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Further to cable TV (DVB-C) and satellite TV (DVB-S), there is a third means of signal transmission called DVB-T. The "T" stands for terrestrial TV and means that digital radio and TV programmes are broadcast via a transmitter antenna located on the ground.

Terrestrial signal transmission is limited to national boundaries. This means that DVB-T allows e.g. German programmes to be received within Germany only, and Spanish programmes only in Spain. In Germany, DVB-T covers mostly urban areas. Reception is often not possible in rural areas, i.e. in the major vacation areas and also in valleys. Also, private stations are only transmitted via DVT-T in major urban areas. In rural areas, DVB-T reception is usually limited to public stations.

DVB-T2 HD/H.265 is a type of terrestrial TV, with the "2" standing for second generation. Compared to its predecessor (DVB-T), this technology can transmit more programmes in a higher quality.

In Germany, the transition from DVT-T to DVB-T2 HD/H.265 started on 31st March 2016 with the broadcasting of a few stations in some of Germany’s urban areas.

On 29th March 2017, DVB-T was taken off the air in many German urban areas and replaced by the full programme range in DVB-T2 HD/H.265.

By 2019, the transition to DVB-T2 HD/H.265 is scheduled to be completed.

One of the consequences of the transition to DVB-T2 HD/H.265 is that devices which are only compatible with DVB-T can no longer be used with this new technology. Accordingly, if you have a terrestrial antenna, you will need a receiver that is compatible with DVB-T2 HD/H.265. Note that only public stations broadcast "free-to-air", i.e. free of charge. Private stations can be received via "freenet TV" against charge.

Over the past years, ten Haaft has developed a comprehensive service network so that you will find competent support quickly and easily, should you ever experience any technical problems with your equipment. We cooperate hand-in-hand with our dealers who are offered intensive product training throughout Europe. To find a dealer near you, please check ”Service + Partners“.

Please arrange an appointment with a dealer near you.

At home, your satellite system is a fixed installation and is adjusted to the right satellite by a technician during installation. On your mobile home, the satellite system is permanently installed as well, but needs to be readjusted to the satellite each time the vehicle has been moved. This is where fully automatic satellite systems show their benefit. Just press a button, and your programme will be received within a moment.

SCART cable
Scart-Kabel This cable transmits video and audio signals from the receiver to the TV set. It was only used with our analogue and digital receivers. At some time, it was replaced by RCA connector cables and HDMI cables.
RCA connector cable
Chinch-Kabel This cable transmits video and audio signals from the receiver to the TV set. It was used with our digital receivers and was later replaced by HDMI cables.
HDMI cable
HDMI Kabel This cable type is used with our HDTV "Europe" receiver to transmit the TV signal from the receiver to the TV set.
Coaxial cable
Coax-Kabel This cable is used to transmit the antenna signal to the receiver or TV set.

We recommend not to exceed a maximum speed of 130 km/h when driving with a mounted ten Haaft system. The only exception is our new Oyster V, for which we recommend a maximum speed of 150 km/h.

Please note that:

  • ... ff the vehicle moves or is transported in reverse at speeds above 30 km/h, especially when being transported by truck or train, the antenna must be secured against unintended unfolding by suitable means;
  • … road traffic regulations stipulate that the vehicle operator must verify the vehicle's roadworthiness before each use. This requires the operator to perform a visual inspection of the external unit to make sure that it is fully retracted.

You can use the TV set with any other satellite antenna and earlier ten Haaft systems. However, your TV set will then only serve as receiver and not provide its premium functionality. The antenna can then not be controlled via the remote control.