Operation of satellite television antennas when converting from MPEG2 to MPEG4
Changes of this kind are inevitable and are dictated by the very spirit of the times. First of all, they are necessary to save a satellite resource, because in connection with the increasing number of HD channels, the frequency band used during their broadcasting is expanding, which means that the cost of renting a resource also increases. The transition to the MPEG4 format allows for more “compact” encoding of video streams, narrowing the band occupied by them. In combination with the DVB-S2 broadcasting standard, which increases the speed of information transfer, this transition provides significant savings in the frequency resource, reduces the costs of the broadcaster to support existing channels and opens up additional capabilities for creating new ones.
However, any, even positive, changes always have a flip side related to the refusal in the correct operation of certain types of equipment of previous generations. If we are talking about stationary satellite TV sets, then here, in case of problems, it is enough to understand whether the receiver included in the kit supports the new format or not. If not, just replace the receiver and smart card.
Ship Satellite TV Antennas
Subscribers with mobile satellite television antennas may be faced with more complex solutions. Antenna systems for ships and automobiles use an integrated demodulator to direct the antenna to the satellite and track it. On older systems, the demodulator only works with the DVB-S standard. Thus, after changing the channel parameters, the useful signal ceases to be decoded. In this case, the controller program believes that the guidance is incorrect, and the antenna plunges into a state of “eternal” search. Many owners of KVH satellite TV antennas of past generations have already experienced this on themselves. The problems described above are prone to, in particular, NTV + subscribers.
In the future, all satellite broadcasters will switch to a modern and economical TV broadcast format. If the difficulty in receiving the signal touched you personally, you first need to determine the ability to support your antenna system of the DVB-S2 standard. If it is missing, it’s time to think about purchasing a modern antenna with a DVB-S2 demodulator.
Marinek company quickly solves any tasks related to improving the quality of satellite dishes, their reconfiguration, replacement, as well as commissioning of satellite television systems. With the development of satellite signal coding technologies, their transmission technologies and the equipment offered for this, each manufacturer follows the trend of the changes that occur, sooner or later forcing customers to switch to more and more modern hardware. In all high-tech industries, this principle is a kind of engine of progress and an integral part of it. This was the case with the termination of support for Windows XP from Microsoft, with the transition to 64-bit encoding, this is the case with Apple, when the iOS update often entails the need to change the iPhone or iPad to a newer model in order to be able to fully implement the updated functional system. The same thing happens in the auto industry, in the home appliance market, etc. Therefore, it is not surprising that some types of satellite dishes are suddenly outdated and no longer meet today’s standards.
car satellite antenna raysat sr 1500
Marinek specialists are highly qualified and have relevant information from manufacturers, in particular satellite dishes, at any given time. Great practical experience allows you to correctly choose the composition of satellite equipment to solve certain problems with a view to its trouble-free use for a long time.
The compliance of satellite television antennas with the DVB-S2 standard is reflected in the catalog of the Marinek online store, where modern antennas of this type are offered in the sections:
Ship TV Antennas
Car TV Antennas
The following models of satellite television antennas offered by Marinek can be considered the most popular today:
Ship satellite dish KVH TracVision TV6KNS SuperTrack K4 (ship TV antenna)
KNS SuperTrack K5 (Ship TV Antenna)
KNS SuperTrack K7 (Ship TV Antenna)
SEA TEL 100 TV (Ship TV Antenna)
SEA TEL 80 TV (Ship TV Antenna)
KVH TracVision TV3 (Ship TV Antenna)
KVH TracVision TV6 (Ship TV Antenna)
RAYSAT SR 1500 (Car TV Antenna)
Choosing a satellite television antenna in the Marinek company, you can confidently trust the company’s specialists to help you choose the most suitable option for you. Buying a satellite TV antenna in the Marinek company, you will receive a guaranteed authentic high-reliability system, designed for many years of trouble-free operation.