"The Cello 12 volt TV is my current box - and I have to say it is very good"
During a visit to a local camping supplies store I was looking at the Avtex TVs, and must have been doing so for slightly too long as I was pounced on by a sales assistant. Looking back, saying “these look pretty good” (referring to the Avtex TVs) was the worst thing I could have said because the sales assistant instantly started giving a detailed demonstration and spouting on about how good they are, how they are top of the range, how they are full of technology.
As the sales assistant started his sales patter I pretty quickly had a Homer Simpson moment – no not thinking “hmmm…. Donuts” but simply heard blah, blah, blah……… blah. I know it was rude of me but I had researched in to Avtex TVs before I ended up buying my Cello 12v TV so the bloke was wasting his time. Whilst I appreciate Avtex are top of the range 12 volt TVs with superior visuals and sound they are just too damn expensive for me and my pockets aren’t deep enough.
If we watched more TV when we go out in the Accordo 120 I may, just may be able to justify the extortionate cost of an Avtex TV but given TV is not that important to us and we only have it on when we have absolutely nothing else to do, or there is something specific we want to watch there is no way we would ever spend loads of money on a 12 volt TV. As an example let’s take the last time we went away in the motor home which was for a week in the Lake District. All we watched was The Great British Bake Off, Hunted and Carry on Caravanning. I don’t think the superior picture and sound quality of an Avtex TV would enhance these programs or make them more enjoyable to watch. During that week we did watch a movie, The original Fast and Furious, and this is one movie where an Avtex TV would have enhanced our viewing experience, but the Cello 12 volt TV was okay.
Even though the Avtex TVs are top end TVs, and the best money can buy, they are not good value for money and you don’t get a lot of bang for the buck with them, and that’s because Avtex TVs are just so damn expensive. The Cello 12 volt TV I bought, on the other hand, is a great value for money 12 volt TV and that is why I ended up buying one. Okay, the picture and sound quality is not up there with the Avtex but then the Cello was a fraction of the cost of an Avtex TV and I can buy almost five Cello TVs for a single Avtex TV. I know the Cello won’t last as long as an Avtex would but I doubt I would buy 5 cello TVs during the lifetime of one Avtex TV. If you want a top value for money camping TV you should take a look at the Cello 12 volt TV (here’s my “review of the Cello 12 volt TV”) if you are interested.
I don’t care what any salesman says to me I can categorically say that I do not need an Avtex TV now and I never will need an Avtex TV. Despite trying to walk away from the sales assistant he was adamant he was going to finish his sales pitch and I would have to listen to everything he had to say before I could walk out the store. What should have been a five minute job to get some toilet chemical turned in to 25 minutes wasted time and 5 minutes to get what I went in there for.
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A total motor home newbie with a six year camping background in a folding camper. A keen blogger sharing my experience of researching, choosing, buying and owning a motor home. and every thing that goes with it.
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