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  1. the stig

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    Looking to purchase a new 12Volt TV for when no hook ups are available. Can we please be pointed in the right direction for a decent quality but without the high price tag. From what I have already been looking at the decent one seems to be the Avtex?, also want one that is approx 19" do not want a smaller one.

    Any info gratefully received.

    thanks
    Andrea
     
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    tv 12v

    I have just bought a 16" akura at makro for £88 with dvd dont know what its going to be like as not been used for real yet, they also had some 19" for about £150 again dont know what the are like but our previous set was a bush and that performed ok until i mixed up the connection on 12volt and blew it up.


    terry
     
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    Akura are ok i have had 2 of them now for the van, 1st one is still going strong the reason for the second purchase is that its hd ready and freeview and dvd are built in so saving on all those wires and units that i used to have to take and connect up.
    If you get one make sure it has the 12v connection rather than the 'kettle' type connection as they are 240 only. but akura do do or did the 12/240 tvs up to 26" so do check it has the 12v imput
     
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    I have akura tv / dvd works fine cheap and cheerful does the job picks up free view on standard van ariel bought mine from amazon arrived with 24 hours

    all the best
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    a 19", I hope you have a trailer full of batteries and loads of solar power.
    When off hookup you have to rememer electric is a limited commodity. 14" is ample for your size van and will use about 4-5amp per hour. I dread to think what a 19" will use
     
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    You would be surprised Roger. I have a 20" Akura 12/240v tv. The transformer has a rated output of 5 amp. When in use my control panel shows a drain of 4.5amp on the leisure batteries.

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    Thats really good John, these LCD jobbies really are a lot more economical than I thought.
     
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    Avtex 19 inch is even better Roger - only 2.5 amps !

    Des
     
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    Avtex for moi Mrs Stig,, all day long,, How are you any how? are you back in the driving seat?
     
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    funnily enough Paul we have literally just got back in from the Docs and he has given Jeff the go ahead to drive again, muttering something thou about ventricular fib something or other. didn't wait their long enough to hear it all LOL:Rofl1:


    thanks guys for all your input, just need to find the best place to get a bargain if thats possible.
     
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    has it been anyones experience then that a "bargain" can be had at Newark? been looking on Ebay and theres nothing there under 395.00 Have decided it must be Avtex 19" and LCD with DVD built in.

    will check out Amazon, once again thou would be very grateful if anyone knows any other sites I could check out.

    thanks in advance

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    likewise....we have a 12v/230v akura 21.5" widescreen and it uses around the same.
    it has multimedia connectivity....DVD....PC....HDMI (it is full HD)....and all other possible connections.
    the same connectivity as an Avtex without the rediculous price tag.
    i run this one on an Amporor 12v stabiliser...too expensive to take a chance.:RollEyes:

    latest model (allegedly) and £224.

    my previous 15" used around 2.5amps..around 5amps if using DVD..but thats been relegated to the bedroom :thumb:
     
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    It would seem there are quite a few of us that use akura tvs out there
     
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    Discover have them on offer at 359.00 plus delivery at 4.95 if that helps..
     
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    one advantage with an Avtex is the very wide viewing angle....around 170deg i believe :thumb:

    you wont get that on a domestic tv :Sad:

    disadvantage is...who wants to sit at the side and watch a 12" tall by 3" wide tv screen :Laughing:
     
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    We have both an Avtex 19" and an Akura 15.6" in the van. The kids watch the small one up fron when on the road. They are both to be recommended.
    The Avtex does have a very good viewing angle and you can put the sound to the speakers via FM radio. Akura 19" with freeview and dvd on offer at Makro for 89.99 +vat until the 8th, but they may all be gone already, but an absolute bargain. You could buy 3 for the price of the Avtex.
    But both are very good and do the job....
     
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    another vote for the 16"akura with dvd and freeview, got of ebay brand new in box for £100 , we just plug it straight into the 12v ,been using 2 years with no problems:thumb:
     
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    usb picture quality

    i have bought aw193d avtex when i displayed the pictures off the usb and memory card they are poor quallity but clear on laptop and ps3 could the tv be faulty what is yours like ?.
     
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