Budget price TV for motorhome (1 Viewer)

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Looking for an inexpensive TV around 19" / 20" that can wirelessly link to ipad - with DVD slot.

Would like to have a TV with above capability - but only for occasional use, so prefer to spend under £200.

Initial research suggests Cello C1920FMTR / ZRTMF0291 might be good options at £169.99 - but I can't tell from the specs if you can cast to them from ipad (have emailed Cello asking them).

Can anyone enlighten me - and suggest any other good options?

PS: Sniper 19″ HD LED Travel TV at 219.99 has a lot of recommendations - and seems to this layman to have a very good spec - is it worth £50 more than a Cello?
 

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Can anyone enlighten me - and suggest any other good options?
We have an Avtex tv but carry both a Firestick & Chromecast. We don’t (knowingly) have Apple AirPlay capability to tv, no idea if the current 12v tv versions do so will watch your thread with interest.

Another option might be a Roku tv stick as they have AirPlay capability:-


There could be 3rd party apps to enable AirPlay connectivity to Firestick/Chromecast too.
 
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Many 240v Smart ‘home’ TVs are actually 19v with a supplied transformer, so don’t limit yourself to overpriced ‘travel’ ones.

We have a 22” LG Smart TV/Monitor from an Argos sale and use it with a laptop 12v to 19v car ciggie socket type PSU. The Firestick simply plugs into the USB port on the TV and it all works flawlessly.
 
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We have the cello, I can mirror cast off my Samsung phone Iplayer downloads when we're away. I usually put a couple of series of stuff on there, choosing not to watch it at home. We also take the firestick. We had one of those omni round Ariel roof mounted things on the roof, which was useless and stopped working after 9 months, so we now have an unnecessary hole in the roof. An indoor Ariel works better through a signal booster.
I got an couple of identical swivelling wall brackets, one in seating area, and one in the bedroom. The TV normally travels on the bedroom one as it's rearward facing, so less likely to make a bid for freedom when braking.
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Peter Clark
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An aldi or liddl 22" ,12v smart TV around £150 or less are ideal for a motorhome.dvd player, satellite connections usb, etc.
Thank you Jim - however 20" screen - 18 inch wide TV set is max size I can fit on the TV swivel mount.
 
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Peter Clark
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The LG that Orion suggests is the perfect solution. I have the 24" one.

One thing to be mindful of at the budget end is godawful sound quality.
If you add in a 20" Vizio sound bar you will get a much more mellow and acceptable sound.

I use this one, makes a world of difference.
Amazon product ASIN B08BWXK1FL
Thank you Miggs - however 20" screen - 18 inch wide TV set is max size I can fit on the TV swivel mount.
 
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Looking for an inexpensive TV around 19" / 20" that can wirelessly link to ipad - with DVD slot.

Would like to have a TV with above capability - but only for occasional use, so prefer to spend under £200.

Initial research suggests Cello C1920FMTR / ZRTMF0291 might be good options at £169.99 - but I can't tell from the specs if you can cast to them from ipad (have emailed Cello asking them).

Can anyone enlighten me - and suggest any other good options?

PS: Sniper 19″ HD LED Travel TV at 219.99 has a lot of recommendations - and seems to this layman to have a very good spec - is it worth £50 more than a Cello?
If you read some of the reviews on Amazon about the Cello they are quite a few people who do not rate them very well.

I have just bought a ReflexIon Smart TV with a DVD player. Main reason was that it was the only decent one I could get delivered to Spain. I got it from Amazon Germany.

First choice was an Avtec but their carrier no longer delivers to the EU, too much paperwork. Second was Sniper who will deliver to the EU. However it added an extra £93 to the price for import duty and VAT.
 
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I use a 22/23 inch Samsung 240 v TV plugged into mains through the inverter. It’s low wattage and works well using aerial or fire stick. That’s provided you have an inverter of course. The picture and sound is much better than “travel TVs”
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I use a 22/23 inch Samsung 240 v TV plugged into mains through the inverter. It’s low wattage and works well using aerial or fire stick. That’s provided you have an inverter of course. The picture and sound is much better than “travel TVs”
Phil
Thank you GA - however 20" screen - 18 inch wide TV set is max size I can fit on the TV swivel mount.
 
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Peter Clark
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Space issue- no weight problems.

My 6 metre long Burstner Travel Van is brilliantly compact for a fixed rear bed - 4 belted seats vehicle - but some area's are tight - i.e. the swivel mount for the TV has only 9.2" from its centre to the end of a wall cupboard.
 
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Is it not a swivel mount that will allow a TV to be stored vertically but can then pivot away from the wall slightly to give clearance as the TV is rotated to the viewing position?

Something like this one that folds, pivots, extends and rotates:

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Is it not a swivel mount that will allow a TV to be stored vertically but can then pivot away from the wall slightly to give clearance as the TV is rotated to the viewing position?

Something like this one that folds, pivots, extends and rotates:

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Hi Orion - no the mount does not have a rotating function.
 
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Space issue- no weight problems.

My 6 metre long Burstner Travel Van is brilliantly compact for a fixed rear bed - 4 belted seats vehicle - but some area's are tight - i.e. the swivel mount for the TV has only 9.2" from its centre to the end of a wall cupboard.
In my Lyseo I had to move the TV mounting slightly to the left to make room for a bigger screen.
It could mean you have to move the TV to access the wall cupboard when needed
 
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In my Lyseo I had to move the TV mounting slightly to the left to make room for a bigger screen.
It could mean you have to move the TV to access the wall cupboard when needed
The TV mounting is not suited to being moved - cupboard is not blocked as the door is 6" to the side of the where the edge of the TV would sit - it's clear this was taken into account by Burstner when designing the layout.

So long as I can find a 20" smart TV (under 18" set width) the installation will work perfectly.
 
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I use a 22/23 inch Samsung 240 v TV plugged into mains through the inverter. It’s low wattage and works well using aerial or fire stick. That’s provided you have an inverter of course. The picture and sound is much better than “travel TVs”
Phil
Same set up here, cheap (£130) 24' mains smart TV from Asda, roof aerial and booster for Freeview, fire stick for Sky, BT Sport Amazon prime etc.
Small inverter (300watt continuous 600watt peak) only draws about 3.5 amps an hour running the TV.
Plenty of domestic 19' Smart TV's available a lot of which won't need 240 mains.

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If you read some of the reviews on Amazon about the Cello they are quite a few people who do not rate them very well.

I have just bought a ReflexIon Smart TV with a DVD player. Main reason was that it was the only decent one I could get delivered to Spain. I got it from Amazon Germany.

First choice was an Avtec but their carrier no longer delivers to the EU, too much paperwork. Second was Sniper who will deliver to the EU. However it added an extra £93 to the price for import duty and VAT.
The cello tvs have come on leaps and bounds in the last 3 years. It's correct they used to be awful. We still have one. You can't see it unless you are right in front of it (
Not any other angle) and the sound is terrible. The new ones get good reviews.

It's a shame TCL don't make a 20" one.
 
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19' and £95.
You would need to check whether it is 240v mains only.
 
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This type of bracket may suit O.P. as their good for confined space. This ones in classifieds.
I have a pair of them in our van. They can be locked for when travelling.
Mike.
 
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This type of bracket may suit O.P. as their good for confined space. This ones in classifieds.
I have a pair of them in our van. They can be locked for when travelling.
Mike.
Same bracket as I have 👍
 
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I use a 22/23 inch Samsung 240 v TV plugged into mains through the inverter. It’s low wattage and works well using aerial or fire stick. That’s provided you have an inverter of course. The picture and sound is much better than “travel TVs”
Phil
Me too
So much more choice of TV's and soundbars when you install an inverter.

I squeezed a 28" Smart /Full HD Samsung TV onto my Burstner TV bracket - Less than £200 now.
Short Samsung sound bar was about £30

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Peter Clark
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Looking for an inexpensive TV around 19" / 20" that can wirelessly link to ipad - with DVD slot.

Would like to have a TV with above capability - but only for occasional use, so prefer to spend under £200.

Initial research suggests Cello C1920FMTR / ZRTMF0291 might be good options at £169.99 - but I can't tell from the specs if you can cast to them from ipad (have emailed Cello asking them).

Can anyone enlighten me - and suggest any other good options?

PS: Sniper 19″ HD LED Travel TV at 219.99 has a lot of recommendations - and seems to this layman to have a very good spec - is it worth £50 more than a Cello?
So far I have one Smart (Android) TV that is the size I need.

20” is my maximum size (18” set width) so the choice is very limited.

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With the Cello's you need to make sure you get the Traveller version, Cello often get poor reviews because people have bought the cheaper standard version which has a poor viewing angle.
 
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We have the cello, I can mirror cast off my Samsung phone Iplayer downloads when we're away. I usually put a couple of series of stuff on there, choosing not to watch it at home. We also take the firestick. We had one of those omni round Ariel roof mounted things on the roof, which was useless and stopped working after 9 months, so we now have an unnecessary hole in the roof. An indoor Ariel works better through a signal booster.
I got an couple of identical swivelling wall brackets, one in seating area, and one in the bedroom. The TV normally travels on the bedroom one as it's rearward facing, so less likely to make a bid for freedom when braking.
Mike.
We do the same,instead of mirroring,I bought a USB c to hdmi cable ,so don't need the firestick,just use the prime app👍
 
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