Which tv satellite system ?

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  1. russT25

    russT25 Read Only Funster

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    I am trying to find a good deal on TV and satellite for my VW camper van. I have 12v leisure battery and also electric hook up(mains). Just wondering if anyone can recommend a decent set up ( reasonable price too). I am planning a tour of europe in the summer and it would be nice to pick up english channels if possible, although not essential. I have seen a 12v tv with built in free view and PVR (records to usb stick) 16inch for £89 delivered. it is kogan brand. has anyone used this tv or similar in european countries? any feedback on this subject gratefully received.
     
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    I use a Sky minidish and an old camera tripod......works well and doesnt come any cheaper.

    the dish was £17 with a quad LNB off Ebay

    the tripod i already had, but they aint expensive.

    you will also need a satellite receiver. i use this one Zhender
    12v and 230v operation with remote magic eye so it can be hidden in a cupboard/locker..

    the dish should cover most of northern Europe but further into Spain will need a much bigger dish....1 to 1.2mtrs

    considering a Kogan TV for the bedroom area.
     
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    Hi

    For europe I'd get an 85cm dish minimum e.g.
    here on ebay and a tripod. You'll need a bigger dish if you travel any further south than Barcelona and want to get Astra 2, otherwise 85cm will be fine for Astra 1. Our 85cm gets us SKY HD in most places between northern italy and Barcelona.

    Pappajohn's suggestion of Zhender is perfect, we too have a Zhender for 12V only TV viewing, we have a SKY box for 240V viewing.

    We have a MEOS 12V,240V, DVD, HD TV, USB and SD Slot which is excellent picture quality and has never drained the leisure battery yet.
    http://www.meos.co.uk/
     
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    I have one of these, 20" but it doesn't have a USB connection can you put a link to the page on the Moes web site that shows it.

    Much obliged.
    Jim
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    Pappa John's solution is the best (imo).
    Jim
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    Hi, I have tried the SD memory card out of the camera in the TV, it went through them one by one like a slide show and displayed them no problem, i haven't tried by USB though, it should work, you've got my grey matter going now, I'm going to try it :)
     
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    See attached, in USB mode there is Photo, Movie and Music.
     

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    Noe I'm gonna have to go and have another look.:Eek!:
    Jim
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    On all these modern TVs with a USB input, the drive (or memory stick) simply shows up on the list of input options (such as TV DVD etc), and once selected the files on the drive will be there to click and play as you would on a PC. I hope this helps.
     
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    ok I read all forums i could find concerning tv set ups in mobile homes and have bought kogan 16inch LED built in DVD player and USB socket. £89 with free delivery from kogan website. £9 extra for 12v adaptor which plugs into cig lighter socket. ( this TV also runs from mains 240 v). I bought an amplified ariel (runs off 2AA batteries). I went camping at the weekend with the misses and eagerly set up the tv and was pleasantly surprised as to how clear the picture was. I had to experiment with ariel position but still picked up 12 digital stations and about 10 radio stations.I would wholly recommend kogan tv,s
     
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