Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) is a satellite-delivered service that provides commercial and national (ABC and SBS) broadcasting services. It is funded by the Australian Government to provide access to a suite of metropolitan-equivalent broadcasting services to people in remote areas and to viewers in terrestrial digital television ‘black spots’, who would not otherwise be able to receive digital television services.
The Satking VAST satellite TV receiver is the best and most popular VAST receiver on the market. The unit is the most compact VAST receiver and the easiest VAST decoder to use.
VAST Satellite TV gives the traveller access to the digital TV and Radio channel that the cities enjoy. The Satking DVBS2-800CA has been specially designed for caravan and home use. Ultra-compact, easy to set up you will find this receiver a joy to use.
With the DVSBS2 Vast Receiver paired with a Satking Satellite system you can get access to literally dozens of free to air commercial (7,9,10,win etc.) and national (ABC,SBS) channels Australia wide.
The unit is MPEG 4 which is a type of coding/compression of video/audio that television networks use to deliver programmes. MPEG 4 will supersede the format MPEG 2 that is currently in use meaning that this vast box will integrate with the new format when it is rolled out across the networks.
With the DVSBS2 compact size it can be installed in a cupboard and the unit comes with a remote infrared sensor so channels can be changed with the remote control without accessing the VAST box.
The unit also has an LNB loop which means you can run another receiver box for example a Foxtel receiver from the same Co-Ax aerial cable that feeds the VAST box negating the need to run co-ax splitters in the co-ax wire running from the satellite system.