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    need a 12 volt digital tv/dvd for my moterhome with teletext, travel to places like france and spain, what is the best thing to get
     
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    We have the Avtex "all in one" bit pricey but it has everything including digital for the continent. Excellent bit of kit.
     
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    thankyou, roughly how much are we looking at
     
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    thankyou don't suppose you know about the best aerial to have i have seen one that goes on the top of the van and you can fix it in a cupboard which was about £120 but lowdham caravans in nottingham said that it would cost £310 to have it fitted. thats a big labour charge of around £190 any ideas
     
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    Sorry I'm using Sky at the moment with a Maxview crank up. :thumb:
     
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    Sounds a lot, but labour intensive if you havent any cables in place we would do the arial fitting bit for you if you want to run the 12 volt and eatrh and coax yourself for about a third of that, if your anywhere near Mansfiled, pop in for a quote, its tha status 530/5 your talking about i asume
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    it should come with full fitting instructions and shouldnt be difficult.
    just one hole in the roof. use sikafix to stick the mounting plate down with. job done.:thumb:

    £190 is a very expensive fitting charge for whats involved.:Eek!:sounds to me like they dont want the job.
     
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    You can pick up a 'suitcase' satellite set-up for under £100 which will give you all the terrestrial stations plus loads more. Maplins have a complete kit for £99.99 but if you shop around a bit you will get one cheaper than this.

    Portable Satellite Camping System > Maplin
     
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    thankyou all for the info the aeriel i was looking at is a status 530 but i like vthe sound of the maxi sattelite reciever
    do you need a sy box or something to pick up channels?
     
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    Its helpful!!
     
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    max crank up sounds good what are the fitting charges on that
     
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    Yep we use a Pace 12v Sky box and we bought a £20 freesat card from Sky. Only once could we not get TV and this was in the middle of a wood near Kendal.
     
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    Have a look at this on eBay (item number 390001817808)

    £59.95 or Best Offer for a complete kit. No need to start drilling holes. No silly labour charges for shoving a pole through your roof.....and lots more channels than you will ever get from a Status. (I've got one of those which was fitted to my van when i had it, but if i was looking to install TV now....i'd go the satellite route).

    Status aerials have 'had their day'. They used to be a bit of 'swank' which people liked stuck on their caravan or motorhome roofs (often got knocked off), but now they are outdated, obsolete and common as muck!
     
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    thankyou for that piece of information i will look into that thanks
     
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    best tv to get (supposedly)

    Why has this thread asking for best tv/dvd combo turned into a discourse on satellite dishes and all? The thread should be renamed.

    Honestly I find this site poor in comparison with the simpler yahoo group, 'motorhome list'.

    If you don't want to go for as big a tv as a 15in, what else is there? That's what should be under discussion here.
     
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    The poster of the original question went on to ask about ariels and then sattelite. Perhaps you should digest the whole of the thread before making unwarranted critisisms.:Blush:
     
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    The guy is looking at a tv/dvd combo and has been quoted silly money for fitting a fancy aerial. He travels abroad so english tv channels will be unobtainable there. Apart from dvd's the tv would be useless in the middle of France.

    As he's starting from scratch, in my opinion, the best route to go would be satellite simply as he will then be able to receive all english tv channels plus loads more. And it can be done a lot cheaper than buying a Status aerial.

    To keep things small and neat i use an mp4 player instead of carting a bundle of dvd's around.

    Perhaps you could put forward some of your own ideas......if you have any?
     
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    We have one of these CLICK
    This one's on Ebay and we have found it brilliant for satellite and Freeview (built in). Combine it with a crankup (mines a Camos flat crankup) and you can have not only Astra but the other satellites too, very simpl to tune in. :thumb::thumb:
     
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