etc. A host of radio channels are also broadcast such as BBC World News, Triple J, Double J etc.
Any traveller can access the VAST service by registering their included smartcard at https://www.mysattv.com.au/travellers.aspx . For those of you living in poor reception areas, please check your eligibility at http://myswitch.digitalready.gov.au/ then clicking on satellite summary.
This decoder is a PVR ready unit (no hard drive included). The PVR ready unit features an external USB slot and you can connect most external USB drives such as a USB stick or drive. AST satellite decoder is perfectly suited to mobile caravan use due to its features, operating voltage, compact size and infra red receiver port but is also ideal for home use as it includes a 240V power transformer. A well laid out, easy to navigate menu and program guide along with its seamless recording ability makes the 4921RV stand out as the leading VAST decoder. With integrated features that support upcoming software implementations such as HbbTV and MS PlayReady you can be assured of compatibility now and in the future.