12v Freeview box advice sought.

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  1. Trikeman

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    Hi All,
    we have the 12v TV and a 12v booster but our freeview box is a standard house 240v system - the combination works really well, however it does mean we have to have 240v available. The freeview box we have is a cheapy 240v Argos one, but works brilliant.

    Can anyone recommend a 12v freeview box we could use when not on hook-up and works well?

    As always, all advice greatly received.

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    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    does your tv not have built in freeveiw ??
     
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    :Rofl1: Good Lord, built in freeview - our TV is in keeping with the genre of the van, an antique so to speak,,,,,, that's my excuse for the TV anyway.

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    lol ok well possible could be space saving and cheaper to get 1 that is freeveiw :Rofl1:
     
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    We had a similar set up but in the end bit the bullet and got an Avtex with built in so we could watch when wild.It also did away with loads of wires and meant you can change the channel by pointing the remote at the tv rather than at the freeview box which was in a cupboard!
    You could of course run your existing freeview off a cheap inverter if you can put up with all the wires!:RollEyes:
     
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    if you are going down the road of getting another tv check out kogan advert on the right hand side i have 2 of their TV's and are great and cheaply priced
     
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    Hi UKBill,
    many thanks for the recommendation and it looks like some thought on the Kogan site/TV's. It certainly seems to be a better idea to get a TV with the spec they are quoting, and for around £100. As also highlighted, the reduction in wires and additional boxes would be a bonus.

    I like the idea of freeview integral, we also like the memory stick features - the Wife can take along her favourite movies too,,,,,, Benefit = more time for me to explore :BigGrin: while she gets stuck into the latest vampire films:Eeek:

    Again, many thanks.

    Trikeman. :thumb:
     
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    Before we got a TV with one built in we used the 240v model and a 150W inverter no problem, in fact the small inverter runs our TV, sat box and antenna booster all 240v and draws less then 5 amp from the battery. solar panel copes no problem.
     
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