Cello 12/24 V tv

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  1. RS SPIKE

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    i have a cello 12/24 v to/DVDs combo.
    We have tried to watch a dvd tonight on 12v and it won't play
    We have previously watched a DVD on hook up with no problems.
    Not sure if I have a problem or it's the norm for it not to play on 12v ??
     
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    We have a 19" Cello Traverller only use it on 12v used a lot for DVD's never had any problems.
     
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    Ours sometimes doesn't work properly if leisure batteries are low on power usually sound goes.just a thought try the source button check that it's not been changed
     
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    We had one in our van but ditched it as very poor quality and inconsistant picture quality
     
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    The Cello doesn't like low voltage. You can get an Amperor 12 volt stabilised supply which will give a constant 12v right down to around 10 volts.
     
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    Back up to 12 volts all working ok :)
    I think I will have to look for a alternative when I get home
     
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    Playing a DVD uses more power than just watching telly, it has to spin the motor. We are very happy with ours, and have used it for extensive periods without a hookup.
    Have you thought about a second leisure battery to prolong life off hookup?
     
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    Our 21"Cello tv has been excellent, the only time we have had problems with playing dvd's was with pirate copies.

    John.
     
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    yes but not sure where to locate it ???
    elddis 140 08 plate with room for one battery
     
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    we have a cello 12v; there is only one thing to say about them IMHO their NAFF! :swear2:

    sound is crap; the screen failed at 3 months old; the remote has to be inches from the screen ( thats even after it got changed and the tv "sorted "! the picture is " adequate"! :restmycase:

    would not buy another; hope it dies soon:doh:
     
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    Is that a u-shaped lounge with the battery under one of the sofas? If so, how about under the other sofa? We have a sundance 630, there is even a holder for a second battery under the other sofa. We are having the second battery fitted next month.
     
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    Yes battery under sofa but it's not accessible from inside
    It's in a sealed Plastic cupboard from the outside
     
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    What would you replace it with ?
    Must admit sound is ok,but it's the viewing angle is shocking
    If you are not sitting upright it's impossible to see the screen without shadows
     
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    no sure as yet. we also have an old Avtex which has been trouble free and quite good. its the price that put me off, which is why i bought the Cello. i guess i should have known " buy once, buy well"!:whistle:

    so unless i can wriggle something up on the tinternet when i am looking it will be a new Avtex.
     
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    ps; agree about the viewing angles
     
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    The viewing angle although not not brilliant they are quite good compared to other small sets, far better than the expensive Camos in our last van which I swapped for the Cello (put the Camos back in when I sold it). About 4 years old now never had any problems with it. Like most small screens sound not too good, but I always run it via the vans sound system.
     
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    We have a 22" Cello Multi and it works ok right down to a battery voltage of 11.5 ..
    Perhaps some Cello models are better at handling low voltage than others ?
     
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    They do seem to vary, ours is the later 19inch LED version and the viewing angles are good but the sound is very poor so I guess you would not know what you have got until it arrives.
     
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    We are having the second battery fitted next month.[/QUOTE]

    Beware of adding a new battery to join up with an older unit. The experts recommend a matched pair. ie 2 of the same make and model.(y)
     
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    @RS SPIKE does not say which model Cello he has, I wonder if the Traveller range which are for Motorhome/Caravan use have a wider tolerance of working voltage than the other TV's they produce. Unfortunately they don't give a range in the spec.
     
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