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Old 03-22-2018, 12:17 PM   #1
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New Flat Antenna For Sat TV

Saw an article in Northwest Yachting on this new Flat Antenna technology. No moving parts. I hope as they expand it will lower prices.

https://www.kymetacorp.com/markets/c...-connectivity/

Here is an older article:

https://www.superyachttimes.com/yach...ellite-antenna
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Is it for TV or is it for communications? I skimmed the site and didn't see any mention of TV satellites but saw they were geared for communications. It seems like we'd have a hard time getting a satellite at these latitudes here on the Chesapeake with a flat panel.
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Pricing for the Kymeta antenna is around $15K and a I don't think it has been adapted to work with direct broadcast satellite television yet. There are several companies and a lot of money chasing flat panel electronically steered antennas. Two that seem to be making some progress are Phasor and Isotropic. I think it is going to be another couple of years before the price comes down to compete with the smaller stabilized satellite tv antennas.

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They are not small. I saw it at the Seattle Boat Show. The price certainly put me off as well as the size of it.
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I believe they are gearing toward Sat TV. In the article in Northwest Yachting they state for Sat TV. There was a comparison between the motorized units like my KVH-M-7 and Kymeta. No moving part! I hope this catches on and prices go down. A new KVH-HD-7 is around 14K, so not far off in price.
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