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KVH vs Intelian, M7 replacement

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Pascal, Nov 14, 2018.

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  1. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    having an issue with a 9 year old KVH M7. Turned out to the slip ring in the base which can only repaired by the factory. Not just expensive but also at least 3 weeks downtime as it has to be shipped truck to CT

    Not sure about spending maybe $1500 on an almost 10 year old system

    Options are new KVH TV6 or intellian M6

    KVH is a little more expensive but installer says the new control box is gets hot and must be installed in air conditioned space. Apparently they build a lot of heat. He s replaces a few

    Anyone heard anything about that?

    Leaning towards the intellian.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2018
  2. dennismc

    dennismc Senior Member

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    Have you researched "sea tel" had mine now for 12 yrs zero problems..
  3. CSkipR

    CSkipR Member

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    My SeaKing RJ9818 went south about two months ago. Its was a 2007 model. My repairman stated I could have it repaired but that in another few months it would be useless. Something that Directv is doing with the signal. Make a long story short I purchased a Trackvision TV5.
  4. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Did you keep the SeeKing dome. Have a customer that does not need H D TV. Bad motor on the vertical traveler.
  5. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    Commercial marine electronics in Pompano Beach, FL has tons of old stock of all sorts of electronics parts, try giving them a call. They cannibalize everything they take off and store it.
  6. CSkipR

    CSkipR Member

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    Capt Ralph,
    Yes I have the whole unit. I'll give you a call Monday morning. Skip