Today a TV in the motorhome is no longer regarded as a whim. Although it’s usually offered for an additional charge, it’s offered as an additional piece of equipment of almost every motorhome and caravan. Unfortunately, not always you can use it to the full...
Mounting TVs in camping vehicles is now so obvious thanks to the fact that the monitors are becoming more and more flat, and thus they don’t take up that much space. Moreover, in such a narrow housing they contain a variety of inputs, but also whole DVD systems. In order to watch a video, you just have to insert the disc into the slot located in the TV casing.
TV on the shoulder
In order to make watching even easier, and to make TV a useful device in a small camping vehicle, the screens are usually mounted on movable arms. A more expensive, but also a viable option, is hiding the devices in furniture. You just have to press the button to pull out the display, and then to hide it back.
Unfortunately, no matter what solution you choose, sometimes watching television may be troublesome. Especially if we intend to watch our favorite series or program not in a big and luxurious motorhome, but in the camper-van, a small caravan or semi-integrated motorhome. Setting the arm too high or the side of furniture, may not be enough for all family members to see the picture equally well.
At a different angle
Company Caratec decided to deal with this problem. They manufacture television sets to for camping purposes. The TVs in their offer are featured with a wide angle system. Thanks to the available adjustments, it’s possible to adapt the picture so as it can be clearly visible from different angles.
Perspective can be extended on both left and right axis (about 178 degrees in one or other side) as well as top-down (about 89 degrees in each direction). People looking at the screen from different angles will see both the image and the colors correctly. The only disadvantage is that the image may be slightly darker compared to viewing it completely straight.
It is worth noting that Caratec TVs have an integrated DVD player, DVB-T and DVB-C tuner and satellite receiver.
Small Antennae - big possibilities
Speaking of satellites, company Megasat has launched an interesting novelty recently. During the trade in Dusseldorf they presented an antenna of a very small size. Its height amounts only 16 cm, which means that it protrude beyond the outline of the vehicle only to a small extent. After pressing the button, the antenna finds channels is available in your location within two minutes. Its price is approx. 1,200 euros.
If we connect a wide angle TV with such an "intelligent" antenna, watching it in the motorhome or caravan may become a whole new experience.