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Posted: 06.10.2019  ·  #1
What make is a good tv for a camper 12v
And where is a good place to buy one


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Posted: 06.10.2019  ·  #2
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heanorboy had a TV system in his van in Carlingford on which you selected the country and got the local stations .
He had all the Irish Saorview and the English free to air stations. On an areal and booster
Ask him for the details of his system


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Posted: 06.10.2019  ·  #3
Cello, Walker and Avtex.

Avtex the best but stupidly high prices and the other two are good enough anyhow.


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Posted: 06.10.2019  ·  #4
I certainly loved heanorboy’s Motorhome. I loved the layout but didn’t know about his TV system but would love to know more as we are tormented with out sat system. I regret spending all the money on it.


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Steven.
heanorboy had a TV system in his van in Carlingford on which you selected the country and got the local stations .
He had all the Irish Saorview and the English free to air stations. On an areal and booster
Ask him for the details of his system


Cello, Walker and Avtex all do that.


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Posted: 06.10.2019  ·  #6
I am fast concluding to forget about TV when we are away and bury our heads in the sand. Strictly Come Dancing is the big issue for Liz. 😂


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Posted: 06.10.2019  ·  #7
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we are tormented with out sat system. I regret spending all the money on it.

Jack you have the same system as me I think. I just had mine updated by Road pro. £50 plus £20 postage to ROI. It is working absolutely perfectly. It locks on in a matter of seconds usually. Maybe you need to get it updated


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Posted: 06.10.2019  ·  #8
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we are tormented with out sat system. I regret spending all the money on it.

Maybe you need to get it updated



Or you could just take her out dancing 😁


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Or you could just take her out dancing 😁

You’re funny? I’ve had it updated a number of times but fortunately it World this week end at Carlingford or I would probably have been divorced by now? 😝


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Just a thought, but could the lovely matching paint job on the dome be blocking/ weakening the incoming signal. By the way, that is a fantastic looking Motorhome that you have. I was green with envy


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Posted: 06.10.2019  ·  #11
I have a 12v Walker and have no issues with it,

Have a search on here for 12v TV,
its been discussed with prices and links to where to get it


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Posted: 06.10.2019  ·  #12
Great to hear that those who visited like my new van.
The TV is of course a Avtex, yes I do agree that they are expensive to buy but at least they are build primarily for caravans and m/hs and to take the hammer of a moving vehicle.
Personal choice of course but would replace with another but having said that when we had a problem with the one in my caravan 10 years old Avtex very happy to repair with a guarantee then on the set for £50 I think it was
Yer pays yer dosh un taks yer choice.
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Posted: 07.10.2019  ·  #13
Donaghey Motorhomes sold and installed one of these for us:
https://celloelectronics.com/m…eller-tvs/

2 years on and it's still perfect.

DVD version is handy in areas of weak signal!

Add a NowTV stick (HDMI port and USB port for power) and a rolling 30 day subscription and watch your chosen Sky channels anywhere in Europe...


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There are many TV,s which will work off 12v power supply having a transformer built in the power lead which you just need to remove and connect direct to the 12v supply. I,m using a JVC tv for the last 6 yrs which had a transformer 240 to 12 which I removed


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Jack, we made a conscious decision to dump the TV in our van even to the point of taking out the sliding bracket in the cupboard. We don’t want to be slaves to the soaps and other things when we are away. I load a couple of things on my laptop as a standby. We did toy with a satellite dish years ago taking the Sky box with us and U bolting the dish onto the rear ladder when on site. I think I have the dish still in the attic some where. I forget how we got around taking the box out of the country but remember getting tv in Switzerland.


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I would only buy a crank up satellite, the amount of problems posted on MHC with automated ones put me right off.


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I would only buy a crank up satellite, the amount of problems posted on MHC with automated ones put me right off.


Not only on MHC theres a thread on another forum now with auto dishs needing updates manual every time for me


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Manual crank up for me too. My current one has given me 15 years trouble free service.
This year in the south of France I was able to get a perfect signal by manually moving the dish millimetres while a friend near me was unable to get his Oyster to lock on, turns out he needed an firmware update.


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Updates, Updates, if I hear that word again I’ll shoot myself. 😂 paying almost £2000 quid and to be constantly bombarded with updates is not on. I think I’ve had enough?


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Updates, Updates, if I hear that word again I’ll shoot myself. 😂 paying almost £2000 quid and to be constantly bombarded with updates is not on. I think I’ve had enough?


Can I have the car collection or can I take my pick before the other vultures get there? :o ;-)
Sorry, I really should have said please don't do that Jack we all love you, :*
can I have your Van, :-/ I don't care if the telly won't work ;-) :lol:


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Updates, Updates, if I hear that word again I’ll shoot myself. 😂 paying almost £2000 quid and to be constantly bombarded with updates is not on. I think I’ve had enough?


Can I have the car collection or can I take my pick before the other vultures get there? :o ;-)
Sorry, I really should have said please don't do that Jack we all love you, :*
can I have your Van, :-/ I don't care if the telly won't work ;-) :lol:


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At least you lot give me a laugh and that’s the great thing about you lot in here. 😂


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I read earlier in this thread about using a skybox. We tried this and it was very slow to respond to the signal when trying to find a sat signal even when moving the dish very slowly it was possible to miss it I was told this is common to skyboxs. Now have a satbox with easy find and its instant. Ours is a Maxview but silver crest do one as well


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I don't know if these Sat Finders are any good, but they've definitely come down in price over the years! These seem to have a built-in DVB-S tuner to display the available channels before hooking up your decoder! For under £50...
https://www.ebay.ie/itm/202715535744


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Posted: 08.10.2019  ·  #25
How would the above help when the dish just keeps going round and round?


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Posted: 08.10.2019  ·  #26
It wouldn’t. You need an update unfortunately


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How would the above help when the dish just keeps going round and round?


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