Looking at 12V Televisions for caravan

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Currently looking at 12Volt TV - one from Harvey Norman draws 70 amps, one from Home of 12V - draws 3amp. Suggestions for tv's or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Reply By: 2517. - Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 14:51

Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 14:51
Sounds quality is the biggest problem,If you have a inverter I would buy a well known brand and do it that way.
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Reply By: Duncanm - Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 14:57

Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 14:57
Are you sure about the 70 amps? Seems way too high. Maybe it's 7? Which stills seems a lot.
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 20:48

Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 20:48
If it's 70 amps you are going to need a bigger caravan..! LOL
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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 14:57

Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 14:57
70 amps doesn't sound right?

I have a Wintel that works ok.

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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 15:04

Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 15:04
Teac LEV24GD3FHD is a 12 tv supplied with a 240v power supply. It is not cheap as it is a 24" High Definition unit, priced around $300. RRP price is a lot higher than that. Why such a small tv is in high definition I will never know. Sound on this particular tv is fine.

This should be available at Harvey Norman or the good guys. It draws around 3 amp.

Kogan I think sell one, but watch out for quality as many cheap ones can't be watched from an angle.
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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 15:09

Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 15:09
Hi, I have a 12 volt 22" Kogan that I am very happy with, view angle is very good, picture,etc. Think power is rated at 30 watt. 3-4 hours the volt meter doesn't move.The model with DVD is rated at 60 watt.
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Follow Up By: Sundowner2 - Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 21:59

Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 21:59
Yes....I too have a Koken 12v with a 19" with a dvd...draws just 36 watts....or 3 amps. We find 19" is big enough to watch Queensland continue to win the Origin anyway.

PS..If a TV draws 70 amps (840 watts) a battery wont last long!
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 15:10

Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 15:10
Hi Goldlink

Palsonic as a range of good size TV's that are 12 v


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Reply By: Member - Stuart and Gunny - Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 20:57

Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 at 20:57
Do not buy a Sphere tv/dvd i have replaced the dvd twice.The tv is fine but the dvd is rubbish.Coast to coast carry spare dvd in stock that is how flash they are.
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Reply By: Tony H15 - Monday, Jun 06, 2016 at 12:45

Monday, Jun 06, 2016 at 12:45
I also bought a Kogan, the first one stopped working so I returned it (postage paid by Kogan) and have had no problems since. Kogan are excellent to deal with and also have an excellent return/replacement'refund policy. Most TVs under 19" are 12 volt and come with a 240 volt adapter, Kogan have a lead specifically for their TVs 12 volt input or you can buy one from Jaycar or do as I did and knock one up yourself.
The 19" Kogan comes either with a DVD for $139 or without for $98, you can't beat that! Picture quality is as good as any other set.
Instead of a DVD I simply record movies/TV shows on a portable hard drive and plug that in to the Kogan. Any TV with a USB input should support a portable hard disk drive and movies can be downloaded from a number of internet sites. Depending on file format though, you may need to convert the file after downloading. Free converters are available on line.
HDs are a lot easier to cart around than a couple of dozen DVDs, they require no setup or tech knowledge, are easy to navigate and movies can be deleted or added at your leisure.

Current draw is 3 amps!
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue M - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 20:59

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 20:59
In regards to the different formats that you get when downloading from the Internet, I have found they are a pain it the butt.

The TV that came with my van is a Tecovision.
The thing I like about it is, I have not yet found a format that it will not play.

The other thing I like is you can delete programs from your hard drive or USB stick after you have watched them.

As far as the sound goes, it is terrible, but I bought a good little speaker (Braven) that I plug in and all is good.

As with most modern TV's you can record a Tv program if you wish to, but can't watch it until it's finished recording.

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Nothing wore than watching a season of "Game of Thrones" and find out you have not converted a couple of episodes.

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Reply By: goldlink - Monday, Jun 06, 2016 at 18:17

Monday, Jun 06, 2016 at 18:17
Thanks guys for your input, will definitely look at all avenues
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Jun 06, 2016 at 20:39

Monday, Jun 06, 2016 at 20:39
Be aware that all Kogans aren't the same, they seem to source different panels for the same or similar model TVs, I bought 2 & one had dreadful viewing angles & both had very tinny sound with hardly any volume with DVDs.

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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Monday, Jun 06, 2016 at 20:50

Monday, Jun 06, 2016 at 20:50
agree with Shaker, I have one that doesnt have a very good viewing angle at all.
I believe some are actually computer monitors with a different processor.
No prob in itself except computer monitors arent 16:9 but 16:10.
Processor on my ones is very slow, cant flick thru channels until each has loaded up
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Reply By: MickMew - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 18:52

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 18:52
If the 70A was correct you could also use it as a heater or a toaster. That is 840W. Another reply suggests 7A but even that would be high.
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