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 L215DR - DISCONTINUED
The Avtex L215DR 12v TV/DVD Combi is now discontinued and will be replaced by the L215DRS.
The NEW Avtex L215DRS is due to be launched in June. For further information click:
Avtex L215DRS .
The Avtex L215DR is supplied mounted on a glass pedestal stand similar to the Avtex L185DR 18.5" sister model. The use of the pedestal allows the L215DR to be used vertically compared to the smaller W164DR using a rear mounted leg that means it allways has to lean backwards slightly. The pedestal approach gives a better picture when the TV is located relatively high compared to your seating position as in many new Caravans and Motorhomes.
The L215DR has been designed and manufactured from the ground up for use in a boat, caravan or motorhome. It has superior quality components and excellent build quality to cope with the increased vibration and harshness you are likely to encounter on todays roads. It is also safe to use with variable input voltages and can even work in a 24v truck or truck based vehicle like horseboxes. As with other models in the Avtex range the L215DR has the unique AQT (Avtex Quick Tune) system. This is a one button tuning facility that aids simple stress free set up when you arrive at your holiday destination. Something that the Avtex L215DR has that also aids its use in the field is " Target Region Tuning ". This is a new specification introduced because of technical difficulties with earlier Digital Tick Approved Televisions and it allows you to select which transmitter you want to tune into when camping in between transmitters. Older and less specified TV sets can struggle to lock on to the correct transmitter and receive all available stations.
The Avtex L215DR is built to a very high standard and has easy to use software and most importantly with a premium product is the stunning performance in both Standard Definition and High Definition. The L215DR has the top quality (A+) FULL HD TV screen (1080P) where most competitors at this size even premium brand domestic TV sets use screens at least one grade lower and only 1080i specification. This means the Avtex L215DR gives stunning beautiful pictures and great sound reproduction to give an overall fantastic veiwing experience.
For discerning purchasers this is the ultimate 12 volt portable TV that would not look out of place in any luxury Boat, Caravan or Motorhome/RV. It has two HDMI sockets for connecting HD Satellite or for the FULL HD experience an external Blueray Disc Player.
The L215DR has two built-in tuners (Standard Definition), a Digital DVB-T one suitable for watching FREEVIEW and the Continental equivalent, plus a conventional Multi-standard tuner making it suitable for use throughout Europe on both the new and old transmission systems. You can pause/record live TV from the Digital (FREEVIEW) tuner to an external pen drive/usb hdd (not included) via the USB socket. This is the only source that can be recorded and supports Hard Drives up to 250Gb in size. There are also scart and two HDMI sockets to facilitate the watching of external equipment like Blueray and HD Satellite.
To the right hand edge there is a built-in DVD drive for watching films and can also be used to play Audio CD's and CD-ROM's.
Please note that the latest generation of TV's are significantly slimmer than previous models. If you intend to mount your L215DR on a VESA wall bracket please ensure that you use bolts of an appropriate length as using bolts that are too long may damage the TV. We can supply short bolts if required, please contact us.
The Avtex L215DR is supplied with a 12v lead terminated in a cigar type plug. The cigar plug houses a glass fuse to protect the TV. If you should need to replace the fuse this can be done by carefully rotating the end of the plug. This plug should not be removed as your TV will not have the protection of the fuse and the warranty will be invalidated. If your vehicle has a different type of socket you should purchase an adapter either from us or your local caravan dealer. Details of our adapters can be found in the accessories section.
When connecting the L215DR TV you should follow the same safety princple as connecting your hook up lead, when setting up connect the TV end first, wall socket end second. When packing away disconnect the wall socket end first, TV end second. It is also important to completely turn the TV off with the main ON/OFF switch situated on the bottom panel rather than just turning to standby as if the main switch is left "ON" when you next connect the TV there will be a surge of power that may blow the fuse. Whilst the L215DR only uses a small amount of power in standby, turning the main switch "OFF" will also save your valuable battery power when rallying / wild camping.
Standard Warranty: 12 Months