Van Television set

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I need to update the television in our 18foot Bustracker. Has anyone got any suggestions as to how to go about it. The TV presently in it is the standard LCD (Original from Bustracker) set but it is only Anologue. I was wondering if the existing antena would be siutable for Digital appications and whether I should just install a Digital set top box or do I need a complete new TV and antena.
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Reply By: Umpire83 - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 07:31

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 07:31
Best idea would be to call Sound In Motion and talk to Brian at the office or on site staff at BTI, you haven't given enough equipment detail for a definative answer.
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 08:44

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 08:44
Have a look at the TEAC brand of digital LCD & LED TV's they are designed to operate on 12v.

All new TV's sold now will be digital and HD so no need to worry about digital set top box.

We changed our original SIM anologue TV & set top box over to a TEAC, i just took the set top box out, the original 12v power connection fitted into the TEAC with no problems. The Wingard antenna required the additional Wingman add on to get majority of digital broadcast stations, without it we only received SBS.


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Follow Up By: Grunter - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 20:55

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 20:55
Thanks for the info. It gives me somethig to think about.
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Reply By: Pam and Les - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 18:36

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 18:36
Just did this myself last week. Got a Kogan 22in full HD LED (1920x1080) for $220 delivered. Even plays DivX from a USB. Is 12v, tunes all channels. All connectors fitted. Only problem was the BT mounting bracket that the TV was screwed onto had 60mm spacing between the four screws, the new one 100mm. Just got an off cut of steel and mated the two together by drilling four holes in it for the TV and four for the mounting arm. As for your aerial, my Winegard still works fine. My understanding is their is no difference between anologue and digital antennas as both signals come in on the same frequency.
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Follow Up By: Grunter - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 20:56

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 20:56
Sounds so simple. I will look into one . Many thanks
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Follow Up By: Bow & Nan - Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 03:14

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 03:14
We have just fitted a Kogan, the sound is very poor quality.

The sound is that bad we are going to through it out.
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Follow Up By: Finch's nest - Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 03:29

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 03:29
Pam & Les . Just read your message on TV. Had a look at www.kogan.com .au under 12 volt tvs. 22in full HD LCD, TV ,with DVD Player built with PUR-PRO SERIES. $199.00 Plus postage.Is this similar to yours. Seems pretty simple to fit .Is it easy to fit to existing aerial ??. Would like to discuss it with you .As i do not know much about tvs.. If you would like to call me on 03 50701441( I can call you back) Regards, Clive.
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Follow Up By: Theywent Thataway - Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 16:46

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 16:46
We found with our Kogan that you need to have the sound down low on the TV and use the stereo's controls for the volume, then the sound was fine.
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Follow Up By: Pam and Les - Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 19:31

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 19:31
Mine is the SRS trusurround model Kaleed22xxxAB. Sound is every bit as good as the old Panasonic. Had read the problems about the sound quality so went for the above. It has different sound settings, movie, speech etc. You can also modify the bass, treble, balance and have surround on or off. It will also connect to the van's sound system but I find the TV sound fine, but I did listen to loud music when young, and Pam says I am deaf, although I find it selective deafness. This model doesn't have a DVD player but I convert all shows to my USB stick.
Clive, will call you this morning.
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 05:09

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 05:09
We love our new TEAC!
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Reply By: Ski Ali - Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 09:17

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 09:17
We fitted an 181/2 inch TEAC in place of the 19 inch Phoenix. Screen is slightly smaller but connected to existing fittings and wiring. Also fitted exactly onto the wall with no modifications. Only pulls 2.3 amps. Fitted a wingman to the Wineguard to stop picture from pixelating. Works fine.
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Reply By: Jaunty Jordans - Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 18:08

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 18:08
Hi Pam and Les,
We have just been through this saga with our 2004 18' BT and after looking at a great many options we ended up with Sound n Motion and had 19" Phoenix TV installed on new arm mount plus a changeover of the CD player as they all now play DVDs (they put a small pocket into the empty space where old DVD player sat) and instead of an aerial replacement we bit the bullet and installed the automatic sat dish. We are now set up for all needs and the driver will no longer have to miss his beloved sporting programs!!!
Yes it costs lots more than just a new telly but we are approaching a time when we will spend a considerable amount of time in the BT and figure it is worth the outlay at this point.
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