Vuesat smartbeam™ Automatic Satellite Dish System with Mobile Phone Control and 'in app' Live TV Viewing - EX DEMO SPECIAL OFFER

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Special Price £745.00 Regular Price £989.95

Product Highlights

  • THIS SALE IS AN EX DEMO KIT available at a bargain price. In perfect working order, may have one or two minor marks. Full 2 Year Guarantee.
  • Fully automatic self seeking satellite tv system controlled by your mobile phone app
  • Instant setup - no need to install a control box
  • Watch Live TV in any of your living spaces either 'in App' or on your TV
  • The Internet is not required, Watch Live TV anywhere
  • Built in twin tuner - watch Live TV on two separate TV's simultaneously and on different channels or use with a Sky+ receiver
  • Only one cable required to be attached to the antenna when watching TV. (*depending on your TV, for further information see note in the 'power' tab in the description below)
  • Cable kits enable windows/doors to be closed

Some Simple and Unique Benefits

The smartbeam™ is a groundbreaking automatic satellite kit with a difference, there is no other product like this available today.

Do you experience these frustrations?

      • Wish you could setup your TV signal in record time? ie. seconds rather than ??? (sometimes never).
      • How frustrating is it when you just can't tune in your TV or when it seems to take forever to get that signal when you are in a location in the middle of nowhere?
      • Would you like to be able to watch TV anywhere in your van besides your living space eg, in bed or in your awning without the need for more wires and another TV?
      • Or, maybe you actually have a good Internet signal but you are using excessive data trying to stream TV via your phone?

Why do you need the smartbeam™

Here's just a few of the amazing benefits of the smartbeam™ that our customers experience - which bring solutions to the above problems...

There's nothing to wire in. No control box required. The smartbeam™ is controlled within the app on your phone (downloadable from the app store for both Android and Iphones). Simply select the Astra 2 satellite (for UK channels) and press the Go button, within seconds, the smartbeam is lined up with the satellite. Hey presto, you have a picture.

Watch Live TV not only on your TV but on your phone, tablet and laptop devices too! Now you can watch TV anywhere, in or around your van.

If you are lucky enough to be in a location where you can get a signal through your terrestrial aerial, you've still got to scan in the channels each and every time you move to a new location. With the smartbeam™, that is a thing of the past. There is no scanning to be done. Connect and watch.

If you are in a remote location where there is no TV connectivity via either your terrestrial aerial or a good 3/4/5g connection, it matters not. Get a much sharper clearer constant picture from the satellite through the smartbeam™.


Powerful

The antenna measures 50cm across and is equivalent to a zone 2 satellite dish which means that it can be used to receive UK satellite not only throughout the UK including the Highlands but also throughout Ireland, Northern France and the Benelux countries.

As well as Astra 2, the antenna is also configured to view channels from Hotbird and Astra 1 of which there are a number of English speaking channels which can be viewed throughout Europe.


Robust

Whatever the weather, the smartbeam™ won't let you down. It's not only waterproof but made from the strongest components including all metal gearing. This means there are no plastic gears to strip and fail - unlike many reports of other automatic antennas with that very problem causing failure and disappointment.



The Kit Includes:

  • Robust Automatic Vuesat SmartBEAM­™ Antenna (width: 50cm; weight: 7kg)
  • Integrated wifi decoder/sender
  • 10m Power cable
  • 10m Satellite cable (use with your own receiver if required)
  • Extendable feet for raising off the ground
  • Very strong padded case
  • Detailed step by step instructions
  • 2 year Warranty
  • 12v satellite cable can be supplied upon request
  • Small pocket compass

The Setup

Being fully waterproof, simply position the antenna in any location that is convenient for you, maybe on your motorhome roof, on a table top or somewhere on the ground facing south.

At the push of a button, in 30 seconds you'll be on the peak signal and watching full UK TV.

Watching TV Channels on Your TV

The kit has twin LNB connections as well as a built in HD wifi decoder for sending the TV signal to all your devices. Select the next tab to learn more about watching Live TV on your own phone, laptop or tablet device.

Of course, if you want to connect the smartbeam™ to your current TV or receiver, then no problem - there is a satellite cable provided which simply connects to your TV in the normal way. Also perfect for watching Sky TV with your Sky+ box. Just let us know if this is your plan and we'll add a twin cable into the package free of charge.

If your TV has a Freeview decoder built in rather than a Freesat or satellite tuner, then you'll need to purchase an external receiver box. Talk to us and we'll be able to point you in the right direction but here is a good place to start. Satgear's receiver set top boxes are all pretuned and ready to go for 230+ UK channels.

Watching TV Channels on your IOS/Android/Laptop Device

There are two ways to watch TV on your Iphone, Ipad, Android, Tablet or Laptop device when using the smartbeam™. With 230 UK channels (TV and Radio). These are carefully selected from the Astra 2 satellite and presented on your device with all Freesat channels plus many more HD channels than those available on Freesat alone.

The first and the simplest method to stream the TV signal from the smartbeam™ antenna to a phone/tablet/laptop is via a Mini Wifi Device (see the device here) which is pre-configured and supplied separately as an additional extra to this kit. It's an easy setup process with step by step instructions provided.

The second TV wifi streaming method doesn't require any additional wifi equipment. It relies on the built in wifi capabilities of the smartbeam™ and phone device. There is an additional step to take in setting up the streaming process - done by creating a personal wi-fi hotspot on the user's smartphone so that TV can be streamed from the antenna to the phone/tablet or laptop. Neither of these methods use the Internet in any way so phone data usage is never an issue of concern.

Do I need the mini wifi booster?

Firstly, If you are simply intending to use the smartbeam™ with your TV then you do not need this device at all. If you wish to Watch TV with a phone/ipad or laptop then read on...

if you own a caravan, you do not need this additional device but is designed especially to be used for 'steel walled' motorhome users who might otherwise struggle to stream the TV wifi signal from the smartbeam™ outside, to the users phone or laptop device situated inside of the 'van'. (This technicality does not affect the ability to watch conventional satellite TV with the smartbeam™ system). It is designed to aid connectivity between the antenna and the phone/ipad or laptop device when streaming TV between the smartbeam™ and the device.


The optional mini wifi router is small and discreet and will improve any wifi signal. This wifi router/booster is ideal for 3 reasons:

- First, it enables TV to be watched inside a steel walled van.

- Second, it strengthens the wifi signal for video streaming.

- Third, the connection process is the same for any phone/tablet/laptop whether IOS, Android or Microsoft.


Connecting Technologies

Whilst we do not need to know the technicalities, you might like to know how the smartbeam™ communicates with your devices and for what purposes.

Controlling the Antenna

The smartbeam™ is controlled via a phone app, either Android or Iphone, it works with both. When the smartbeam™ is plugged in it initialises and connects to your phone via bluetooth. The pairing takes place automatically as soon as the app is launched on the phone. You do not need to go through a 'pairing' process. It is SMART.

Watching channels on your own TV

Connection to your own TV is made via a satellite cable connected from the smartbeam™to your TV - and with it's twin connection capability, the smartbeam can even connect to your Sky+HD box. If you need a twin cable, just let us know and we'll supply it free of charge.

Watching channels on your device

A WiFi connection is established between your device and the smartbeam™ when you want to watch Live TV streamed from the antenna to your device (phone/tablet/Laptop). Whilst the smartbeam™ uses it's internal wifi system to communicate with your phone, it does not require an external Internet connection to stream the TV channels to your device. It is done via a simple hotspot connection or via an external wifi booster/router (go to the 'watching TV on a device' tab for more information).

So in a nutshell, the phone gives instructions to the smartbeam™ via bluetooth. The smartbeam™ sends the satellite signal to your TV via the satellite cable. Plus the smartbeam™ sends and streams the satellite signal to your phone/tablet and laptop for TV viewing via WiFi. Simples !

Powering Up

The smartbeam™ comes with both a conventional 10m power lead with power adapter as well as a 10m satellite cable with sealed f-connectors.

In some situations, the smartbeam™ can be powered via the satellite cable meaning that only one cable is connected to the antenna for it's operation rather than the need for a satellite cable and a power cable. There are certain limitations in this configuration which depends on the TV that you have. To test this set up, simply connect the sat cable only, going from the smartbeam™ sat connection to the TV sat input. Nine times out of ten, the smartbeam™ will power up fine. If it doesn't you'll simply need to add the standard power cable.

Software Updates

Updates to the smartbeam™ software are released frequently and accessible from this page:

smartbeam™ Software Updates

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