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Posted: 6 years ago
we have just tried to get a normal tv with freeview to work off caravan ariel we get no signal...help we are novices do we have to buy a caravn tv or can we just buy something that boosts the signal,any advice greatly recieved
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Posted: 6 years ago
It should work we use a normal Free view LCD TV in our Caravan have you got
A Roof Airiel on your Caravan roof? It just means turning the Airiel in the different directions to get a decent signal also a lot of sites now have the electric bollard hook up that includes a tv booster that you can connect to your television we get Brillient pictures with that its trial and error and patience I am afraid,you will get there good luck
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Posted: 6 years ago
Check what sort of aerial it is first you may need to move it to line it up but many caravans and unidirectional aerials so you don't need to move it.. check if it has a booster if it doesn't then worth investing in one... but if it have check its switched on and / or that power is getting to it...Just one other thing that you may need to retune the tv. I guess you would have known that but just in case...
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Posted: 6 years ago
Any digital tv will work in your caravan (no analog now) but the aerial on top of your caravan will have to be pointing in the right direction to obtain a signal, I use a digital signal finder purchased off ebay when it finds the signal I tune the TV in (this has to be done everytime you set up) provided you are not going to the same place everytime, if I cannot get all the channels I know should be there I simply turn the aerial round 180 degrees, also the aerial on top of the caravan should have a booster with it and this must be switched on to get a picture.If you have done all that and you still do not get a picture and the tv works at home then I would suspect either the aerial or the booster or the cabling is faulty.
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Posted: 6 years ago
Forgot to mention in last post a normal tv is ok provided it is connected to a freeview box other wise it will not work.
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Posted: 6 years ago
you could always go for a satellite option, you can get mini dishes, set top box etc off ebay really cheap... we got our for less than £30, the only problem then is setting them up when you get on site but you can get various apps on phones that do the job.
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Posted: 6 years ago
Silly question but is it a digital tv. Have you tried the setup of free view box and aerial? We current have a polarid tv from asda that has an external power pack that will run 12v if we want. Think they are about 90 quid in asda.
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Posted: 6 years ago
surffreak be careful, tvs that have a 12v input jack can be spiked if the 12v even from your battery is not stabillised and more so if you have a generator charging your battery
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Posted: 6 years ago
We use a normal 19" tv not a specialist caravan one but we only use it on sites where there is EHU. It has built-in freeview so we just connect an aerial. We have an Avtex portable aerial that is brilliant. Doesn't look much but it does the job. http://www.leisureshopdirect.com/caravan/home/product_49718/avtex_sth1000_digital_antenna.aspx