TracVision A7

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Leave the DVDs and videotapes at home and instead enjoy up to 185 channels of DIRECTV service and your favorite local channels* on the open road. The ultra-low-profile TracVision A7 from KVH sets a new standard for fun on the road with live DIRECTV programming right on your car’s video screens. And for the first time, you can take your local channels with you – don’t miss that big game, traffic report, or breaking local news story again.

The sleek and stylish TracVision A7 travels wherever your vehicle goes and looks great along the way. The patented, automotive-grade housing comes in clear-coated high-gloss black or silver and is rugged enough to withstand wind, rain, snow, dirt, and even car washes, making it practical for virtually everything – from station wagons to SUVs, conversion vans to limousines! Traveling in your car has never been this much fun. It’s true…the best seat in the house is now in your car!

* Subject to local channel availability and satellite accessibility. Click here for more details.

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Options & Accessories

19-0503 : DIRECTV D12 Standard Definition Receiver with IR Remote Control (110 VAC)


01-0277-01BK : TracVision A7 System w/12V Mobile Standard Definition Receiver for DIRECTV; with RF Remote; Roof Rack Mount; Black Housing

01-0277-02BK : TracVision A7 System w/12V Mobile Standard Definition Receiver for DIRECTV; with RF Remote; Roof Mount; Black Housing


01-0288-01 : Additional M1 or M3ST Mobile Standard Definition Receiver for DIRECTV w/RF Remote Control (Includes Splitter p/n 72-0177)



Low-clearance satellite TV solution

Receiver Dimensions
11.7" (l) x 11.4" (w) x 3" (h)
(29.7 cm x 29 cm x 7.6 cm)
Radome Diameter x Height
32.3" (l) x 31" (w) x 5.3" (h)
(82 cm x 79 cm x 13.4 cm)
Antenna Weight

45 lbs (20.4 kg)

Satellite Acquistion


Tracking Technology

In-motion & stationary

DewShield (Electronic Dew Elimination System)


Single Cable


Supports Multiple Receivers (dual-output LNB)


HDTV Compatible
(requires a compatible HD receiver, HD-ready television, and subscription)


Automatic Satellite Switching


Antenna Unit Power

10-16 VDC

Available Dome Colors

High-gloss black

Compatible Satellite TV Services

Brochures & Datasheets

Document File Info
BROCHURE - TracVision A7 - U.S. format US (English) PDF file 3.9 MB / 4 pg


There are a number of common issues that may explain why your remote control does not operate the other component.

Proper component button not pressed
To operate the satellite TV system using the remote control, first press the remote controls SAT button. The remote control will not operate the receiver unless the SAT button is active. To operate a component other than the satellite receiver, first press the corresponding component button on the remote control. For example, to operate the TV monitor using the remote control, first press the TV button.

Remote control not programmed
If you are unable to operate a component with the remote control, first ensure that the associated component button (DVD,VCR,AUX, or TV) is selected on the remote control. If the correct button is selected, you need to program the remote control to operate the component. Refer to the "Programming the Remote Control to Operate Other Components" section of your TracVision User's Guide for complete details on this process.
TracVision was designed specifically for automotive installation and the rigors of automotive and RV driving. It is not recommended for off-road vehicles or tractor trailers.

KVH strenuously urges you to use TracVision and all onboard entertainment systems safely and responsibly. It is illegal and highly unsafe for a video screen to be mounted in such as position that the driver can watch TV. As with any onboard electronics or products, please be sure that the driver pays attention to the road and gets you to and from your destination safely.
No. At this time, KVH's low-profile automotive TracVision systems are designed to work only within the continental United States.
No. At this time, TracVision A7 is designed to work only within the continental United States.

Like all satellite TV systems, TracVision antennas require a clear view of the Southern sky to see and track the satellite. In a city, the various buildings and other structures will block the view to the satellite as you travel, resulting in intermittent or no satellite signal. Depending on your location in the continental United States, the satellite will be lower in the sky as you head further North, higher as you head South.

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Tour the TracVision A7
  • In-motion reception1 of local programming2 along with DIRECTV’s Total Choice® Mobile programming and 70+ channels of satellite radio3
  • 5-inch high, patented dome4 available in either a high-gloss black or silver automotive-grade dome
  • Compatible with virtually all standard factory-installed and aftermarket video systems, including those with S-video inputs
  • Includes exclusive compact 12V DIRECTV receiver that retains the program guide for the fastest start-up available.
  • Easy system control thanks to onscreen messaging and a backlit RF/IR remote control that allows you to change channels even if you can't see the receiver
  • World-class warranty coverage and support

1 TracVision A7 provides full in-motion reception of satellite TV signals on open roads with a clear view of the TV satellites in the southern sky throughout the continental U.S. TracVision A7 is intended to provide programming only on screens that are not visible to the driver of the vehicle.
2 Access to local channels is subject to local availability and satellite accessibility. Local channels are disabled when traveling outside your home Designated Market Area (DMA). Click here for more details.
3 DIRECTV service packages for cars differ from standard home packages. Programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change without notice.
4 U.S. Design Patent # D-493164 | Euro Design Patent # 000050877-0001. The TracVision A7 is covered by one or more of the following patents.

Featured Options

  • Multiple Installation Options
    The TracVision A7 offers the convenience of multiple installation options, including the standard roof rack and roof mount systems as well as a mounting system designed specifically for use with the wider roof rack bars used on Hummers. Contact your local KVH dealer for details.

Exclusive Technology

  • Superior Performance & Technology
    The ultra-low-profile TracVision A7 achieves its superior performance by using KVH’s patented hybrid phased-array antenna technology. Within the rugged housing lies a flat panel antenna capable of tracking DIRECTV’s satellites 22,500 miles above the equator, even while you’re cruising down the highway. Ultra- quiet, GPS-enhanced, and equipped with advanced tracking software, TracVision A7 assures you of rapid satellite acquisition, a crystal-clear picture, and the outstanding reliability KVH is known for worldwide.

Satellite Coverage

The following satellite footprint information is intended as a general reference only. The satellite maps do not guarantee coverage and may change without notice. Also be aware that various conditions may cause signal quality to degrade along fringe coverage areas.


 TracVision Land Mobile Testimonials

“I have one [TracVision A7] on both my H2 Hummer and Dodge Ram Quad Cab, and I love it. I never miss any games and my buddies love it.”

- Francisco Marroquin, Wesley Chapel, FL

  Read more about what our customers are saying!
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