Will I get a good deal on an Avtex tv at Newark Show?

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  1. jaykay

    jaykay Read Only Funster

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    As above, I wondered what the chances are of getting a better priced tv at the Newark show?

    After buying a freesat box, I have decided to swap for an 18"/19" all in one tv due to space and wiring routing.
     
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    Had my eyes on the 24" at the NEC in October, offer was around £430 a saving of £25 or so. I see they're even more expensive now but you'd get a deal of sorts.
     
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    I'd probably buy from John Lewis and get the five year warranty... in my experience, not too much discount at shows
     
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    Get one from eddievanbitz and get your Funster discount. I bought one from him and it was delivered 2 days later. Great service and with funster discount it is much better than a £25 saving.
     
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    I have found with Avtex that the price is pretty much fixed. We did buy from John Lewis for the 5 year warranty.
     
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    Like most motorhomees I have an Avtex in my van and it's a good TV, but why is it only able to recognise USB sticks formatted as FAT. This formatting dates from the early Nineties, and the technology has moved on, using FAT means a movie file is limited to an hour, exFAT is better but not recognised. I use a media player, but only with EHU, I have not been able to find a 12v media player. With the media player plugged in I can watch any movie in any format, AVI, MKV, PAL, NTSC etc etc. I have tried other TV,s that can recognise these formats but they're not as good as an Avtex, I wish they would bring their software into the 21st century.
     
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    i sent mine back for above reasons! Bought a superb Samsung 22 inch with full HD including HD freeview for £99 from Tesco ( has analogue tuner for Spain as well). incidentally it will play any file I throw at it so far!
     
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    I'm with you on price.. don't understand why anyone would pay £450 for a TV ..

    £88 for this Samsung http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-S22...J59YC2Y/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_0_0#productDetails

    can you use on 12v ? (without an inverter )

    even if you can't, a 150 watt pure sine wave inverter won't break the bank
     
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    Hi kglblue

    A little puzzled. We have a 16" Avtex in our van and we play films which can be as long as 2 hours plus direct from a standard USB sticks or Hardrives which are Fat32 formatted. So cannot understand why you cannot play a film longer than 1 hour.

    Doug
     
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  10. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    have a pure sine wave inverter anyway...

    mine has HD freeview. so top picture quality, only £10 more then model in your link :)
    I think this is it, gone up to £130 now...

    http://www.tesco.com/direct/samsung...iew-hd/411-5384.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=411-5384
     
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    can't find it..

    was it on 'special' or do you have a link ?
     
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    personally i fancy one of those projector setups with surround sound
     
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    yes link added above although gone up £30..would still have bought it at that!
     
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    I'd check internet prices before you go to the show, that way you'll know whether it's a good deal or not. We wanted a snipe auto satellite and enquirer at the nec to be told the show offer was £5 off and the basic price was £45 more expensive than I'd found online!
     
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    We have just purchased the 22" Finlux, great bit of kit with full HD, DVD and 12v/240v power leads, also has built in freeview, couldn't bring myself to spend £400+ when just over £100 will do just fine, also being suitable for MH's(y)

    Andy

    Tried to sneak it into the van undetected but missus noticed the different name on the front, Not going from 15" to 22"!!:LOL:
     
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    We are very happy with our Finlux too - current prices on website are excellent too! Optional add on extended warranties for up to 5 years are available from Finlux for those that want to compare with any John Lewis deal.
     
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    but the finlux like most do not have freeview HD normal picture sucks on most tv's
     
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    Not Freeview HD but still an excellent picture ... better than the Avtex that we sent back:imoutahere:
     
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