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Post by ymfb1 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:46 am

Our new Kingdom has this inside the wardrobe, obviously we need a 12 V television but what else is needed ?

There is a dish on the roof

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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Wargenwolf on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:12 am

Mine only came with an aerial on the roof and all I did was mount my tv on the lounge side, with nothing else needed. 
I won't ever watch tv from the bed, so can't imagine having a second tv for the bedroom, or even moving the lounge tv to the bedroom side.
I have 2 X 15" Avtex TV/DVD combos, which I've never got round to selling, but I fancied something slightly bigger for the Kingham and bought a 21", which fills the space perfectly.


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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Paulmold on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:09 am

ymfb1 wrote:Our new Kingdom has this inside the wardrobe, obviously we need a 12 V television but what else is needed ?

There is a dish on the roof

Dish on roof? Really, do they now come as standard or did you specify it?. Avtex TV/DVD player also have satellite receiver built in, so you wouldn't need anything else.

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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Gromit on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:51 am

Paulmold wrote:Dish on roof? Really, do they now come as standard or did you specify it?. Avtex TV/DVD player also have satellite receiver built in, so you wouldn't need anything else.
Does he mean a dish Paul, or the standard digital aerial?

I also don't think A/S fit a satellite dish as standard. It would cost money!!!!  shrugg  snigger


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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Paulmold on Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:03 am

Gromit wrote:
Paulmold wrote:Dish on roof? Really, do they now come as standard or did you specify it?. Avtex TV/DVD player also have satellite receiver built in, so you wouldn't need anything else.
Does he meal a dish Paul, or the standard digital aerial?

I also don't think A/S fit a satellite dish as standard. It would cost money!!!!  shrugg  snigger
Exactly, that's why I asked.

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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by ymfb1 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:15 pm

When I get home i will photograph the roof, but Im fairly confident it includes a dishy thing and in the filing cabinet full of papers it came with something to do with a dish
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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by ymfb1 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:18 pm

Wargenwolf wrote:Mine only came with an aerial on the roof and all I did was mount my tv on the lounge side, with nothing else needed. 
I won't ever watch tv from the bed, so can't imagine having a second tv for the bedroom, or even moving the lounge tv to the bedroom side.
I have 2 X 15" Avtex TV/DVD combos, which I've never got round to selling, but I fancied something slightly bigger for the Kingham and bought a 21", which fills the space perfectly.

like this

https://www.johnlewis.com/avtex-l218drs-led-full-hd-1080p-tv-dvd-combi-21-5-with-freeview-hd/p3075850?sku=236566369&s_kwcid=2dx92700018956299209&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=Cj0KEQjw7pHLBRDqs-X8hZ3Mgp0BEiQAXIo9rincpv3sNbRGiqdmvBjQqVKbDj9BtR4qiVwDYxTuLR0aAqN58P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Bulletguy on Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:40 pm

Wargenwolf wrote:Mine only came with an aerial on the roof and all I did was mount my tv on the lounge side, with nothing else needed. 
I won't ever watch tv from the bed, so can't imagine having a second tv for the bedroom, or even moving the lounge tv to the bedroom side.
I have 2 X 15" Avtex TV/DVD combos, which I've never got round to selling, but I fancied something slightly bigger for the Kingham and bought a 21", which fills the space perfectly.
You will have no problem selling those as they are cracking sets and i doubt there is anything to match them. Battery drainage is miniscule. I have the 12" version. All are multi-standard so you can tune into whatever country you are in (useful for weather forecasts) though i use an Avtex aerial; http://www.avtex.co.uk/antenna/sth3000

I don't even need mount it outside the van....just leave it inside and it picks up no end of channels. The Status dish aerial get's absolutely nothing!
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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Wargenwolf on Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:06 pm


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is it an aerial or a dish ?

Post by ymfb1 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:43 pm

so off side, between the two rear roof lights
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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Paulmold on Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:52 pm

Just an aerial.

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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by ymfb1 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:36 pm

Paulmold wrote:Just an aerial.
will i need to move it or adjust it when on campsites ?
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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by jennyandpeter on Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:40 pm

And size comparison to a dish 

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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Paulmold on Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:43 pm

I imagine it's a omnidirectional type which doesn't need  pointing towards a transmitter. I've not used that particular model. Is there no instruction manual for it?

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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by ymfb1 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:17 pm

Its a WING Omni-directional TV Antenna, there is an A5 sheet of installing instructions, no operating or set-up guide.  Hopefully it just works.

Is there a helpful supplier of Avtex TVs
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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Paulmold on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:19 pm

Avtex are distributed by Capital but also available at John Lewis


http://www.capitaloutdoors.co.uk/

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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by ymfb1 on Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:14 am

It looks like we are going for an 18" with hard case and aluminium swivel bracket.  We will just need a cable from the aerial wall point to the TV.  Please advise what type is required.
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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Paulmold on Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:34 am

You just need a standard coaxial lead, male plug at each end. Buy from a reputable TV store not a pound shop.

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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by ymfb1 on Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:50 am

Paulmold wrote:You just need a standard coaxial lead, male plug at each end. Buy from a reputable TV store not a pound shop.
thanks,

probably got one in the loft somewhere
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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Paulmold on Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:04 am

Don't know if you use club sites but in poor reception areas, many have a booster system with a connection on the electric bollard. For these you need a long extension aerial lead , sites often have them for sale but cheaper to buy your own in advance. We have a 10 metre lead which is usually adequate but leads of 25 metre are available.

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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Gromit on Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:54 am

You may find you need one of these as well. To get the best reception you might have to bring the aerial in through the window and connect directly to the back of the TV. A flat length of cable makes this far easier, and they are cheap enough.

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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Paulmold on Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:23 pm

We use one of those as well, means you can close and lock the window.

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Post by Wargenwolf on Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:23 pm

Don't know how the Kingham sliding windows would cope with those, they haven't got the usual rubber window seals.

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Post by Mike187 on Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:29 am

Isn't that what the external TV socket is for?

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Re: Kingham TV Set-Up

Post by Gromit on Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:05 am

Mike187 wrote:Isn't that what the external TV socket is for?
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In theory Mike, but a number of members have found that the external socket doesn't work very well, sometimes not at all.

The easiest remedy (as said earlier in this thread) is to bring the aerial lead in through the window, directly into the back of the TV.

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