Avtex L199DRS 19 : tv

Having had two avtex tvs in my caravan i thought i would save some money and buy a cheaper brand. Picture quality and sound were appalling. I bit the bullet, ditched the cheap set and went for another avtex. This tv simply oozes quality – the picture is pin sharp and, having lashed out on the sound bar as well, the sound is amazing. I cannot recommend highly enough.

Pros – light, sylish, compact, easy to use, clear picturecons – it’s just not loud enough. You have to be right on top of it and set it to the highest volume setting for it to be as you would expect. If you want to play cd’s and hear it just outside the camper van then i don’t think this would be any good. For a tv of this price you’d expect to be able to turn it up to make it louder. Shame as everything else if fine. Perhaps its just the 16″ version which is like this and the bigger size would be better. If i could swap it for the larger size i would. Any chance of doing this avtex?.

A great dual voltage tv, bought for using in my wife’s horsebox while away at shows etc. Picture quality excellent when used with avtex aerial powered off tv. Excellent buy and much cheaper than having a tv built into spec of horsebox or camper van conversion.

I have not found anything to dislike about this tv. It does everything easily and efficiently and the picture is crisp and true to colour. For a small tv the sound quality is amazing. Its rich and really doesnt need outside speakers.

Nice slim, lightweight design. We have a retractable bracket for the tv in our caravan and it fit perfectly. Easy to set up and much faster tuning than our old one.

Great product, worked as soon as it was placed into the usb connection on anavyex tv.

Great tv and great service bought this for my motorhome and impressed by the quality of the picture.

As a regularly caravanner, i thought i’d take the plunge and replace my older dual voltage tv. Recommendations on low current consumption, but more importantly the superior viewing angles available on the avtex range encouraged me to chance the brand. Now, i actually liked the tv itself and the operation, quality of picture (and suprisingly the sound too for such a small set) were pretty good and exceeded expectation. Features such as being light weight, the great idea of a quick tuning button, on-screen battery supply level, good menu options and comprehensive programme guide etc. , all pointed to this supposedly being a good buy. But i can only assume i might have been unlucky with the particular set i received. On unpacking the tv, i found the top of the front bezel was actually clipped over the very top edge of the screen itself which in turn caused the display panel to slightly protrude outwards at the top edge. The display panel in fact appeared to be fixed too low down within the front cabinet as there was an obvious band of approx 3mm along the top edge of the display that simply shouldn’t have been visible (due in part to the way the cabinet sat over the edge of the display too perhaps). I was also disappointed to note that there was an obvious gap between the screen and the inner edge of the front bezel/frame too. Construction didn’t seem great.

  • Excellent purchase

  • Cracking little set

  • Mmm

Avtex L199DRS 19.5″ Inch 12v/240 Volt TV with built-in HD Freeview & HD Satellite Tuner DVD Player & USB PVR Pause/Record for Caravan, Motorhome, Truck & Boat

The Avtex L199DRS has high definition picture quality, inbuilt HD Freeview, built in DVB-S2 tuner allowing you to enjoy HD satellite TV without an extra receiver, built-in DVD player, all important HDMI input, computer monitor in (VGA), audio and RF in, CI compatible slot and USB media center with media player – allowing recording and playback of your multimedia files. The connectivity and entertainment options that this 12 volt television offers creates the ideal family 12v TV whilst away in your Caravan, Motorhome, Horsebox or Boat. As well as the USB Media center, this set provides you with a DVD player that loads on the right hand side of the screen (as you look at it)—Main Features—-DVB-T2 HD through aerial High definition freeview digital tuner, DVB-S2 HD Built In Satellite Tuner, Integrated DVD/CD player and Digital Radio Pause / Playback, live TV / Instant record to USB Timer record to USB or HDD from programme guide (EPG) AQT Avtex one button tuning system (ideal for touring) Dimensions 492MM(W) X 289MM(H) X 46MM(D) – Without stand 502MM(W) X 325MM(H) X 120MM(D) – With stand Viewing angle H – 170 W – 160 Display resolution: 1920 X 1080 – Full HD Sound Bass: Yes, Treble: Yes, Balance: Yes, Speakers: Yes, Audio in: Yes Terminals: USB port x2, HDMI port x2, Digital aerial coaxial connection x1, Headphone socket x1 USB Section Supporting digital video format: Yes Supporting digital audio format: Yes Power Mains battery 240v AC / 12v / 24v DC One button Low battery indicator, One button Signal level indicator VESA measurements: 100 x 100mm Weight 2.7Kg (without stand) 3 year comprehensive Manufacturer warranty Included in the Box: Avtex L199DRS Remote Control 12V/24V DC power cable Mains 240v AC power cable Instructions

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Bought this to replace a cheaper 16 inch tv which we had been quite happy with till the aerial socket started playing up. The picture is so much sharper and more colourful and the viewing angle is much greater too. The sound has good depth for a small unit and overall it feels really good quality.The stand is really nice and solid with non slip pads which is a good idea for caravan or campervan use. So far this tv has been worth the extra that avtex products cost and it feels like it will stand up to the portable use much better.

I was persuaded by various reviews that it would be worthwhile paying a little extra for an avtex tv and i am ver pleased i did. It is a great little set and i use it on its stand as the walls in my moho are not strong enough to support it. I use the box it came in as its traveling box as it fits neatly into one of my cupboards. (the reports of the travelling bags leave a lot to be desired). The picture quality is far better than my last tv and is a lot better than i expected. The viewing angle is much wider than i had expected and the sound is good for such a small set (16 inch). The dvd reproduction is also very good, just a pity they don’t install a blue ray played with dvd compatibility. I would recommend this set and the brand to everyone.

Typical avtex quality – excellent in all respects. Avtex is synonymous with an outstandingly well made product that does exactly what it is supposed to do. Other cheaper tv’s may perform but their reliability may be inferior – our last avtex tv is still going well but does not have all of the features that the new one does and that is 14 years old.

“you get what you pay for” so true with this tv. After coming from a aldi cheap set to this the difference in picture quality is excellent. The depth of the contrast and colour in hd freeview is worth every penny. The ability to record one channel whilst watching another works well and is a welcome feature to have in our motorhome a real home from home feature. This also allows us to record entire series to use when we are in a poor signal area or just over the channel. Sound quality as with most small tv is not very good. We personally use it with a ae boom 2 via 3. Mm lead and this makes all the difference. Great telly worth every penny imho.

Excellent tv it’s the second one i’ve bought, low power drain excellent picture.

This was the easiest tv i’ve ever tried to set up. One button set up does exactly what it states.

Very neat little tv with excellent hd picture. Easy to operate, and if like us you prefer a small tv that doesn’t take over the room, ideal for indoors. Happy with set and prompt delivery.

A great product, well made and we’ll specified for use on the road. Supplied quickly and delivered in advance of the expected time. . Probably the best price around too.

  • Excellent purchase

  • Cracking little set

  • Mmm

Avtex L199DRS 19.5″ Inch 12v/240 Volt TV with built-in HD Freeview & HD Satellite Tuner DVD Player & USB PVR Pause/Record for Caravan, Motorhome, Truck & Boat

Hope when i take it away in van it will be ok. Obviously i know it will be down to the signal received.

Great tv for our caravan, superb picture and sound. We changed from a cello to this model, there is a vast difference in quality (and cost), the avtex wins on every point.

Very happy, perfect size for us. Nice and slim and doesn’t get in our way when going in and out motorhome (right at outer door against wall) quality and sound is good.

The product details suggested that you could only record, say, satellite while watching terrestrial tv (or a dvd) and vice-versa. However, the tv actually has two tuners so you can record one satellite channel while watching a different satellite channel. Also, instead of using a memory stick (with limited capacity) to record programmes, you can use a portable hard drive.

So far i have recorded and played back 1 film and 2 1 hour programmes. At that point the memory stick was full which is a pest as i have to take the stick out from near the floor below my tv and put it into the computer to delete the files. That may be because i have a satellite box which doesn’t seem to let me delete recordings on the memory stick – very odd. So i would prefer a memory stick with a lot more memory. Four hours of recording is just not enough. I don’t know if there are memory sticks for tv recording with a lot more storage capacity.

Does what you’d expect from an avtex product. It does feel a bit more flimsy than its predecessor but it is also a lot cheaper.

Excellent tv our replacement for an earlier avtex, great picture quality with many extra features for us and added facility of plugging in a flash stick for recording progs. Great item very pleased with our update.

Bought this for our motorvan – it’s compact size and light weight makes it ideal for hanging on the wall bracket, and the picture is good from any angle. It does everything we need from freeview hd tv to being able to play dvd this tv has an on/off switch which the previous avtex didnt. (good as there are no switches on the van sockets).

Arrived quickly in good condition. I couldn’t get this to work on my tv. It is working however, so i will keep it and maybe try again at some point.

Using this with my free view box to record, however freeview box doesn’t recognise the stick. Unsure if it’s the usb or the box, so not going to give less or more than 3 stars.

All freeview channels scanned in with no problems. Satellite will have to wait until next trip with the camper. I am not expecting any problems. Inbuilt satellite receiver is a tremendous boon. If there is a minus point print in user manual could be a little darker. I found it somewhat difficult to read. Another bonus is the four screws supplied for attachment to a mounting bracket.

Excellent product, a little pricier than some of it’s competitors but appears to do everything promised.

Previous was a 10 inch model. Perfect for caravan or motorhome. Very pleased highly recommended.

Glad i bought this instead of any of the cheaper options.

I wanted a small reliable and versatile tv for use in camper van, this unit works extremely well. I am pleased with its size and general function. The order went through very speedily and the delivery was achieved before the expected date. I would recommend the supplier and the tv unit.

Just one comment, when playing a recorded programme if we stop half way through then start play back later it goes back to the beginning. Perhaps we are not operating it properly, perhaps someone can tell us how to operate correctly.

My only complaint is that when the lis of programs is displayed, usually what’s on now or later is not displayed. Rang avtex, and told only freesat have the rights to this.

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  • DVBT & DVBT2 digital terrestrial tuner – for use with digital aerials
  • DVB-S & DVB-S2 digital satellite tuner – for use with satellite dishes
  • Ultra-compact edge to edge frameless design for stunning picture quality
  • Powered by 12v, 24v or 240v for ultra-low power consumption
  • 3 year manufactures warranty