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groyne

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First night on our 3 month hunt for the sun and the sound on the telly has packed in. It's an Avtex and it's only 2 years old. What a lump of junk. Any recommendations as to where we can get a reasonably priced 12v t.v as we drive through France? Now fixed.:)
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Martin P

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Found this on another forum Worth contacting Avtex maybe And thanks to whomever Derek is Hi Loss of sound is a known problem with Avtex. If you phone them and report it they sort it extremely quickly. They send a courier to collect it and turned mine around in 3 days from them collecting to it being back in use. I don't have the number now but if you google Avtex you can get the contact number from their website. Regards Derek
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Why oh why not live without the infernal oggle box? In all of my many years of tugging and now the last 5 years of mohoing I have never ever found the need to watch any TV, indeed we only watch a limited few hours per week when living at home............................. So instead, re-learn the art of conversation or reading or playing scrabble or even listening some music or even the twittering of the birds and bees so to speak.
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Amazon have drop locations in France just like they have in UK. Most super markets have a range of TV's you only need to look for one with a transformer in the power lead 240 to 12 v
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We gave up telly in 1999, to go abroad, full timing. In the early days, before vans had satellite systems, we'd meet other MH- ers and spend evenings socialising. We swapped ideas, learned a lot from old hands and often ended up as socialised as newts. Then, the dreaded dishes arrived.. People would suddenly disappear to watch their soaps and stay in all night. I remember wild camping at Peniche, Portugal. We'd been alone by a clifftop bar, with toilets available. We'd buy the odd drink , but he closed of an evening. 2 UK vans rolled up. Nice chatty folk, been around a bit.. By 6pm they would suddenly disappear, locked down. Never stirring until mid-morning. One morning they were discussing their previous nights viewing.. What a coincidence..! They'd both been watching women's topless mud wrestling.. At 2 am. It's still possible to live without TV, but it's unusual. You should give it a try.
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Why oh why not live without the infernal oggle box? In all of my many years of tugging and now the last 5 years of mohoing I have never ever found the need to watch any TV, indeed we only watch a limited few hours per week when living at home............................. So instead, re-learn the art of conversation or reading or playing scrabble or even listening some music or even the twittering of the birds and bees so to speak. Always got the impression tuggers had the equivalent of the widest flat screen tv there is being on a campsite.
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Try plugging some earphones into the TV and see if they work. If they do then something's amiss with the speakers. However this seems unlikely. I bought a TV in France a couple of years ago from Darty. You'll find branches all over the place. It's the French equivalent of Currys. If you want one that runs off 12 volts that may be tricky but I succeeded. FNAC is another outlet you could try. Bear in mind that the broadcast standard for HD TV in France is different to the UK so you may find that if you do buy a set it won't work in HD back home.
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Speakers are prone to failure due to their fragility. The chances are the speaker has blown, and requires to be replaced. Avtex make excellent TVs and offer excellent back up. only last September I reported a damaged remote on my 4 year old avtex tv. even though the tv was outwith the warranty, and the fault was due to the remote being dropped then stood on, they sent me a replacement FOC.
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We gave up telly in 1999, to go abroad, full timing. In the early days, before vans had satellite systems, we'd meet other MH- ers and spend evenings socialising. We swapped ideas, learned a lot from old hands and often ended up as socialised as newts. Then, the dreaded dishes arrived.. People would suddenly disappear to watch their soaps and stay in all night. We bought an Avtex with DVD Sept 2013 Hardly used it in the MoHo and not at all for the last 4 years. Transported it to Thailand where we play CDs mainly but also DVD's It has HDMI so I can watch youtube etc on a bigger screen than the laptop. We can ;play CDs via the MoHo radio of Ripped onto the kaptop with Bluetooth speakers Again Youtube available on the laptop and the screen is OK in MoHo PS I like the David Attenborough programs especially if newts are featured if not I "grow my own"
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Always got the impression tuggers had the equivalent of the widest flat screen tv there is being on a campsite. The worst (by a country mile) example I ever saw of people having their lives ruled by the dreaded TV was when we owned Manzac Ferme close to Nontron, Dordogne. An old couple arrived in their Shogun towing a drop dead gorgeous Hymer van that had lunges at both ends. After pitching their van, the man then spent ages setting up his enormous (almost 2 mtr.) sat dish and then as soon as he finished he then immediately set up another identical dish next to it. Then inside the van he carefully positioned a large TV at each end of the van and then closed the doors for the night. Both of them were hard of hearing and were wearing large hearing aids....................... within a couple of hours I had received several complaints about the very high volume levels that was coming from the van and had to go and ask them to either turn the infernal xyz TV's off or at the very...
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The worst (by a country mile) example I ever saw of people having their lives ruled by the dreaded TV was when we owned Manzac Ferme close to Nontron, Dordogne. An old couple arrived in their Shogun towing a drop dead gorgeous Hymer van that had lunges at both ends. After pitching their van, the man then spent ages setting up his enormous (almost 2 mtr.) sat dish and then as soon as he finished he then immediately set up another identical dish next to it. Then inside the van he carefully positioned a large TV at each end of the van and then closed the doors for the night. Both of them were hard of hearing and were wearing large hearing aids....................... within a couple of hours I had received several complaints about the very high volume levels that was coming from the van and had to go and ask them to either turn the infernal xyz TV's off or at the very least turn the volume levels down very considerably, sadly they did neither, so instead of stopping with us for 2...
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I would also be tempted to plug a set of headphones in and if they work buy a cheap set of USB powered speakers (I presume the Avtex has a USB port) and just use them. About a tenner in the UK. Thats what we use anyway with our Akura TV as small TV speakers are often crap. If no joy and you cant find a 12v TV in a shop or supermarket A caravan / Camping car dealer will have something I am sure.
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