Avtex

kglblue

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Nov 7, 2010
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St.Agnes Cornwall
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6 years
My new to me Van came with a TV, Avtex L186DR I just cannot believe that in 2014 it uses the FAT filing system which was in use on the first computer I ever bought in 1993 with the Windows 95 operating system and only 128 mb of storage.
(FAT) Which is less than useless for putting films, TV shows etc. onto a USB stick and watching in France or elsewhere on the continent of Europe. I have fitted a 100w solar panel and had hoped that I will be using Aires or the cheaper ACSI sites and not having to buy electricity, so the Avtex will run on 12v, I just wonder if Avtex know the technology has moved on in the 21st century?
 

DJA

Mar 5, 2011
510
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15,533
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A
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Since 2008
Hi

Why do you think it is useless???

I have about 1000 films and TV programmes stored on harddrives which work perfectly on my Avtex TV.

The Harddrives like USB sticks are Fat32.
 

motorhomer

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May 17, 2008
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South Shropshire
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since 2005 (but 30 years caravanning)
DJA is right. The FAT from years ago was Fat16. Later versions including the avtex I think are fat32. It works fine and is more universal than NTFS that the newer Microsoft products use.

Don't knock it -it works!
 

callumwa

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Jan 16, 2011
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4 yrs +, 30+ yrs motorbike touring
Likewise, our Avtex TV has no problem with our Hardrives and 32Gb usb keys....
Plays perfectly......(y)
 
Oct 23, 2012
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Not Long Enough.
My new to me Van came with a TV, Avtex L186DR I just cannot believe that in 2014 it uses the FAT filing system which was in use on the first computer I ever bought in 1993 with the Windows 95 operating system and only 128 mb of storage.
(FAT) Which is less than useless for putting films, TV shows etc. onto a USB stick and watching in France or elsewhere on the continent of Europe. I have fitted a 100w solar panel and had hoped that I will be using Aires or the cheaper ACSI sites and not having to buy electricity, so the Avtex will run on 12v, I just wonder if Avtex know the technology has moved on in the 21st century?
so have avtex...!!
 
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