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Old 02-11-2019, 06:41 AM   #15
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I sure wish somebody, anybody made an RV head unit with a blue ray player
It's coming.........just won't be cheap:

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Old 02-18-2019, 12:29 PM   #16
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Easy and cheap.

I have a 2014 22fb. The DVD seems to have issues. However a cheap alternative to changing out all of your hardware so you can get better sound out of the TV ( I know the original TV leaves a lot to be desired) is to simply run a mini patch cable from the headphone jack of the TV to the Auxiliary In jack on the stereo. It will put out plenty of sound for that small space and only will cost maybe $10.

Most of my movies are on a hard drive or my Surface can stream whatever I need. I just hook the Surface into an HDMI port via an adaptor. It isnít as pretty but it is effective.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:33 AM   #17
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40 Inch Samsung + Bose

Outstanding picture and sound with Blu-tooth
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:39 AM   #18
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It's coming.........just won't be cheap:

Date on that video is 2011, nothing yet from Sony!
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:14 PM   #19
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The deeper I get into this the more problems I see. I was just looking at subs and amps and now I'm worried about power consumption. I'd like to be able to keep a fridge running on solar most of the summer, while being able to listen to the radio at least on weekends when trailer is parked out at our vacant land. Just ordered a solar/battery package from northern Arizona wind and solar. 640 watts of panels, 2000 watt inverter charger and 2 battleborn batteries, plus all the connections and such. Just need an electrical engineer to figure out power consumption lol.
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:07 AM   #20
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I removed the sub from my 28' AS. I found it acoustically a waste and it allowed me to use the radio with out consuming power while boon docking. I'm in the decision process phase of selecting a double DIN unit. Hold up is deciding touch screen type, capacitance or resistive.
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:26 AM   #21
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Date on that video is 2011, nothing yet from Sony!
That is because everybody is too busy texting to have time to watch a movie while driving.

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Old 03-09-2019, 08:28 AM   #22
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Date on that video is 2011, nothing yet from Sony!
Guess everybody is too busy texting now to be watching a movie while driving.


(Oops didn't see the first one post until after I retyped this one)
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Old 03-10-2019, 02:47 PM   #23
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Howdy!

I just finished installing a simple but much nicer unit and speakers.

A Kenwood DDX395 with a pair of JBL GTO629's

Not an audiophile set by any means but I'm not convinced much could be done with acoustics on a small scale. This whole set up costs ~$275.

It seems the speakers were about as good as it gets till you get much more serious with remote components; these were plug and play perfect fit.

The head unit does more than I want or need and I got it specifically for a little more sonic punch (which it does!) and a simpler more reliable dvd player (which it is!). I had to build a box for it as it's the larger LED screen version built for a car dash. But wired in ~10 minutes! There does not appear to be an old fashioned in dash like the stock player that would be any better so if you want to upgrade you'll need to consider a new box.

It seems for more money you get marginally improved sound and more integration with automobiles and other bells and whistles that don't seem needed. It has some integration with Sirius but I don't have such subscriptions.

Half volume is more than enough so more watts a waste.

So far quite happy with the sound and ease of installation!

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Howdy!



I just finished installing a simple but much nicer unit and speakers.



A Kenwood DDX395 with a pair of JBL GTO629's



Not an audiophile set by any means but I'm not convinced much could be done with acoustics on a small scale. This whole set up costs ~$275.



It seems the speakers were about as good as it gets till you get much more serious with remote components; these were plug and play perfect fit.



The head unit does more than I want or need and I got it specifically for a little more sonic punch (which it does!) and a simpler more reliable dvd player (which it is!). I had to build a box for it as it's the larger LED screen version built for a car dash. But wired in ~10 minutes! There does not appear to be an old fashioned in dash like the stock player that would be any better so if you want to upgrade you'll need to consider a new box.



It seems for more money you get marginally improved sound and more integration with automobiles and other bells and whistles that don't seem needed. It has some integration with Sirius but I don't have such subscriptions.



Half volume is more than enough so more watts a waste.



So far quite happy with the sound and ease of installation!



R44


Throw some photos up of the finished product
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Hopeful

Just talked, in person, to a Sony car stereo dealer, who informed me that he's going to a regional dealers meeting on the soon to be released products. He said that there has been talk of a 12VDC double-DIN AM/FM (digital) Blu-Ray/CD/DVD player. He's going to call me with an update. Fingers crossed!
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Throw some photos up of the finished product

I haven't quite finished it yet; probably clad in white formica and have to get a hole saw for the USB outlet but basic install done.

Speakers are much more robust with large magnets but fit fine with the stock spacer rings. I drilled out the spacer rings screw holes to allow flush set bigger sheet metal screws and then attached the new speakers to the spacers and into aluminum. The speakers are heavy enough, maybe twice as much as the stock, and need to be securely attached.

Two trips and some bumpy roads and holding tight!
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I haven't quite finished it yet; probably clad in white formica and have to get a hole saw for the USB outlet but basic install done.

Speakers are much more robust with large magnets but fit fine with the stock spacer rings. I drilled out the spacer rings screw holes to allow flush set bigger sheet metal screws and then attached the new speakers to the spacers and into aluminum. The speakers are heavy enough, maybe twice as much as the stock, and need to be securely attached.

Two trips and some bumpy roads and holding tight!


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