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TV and Free to air boxes

Post by daveandgill on Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:26 am

Hi

I have a Avtex W164DR TV I will be traveling around Europe soon and I want to know is the Maxview free to air satellite box compatible with this TV.

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Re: TV and Free to air boxes

Post by matchlessman on Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:32 pm

Yes.

You just need to ensure you get the right lead with the sat box. Cant remember the TV input requirements, you'll need to look at it, or the instructions, but I think the sat box is a normal scart. Mine was fitted by Brownhills when I bought the van and works fine.
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Re: TV and Free to air boxes

Post by Peter Brown on Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:54 pm

That's exactly the combination I have. Scart both ends.

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Re: TV and Free to air boxes

Post by daveandgill on Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:16 pm

Hi

Thanks for the replies.Just one more point we will be wild camping so we have too operate off 12volt. Where the tv bracket is I only have one 12 volt socket (cigarette type) how do I get around powering the tv and the Sat box together.

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Re: TV and Free to air boxes

Post by matchlessman on Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:24 pm

Check your tv mine doesn't have a scart. I think it might be 2 phono or jack, but I'm not sire from memory. I'll look tonight.

Pop into halfords. You can get a plug with 4 output sockets for about a fiver.
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Re: TV and Free to air boxes

Post by hillwalker on Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:36 pm

matchlessman wrote:Check your tv mine doesn't have a scart. I think it might be 2 phono or jack, but I'm not sire from memory. I'll look tonight.

Pop into halfords. You can get a plug with 4 output sockets for about a fiver.

Hi David

Did a quick Google and as matchlessman says these are the Halfords type

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_700281_langId_-1_categoryId_165489

Also check these out, slightly cheaper but Halfords probably more convenient

http://uk.cellphoneshop.net/triple.html?cagpspn=pla&gclid=CKaPk7TP8LYCFe3MtAodpzkAhA

Hope this helps

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Re: TV and Free to air boxes

Post by daveandgill on Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:28 pm

Hi All

Thanks for the replies ordered multi plug just need too get the Maxview box now.

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Re: TV and Free to air boxes

Post by DuxDeluxe on Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:41 pm

Confession time..... I got Phil from Rhinoinstalls to do mine. Fitted a dome and then in the cupboard put the controller and receiver unit. Magic eye for remote stuck underneath the cupboard. Works brilliantly with the avtex TV but mine is the W153 and only a Scart connection. No more rotten lousy aerial issues anymore...... bliss! up!

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Re: TV and Free to air boxes

Post by matchlessman on Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:39 pm

Just looked at my TV its an Avtex W103D and the input from the box is via a jack plug (4 terminal).

Make sure you confirm which input your TV has so you can get the right lead.
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Re: TV and Free to air boxes

Post by daveandgill on Thu May 02, 2013 8:34 pm

Hi

Got my Maxview box it works a treat with my Avtex w164dr TV.Did a test in my back garden and picked up the Astra Satellite straight a way.Unable to pick up Hotbird not sure if I have to be a bit further south to do that.I only have a 65cm dish.Thanks for all your help.

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