12 volt TV

Submitted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:33
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Can anybody suggest a suitable small TV for the camper trailer and where to buy one in Melbourne. Also a portable radio that will work outback to check the footy scores,all the cheapies die five minutes out of Alice.
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TD
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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:54

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:54
We have one of these from Ebay:

Ebay TV

It plays DVD as well. Cost should be about $300.

Radio? Use the car radio.

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Follow Up By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 13:23

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 13:23
Just a caveat; from the published specs, the TV appears to be only analogue with no external video input (for an external digital set top box or satellite TV).
Analogue TV is being phased out from 2010, so this might be an issue.

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Follow Up By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 13:53

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 13:53
Gerry

It has a AV in socket and works fine with my Sat tuner and set top box at home. Can also be used as a pc screen through a USB cable.

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Follow Up By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 15:24

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 15:24
Fair enough, Peter. The specs just didn't show that (but I discovered that one of the pics mentioned it).
One issue with an external STB is the extra power it _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx off the 12v supply, compared with a TV with internal DVB-T tuner.
But you're gonna have to do that anyway when on satellite.

As I'm also interested in this sort of device, what sort of current does it draw from 12v, and what sort of video input does it have (composite or S-video)?
Good bright clear screen?

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Follow Up By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 15:34

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 15:34
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It's composite video. The screen is pretty good. Not sure what current it _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx. Will check the manual.

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Reply By: toyotabits - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 17:50

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 17:50
G'day TTD, as for the radio, I use in the outback (everywhere) a SONY ICF - 7600DS FM/LW/MW/SW receiver. It cost me $10 at a garage sale - it is a quality instrument/ receiver, to me it would be cheap at $500! I was lucky, it came with extension ariel as well, still with it's velour bag. I have since seen them on ebay worldwide. Good value, if you find one, as they are older - check that battery's havn't been left in & corroded contact springs, regards, aussiedingo@qldnet.com.au
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Follow Up By: TTD - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 22:25

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 22:25
toyotabits

Thanks for the information,the best I have been able to find is a Sengie or something like that at Harvey Norman for $149.

Thanks again.
TTD
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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 22:10

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 22:10
I have a 12v Telefunken(careful with the spelling) LCD TV that i use in the caravan and the camper,paid $189 bucks for it about 2 years ago and it's been fantastic, been dropped,kicked and thrown around the caravan and it still goes( currently it is my home PC screen) ohh it's also got a remote. I cant remember the name of the place but it is on the cnr of lwr dandenong rd and boundary rd in braeside. they sell new and refurbished electrical equipment for great prices.
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Follow Up By: TTD - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 22:27

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 22:27
Paul and Melissa

I drive passed there every day and have never been into the place thanks for the tip

Regards

TTD
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 22:46

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 22:46
Well I bought what is very similar but is a Centrex and it was crap.

Died after less than 6 months use and they are out of business.

All I have left is a Telefunken 240-12volt reducer which you can have cheap

From what I have seen around the parks a TEAC seems to be a good unit.

I now have a GRUNDIG from WOW sight & Sound $460.

Does however have a limited viewing angle and must be viewed either straight on or from above a bit.

EG we have to tilt it down as we have it mounted above the fridge and look up towards it so have had to tilt it forward .
However most LCD's are similar.



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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 22:49

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 22:49
PS forgot to say its a 15 in and is 12 volt and has a built in HD tuner for Digital and analogue and also has a DVD player built in.
Runs really good off the satellite dish.



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