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Has anyone ever used a mini television on a train ? I have booked a trip to Newcastle next saturday & ( if England win their group ) they will be playing their second round match when i am on the way … Read More
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
Has anyone ever used a mini television on a train ? I have booked a trip to Newcastle next saturday & ( if England win their group ) they will be playing their second round match when i am on the way home. Will i get a reception on a train & equally as important where is best place to buy one at the moment ? Don't really want to pay too much as unsure when will next need to use it. Thanks for any help.
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Take laptop.

log into Tvcatchup.
#2
you will have to keep tuning in as the frequency will change as you go along
#3
Thanks guys but no laptop :)

not bothered how often have to retune - just don't want to miss the whole thing.
#4
Tv Catchup - have used it everyday on the way home from school to watch the world cup, its great :)
#5
I've tried using 3G internet on a train, and the signal was pretty poor, can't imagine you'd have better luck with a TV signal.
Check if the areas you are travelling through have converted to digital yet, i imagine you'd have more luck with an analogue signal. I remember buying a very small black and white tv for about 20 quid a couple of years ago - you could try that.....

or the easy option - radio 5
#6
btw does [url]www.eurovisionsports.tv[/url] work in the UK?
I've been using it here in bulgaria, really good picture.
#7
wobinb
btw does [url]www.eurovisionsports.tv[/url] work in the UK?
I've been using it here in bulgaria, really good picture.


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#8
wobinb
I've tried using 3G internet on a train, and the signal was pretty poor, can't imagine you'd have better luck with a TV signal.
Check if the areas you are travelling through have converted to digital yet, i imagine you'd have more luck with an analogue signal. I remember buying a very small black and white tv for about 20 quid a couple of years ago - you could try that.....

or the easy option - radio 5

Yes taking a radio may be best option at the min. Thanks for input everyone so far.
banned#9
take fm radio with headphones as a backup, i cant see the tv working too well
#10
jubbyme
take fm radio with headphones as a backup, i cant see the tv working too well

Good call again even the mobile with headphones i guess instead of carrying a radio ;-)
#11
5 live ain't on FM....
#12
jah128
5 live ain't on FM....

drat that's a good point
1 Like #13
portable dab.
#14
Happysteveo
portable dab.

That is a great call. Digital radio it is ( if i can find the thing ) :thumbsup:
banned#15
darren9030
That is a great call. Digital radio it is ( if i can find the thing ) :thumbsup:


nooooo dab wont do it for you

buy a cheap pocket am/fm radio with earphones (to block out train noise), the fm radio on phones are quite bad too, and you need am anyway

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xcow8E-6L._SX85_SH35_.jpg

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Sony-ICF-S22-Portable-External-Speaker/dp/B002MLBL0S?ie=UTF8&extid=TP_2_FRO_T_MSF_
#16
jubbyme
nooooo dab wont do it for you

buy a cheap pocket am/fm radio with earphones (to block out train noise), the fm radio on phones are quite bad too, and you need am anyway

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xcow8E-6L._SX85_SH35_.jpg

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Sony-ICF-S22-Portable-External-Speaker/dp/B002MLBL0S?ie=UTF8&extid=TP_2_FRO_T_MSF_

Have got 5 live on digi radio before with great reception :?
banned#17
darren9030
Have got 5 live on digi radio before with great reception :?


not when moving and in a train you wont!

and the manual tuning on the above radio will work better, i find digital or auto tuners get all wonky when you pass by a cell transmitter when travelling
I fond that type of radio the best when travelling on trains
1 Like #18
jubbyme
not when moving and in a train you wont!

and the manual tuning on the above radio will work better, i find digital or auto tuners get all wonky when you pass by a cell transmitter when travelling
I fond that type of radio the best when travelling on trains

OK fair enough - thanks for that link :)
#19
jubbyme
not when moving and in a train you wont!

and the manual tuning on the above radio will work better, i find digital or auto tuners get all wonky when you pass by a cell transmitter when travelling
I fond that type of radio the best when travelling on trains


Reception will be dodgy on AM, dab or not. But atleast with DAB you will get a clear reception the majority of the time which you don't so much with regular AM(or not where I live anyway).
#20
Happysteveo
Reception will be dodgy on AM, dab or not. But atleast with DAB you will get a clear reception the majority of the time which you don't so much with regular AM(or not where I live anyway).

Probably not relevant after last performance. Fingers crossed for wednesday but may as well buy nothing before then :)
#21
Happysteveo;8879678
Reception will be dodgy on AM, dab or not. But atleast with DAB you will get a clear reception the majority of the time which you don't so much with regular AM(or not where I live anyway).


Not really, DAB is digital so you either have reception or you don't, with a small-zone of intermittent reception and its irratating associated drop-out sounds. AM certainly sounds pretty naff pretty much everywhere, but you are at least likely to always be able to hear something provided your not in a deeply mountainous area. And as good as DAB reception is when it works, it simply wasn't designed to work that well when travelling at 120 mph when within a steel chassis...
#22
Go onto eBay, search for AM Radio and look for something cheap. That's what I did for the last game of the previous season for the football. Was an AM and FM radio with headphones, and got one for £3 delivered.

I checked pound shops at the time but all they had were FM radios.
#23
xcookx
Go onto eBay, search for AM Radio and look for something cheap. That's what I did for the last game of the previous season for the football. Was an AM and FM radio with headphones, and got one for £3 delivered.

I checked pound shops at the time but all they had were FM radios.

I'm sure i've got a cheap am radio somewhere but until we see what happens wednesday may not now need it as group winners play sat :)

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