Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: West Malling, Kent
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I'd be interested to know whether you find a suitable TV. I'd prefer an all-in one rather than having several different remote controls for dash DVD, freeview etc., and the picture quality on the knaus-supplied Diopus TV isn't the best either - particularly on DVD, where it suffers from interference from the long analogue RGB video leads.
The current advantage of the Dash DVD is that the sound runs to the CAB and hab speakers, so is better than the sound from the TV, so you'd probably need to feed the TV sound back down to the dashboard head unit, though I've got an MP3 lead permanently wired into the spare AUX input of our JVC KD-DV5100 (ours missed out on the front-mounted input, which came later!).
@Jedi: As OP said; to avoid the need for a separate Freeview / DVB box - analogue TV is fast disappearing throughout Europe, whilst most countries provide an amount of free-to-air TV via DVB (local language, natch, but that's fine for news and weather).
My solution was to buy one of these, which is tiny, and velcro it to the back of the Knaus-supplied TV. I feed it with the aerial signal from the Status 530 and split the 12v feed to the TV. It plugs into the spare SCART connector. Not the neatest job in the world, but you wouldn't know it was there and we have never not been able to pick up some sort of free-to-air DVB TV during our travels in Europe and, of course, it works like any other Freeview box here in the UK.
@jcm_ni: me too, me too!