12v TV & Satellite system

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  1. veevee

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    Can any of you aware people make a recommendation re a simple 12v tv and satellite system please?

    We tend to watch a little tv but not so much, also wild camp a bit too and don't wish for an inverter.

    Did think about using the laptop but too much data there to want to risk by leaving it in the MH.

    Thanks as always
     
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    Got my 19" 12 volt TV with built in DVD online for less than £100 and my 12 volt freesat box from Maplin for about £80. The Katherien sat dish off ebay secondhand was £50. Its not necessary to spend a fortune on mobile sat TV.
     
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    Asda do a 16" LED TV for £85... It is mains only BUT even with using a small invertor (150w) it draws very little in power. 1.66 amps from memory.. Very slim and light, plays movies off a USB stick etc. http://direct.asda.com/Luxor-16-inch-LED-TV-with-Built-in-Freeview---Black/000505758,default,pd.html

    Keep a a watch out for suitcase camping kits when on offer (Aldi / Lidl etc) as they are good value for starter systems. You can always upgrade the dish at a later date.. Usually the receivers are 12vdv BUT you do need to check..

    Or.. http://www.maplin.co.uk/standard-definition-recording-satellite-kit-for-free-digital-tv-508268

    I would not worry about the invertor use, you wont be drawing huge amounts of power by having a low power TV and the Sat system should only draw about 1amp.. So you can work on about 3amps max..

    ALSO,,, Check out B&Q.. Been a while since I went in but they were doing some reasonable priced kits..
     
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    if you want to treat yourself then I can thoroughly recommend my set up. It consists of a Camos dome for your saterlitte, they come in at about £1200ish. I then have an Avtex 12v tv , again not cheap at around £400 depending on model. I also now have a Javelin 12v sky box which I paid about £40 for. It is in my mind the complete 12v set up but not cheap. However I bought mine from ebay, I paid £695 for the sat system now had it nearly 4 years, I paid £180 for the Avtex and never let me down.
    The great thing is that you can take the system with you for ever.
    We too do not watch alot of TV so it sounds excessive, but, when we do watch it, we can flick a switch or two and job done without killing the batteries.:thumb:
     
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    Thanks everybody, lots of good options here.

    We will travel mainly in France, will all these options have enough dish size/power say down to the Med?
     
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    My option works right through France and I have the smaller 30cm Camos, The bigger one (40cm) will work for sure,
    here is a link to there web site http://www.camosdome.com/.

    Road Pro and eddie vanbitz have a good selection too. Eddie in fact offers a good discount for Funsters,
    http://www.vanbitz.com/category/Satellite_TV,i.html

    go on spoil yourself:thumb:
     
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    maplin do a range of small 12volt tv's and they have satellite dishes and 12 volt receivers also.

    you don't have to go for a "mobile dish" you can use any old satellite dish and clamp it to your rear ladder or stick it on a pole in the ground whilst parked.

    although if wilding all the time then a through the roof manual crank up will be the cheapest option.
    but if you are wilding under or amongst trees regardless of what system you have it may not work.
     
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    sat system

    You won't go wrong if you get a Multimo system from Roadpro I've had one for past 6 yrs No problem:thumb:
     
  9. Xabia

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    I have a Multimo satellite dish in my garage, unused since I had an Oyster system installed. You can have it for £50 inc postage if you want one.
     
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    We have an Avtex TV with built in DVD (watched Peter Kay last night) and our Sat Receiver is a Megasat about the size of a cigarette packet. Unbelievable how many stations it picks up for its miniscule size. Both were bought through Jackson Satellite & TV of Wakefield who attend the big shows. Reception is via a Camos crank up which I'm pleasantly surprised with as it was on the van when we bought her. :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Camos Flat Sat Plus and a Black Box decoder purchased from Road Pro is fine in France.

    I'm not to sure about a lot of the claims made about reception further south.

    Jim

    :Smile:
     
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    We have a Neta system that works in the South of France

    We have a Neta dome satellite system, works fine in the South of France.


    Bob
     
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    i have a bush freesat HD receiver 12volt /240 volt for sale £40 plus post if any good to you
     
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