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TV with HD, DVD, and CD
A two-way swivel arm permits viewing from the front or rear of the Sportsmobile.
Hinged-down models can be mounted to the ceiling.
Wireless Headphones can be used with virtually all TVs.
All vans include AM/FM radio. They also now include a USB 1/8" input and phone hookup data transmissions – for pictures, music, and phone book.
TV Antenna with a signal booster is effective in fringe areas up to about 50 miles. It’s an omni-directional antenna and has a wall control switch. The antenna is concealed in the fiberglass Penthouse or fixed top. A 25’ cable to connect to park cable hookup is also included.
Winegard TV Antenna Sensor III (photo to left) with built-in amplifier and unique circuitry for clear VHF/UHF reception. HD (high definition) ready. Compatible with new digital signal. Antenna easily cranks up and down. Rotates for best reception. Height raised 40″. When lowered it adds 4″ to height of van. All parts corrosion resistant.
KVH satellite TV Tracvision model A9 "in-motion" antenna receives DirecTV satellite television. Can mount on any Sportsmobile top or Thule roof rack. It’s the smallest available at this time, 32″ diameter x 5″ high. Other models are available. Black color. About $7,000. Note — this model not yet HD compatible as of June 2010. For additional information, see www.kvh.com.
Winegard Road Trip SD stationary satellite TV antenna has one button operation. Will automatically locate and lock onto the desired satellite signal within minutes with just the flip of a switch. About $2,200.
Compatible with Dish Network and DirecTV. Antennas receive DirecTV (101" & 119") and Dish Network (119" & 110") satellite signals throughout the majority of the continental U.S. Two receiver ready. Diameter 32". Height 12.5". Weight 35 lbs. Color black or white. See www.winegard.com.
Note — some models HD compatible.
Satellite is available but costly and large monthly data charge.
Most customers are using cell phone as hotspot wirelessly transmitting to laptop – no monthly fee.
A cell phone signal booster or amplifier works great to extend range and faster data speed: See more information www.wilsonamplifier.com
Monthly fee wifi: Hotspot recurring cost of $0 to $100 (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile also available. Service contract required with carrier).
Upgraded Audio Systems
The most popular head units (dash-stereos) are those with Bluetooth, XM or Sirius capability, and those with integrated 1/8" input that can be controlled with head units. Remote control function also is very popular for RV use. Head units with screens can incorporate DVD, GPS, and observation systems (1-4 cameras). Amps, sub-woofers, and speakers are also available in many sizes and power ratings. Alarms, autostarts, and systems.