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Pinpoint satellite TV system & Avtex L187DRS TV/DVD complete with carry case bundle offer, as seen in The Caravan Club magazine. Everything you need to get UK TV in France & Europe - read on for more information.
Pinpoint is designed to provide the UK’s most popular TV services as simply as possible, using a reliable fitted system built for roof-mounting, at a reasonable price.
Get access to all BBC, ITV, C4 and C5 channels including HD channels via any free to air digital satellite set-top box, including the satellite decoder that comes built-in to all Avtex ‘DRS’ model 12V televisions. For a full list of the free to air channels available click here.
The same satellite (ASTRA 2) broadcasts all UK SKY TV subscription service broadcasts, so with the addition of a SKY box and subscription, you’ll have full access to SKY TV on your travels. If you travel beyond the reach of the ASTRA 2 satellite’s beam you’ll be able to switch over to ASTRA 1, which broadcasts a large amount of European TV along with a selection of English speaking channels, including BBC World News and Sky News.
Pinpoint uses a single-button to search for the ASTRA satellites that provide all free to air UK TV and subscription SKY services via the ASTRA 2 satellite, along with the European services provided by ASTRA 1, including BBC World. Press the button once to turn on and begin searching, again to switch satellite between ASTRA 1 or 2 and hold it down to turn it back off and return the satellite to its ‘home’ position, folded down safely on the roof out of the way.
Pinpoint is built to be fitted on the roof of a vehicle and transported to wherever your destination might be, over and over again, and keep working for years. To achieve this the internal mechanism uses all metal parts, including bronze and hardened steel. The outer is weatherproof and the dish always folds down with the top facing the back of the van to reduce wind resistance against the dish while travelling.
An alternative system with similar coverage can cost up to £2000 plus fitting. The Pinpoint system provides a robust automatic satellite TV system at a sensible, reasonable price, and fitting is provided by qualified, NCC approved fitters at your home. It also comes backed up by a 2 year warranty.
There’s no exact science to what channels you’ll get at exactly what distance, as weather conditions both near and far can throw a spanner in the works, but the images below should give you a reliable idea of what you’ll receive, and where you can receive it from.
You won’t have to do anything differently to align the dish to these different beams, however they do dictate how far into Europe you’ll keep receiving the channels.
This satellite beam broadcasts the UK’s BBC services – if you’re paying for it with your TV license then it’ll be on this one – this has recently been reduced in scope to restrict viewers to as close to the UK as possible, but you’ll still get these channels down to the middle of France.
The North beam broadcasts Channel 4, Channel 5 and all their +1 and HD counterparts – this beam is much broader so you’ll have access to these channels much further into Europe.
This beam covers the widest area and carries the SKY TV broadcast.
Fitters are specially trained, NCC approved and mobile. They’ll arrange a suitable time and date with you to come to your home and fit & test the system then and there. Only 1 hole needs to be drilled in the vehicle for the Pinpoint system to be fitted, allowing cables to run through into your van for connection to the control box.
The system will be secured to the roof using a powerful adhesive, ensuring it stays put without needing to do any more drilling than absolutely necessary.
Avtex L187DRS is the most space efficient 18.5" TV Avtex have ever produced, developed with a new frameless design to use as much of your TV space as possible for what matters most, the screen. Despite the reduction in size, Avtex L187DRS comes with a wealth of features perfect for touring in a caravan or motorhome, including one button tuning, TV recording, built-in DVD player & satellite decoder and more.
This Avtex 18.5” caravan TV/DVD combination can be powered by 12V, 24V or 240V mains AC, providing you with a high quality viewing experience whether at home or on the move. Avtex L187DRS is built to withstand the fluctuations that can occur on DC power, with circuitry designed for the rigors and vibrations associated with travel.
In addition to providing multiple power options, Avtex L187DRS won’t suck the life out of your leisure battery, using a maximum of 23W and 1.9A during normal use.
You’ll have a hard time finding a more compact 18.5” 12V television, Avtex L187DRS takes full advantage of its stunning frameless design, measuring only 437mm wide, 261mm high and 46mm deep.
Avtex L187DRS comes with a broad range of features specially designed for touring and mobile life, including Avtex Quick Tune (AQT), pause live TV/record to USB, an integrated HD satellite decoder, freeview HD and a low battery warning.
Avtex L187DRS comes with a DVB-S2 HD satellite decoder built-in, meaning you don’t need a set-top box to get free to air satellite - you can connect your satellite straight to the TV, meaning less wires, less fuss and less strain on your battery.
Get access to the full range of Freeview channels via a digital antenna, including BBC1 HD, ITV HD, 4HD & BBCDHD.
Whether you want to pause what you’re watching while you nip away to make a cup of tea, or set a timer to record your favourite programme while you’re out exploring you’ll be in good hands with an Avtex L187DRS. It’s equipped with pause and record to USB functions, so with the addition of a USB stick (available separately) you’ll be able to enjoy those classic TV moments again and again.
Avtex L187DRS has an integrated DVD player so that after a day out and about you can settle down for an evening with a movie of your choice.
Avtex L187DRS will also play audio CDs, providing all the entertainment one caravan needs.
Let the TV do the work with Avtex Quick Tune. Just press one button on the Avtex remote and Avtex L187DRS will find, order and number all available digital TV channels for you over the course of a couple of minutes. Just enough time to make a cup of tea!
Included in the box you’ll get:
Avtex AK854 is a solid and good looking carry case designed to keep your TV/DVD combination safe from bumps and scratches that is suitable for all 2013 Avtex 18.5" and 21.5" TVs including L187DRS, L186DR and L217DRS. Please note that this case is not suitable for the older L215DR/S models.
This case has a hard surface to provide resistance against any accidental knocks or drops and keep your Avtex intact!
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