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Do we take it that there was a reason why you did not go back to the branch you bought it from on the Sunday.

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Do we take it that there was a reason why you did not go back to the branch you bought it from on the Sunday.

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Yeah it was closed on Sunday as a lot of places were back then.
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Oh, I see we are talking drills with cables back in the 70's then.


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I ran the little Tesco TV from a small (300W) inverter I fitted a while ago. It's great with the TV which only draws 45watts. I will keep an eye on the LV voltage but it ran the other (dull ) day for about 2hrs with no worries at all.. We have a 100w solar panel on the roof... As you do.

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Media wise we also have a player but most recorded stuff is on a big USB stick whch works a treat, is tiny, and requires no plugging in.. lol ....

Many thanks again all...

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Sounds as if you have sorted that out then Al.
Me I always say Avtex as I have only had good response from them even when asked a stupid question.Plus when I upgrade I get a good price for the old one.

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When our Avtex tv developed a fault when just out of 2 year warranty I rang them and without any quibble they sent a courier to pick up. Returned a few days later all fixed and no charge. Excellent customer service. I didn't know that they did trade-in.
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Although your contract is with Direct TV's the maker is wholly to blame for producing a completely rubbish TV.
We bought a Cello 2 years ago, had it exchanged under warranty 3 times, each time was a different fault. After the warranty expired the Cello developed yet another fault. No amount of discussion with Cello would get them to repair or replace it yet again. The TV is RIP in the local council recycling centre and has now been replaced with an Avtec, which is ok but does not have an analogue tuner, so the signal from the Sky box previously sent via coax to the aerial input is no longer available.
The Cello is just not fit for purpose and is the worst electrical product I have ever owned, worse than Binatone in the 70's and that's saying something!
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Maybe I misunderstood, again, but are you saying you really need an analog receiver in your TV.If so you need an older model Avtex.

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If its any use the Akura 16" TV we bought a couple of years ago has been very good. It is I think about the lowest power TV you can get at 1.2 amps or 14watts. 90 from Makro.
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Although your contract is with Direct TV's the maker is wholly to blame for producing a completely rubbish TV.
We bought a Cello 2 years ago, had it exchanged under warranty 3 times, each time was a different fault. After the warranty expired the Cello developed yet another fault. No amount of discussion with Cello would get them to repair or replace it yet again. The TV is RIP in the local council recycling centre and has now been replaced with an Avtec, which is ok but does not have an analogue tuner, so the signal from the Sky box previously sent via coax to the aerial input is no longer available.
The Cello is just not fit for purpose and is the worst electrical product I have ever owned, worse than Binatone in the 70's and that's saying something!
Surely the Sky box has at least a scart socket, or maybe even HDMI, the Coax is about as low as it's possible to go, only one reason I can think of to use it is not having bigger holes for cables to go through.
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