What's best - normal set or 12V tv?

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  1. Ltd73

    Ltd73 Read Only Funster

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    I'm looking at putting a tv in my Kontiki for my man when we go away.
    I already have a small flat screen tv at home which I thought would do the job, but seems there is a 12volt tv i could get.
    which would be better??
    Lainey :BigGrin:
     
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    12 volt is okay if you dont have hook up but you need decent batteries.
     
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    it all depends on how you wish to use the motorhome.

    i would agree with wasp on 12 volt is the way to go if you are wanting to camp off sites and away from electric hook up.

    if you wish to use mainly sites and hook up then use the mains one but remember you cannot watch a mains one efficiently without hook up.
     
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    We use a 12v Avtex wether we are hooked up or not.. just have to be mindful of the discharge rate if you are not on hook up.
    there is a new Avtex out with built in terestial and satellite free view boxes as well as the ability to plug and play...CD, DVD, USB etc, etc great bit of kit.:thumb:
     
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    I bought one from Comet, with DVD player, £99. It's mains and 12V, though I haven't actually taken it out of the box yet. Not sure how fast it would drain the battery used on 12v.
     
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    Then look at it's label.
     
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    talk to steve say ya from funsters

    i have 12v 110 and 240 coming in to my rv...the tv has all 3 as the mains regulator brick does 100 to 250 volts and the 12v has a regulator brick so any spikes

    it was supplied with free memory stick for recording and pvr and a basic flat wall bracket.
    all in all i was pleased and got a 22 inch and a 24 inch one for lounge one for the bedroom.

    They are LED tvs so low drainage in comparison to others and super slim too with dvd built in.
    one type even has built in free to air sat receiver as well as free to view.

    i didnt get that one as I want to have seperate hd sat receiver.
    hope it helps
     
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    12v every time....

    using it with hookup you still plug into a 12v socket
    using it without hookup you still plug into a 12v socket.

    mains tv needs an inverter of you are not on hookup and will use a bit more battery power to run the inverter itself.

    most smallish (15" > 19") 12v LCD/LED tv's use around 2 to 4amps/hour on 12v

    many, but not all, 230v 'supermarket' TV's are 12v with a 230v to 12v transformer (black box) in the power lead
     
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    This sounds the ideal solution! A tv that allows both 12v and mains!! I had a look on Comet website, but can't seem to find it..... :cry:
     
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    Pappajohn has beaten me to it....

    I try to keep to equipment designed to run on 12 volts.

    When I have access to mains I plug the mains into my battery charger and still use the 12 volt equipment... if I am not connected to mains and run low on 12 volts, I go to bed or read a book (or talk if I have company).

    With my solar panels though I rarely run low of the stuff...

    The odd bit of 240 volt equipment I use (hair clippers, wizzy kitchen thingy for soup etc) is powered through an ancient, reliable, pure sine wave 75 watt inverter...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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