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Submitted: Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 16:22
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Ok , some do some dont , watch / have tv when camping , not realy interested in the nay sayer brigade who say why take it bush ect ,, what I ask is for those who do take a tv or a laptop with television card what sort of reception do you getCairns nth to the tip , and across the top end , its one thing to get away from it all but another thing to not watch the ABC news to keep informed of whats happening in outside world ,,


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Reply By: Member - Alan H (Narangba QLD - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 16:40

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 16:40
TV on the road

I am looking at this for a van. It is all 12volt.

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Follow Up By: warfer69 - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 22:43

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 22:43
I hope the T.V Reception is better than the link ! ~(*--)
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Follow Up By: Geepeem - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 08:06

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 08:06
THe LInk worked just fine for me.
It looks pretty impressive are reading through the blurb
Does anyone have first hand experience with this system?
Is it as good as it reads?
Cheers,
Glen
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Follow Up By: warfer69 - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 10:55

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 10:55
Hiya Geepeem


Weird i tried Firefox and Internet Explorer and no go,Working now this morning though !

Cheers
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 16:49

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 16:49
If you camp near a town or in a town then in most cases reception should be good. We have a 10" AWA TV/DVD player and we record shows etc at home and watch them when there is no reception. You can also in this case buy a few cheap movies for when there is nil reception. However as I have previously said most towns even the small ones have some sort of tv .
Remember that the good old Radio is a great instrument for checking the weather and news.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: DIO - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 18:41

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 18:41
If your TV card is digital - and I suspect it is, then you can only expect to get good reception when in close proximity to cities and most larger regional towns. If your card is analogue then you can probably expect to receive over a longer distance. As an example, recently I was testing a HD Digital card in my laptop, I was on high ground just east of Penrith. I could not receive any of the mainstream channels. The signals were just too low. Antennae I was using was a twin telescopic unit between 3 - 4 ft in length. Trouble with digital is that if you aren't getting sufficiently high strength signal then no picture. Analogue will produce an acceptable picture on an inferior signal. Satellite may be your best choice. You can expect to get ABC, SBS and in the east, Ch 7 central QLD. When correctly set up, picture will be perfect. You might be better off getting a SW Radio Receiver. DSE have them for about $69.00 Link
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 18:55

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 18:55
Not actually a card but a USB ,,, didgital / analog and a " Happy Wanderer" antenna , working better than our house tv here in Bris and wanting to know what sort of reception can / could expect in some of the more remote parts of the Cape - Territory and northern WA...
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 19:23

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 19:23
G'day Axel,

"ts one thing to get away from it all but another thing to not watch the ABC news to keep informed of whats happening in outside world"

why the need for pictures? ABC/Radio National does the job just fine I would have thought. Haven't you learnt this by now?

or will you miss Rosyln and Juanita? :)
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 20:45

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 20:45
Who was it that said " a picture is worth a thousand words " ?? , and by and by SWMBO has a "thing " for Kerry + the 7.30 report ,, LOL .
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 00:44

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 00:44
On our travels in remote areas we seem to be able to get ABC TV in mor places than we can get ABC radio.

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Reply By: bruce - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 10:35

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 10:35
We just bought a new laptop and the dealer gave us a digital tv receiver that plugs into a usb port and you attach your tv antenae to it....picks up the signals quite o.k. but of course there are still lots of places where there is no digital broadcasts or very little ....so I bought a digital/analogue receiver on ebay for $61 del. , apparently a vcr can be attached to it as well to record onto the computer and then on to dvd/cd if so needed....cheers
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Reply By: youngharry52 - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 13:39

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 13:39
For anyone interested, we recently bought a Teac 19inch lcd tv for the caravan. Its seems to be the only one available that has digital and anologue tuners and operates on 12 v and 240v. Also has a built in DVD player. We have used it with an Explorer C3 ?? antenna in Laurieton (near Port Macquarie). It was great. Paid around $720 if I recall correctly.

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Chris
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