What 12 volt TV do I buy

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  1. spudandpatricia

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    HI all

    Looking at now buying 12 volt TV for M/H

    Would welcome any sensible comments on the ones you have now, is it good, is it sensible price etc. Where you bought.

    I can do all the usual checks on line etc, but really value the input from the gang.

    Cheers in advance

    Spud :thumb:
     
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    I may be odd, but I can't understand why people must have a TV in their motorhome?? I like to get away from TV's and mobiles for a bit of peace and quiet!!

    I've seen people inside a motorhome on a beautiful sunny afternoon, watching the TV. Why?? You can do that at home!!

    I take my laptop, and a USB internet dongle. I can, if I absolutely have to, catch the news, or a 'dare not miss' on iPlayer.

    Believe it or not, a laptop on the internet, is a damn sight cheaper than a TV and satellite dish.
     
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    TV

    It's called CHOICE.
    I bought mine from Tesco @ £120 with a DVD player. I catch up on the news and sport whilst overseas via a Roadpro sat dish. It can be used either on mains but I fitted a 12v plug. Works off the leisure bty but if on hook up that's no problem.:thumb:
     
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    We have an Akura 15" lcd model AHLTV15, it has a good picture and sound it comes with mains power pack and also a dedicated 12v cig plug lead, so no arguments from them if it goes faulty using it on 12v as they supplied the lead.
     
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    Welcome the comment



    Good point but TV can be useful. I ain't no TV slave, but I'm having one anyway, it only works when " I " turn it on !!!!

    Have lap top etc. Now looking for TV.

    Cheers
     
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    Tell me about fitting the 12 volt plug, sounds interesting

    Tell me about fitting the 12 volt plug, sounds interesting.

    Choice in what we do is the thing, can't beat it.

    thanks for the info.

    Spud
     
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    Where did you buy the Akura ???

    Thanks for the info.

    Where did you buy the Akura ???

    cheers
     
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    MEOS. Seems ot have all features of the Avteck ones at 1/2 the price.
     
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    Avtex all the way for me.

    Expensive but great in my eyes, pure quality and a better picture than I get at home:thumb:
     
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    You can buy the 19" AKURA (TV/DVD Combo) which is also 12v from TJ Hughes for £169.99. Saw them in the Bristol store today. I bought one some time ago and am very happy with it.
     
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    I have an old Roadstar 10" which gives a cracking picture off the van aerial but is a bulky set so bought one of these;

    http://www.roadstar.com/newsite/ind...il&id_prd=149&right=productdownload&id_fam=88

    Takes up a miniscule amount of space, easily packs flat and weighs almost nothing. Picture quality off the van aerial is not as good as the older TV but it doesn't bother me as I bought it primarily to use outside the UK and run my mp4 player through it.

    Whatever size mh you have, when buying a tv you need to think about size and weight first. Having a nice big screen is fine in a house and weight isn't an issue, but do you really want to cart all that around in a motorhome?
     
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    We have a 17" UMC combo bought for £135 from Makro. Seen them being sold at most of the M/H shows for £199 and £230. Excellent unit but the remote seems slow to react sometimes.

    Andy
     
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    I have an Avtex all in one absolutely great

    Would be my first choice in future
     
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    Hi.

    The issue here is that the '12v' ins only nominally 12v and will fluctuate from about 10v to about 15v depending on the state of the battery, what else is drawing current and whether or not the battery is being charged. If the device comes with a 12v cigar lighter type lead, its clear that the voltage regulation within the device itself is good enough for the manufacturer to supply a 12v lead. Most of those with a non-standard 12v plug that come only with a regulated mains power supply, and many others that do not come with the 12v lead in the box, need a stable 12v supply or you will a) fry the electronics, and b) see real problems (often switching off) when the voltage goes low. Its the former that causing all sorts of problems with suppliers refusing to honour warranties.

    The answer is a regulated 12 volt supply from someone like Amperor. There are however not cheap but then replacing a device every few months is not either. If you buy the version with the multiple connectors, you can use it for all sorts of electronic gear that needs a stabilised supply. You can also use it on a 24v supply to drive 12v equipment.

    So like all 'choice' issues above, you have a choice whether to try just connecting a 12v supply or go for the safer option.
     
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    and, of course, you pay a large premium for this internal voltage regulation.

    ie...Avtex

    it should also be pointed out that a domestic tv was NOT designed to run on a 12v battery but only through the supplied 230v / 12v power transformer which is, in itself, a stabilized 12v power supply.
     
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