12V TV and DVD recommendations

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  1. N&K

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    Hi Everyone

    I would like to buy a 12V TV/DVD combo, it needs to have the mount holes on the back, 15" or bigger. The TV is for our toddler to watch as we drive along, and for use by all of us when we're parked.

    Please, do you have any recommendations

    I have a TV bracket like this which I would like to reuse:
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    Thanks in advance
     
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    wow, thanks that looks perfect, out of stock :-(
     
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    Budget for one of these to go with it. Excellent piece of kit and it will protect your telly from high voltage when the engine is running. Also stops the telly from switching off when a tap is turned on etc.

    Just contact them with the telly model and he'll tell you which plug you need.

    Is the out of stock not for home delivery. Over 5 available at my local Argos for collection.
     
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    Sorry, not sure what you mean, what protects the TV from High Voltage?

    thanks
     
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    Here is a more expensive solution, but the one posted earlier was a mains input TV and you asked for a 12V. You could, of course, power a 230V model from an inverter.

    >> DQT 17" Widescreen <<

    We have had one of these since December and we are very pleased with it.

    Philip
     
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    Hi We too have the 12V GRUNDIG (15 ins ) for about 2 yrs without a problem -- wired direct to tv Ariel socket :thumb:
    terry
     
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    dont forget the hab 12v electrics may switch off when you start the engine.

    if it does then you'll need a 12v extension lead to plug into the dashboard 12v socket..
     
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    I fitted a chrome socket which is wired to an inverter and inverter wired direct to liesure battery.I run a 20 inch tv/dvd combi from this when travelling,never had a problem with this set up and travelled thousands of miles with this in use.
    Dave
    Ps screen must not be visable to driver when travelling.
     
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    I have a Meouse 20" Flat Screen with integrated DVD player and a load of other sockets on the side that I haven't got a clue about.

    It operates primarily from 12V but can run off 230V. Its the dogs doo da's. If you look at it with a view to buying it check out the weight.

    It will take a bracket on the back but I'm wary of putting a lot of weight on the wall. I have mine sat on a tray.

    You can see one at wedodigital or just google it. Its claimed that their made for the leisure industry.

    Jim
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    I think Jim means MEOS

    I have same 20" - excellent! They also do smaller.

    Got mine through WedoDigital

    Geoff
     
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    If you look closely I think you MIGHT find that it's the same telly as the Grundig. Even the stand and 'zapper' is identical.


    I had a 10" Lloytron, exactly the same as the far higher priced Avtex.

    Grundig £145,99

    Amperor stabilised 12v supply £39.00

    Total £184.99


    Meos £249:Eeek:

    And the Amperor 12v unit looks a bit tougher than the Meos one.:thumb:
     
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    If you look at the link you'll see the 'regulator' it's the fag lighter thingy, it's not built in at all http://www.wedodigital.co.uk/product/2074/meos--20.0-hd-ready-freeview-tv--dvd-player/meos-dvd192b/

    It looks way inferior to the Amperor unit which operates between 10v and 28v.

    http://www.amperordirect.co.uk/pdf/12v_Stabiliser.pdf
     
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    Hello Derek, I'm not a techi and so don't know about regulators and what have you.

    The fag lighter thingy doesn't plug into a fag lighter thingy in my mh, it plugs into a factory installed socket that looks like a fag lighter thingy socket.

    I've never seen an Amperor and so don't know anything about them but I doubt very much that it will be way superior to the Meos.

    As said I reckon the Meos is the dogs doo da's and so do a lot of others that I have spoken too.

    I got mine from fleabay at a special offer price.

    Its a telly, not a rocket too the moon :Wink:

    Jim
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    You've missed the point. They are the same telly but Meos have supplied a far inferior regulated supply and have charged much more dosh for it.

    My Lloytron v Avtex analogy also makes that point.

    Feel free to throw your money away by all means but if you don't want to then my suggestion holds up.
     
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    Two things strike me:

    1) You want to reuse a domestic wall swivel bracket - You may want to either use one specifically designed for motorhome use or at least use a retaining clip / bungy or whatever to secure it in place whilst on the road or it will swing about all over the place.

    2) You want to play DVDs on the move - most tv inbuilt DVDs are not as robust as the CD slots in the car radios and there is a possibility that you could have the picture going west or worse cause damage to the set after hitting one of the (infrequent:Doh:) potholes you see in the UK.

    And before you all shout that you have travelled many miles with yours playing note the word "possibility".

    By the way have you tried having the nipper in the back of a vehicle watching the telly - many of 'em get a bit pat n mick. (sick) doing that.
     
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    Money too burn Derek Money too burn, you have no idea what I paid for my telly. :Rofl1::Rofl1:. But a good dependable telly :RollEyes:

    Jim
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