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Post by Roverlass on Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:20 pm

We have a 1995 Topaz Autosleeper and would like to get a small (reasonable priced television) Most of the campsites we visit have the TV ariel points, but we don't  know what kind of TV to buy or which coax cable we need. Any suggestions please?  confused3
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Re: Which TV?

Post by daisy mae on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:15 pm

I highly recommend Avtex, bought the 16" for my Topaz, after seeing the 22" one my husband bought for the caravan,

I bought mine from John Lewis, you get a 5 year guarantee  from there, usually it is 3 years, more expensive than others, but the picture and sound quality is superb, usually small  TV's  the sound is so tinny, that it is uncomfortable to listen too. have tried cheaper ones. This is just our opinion, hope it helps.
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Re: Which TV?

Post by Dutto on Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:17 pm

Hi there,

Can recommend Avtex.wave 

Ours has a DVD slot, a VHF radio and we can also hook up the computer. (I presume that an eight year old child who knew how to work it could also knit a sweater on it.)wave wave 

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Post by Roverlass on Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:42 pm

Thank you Daisymae and Dutto for your quick reply. We will go and have a look at them. Just one more thing we are not sure of is..When it says there is a TV point, exactly what does that mean? Is it just a digital ariel plug-in point, or is it a television programme signal? Also what cable do we need?
Thanks Linda
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Re: Which TV?

Post by Dutto on Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:46 pm

Hi there,

By "TV point" I presume that you are talking about the van itself.

If so, this usually means that there is a co-axial socket (similar to the one you have in the wall at home) located in the van and it is normally close to a 12v supply from which you can power a TV. There may or may not be an aerial connected to the other end of the socket.

There can be a variety of inputs to the Avtex TV (satellite, aerial, VHF, computer USB, camera etc) and selection for each input signal is via a TV "flipper".

It sounds complicated and to someone our age it is!! But we've learned how to get the programmes we like to watch!wave wave 

Hope this helps.allthumbz 

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Re: Which TV?

Post by oakchipper on Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:41 pm

Hi

Have a look on ebay,just got a Avtex W163DR with dvd/cd player built in and a sat decoder for £100 + £21 postage

Don't know if usual but for this item ebay didn't take money till 14 days after purchase to make sure item as advertised

Would recommend,picture great as is sound quality

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Post by Roverlass on Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:55 am

Thank you Dutto and Oakchipper for your replies.  I'm sorry I didn't explain myself very well, but the TV points I meant was the ones you get at campsites. They supply water, electric, waste, and TV point all at one place on your pitch. I guess you plug your own cable in your TV and the other end in the provided socket. We are going to a campsite in October that provides these facilities so we wanted to buy a TV and any cable beforehand.
I will definitely be having a good look on Ebay. 
Best Regards
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Re-Which TV

Post by burlingtonboaby on Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:57 pm

Hi Linda
If you decide to purchase an Avtex tv, you might want to consider a external aerial for the sites without t,v coax input connection.
I'm still using our Avtex 15" W153D with a high gain aerial and flexible mount to find channels I cannot receive on my roof mounted Status 530/10 aerial.
www.avtex.co.uk for their full stocklist.
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Post by Roverlass on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:32 pm

Thank you Boaby, I will remember your suggestion. Thanks again,
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