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Old 11-06-2015, 02:42 PM   #1
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What are your recommendations for 12 volt tvs. TV/DVD player is a plus. I don't see anything available larger than a 24 inch.

Also looking for recommendations on a wall mounting system.
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I have a Curtis that I bought from Tigerdirect. I bought 12 v adaptor from Amazon. Best Buy's Insignia brand under 24 inch are usually 12v powered. The small elements brand from Walmart are as well. You just have to look around.
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12v TVs are too expensive for what you get and there is very little choice. Jensen off 120v LED TVs run at low wattage so just use an inverter if off grid. The Insignia 28" with DVD uses 48w. I uses a power brick to transform 120v to 18v DC. Its currently on sale now for $169.

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I have a Curtis that I bought from Tigerdirect. I bought 12 v adaptor from Amazon.
Are you talking about a 120 AC to 12v DC inverter? How may watts? Is there much power drain in the conversion?
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Old 11-07-2015, 07:48 AM   #5
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12v TVs are too expensive for what you get and there is very little choice. Jensen off 120v LED TVs run at low wattage so just use an inverter if off grid. The Insignia 28" with DVD uses 48w. I uses a power brick to transform 120v to 18v DC. Its currently on sale now for $169.

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Can you give me more details please? Is a "power brick" the same as an inverter? What is on sale for $169, the TV or the power brick? Where can I get one? Do you loose much battery drain with the power brick?
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I went to one of the big box appliance stores (?I think Best Buy?) to look at TV's. I ran across a RCA 15" for ~$100 that had a 120vAC to 12vDC transformer. I've been using it for a couple years in my Safari. Of the 4 TV's in my trailers, this one gets the best/most channels using the antenna. It does not play DVDs. Sound is ok, but not great.

I mounted it on a swinging arm, so that we can watch it from either direction inside the trailer.

The only issue: I had to get parts to make the power supply wire (12v wall male plug to 12v TV male plug) at Radio Shack.
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12v TVs are too expensive for what you get and there is very little choice. Jensen off 120v LED TVs run at low wattage so just use an inverter if off grid. The Insignia 28" with DVD uses 48w. I uses a power brick to transform 120v to 18v DC. Its currently on sale now for $169.

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I totally screwed up this post, too early for me I guess.

What I wanted to say:

12v TVs are too expensive for what you get and there is very little choice. LED TVs run at low wattage so just use an inverter if off grid. The Insignia 28" with DVD uses 48w and is priced at $169 at Best Buy. However, it uses a power brick to transform 120v to 18v DC so if you use an inverter the power goes DC to AC and then Insignia power brick then transforms back to 18v.

I currently have a Sony 23" LCD TV in my AS. I'm going to upgrade it with the Insignia 28" with DVD then yank the Sony head out of the cabinet to make more room for storage. I'm going to use a decent Bluetooth speaker mounted under the TV connected to the TV with a 3.5mm cable to the Aux port on the BT speaker. The internal speakers on the TV are terrible.These BT speakers are getting better and better. I can also pair my iPhone to the speaker to play back my music.

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My 300 watt pure sine wave inverter runs my 24" led tv, my Directv receiver and my King Quest 4100 satellite antenna with no problem. The inverter output is very stable and very clean. Lots cheaper than a purpose built 12vdc television.

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I went to one of the big box appliance stores (?I think Best Buy?) to look at TV's. I ran across a RCA 15" for ~$100 that had a 120vAC to 12vDC transformer..
While some readers of this thread may be interested in a small TV I am looking for info on larger combo TV/DVD player units at least 24" or some other way to have my cake and eat it too.
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My 300 watt pure sine wave inverter runs my 24" led tv, my Directv receiver and my King Quest 4100 satellite antenna with no problem. .

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Who makes it and how much $ ?
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Mine is a Samlex 300watt Pure Sine Wave inverter. Cost me about $150. Pretty simple install.

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I have a cheap inverter I have not used to run my TV. I don't know if it is pure sine or modified sine wave output. Is a modified sine wave a no no for a TV? How about a laptop? How about the fridge? I have regularly run my Honda 2000i for 110. I think that puts out pure sine wave but am not sure, anybody?
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The Honda puts out very clean and stable power. A modified sine wave inverter would probably be fine for your computer as the output will be rectified by the computers power supply anyway. As for a TV -- frankly, I don't know, but unwilling to find out...

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Do you have a family member currently serving in the US military? One of the few perks they have is access to electronics at discounted prices. Perhaps they could "gift" you one for your Birthday or "special occasion"???
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