Which TV?

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  1. Barabus

    Barabus Read Only Funster

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    I'm looking for a reasonably priced (Upto £250) about 22" and prefer LED backlit, any suggestions please. Are there any benefits over a dedicated MH/C/B TV ie. Avtek to the known brands ie. Toshiba etc?

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    Si :Smile:
     
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    Hi you pays your money and makes your choice :thumb:Lots swear by Avitec etc, while other more cash wise save over 100 quid and buy other makes --see attachment
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    Just make sure you get a TV which will run on 12V as well as 240V, and check the power consumption.

    We have an Avtex and a cheap 15 " from Makro in the van. Both run on 12V as well as 240V, both have built in Freeview, DVD players, USB input etc etc.

    The Avtex does have much better and wider range of viewing angles and picture quality.
    I suppose you do still get what you pay for. :thumb:
     
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    We are considering changing our current tv which is a 240V AC Toshiba. We also have a 12V Oyster sat dish and view through a 240V sky box.

    If we bought the Avtec (mains and 12V) with built in freeview would it work with the Oyster dish and could I then ditch the sky box. Or should I be looking for freesat tvs rathher than freeview?

    We currently have one 110Ah domestic battery running mostly LED lighting water pump, and displays.

    Any suggestions guys please?
     
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    The Avtec will work with the Oyster as should any TV. The Oyster dish is just your antenna.
    Freeview does not work via satellite. For that you will still need a sat receiver or a TV with built in Freesat (still quite expensive).
    Again they would still need a 12V power option, otherwise you will need an invertor for your existing Skybox. Alternatively get a 12V sat receiver which will get all the free UK channels and can also be used on 19E if you travel away from the "Sky Footprint" on 28E.
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    :Eeek: 60w is a big drain from the battery :BigGrin::Wink:
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    Is that why people go for the small 15 or 16 inchers Terry?
     
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    i think the 60w is when its using the dvd player as well as when using just the telly it hardly registers on our battery display
     
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    60w/5amps is when using the DVD player and i reckon is quite normal power consumption.

    i would expect the tv tuner to be around 2 to 3 amps (24>36w) at most.
     
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    Hi, we got a LED TV its light and low powered and we are very pleased with it, ours came from Germany and I think it was about £150, shop around its a Odys Fino 15.6 inch 12v 240v LED backlit TV.

    Product Information
    With the very latest LED Backlight technology the Odys Fino 15" TV is a great buy. LED Backlights has a number of significant advantages; low power consumption, light-weight, thin, clear picture.

    Power usage - just 2 Amps on 12v (24 Watts). Weight - just 1.4Kg and size - the screen depth is only 40mm.

    Features: 15.6" Widescreen display, Digital (Freeview DVB-T) tuner with Electronic program guide, Analogue TV Tuner supporting All european countries including France (Secam L). 2 x 3W Speakers, VESA Wall mount compatible. Excellent connectibity: HDMI, Scart, S-Video, VGA, USB and A/V RCA Inputs. Headphone output. Remote control

    Overall a very nice budget set that is so light and thin compared to other leisure tv's.

    Shane sells them at Snellyvision.

    :Smile: Bob.
     
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    :notworthy: GETTING MIXED UP WITH WATTS AND AMPS:Doh: ours is 17 ins built in dvd and 35 w -- yep bigger tv = more power-- cheers John for pointing it out :thumb::Rofl1:
    terry
     
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