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Old 10-30-2014, 07:34 PM   #1
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I want to replace the tv's in my motorhome. Are you able to get the old style tv or do you need to replace with a flat screen? Also will a satellite dish eliminate the need for a converter box?
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:56 PM   #2
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Actually I did both. I replaced both the front and back TV's with flat screen HD TV's and added a Dish Network Tailgator to get the best of all worlds.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:30 AM   #3
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When you replaced the tv's how did you alter the the mounting?
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Here are some pics of the new TV mounting locations and the cabinet that I created to replace the front dash mounted TV. I had to replace the headliner in that area so it was already open for the additional requirements. I added a 110V outlet and pulled the additional cabling for the HDMI input along with an RF cable if needed. I did add some reinforcement to the ceiling area for the TV mount and there is a steel beam right there as well. The mount I used allows me to store the TV flush with the ceiling. It lowers and pivots as well:


Cabinet that replaced the original TV location:




Rear bedroom TV mount using original cabinet:


The bedroom TV runs off +12V and has it's own DVD player built in. There wasn't 110V available in the cabinet so I chose a TV that could use the 12V source that was already there. The TV was not originally designed for an RV but came with a 110V to 12V power adaptor and has worked great for several years now.
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I want to replace the tv's in my motorhome. Are you able to get the old style tv or do you need to replace with a flat screen? Also will a satellite dish eliminate the need for a converter box?
Unless you can find a used one, I'm not sure you will be able to find an "old style" tube-TV anymore. Flat screens are so much nicer and lighter anyway so I'm not sure you would really want a tube TV.
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I replaced my original 22" 120 vac with a Jensen 26" 12 volt. Fits perfectly and now I don't need shore power or inverter to watch. Jensen has long been one the best TV's for mobile applications.
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I replaced my tvs. Had one problem with the one in the bedroom. The new flat screen audio does not seem to be have enough power to push the built in speakers over the bed. Wondering if anyone has this problem and if adding a automotive style amplifier would solve the problem. Another thing, I am running the TV from an inverter.
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Do you have the built in speakers over the bed? if so, does the TV audio have enough power to push them?
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We have a 2001 Land Yacht 35ft Motorhome. The previous owner replaced the front TV with a fireplace and we cannot find the Video Control center. Can anyone advise where I can find it?
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Also will a satellite dish eliminate the need for a converter box?
I doubt that anyone broadcasts an analog signal anymore so you'd need a converter from Best Buy or the satellite dish company. But like the others have said, why stay with the old style? They use a lot of electricity, have a low resolution picture and are heavy. You can get 720p 24" LCD TVs for practically nothing. You can spend more but 720p will give you an HD picture much better than the old style and weigh considerably less.
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