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 W164DRS 12v TV/DVD Combi is one of the latest generation of "Ultra Slim" sets designed and manufactured by Avtex specifically for use in a Boat, Caravan or Motorhome. The key advantage over the sister W164DR model and the significance of the letter "S" is a built-in High Definition Free To Air Satellite Receiver.
Launched spring 2012 the Avtex W164DRS was one of the first Avtex models with a Triple Tuning System. It has a conventional Multi-standard Analogue Terrestrial Tuner, a DVB-T Digital Terrestrial Tuner for watching "Freeview" in the UK and the Continental equivalent whilst touring Europe and the latest DVB-S2 High Defeinition Free to Air Satellite Receiver. The inclusion of the HD Satellite Receiver allows a wide variety of programming to be watched throughout the UK & Europe by simply connecting a Satellite Dish directly to the W164DRS - no need for an external Satellite box unless you wish to watch SKY whose programmes are encrypted using their propritory encoding system.
The other difference between the W164DR and the W164DRS is the DRS is housed in a NEW style cabinet with a front glass panel as first seen on the larger 21.5" L215DR.
The W164DRS along with the other Avtex 16" models offer by far the best picture quality at this size due to the exclusive use of a Sony Professional Video screen whilst other manufacturers invarably have to resort to inferior computer panels. So if you're looking for a great veiwing experience at 16" look no further the competion isn't on the same playing field.
Please note that the latest generation of TV's are significantly slimmer than previous models. If you intend to mount your W164DRS 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 W164DRS 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 W164DRS 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 W164DRS 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