To Buy 12v or 240v TV/DVD?

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  1. dodgyphil

    dodgyphil Read Only Funster

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    I need a new telly with built in DVD player, I cannot decide whether or not to buy a usually cheaper 240v and run it through my inverter, or just a 12v model to run from the 12v system, anybody with some advice?
     
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    12v model will be more leccy efficient.

    inverters use more battery power than you take out of the inverter.

    if you buy a small LCD (15" / 19") it will probably be 12v anyway running through a transformer in the power line....so you'd be taking 12v (battery) and making 230v (inverter) then turning it back to 12v (inline transformer) anyway.

    regular house type tv is a lot cheaper than a 'made for motorhome' type.

    BTW...welcome to the FUN !!!!
     
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    i have this 1 its both plus hd ready freview dvd 170 degree view angle and u you can put put sd cards and usb sticks in with saved films etc. you will need to go to maplins to get a 12v cig lead beacause they dont come in the pack
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Buy a dual voltage, then you have the best of both worlds:thumb:

    Pyramids are the cheapest

    http://www.johnscross.co.uk/categor.../Caravan-&-Motorhome-TV-&-Satellite-Equipment

    Peter
     
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    I have an Akura tv which is both 12v and 240 and is supplied with a 12v cig plug type lead as well as the 240 kit, and its multi band so if you wanted you can tune to local tv stations when in europe (handy for the weather checks)
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    have a look here for Argos clearance bargains....some re-con.... some new all with guarantee:thumb:

    Argos bargain basement

    they have a 15" LCD freeview/DVD for £99.
     
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    Hi.

    We have used our 15inch 240 volt TV/DVD player for the last 4 years on 240 & inverter without any problems. 240 volt units much cheaper.

    steve & ann. ------------- teensvan
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    the majority of 15" to 19" LCD tvs are rated at 230v but are actually 12v via an inbuilt transformer in the 230v power lead.

    a true 230v tv should not have a removable power lead unlike a 230v / 12v model which has a DC type plug and is removable.
     
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    It is well worth seeing the thing in the flesh as it were.
    We discovered that the viewing angle is very important, a cheapish home type set up for viewing straight on or from slightly above the screen. In a M/H the screen is often above your eyeline and the picture can appear very dark unless it has been designed for this type of viewing or you angle the screen downwards.
     
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    :Cool: I've just bought a MEOS 20inch widescreen LCD. Works on 12/110/220v. Has Analogue and Digital (Freeeview) tuners. Pal, NTSC & Secam. USB, SD card, VGA, Scart, HDMI, video/audio, etc, etc inputs. Also comes with multi type DVD player. £218 :thumb:
     
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