TV and Aerial

Hi we are traveling to Broome soon from Innisfail, I was wondering what sort of TV and Arial to get, does any readers have any thoughts on what to buy! We have a Jayco eagle and it is wired up for an aerial. Should we get a 12 volt TV or are they no good. And have heard a dish aerial are best!
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 14:46

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 14:46
There are many aerials you can get.
Google caravan antenna and they will all come up.
If you do not have one on the van look at the happy wanderer set up.
As for the tv get yourself a high definition LCD tv that can be powered from 12 volts there are many about, we have had a Celestial 15" TV DVD combo for around three years now and we find it more than adequate.
You will find that in most locations it will have to be re-tuned as is with any brand and they are all self tuning so no probs.
Getting one that runs off 12 volt cigar socket is the best way to go. IMHO.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 14:57

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 14:57
We have a 19in LED TV which works well. A lot of the TVs these days are 12v with a power pack that plugs into 240v so best of both worlds. We have a digimatch antenna, small enough for the van and works well. If you are going away from larger centres VAST satellite TV is the only option if you like your TV.
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Reply By: johno59 - Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 08:26

Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 08:26
we ave just purchased a GVC 12 volt tv 18.5 in from the good guys.Its their own brand and has a built in dvd and comes with a 240 power pack. It is fed power from a 12 volt cigerette lead/ socket we had installed in the van. The reception is excellent. there are many arials available, I found I needed to spend about $150 to get something that does the job. be aware the some areas have very poor recpetion. good luck!
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 11:18

Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 11:18
All of the above comments are spot on. I went around Oz in 20010 and 2011 and we had a Coles 19" with built in DVD (LCD). My van has a 12v outlet so wired up a separate cord to plug in to it. Easy.

Get a signal booster as well as the reception in those years was poor fairly often. Park behind a tree or a hill or just be a bit too far out in the sticks and a booster will give you a good signal. They are about $40 in Dick Smith or dearer in Jaycar.

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Follow Up By: Ray - Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 12:28

Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 12:28
I use a normal household antenna. It takes a little while to set up but then I am in no hurry. It beats al of those fancy antennas. If I am way out of range of a terestial transmitter I use a satellite dish.
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 14:52

Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 14:52
A handy program for setting up antenna direction, both terrestrial and sat is Nomad's Almanac
It is free and is a standalone prog on a computer.
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