In October 2012 the R.O.I. turned off Analogue Terrestrial TV Broadcasts and therefore now only have a Digital TV service. The Broadcast Standard chosen by the Irish Authorities is different to the rest of Europe and as such any Standard Definition TV's bought in the UK or else where in Europe will not work in Ireland.
You can watch British and European programmes via satellite whilst in R.O.I. but not RTE.
If you have a normal TV and want to watch Irish Broadcasters such as RTE then you will need to purchase an Irish set top box in Ireland. Thier equivalent to Feeview is called Saorview.
Avtex are the market leaders and have been supplying 12v TV's to the leisure market for 20 years. They have gained considerable knowledge and expertise in this Specialist field distributing Televisions from major manufacturers like Panasonic and Thomson. When "the big boys" decide to pull out of this niche market Avtex decide to have their own 12v TV sets made and rapidly became The Brand to have for the discerning purchaser. TV's sold under the "Avtex" brand are built to a high specification with some unique features for their intended use in Boats, Caravans, Motorhomes and Trucks.
What ever your vehicle you're sure to find a suitable Avtex 12 volt TV below with screen sizes from 16" to larger sets with screens of 21.5".
The following models are unique at this size as they have a professional video screen unlike most competitors that have computer screens of an inferior quality. Avtex have three 16" models; the W164TR TV, the W164DR TV / DVD combi and the latest W164DRS combi with integrated HD Satellite Tuner.
The Avtex W164TR is the smallest Avtex TV with a Sony Professional Video HD Ready A+ LCD screen that offers stunning picture quality rivals can only dream of. The W164TR can be powered from 12v/24v DC & 230v AC Mains and can record from the Freeview Tuner onto an External USB Pen Drive or HDD (not inc.).
DISCONTINUED - NO REPLACEMENT DUE
The Avtex W164DR was the most popular small/medium sized 12v TV/DVD Combi with a High Quality 16" LCD Widescreen in the 12v Caravan TV market. Whilst still very popular the New sister model (W164DRS) has taken over in weight of numbers as the most popular 16" set. The W164DR beats the competitors TVs hands down for Picture Quality, Sound Quality, Build Quality and User Friendly Software.
The Avtex W164DRS 12v TV/DVD Combi is the smallest of the "DRS" models. It has a Sony Professional screen that ensures it offers picture quality that is significatly better than other 16" TV's. There are integrated Freeview and HD FTA Satellite Tuners. The W164DRS has the latest style Glass front panel making it very stylish as well as functional.
Again Avtex have three models in the range of mid-size 18.5" 12v TV's. The L185TR is a TV only, the L185DR a combined TV/DVD and the latest L185DRS combi also has an integrated HD Satellite Tuner.
DISCONTINED - NO REPLACEMENT DUE
The Avtex L185TR is the Largest TV only Avtex model with a High Quality HD Ready Widescreen. The L185TR can be powered from 12v/24v DC & 230v AC Mains and can record from the Freeview Tuner onto an External USB Pen Drive or HDD (not inc.). Unlike it's smaller brother the L185TR comes mounted on a detachable pedestal thus allowing it to be used in a vertical position where the smaller W164TR leans backward on its rear mounted leg.
The Avtex L185DR has become our most popular Avtex "DR" model now selling in larger numbers than the 16" that used to be the most popular size. The L185DR is a 12v HD Ready TV/DVD Combi with a High Quality A+ 18.5" LED/LCD Widescreen. The L185DR is supplied on a detachable pedestal that allows the TV to be used vertically allowing better viewing angles when the TV is positioned above your line of sight than the smaller W164DR that leans slightly backwards on its rear leg. The L185DR can also be mounted on a wall bracket and is fitted with standard "VESA" mounting points.
The Avtex L185DRS is a 2012 model with an 18.5" LED/LCD HD screen. It has Freeview integrated, a built-in DVD player as well as the integrated HD Satellite receiver. USB Recording feature from the Freeview Tuner.
LATEST State of the Art model
State of the Art just got a new meaning. The latest Avtex L186DRS replaces last years most popular model the L185DRS. There are three key differences the first being the new very stylish smaller cabinet with a smaller frame and therefore smaller footprint. The second is the inclusion of a DVB-T2 Tuner for reception of "Freeview HD" or it's European equivalent. There is also now the capability to record from both the Terrestrial and Satellite Tuners to an external USB drive. If you're looking for the best 12v TV, look no further, you've just found it.
The largest Avtex model has a 21.5" Full HD Screen and there is now only one model to choose from, the L215DRS being replaced by the NEW L216DRS.
LATEST State of the Art model
The Avtex L216DRS is the latest and largest in the range of the three "DRS" models with a FULL HD 21.5" screen. The key feature of the "DRS" models is the Triple Tuning System with Integrated HD FTA Satellite Receiver. The L216DRS also adds HD Freeview compared to standard definition Freeview in last years L215DRS. This is one of several improvements and if you have the space in your Caravan or Motorhome for a larger TV then you should consider the L216DRS with sleek styling, great features, highest specification and outstanding picture quality.
Discontinued - Replaced by the L216DRS.