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.
The Avtex W103D 12 volt TV/DVD Combi was the first of the Avtex range to use one of the latest generation of LCD screens with an LED backlight. It houses a high quality complete entertainment package in a compact cabinet. Designed for use in a Boat, Caravan or Motorhome but equally ideal as a personal TV on a desk or when you're out fishing.
The Avtex W103D was the first Avtex model with an "LED" backlight. This reduces the power consumption and gives excellent colour and contrast compared to the earlier W102D.
The W103D has been designed and manufactured from the ground up to be used in a leisure vehicle such as a boat, caravan or motorhome, but it is equally suitable in many other applications. We have supplied many of these excellent 12 volt TV/DVD combi's to fishermen and even as portable display units for various out door prommotions.
The W103D has a fold out leg on the bottom of the case for use free standing and unlike any rivals at this size it also has VESA mounting bushes on the back for use fitted to a bracket. The W103D is easy to use and includes the 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. The W103D has two tuners, 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 W103D 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 W103D 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 W103D 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 top 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 W103D 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