TracVision M3DX

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Choose the compact, HDTV-ready TracVision M3DX and enjoy your favorite satellite TV programs whether you’re at the dock or on the move. Perfect for boats as small at 30 feet, the TracVision M3DX is the ultimate marine entertainment system for boaters on the go.

Stay entertained with popular North American, European, and other satellite services worldwide. Plus, you’ll never have to compromise on reception or quality because the TracVision M3DX offers the highest signal strength available along with KVH’s high-efficiency 14.5" (37 cm) diameter antenna and RingFire™ technology for reception and coverage previously only available in 18" (45 cm) diameter systems!


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Options & Accessories

Systems

01-0279-02 : TracVision M3 DX Linear w/12 Volt Multi-service Interface Box/Controller

01-0279-04 : TracVision M3 DX w/12V Multi-service Interface Box/Controller with LCD; Circular Dual-output LNB

01-0279-05 : TracVision M3 DX System w/12V Multi-service Interface Box/Controller with LCD; includes Sky Mexico Conversion Kit


Receivers

02-1712-0129 : DISH Network 211K HD Receiver w/IR Remote; Preconfigured for satellites

02-1712-61 : DISH Network 211K HD Receiver w/IR Remote; Preconfigured for satellites 61, 110, 119


Accessories

72-0412 : Master Receiver Selector (MRS) for DIRECTV or DISH Network

Specifications

Description
The compact Ku-band HD solution. Small, simple & powerful! For boats 30+ ft.
Satellite Coverage Regions 1
Worldwide2
Compatible Satellite TV Services
Most Ku-band regional services worldwide2
Antenna Dish Diameter
37 cm (14.5")
Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
39.4 cm x 43.9 cm (15.5" x 17.3") /
8.2 kg (18 lbs)
Minimum EIRP4
50 dBW (Ku-band)
HDTV Compatible
(requires a compatible HD receiver, HD-ready television, and subscription)
Yes (Ku-band services)
Skew Control
Manual
LNB Options (polarization/output)
Circular Dual
Linear Single
Tracking Technology
Open water tracking
User Interface
Multi-service Interface Box/Controller
GyroTrac (Tuna Tower) Upgrade Available
No
Tri-Americas LNB Compatible
No
Elevation/Azimuth Range
+10° to +80°/Continuous
System Power
10-16 VDC
2.5 amps nominal
4 amps peak
Cabling
(Consult price list for alternative cabling options)
1 Power/RF cable: RG6 15 m (50') (single cable)
Antenna Operating Temperature
-20°C to +65°C (-4°F to +149°F)
Antenna Survival Temperature
-35°C to +70°C (-31°F to +158°F)
Warranty7
2 Years Parts, 1 Year Labor
North American System Configuration KVH Part Number
Circular Dual:
01-0279-04
EMEA/Asia8, Brazil9 System Configuration KVH Part Number10
Linear Single:
01-0279-02
Latin American System Configuration KVH Part Number10
N/A
SKY Mexico System Configuration KVH Part Number10
Sky Linear Single: 01-0279-02
Tri-Americas LNB Upgrade Kit Part Number10
N/A

1 For details, visit www.kvh.com/footprint.
2 Requires region-specific receiver and service.
3 N. America DIRECTV only; DIRECTV receiver included.
4 Please note that all circular Ka-/Ku-/Ka-band Minimum EIRP values are average approximate figures that may vary according to actual transponder frequency and location.
5 Single receiver system.
6 Some system configurations require additional RF cables
7 Unless subject to in-country regulations.
8 Some services in Asia require unique circular LNBs to work; contact KVH or your local dealer for more information.
9 Sky Brazil service.
10 Optional system configuration – contact KVH for details and pricing.
11 Limited coverage regions in Europe; visit www.kvh.com/footprint for details
12 Tri-Americas Circular is a dual-band LNB for both DIRECTV L.A. and DIRECTV U.S. services.

Brochures & Datasheets

Document File Info
BROCHURE - Marine Satellite TV Selector PDF file 1.3 MB / 4 pg
BROCHURE - TracVision M1/M3 - For the U.S. market PDF file 5.3 MB / 2 pg
BROCHURE - TracVision M2 & M3 Antenna da 37 cm per visione TV Satellitare - (Italian) PDF file 1.6 MB / 2 pg
BROCHURE - TracVision M2 & M3 KVH satelitski TV sustavi s antenom 37 cm - (Croatian) PDF file 356 KB / 2 pg
BROCHURE - TracVision M2/M3 - For the European market European English Translation PDF file 1.6 MB / 2 pg

Manuals

Document File Info
CONFIGURATION INSTRUCTIONS - TracVision M3DX - Special Conversion System PDF file 3 MB / 16 pg
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision M3 & M2 - Linear Configuration - DX Version (European) PDF file 2.7 MB / 17 pg
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision M3DX - Circular Configuration - For Antenna S/N 080402491 - Present PDF file 2.8 MB / 19 pg
QUICK START GUIDE - TracVision M3DX - DX Version (European) PDF file 556 KB / 2 pg
USER'S GUIDE - TracVision M3 & M2 - Linear Configuration - DX Version (European) PDF file 4.4 MB / 65 pg
USER'S GUIDE - TracVision M3DX - Circular Configuration - For Antenna S/N 080402491 - Present PDF file 2.6 MB / 55 pg

FAQ

A:

Please refer to the TracVision quick start guide or installation manual for details on Bell TV receivers that KVH has tested and approved.

A:
Empty domes are available should you wish to have a matching dome installation on your boat. Also, KVH's TracPhone domes are identical to their TracVision counterparts, enabling you to have a balanced, dual-dome installation that offers satellite TV and satellite communications. Click here to find a KVH dealer near you for information and pricing.
A:
No. All TracVision antennas can support multiple video screens and multiple receivers so each TV screen can show a different channel.
A:
With the TracVision M3DX and the M1DX/M1-C you can indeed enjoy HDTV from DISH Network's TurboHD programming and Bell TV in Canada. The TracVision M3ST and M1 are a standard-definition DIRECTV-only system.
A:
Yes, a single TracVision antenna can support multiple video screens. As with satellite TV in your house, if you have a single receiver, all of the TV screens will show the same programming. However, if you install multiple receivers, each video screen can watch a different channel simultaneously. All TracVision antennas support both configurations, however, some models require additional hardware.
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Highlights

  • Unsurpassed dynamic tracking with superior open water coverage as far as 100 to 200 miles offshore
  • Circular and linear configurations for complete compatibility with popular Ku-band HDTV and standard-definition satellite TV programming around the globe1
  • 12V multi-service interface box/controller supports virtually all home receivers and high-powered regional services2
  • Fully automatic satellite acquisition
  • Ultra-quiet Whisper Drive™ motor technology for quiet operation anywhere on the boat
  • No cable wrap for uninterrupted entertainment
  • Single-cable design enables easy installation
  • Automatic satellite switching from your remote control (a KVH exclusive)
  • Supports multiple TVs and receivers so everyone onboard can enjoy the TV programs they want3
  • World-class warranty coverage and support

1 Requires a compatible HD receiver and HD-ready television. Additional accessories may be required for some configurations. For details, visit www.kvh.com/hdtv.
2 Linear version of M3DX requires linear multi-service interface box/controller and LNB.
3 M3DX with linear LNB is a single receiver system.

Featured Options

  • Master Receiver Selector
    KVH’s 
    Master Receiver Selector is an exclusive, enhanced multiswitch for TracVision systems. It supports installations with multiple DIRECTV, DISH Network, or Bell TV receivers and TVs, allows you to choose which receiver will be the “master” capable of switching satellites, and offers full support for DISH Network’s TurboHD programming broadcast by the 129°W satellite. 
  • TracVision M3ST
    North American Customers - Just looking for an easy in-motion DIRECTV system with everything you need in one box? Check out the TracVision M3ST.
  • Complementary System
    The revolutionary TracPhone V3 changes the game when it comes to marine SATCOM. At 14.5 inches (37 cm) in diameter, it is the world’s smallest and affordable maritime VSAT antenna and includes airtime rates 1/10th the cost of Inmarsat. Enjoy reliable Internet connections, voice and e-mail communications via the mini-VSAT Broadband network on boats as small as 30 feet!

    Take a look at KVH’s TracPhone InmarsatFleetBroadband communications systems designed to match your TracVision while providing powerful broadband services.

Exclusive Technology

  • RingFire Technology
    KVH’s proprietary RingFire technology is a remarkable breakthrough in antenna design, fusing precisely shaped, tuned parabolic dish antennas with custom-designed, dual-mode feed tubes and uniquely modified LNBs. RingFire technology provides unmatched illumination of the reflector resulting in signal strengths comparable to competitors’ larger antennas. This means that with TracVision, you'll enjoy wider geographic coverage and better reception than with competing antennas, even in extreme weather.

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.

Testimonials

TracVision M-series Testimonials

“The quality of the picture is perfect, considering the antenna diameter is only 14.5".”

– Neil McLeod, owner, MV Horizon (41’ Cheer Men Marine tri-cabin trawler)

Read more about what our customers are saying!

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