Which 12v TV?

JockandRita

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Hello all. :)

Whilst happy with the picture quality of our Avtex 16DRS TV, which we inherited with the MH, Rita and I are looking to replace it now with something larger.
We are currently looking at...............

1. Avtex L219DRS - Pro. @ £393 (cheapest price found).

2. Falcon S4DBTS, plus sound bar @ £320 inclusive.

3. Sniper Travel TV, plus sound bar @ £268 inclusive.

We have no experience if either Falcon or Sniper, however, my research indicates that both offerings are the very same TV, and we do know a couple who are very happy with their 2 x Falcon. TVs.
Whilst price isn't the all important factor, it certainly helps. ;)

Any valid input is welcome thanks.

Cheers,

Jock. :)
 

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The lovely DP+JAY recommended one for me, but I can't remember the name and my van is in storage but it had a lovely picture. Hope they see this post.
 

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I had a cheap TV one once. It worked OK but the picture was not so good.
Avtex is designed for people on the move, I believe, so I expect it does that better than others which are expected to be set up just once, then used. Our cheap one survived our travelling, OK, but had a noticeably poor screen. I suspect it may not have been as good at pulling-in a reception, but how would I be able to draw comparison? You may not get what you pay for in proportion but I consider Avtex to be one of the best from my limited experience.

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We are happy with our Falcon tv. The 19inch has bluetooth, the 22 inch doesn't so you have to use a wire with the soundbar. At least that was the case when me and Micknmew got ours 3 yrs ago.
 
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JockandRita

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I had a cheap TV one once. It worked OK but the picture was not so good.
Avtex is designed for people on the move, I believe, so I expect it does that better than others which are expected to be set up just once, then used. Our cheap one survived our travelling, OK, but had a noticeably poor screen. I suspect it may not have been as good at pulling-in a reception, but how would I be able to draw comparison? You may not get what you pay for in proportion but I consider Avtex to be one of the best from my limited experience.
Thanks. :) We had a 19" Kogan Combi TV in the Hymer (read Cello/Ferguson), which had quite a good picture, but a terrible tinny sound. :( We had to add a satellite receiver, which isn't an option in the Flair, hence looking for a larger "all in one" replacement for the current "all in one" TV.

We are happy with our Falcon tv. The 19inch has bluetooth, the 22 inch doesn't so you have to use a wire with the soundbar. At least that was the case when me and Micknmew got ours 3 yrs ago.
Sandra, the 22" does have Bluetooth now (in brands 2 & 3 above), hence the facility to link headphones or a sound bar. (y)

I asked very similar a while ago as we wanted a bigger tv, almost went for the Aldi tv but ended up buying another Avtex.
It's because I've not seen many favourable comments about the latest Avtex TVs, which has prompted me to look at their competition. :(

Cheers,

Jock. :)
 
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I bought a cheap one that failed quite quickly, just bad luck???

I went with an Avtex L249DRS-PRO.......expensive for what it is, but it’s been great and their support is probably the best I’ve ever come across anywhere.

I should have bit the bullet and got one in the first place.

It has next to no bezel round the screen so is physically hardly any bigger than the 21” it replaced.....but has more screen and one touch tuning👍🏼
 
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JockandRita

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Had a Falcon with ‘bar in my Adria
It wasnt “smart” tv but never let me down
No, those above aren't smart either, but we have an Amazon 4K Firestick which sorts that one out. ;-)

Cheers,

Jock. :)

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Are you still using the sat dish and tuner in the TV?
We now have a 27 inch Avtex smart TV, and worked well in Germany on our last trip, great picture and sound is good with the Avtex sound bar.

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Might help if you stated what you want to use it for/connect it to...
It's all in the 3 x links I provided in the opening post. ;) We are welcoming input regarding our listed choices thanks, as that's what our research has narrowed it down to. (y)

I power mine from the Avtex USB port, so it powers up and down with the tv👍🏼
That's handy Anth, and worth remembering thanks :) as that will free up the USB socket I installed in the habitation area, which currently powers the Firestick.

Are you still using the sat dish and tuner in the TV?
We now have a 27 inch Avtex smart TV, and worked well in Germany on our last trip, great picture and sound is good with the Avtex sound bar.
Yes Martin, still in regular use thanks. (y) We love the picture quality of the 16" Avtex you left for us, but we are struggling to read any text which comes up on the screen, (and no, we're not going to specsavers :LOL: ), and that's the main reason we want to go bigger.
It's good to know that you and Jen are also happy with your new Avtex system. :)

Cheers,

Jock. :)
 
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You must have a reason why? I know nothing about them, but must have heard of them through this or similar motorhome sites
 
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You must have a reason why? I know nothing about them, but must have heard of them through this or similar motorhome sites
Our experience of Cello/Kogan/Curry's (same TVs, just different badging), is the quality of sound, or rather the lack of it. :(

Cheers,

Jock. :)

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Our experience of Cello/Kogan/Curry's (same TVs, just different badging), is the quality of sound, or rather the lack of it. :(

Cheers,

Jock. :)
I have used a Cello Tv for the last four years without complaint about picture or sound! I sold it with my last van so will be buying another Cello TV tomorrow as the new van arrived yesterday!
22inch tv with satellite and terrestrial tuners and ability to “cast” picture from my tablet onto TV! All this for £170!
 
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Obviously your previous occupation helped you become an expert on watching TV and assessing their performance, now get your gear on and get back on the yard lol - happy days becoming more and more distant every day .... :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
 
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I bought an E-Star 12v TV off Amazon. Good picture quality and has built in FreeSat and FreeView receivers. I've used the FreeView succesfully, got problems with the FreeSat but they aren't, I think, anything to do with the TV, more likely the old Snipe Dish I inherited with the van. Currently £161.12 here:

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Obviously your previous occupation helped you become an expert on watching TV and assessing their performance, now get your gear on and get back on the yard lol - happy days becoming more and more distant every day .... :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
MisterB Are you pi&&ed or me?
What are you trying and failing to infer?
 
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What are you trying and failing to infer?
It's not a comment to you, it's to Jock ... He will understand the references to watching TV and being told he should be out on the yard ....

Just because someone makes a post after a post, it doesn't always mean it's referring to the post immediately before ... It was referring to the OP's post !!

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Are you still using the sat dish and tuner in the TV?
We now have a 27 inch Avtex smart TV, and worked well in Germany on our last trip, great picture and sound is good with the Avtex sound bar.
I have just purchased the avtex 21 inch smart tv and for the life of me can not get it to find my huawei WiFi box
 

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Our experience of Cello/Kogan/Curry's (same TVs, just different badging), is the quality of sound, or rather the lack of it. :(

Cheers,

Jock. :)
Had Cello's in last van and current one never had a problem with the sound but I always wire the sound to the head unit. :LOL:

The Sat receiver is a bit naff, when you change satellites it takes about 25 min
to retune & it loses all your favourites I use a seperate receiver.
 
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I have just purchased the avtex 21 inch smart tv and for the life of me can not get it to find my huawei WiFi box
Kelv,
We had exactly the same problem. Ended up phoning Avtex technical support. He basically talked us through turning the wifi settings on and off which we thought we had done... told us to turn off tv altogether.... then hey presto all worked fine. Give them a call on Monday as like us you might find your tv software needs updating too.. they can send you a file.... nothing seemed logical as to why it worked when he talked us through it and not when we did it

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