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    Mini TV help required please

    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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    Take laptop.

    log into Tvcatchup.

    you will have to keep tuning in as the frequency will change as you go along

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys but no laptop

    not bothered how often have to retune - just don't want to miss the whole thing.

    Tv Catchup - have used it everyday on the way home from school to watch the world cup, its great

    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

    btw does [url]www.eurovisionsports.tv[/url] work in the UK?
    I've been using it here in bulgaria, really good picture.

    wobinb;8861122

    btw does [url]www.eurovisionsports.tv[/url] work in the UK? I've been … 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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    wobinb;8861104

    I've tried using 3G internet on a train, and the signal was pretty poor, … 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.

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    take fm radio with headphones as a backup, i cant see the tv working too well

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    jubbyme;8861186

    take fm radio with headphones as a backup, i cant see the tv working too … 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 ;-)

    5 live ain't on FM....

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    jah128;8861282

    5 live ain't on FM....


    drat that's a good point

    portable dab.

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    Happysteveo;8861344

    portable dab.


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

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    darren9030;8861398

    That is a great call. Digital radio it is ( if i can find the thing ) … 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

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    jubbyme;8861432

    nooooo dab wont do it for youbuy a cheap pocket am/fm radio with … nooooo dab wont do it for youbuy 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 anywayhttp://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 :?

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    darren9030;8861445

    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

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    jubbyme;8861453

    not when moving and in a train you wont!and the manual tuning on the … 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 travellingI fond that type of radio the best when travelling on trains


    OK fair enough - thanks for that link

    jubbyme;8861453

    not when moving and in a train you wont!and the manual tuning on the … 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 travellingI 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).

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    Happysteveo;8879678

    Reception will be dodgy on AM, dab or not. But atleast with DAB you will … 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

    Happysteveo;8879678

    Reception will be dodgy on AM, dab or not. But atleast with DAB you will … 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...

    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.

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    xcookx;8880998

    Go onto eBay, search for AM Radio and look for something cheap. That's … 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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