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TracVision TV8 Commercial Marine HDTV Antenna

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Powerful Satellite TV Antenna System for Merchant Vessels Worldwide

KVH’s 81 cm (32 inch) diameter TracVision TV8 commercial satellite TV antenna system equips commercial vessels with high-performance tracking and excellent reception. The system is compatible with popular Ku-band HDTV and standard-definition satellite TV programming around the globe, so whether the vessel is in port or underway to its next destination in rough seas, the TracVision TV8 will bring the crew hundreds of channels of uninterrupted, crystal-clear entertainment. The commercial marine satellite TV system allows your crew to watch their favorite DIRECTV and DISH Network programming just as they would if they were in the comfort of their own home.

System Supports Worldwide Use and Ease of Operation

The TracVision TV8 has automatic skew control and integrated GPS for the fastest satellite acquisition and unmatched tracking. The new TV-Hub enables trouble-free setup, easy system monitoring, multi-satellite configuring, and easy switching between satellite TV services. Plus, TracVision TV8’s satellite library is preprogrammed to track more than 90 TV satellites worldwide, so there is no need to add satellites manually.

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Options & Accessories

01-0386-03 : TracVision TV8 w/IP-enabled TV-Hub B;Circular Dual-output LNB; for

01-0386-04 : TracVision TV8 w/IP-enabled TV-Hub B; Linear Universal Quad-output LNB

01-0386-06 : TracVision TV8 w/IP-enabled TV-Hub B;Tri-Americas Circular Dual-band,

01-0386-07 : TracVision TV8 w/IP-enabled TV-Hub A; Circular LNB with Stacked

19-0730 :
DIRECTV H25 HD Receiver with IR Remote Control (110 VAC) - for TV Series

19-0860 : DIRECTV Ethernet Coax Adapter (DECA); for automatic switching in multi-receiver applications

19-0866 : DISH ViP 211Z Mobile Receiver w/IR Remote Control - Certified

72-0634 :


A rugged and powerful 81 cm (32-inch) antenna with excellent satellite TV reception for vessels around the globe
Satellite Coverage Regions 1
Compatible Satellite TV Services
DIRECTV, DIRECTV Latin America, DISH Network, Bell TV, most linear Ku-band regional services worldwide2
Antenna Dish Diameter
81.3 cm (32")
Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
88.9 cm x 99.9 cm (35.0" x 39.3") /
40.0 kg (88.2 lbs)
DVB-S2 Compatible
Minimum EIRP4
43 dBW (Ku-band)
HDTV Compatible5
(requires a compatible HD receiver, HD-ready television, and subscription)
Yes (Ku-band services)
Skew Control
LNB Types Available (polarization/output)
Linear Universal Quad
DIRECTV L.A. Circular
Tri-Americas Circular14
Tracking Technology
High-Performance (HP) tracking
User Interface
TV-Hub Web Interface
GyroTrac (Tuna Tower) Upgrade Available


Tri-Americas LNB Compatible
Elevation/Azimuth Range
-15° to +80°/720°
System Power
10-30 VDC
60 watts nominal
(Consult price list for alternative cabling options)
1 Power/RF cable: RG11 30 m (100') (single cable) Included8
Antenna Operating Temperature
-25°C to +55°C (-13°F to +131°F)
Antenna Survival Temperature
-25°C to +70°C (-13°F to +158°F)
2 Years Parts, 1 Year Labor
North American System Configuration KVH Part Number
EMEA/Asia10, Brazil11 System Configuration KVH Part Number12
Linear Universal Quad:
Latin American System Configuration KVH Part Number12
Galaxy Circular Dual:
SKY Mexico System Configuration KVH Part Number12
Linear Universal Quad:
Tri-Americas LNB Upgrade Kit Part Number12
MSRP (North American Configuration)
Circular Dual: $TBD
Tri-Americas: $TBD

1 For details, visit www.kvh.com/tvfootprints.
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 In U.S. HD programming available with DISH Network only. For DIRECTV HD see TracVision HD7.
6 Single receiver system.
7 Two-receiver system only, for most satellite services.
8 Some system configurations require additional RF cables
9 Unless subject to in-country regulations.
10 Some services in Asia require unique circular LNBs to work; contact KVH or your local dealer for more information.
11 Sky Brazil service.
12 Optional system configuration – contact KVH for details and pricing.
13 Limited coverage regions in Europe; visit www.kvh.com/tvfootprints for details
14 Tri-Americas Circular is a dual-band LNB for both DIRECTV L.A. and DIRECTV U.S. services.


Document File Info
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision TV8 - For systems with TV-Hub S/N 180601015 - Present PDF file 8.2 MB / 49 pg
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision TV8 - For systems with TV-Hub S/N XXXXXXXXX - 180601014 PDF file 8.2 MB / 51 pg
QUICK START GUIDE - TracVision TV-series PDF file 1 MB / 2 pg
USER'S GUIDE - TracVision TV8 PDF file 2.4 MB / 104 pg



1) If you own a TracVision HD7 or HD11, set up the receivers as Dish Type 03:Slimline-3, Switch Type 01:SWM, and if a DVR is used set Tuners to 02:Dual (accessed by Menu->Parental Favorites and Setup->System Setup->Satellite->Repeat Satellite Setup)

2) If not an HD7 or HD11, set up the receivers as Dish Type 02:3-LNB 18x20, Switch Type 02:Multiswitch (accessed by Menu->Parental Favorites and Setup->System Setup->Satellite->Repeat Satellite Setup)


  • Ultra-high efficiency 81 cm (32 inch) diameter antenna
  • Supports popular Ku-band HDTV and standard-definition satellite TV programming around the globe
  • Single coaxial cable* for power, data, and video for easy installations and retrofits
  • Advanced inertial-based stabilized search for fast satellite acquisition
  • High-performance tracking with advanced algorithms for a crystal-clear television picture even in heavy seas
  • Built-in worldwide TV satellite library preprogrammed to track more than 90 TV satellites around the world
  • System configurations support multiple receiver installations
  • 43 dBW minimum EIRP signal strength for extended travel range
  • High-performance DVB-S2 tracking for superior offshore performance in demanding conditions
  • Global support from KVH’s Certified Support Network (CSN)

*Additional RF cables required for some configurations

Featured Options

  • Tri-Americas LNB
    If your vessel travels from North America to South America and back again, enjoy seamless satellite TV throughout the journey with KVH’s Tri-Americas LNB.
  • IP AutoSwitch
    IP AutoSwitch for multiple receiver installations delivers simple auto-switching on Dish Pro and DiSEqC-compatible services so you can easily access the channels and programs you want to watch – even when they are not on the same satellite. 
  • Complementary Systems
    Complement your KVH TracVision satellite television system with a KVH TracPhone V-IP satellite communications system for fast and reliable satellite Internet and VoIP services. TracPhone V3-IP, V7-IP, and V11-IP are designed exclusively for KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network, the world’s no. 1 maritime VSAT service.

Exclusive Technology

  • TracVision TV-Hub
    The innovative TracVision TV-Hub integrates the advanced functionality of the TV-series system into one streamlined unit: 
    • IP-enabled antenna control unit with Ethernet connection and built-in Wi-Fi interface allows access to system information from any Wi-Fi device
    • Automatic satellite switching makes it easy to access all programming and local channels wherever you travel, and with whatever service you use
    • Built-in SWM-compatible technology supports DIRECTV programming
    • Built-in DISH Pro output supports DISH Network and Bell TV service
    • Built-in DiSEqC protocol supports linear TV services around the world
    • Two output ports provide the flexibility to use legacy receivers and expand SWM capability (TV-Hub A)
    • Status indicators quickly convey information about antenna function and power
    • 10-30 VDC input provides power to the TV-Hub, which in turn provides power to the antenna
    • NMEA 0183/2000 input for heading and GPS enable fastest satellite acquisition
  • 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.

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