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Old 06-25-2011, 10:16 AM   #15
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I use my Dell Studio 1747 Laptop which has a 17.3" LCD, LED back-lit screen and an external TV tuner (which I had from a previous computer, the Dell 1747 supports an internal TV tuner) attached to my Dish Network receiver to view TV. The 17.3" LED (variable intensity) screen is quite acceptable and the Laptop allows for compact stowage when not in use.

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Old 06-25-2011, 11:05 AM   #16
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I would just add that if buying a new TV, get one that is AC/DC, such as Jensen which is made for RVs. Having the 12 volt allows you to watch with out hookups or a generator. You can also look for a home TV which has the power conversion box on the AC cord. It converts the 110v to a 12-18v current DC. Then all you need is a variable 12v converter that plugs into the 12v outlet next to where most TV connections are located.

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Old 06-25-2011, 11:10 AM   #17
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I would go LCD. I have a 17" Polaroid (not sure what is up with that!)

Mine has the internal digital tuner and will run off 12vdc (had to fabricate my own cord).

We mainly use ours to watch DVD/VHS, not too much worth watching on broadcast television anymore. One of these days I might get around to hooking it up to the computer to use as a monitor...but then again maybe not.


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