TV for our Jayco Expanda

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 01:55
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Hi Fellow ExplorOz Members
We are having a bit of difficulty getting reception in Melbourne on our Sonique TV. We purchased the TV with the van, which is now 4 years only, and have found when we connect other TV's to our aerial we get good reception, but the sonique just struggles. We feel that it doesn't have the modern technology required to pick up the digital signal. We would like to purchase a replacement before we had away for an 18 month trip at the end of February, 2012. At a recent caravan and camping show the sales rep tried to tell us that we needed to buy a specialised RV tv, but the cost is double a normal TV for the same size. When we have mentioned it to other retail stores, like Harvey Norman and Barkes Retravision, the Sales Assistance have thought we are insane? Can anyone confirm or provide information on this subject for us. We have looked at Kogan website, but not sure if we are wasting our money on a cheap TV?
Thanks in advance
Melissa, Rohan and Lleyton
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Reply By: Member - res.q.guy (Vic.) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 07:44

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 07:44
Our extended family have 4 or 5 Kogans, all used in caravans, motorhomes and houseboats, all work fine, the oldest being just over 3 yrs.
We have had no problems with them, apart from one 240v power supply failing, which was replaced promptly by Kogan within a few days.
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:09

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:09
When I went round the island last year, the major problem affecting our Coles digital TV, was the weak digital signal.
I put a 240v booster inside the van and there were not many places we did not get reception. AM in WA and NT was still running then but it is being switched off quicker.

I have a Happy Wanderer aerial too. Basic tools that work quite well.

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Reply By: ozjohn0 - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:23

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:23
We have another Kogal on order for our back room at home.
Full HD 32" LCD with PVR USB etc. $199.
Kogan are the biggest TV and related products Internet sales company in the country.
I bought my daughter for Christmas. HD 19" LCD with DV player, PVR. USB etc for only $159
And there warranty back up is first class.
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Reply By: glids - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:38

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:38
Another vote for Kogan.

Ours has the advantage (for us, anyway) of being a 12 volt TV so we can use it away from mains power.

I assume you have checked the tuning on the Sonique. You have to re-tune every time you move to a different transmission area.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jorgen S (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 10:30

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 10:30
one more for Kogan or Palsonic. Comes 12V and with dvd. Excellent

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Reply By: garrycol - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:39

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:39
I have a 22" Kogan and it is OK - good picture but the sound is awful and I have to plug it into a car amp or use computer speakers.

Also the receiver in the TV is very weak and needs a good external amplifier on the aerial to tune in stations. Like you, the TV does not pick up stations when other TVs on the same aerial does, however this is overcome with an antenna amp.

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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 16:14

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 16:14
Bite the bullet, go out and get yourself a new LCD TV with a video player built in.
Make sure you get one that can run off 12v and you will never regret it.
There are many brands ours is a 15' Celestial now 3 years old and going strong it also backs up as our kitchen TV as well. Runs on 240v & 12v. and has a high definition tuner.
The only problem is the LOUSY TV programs on offer so in our case the DVD part gets used often.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: BJ - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 21:34

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 21:34
Another vote for Kogan 12v/240v. But buy it on ebay rather than the online company site. Kogan sell direct over ebay as well and they are usually $$$ cheaper. I bought a 22"HD with PVR and built in DVD player- $154. great visual clarity and colour. Re sound problems, in setup immediately adjust treble and bass and sound is fine.
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