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Old 06-11-2005, 07:32 PM   #57
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Awesome thread. Can anyone tell me how to convert the DVD's into .AVI files? And has anyone used an ipod to store movies?

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Old 06-12-2005, 01:30 AM   #58
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what brand/ model # is it?
Sorry for late reply, just saw this today and can't believe I omitted this info when I posted this This is a Toshiba SD-P5000 Portable 15" LCD TV / Progressive Scan DVD Combo and is still available when I Googled it just now, so well worth checking out if interested. We love it and the picture is crisp and clean. There is also a battery accessory available if there's a need for more portability.

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Old 08-30-2005, 03:15 PM   #59
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Here's a pic of my setup

I have a SANYO 15" using a VESA Mount. http://www.airforums.com/photo...p?i=9746&c=504
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Old 05-29-2006, 12:55 AM   #60
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Perfect Solution...

In my 1975 Tradewind there is a peculiar cabinet above the fridge that seems to be intended for drying dish towels. It also seems like the perfect place to hide a LCD panel so I removed the towel rack inside of it and proeeded to come up with a mounting solution that would allow me to mount my new 23" Samsung HD LCD on a swing arm. I can now hide the set when I am not using it behind the tambour door. It also features a quick release so that when towing I can easily stow the LCD elsewhere and when I am not using the Airstream the LCD gets used inside my home.

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Old 05-29-2006, 07:43 AM   #61
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We were in Helen,GA and wanting to go to Asheville, NC. My son who has travelled in this area before suggested that we drive south to Gainesville pick up the interstate and then drive North. I being the older more learned father found a road on our computer which was "straight" from Helen to Asheville. I, the older, learned, experienced, father decided this was the route we would take. Folks, I am here to tell you this road was nothing near to straight. One 30 mile stretch took over three hours to drive. We made it to Asheville and my arms are now 6" longer than they were before we stated driving that road.
Now, you ask me what does this have to do with a TV/DVD/ etc. I was just getting to that. Somewhere in GA,TN, or NC we were bending and turning in ways that Chummy was never supposed to bend and we heard this loud crash. My wife looked back and saw the TV laying in the aisle, on the floor. Well that's not were we usually kept it. After cresting several more mountains we were able to pull over and inspect the damage. The TV appeared OK but the shelf looked mighty nice empty. We decided right there next to that road on top of that mountain that we really did not watch much TV and would be better off without it. Now we have this wonderful large shelf for books and we never have to worry about the darn thing falling off again. See I told you I was the more learned, of the two. If we had not travelled this road we would still be lugging that TV around.
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:37 AM   #62
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I tend to agree with you about not having much use for a TV in the Airstream. We often leave the TV at home but occasionally it's very nice to have. On those vacations when we do have it it's also nice to have it hidden away when not in use.


here it is in action...
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:51 AM   #63
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Excellent arrangement! I would like to be able to conceal my flat screen In such a way as you did, but the way it's set up now allows viewing from both ends of the trailer. OK, it's only 19 ft long.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:09 AM   #64
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Very nice T Man.

After using the laptop for a couple of seasons in the Argosy, i have decided it isnt the best option, at least for me. Just too much extra stuff to drag along. Plus it cost me $2.3k new and i am always worried about it if i am not near the trailer.

Since we just aquired the Safari and have a larger, more dedicated sleeping area i am going to go with something like this...

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Magna...oductDetail.do

Something more permanant that doesnt require me unpacking it in the eves to watch something and then stuffing it all back into the backpack when done. A permanant wall mounted TV/DVD combo is the way to go im thinking. I think the only thing i am going to be concerned about is if somehow it became dislodged from the wall mount in transit.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:17 AM   #65
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I think the only thing i am going to be concerned about is if somehow it became dislodged from the wall mount in transit.
I would look for a mount that features some sort of quick release system so that when you are under way the TV won't be subjected to all the bumps in the road. You also won't have to worry about it getting dislodged... I put mine face down on a mattress and secure it.


The key to this is "quick release" so it doesn't take alot of effort or tools to remove / replace the LCD from the wall. I'm not even sure they make a wall mount that fits this criteria but maybe someone else here does...

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Old 06-16-2006, 02:44 PM   #66
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20" Aquos LCD for us

We have a 20" Aquos LCD in our AS. I just purchased a Bose Acoustimass 10 surround sound system, which I'm hooking up to a Denon AVR.

Heck...I figure everyone wants to know about our AS as soon as we enter the Texas State Parks, so now we'll really give them something to talk about.

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Old 06-16-2006, 03:07 PM   #67
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T-man: very cool setup. can you tell us more about the mount? that leg...is it something that you had to fabricate?
can the tv be swung around to face the bedroom area?

I have (had) the same cabinet/fridge arrangement in my trailer, but I removed the tambour door to make room on the counter top for a small microwave. Its also a narrower cabinet...just as wide as the fridge. (one of the things you lose between a 23' and a 25' trailer of that era). But they make smaller lcd tv's....If I could only convice the wife to dispense w/ the micro...(yah. fat chance! )
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T-man: very cool setup. can you tell us more about the mount? that leg...is it something that you had to fabricate?
can the tv be swung around to face the bedroom area?

I have (had) the same cabinet/fridge arrangement in my trailer, but I removed the tambour door to make room on the counter top for a small microwave. Its also a narrower cabinet...just as wide as the fridge. (one of the things you lose between a 23' and a 25' trailer of that era). But they make smaller lcd tv's....If I could only convice the wife to dispense w/ the micro...(yah. fat chance! )
Chuck,

I had the mount fabricated from aluminum by a local welder. It is a very solid setup and supports the weight of my 23" LCD with no problem.

The articulating arm was purchased a a local electronics store.

It does not have quite enough reach to allow viewing from the bedroom but it does feature a quick release which would allow me to easily move it to another mount back there if I wanted to.

A smaller and lighter LCD may actually allow you to use a longer arm and permit bedroom viewing...

My girlfriend loves it because the TV is out of site when I'm not watching it.

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Old 07-05-2006, 07:14 PM   #69
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Computers Are A Priority For Me. See Posting "will A Laptop Do It All" I Just Purchased A Dell With A Tv Tuner And A Wireless System.

It Is Important To Me Cause I Do A Lot Of Stuff On The Computer Such As Bill Pay - Banking - Insurance - Ebay - Shoping - Communicating -

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Old 03-06-2007, 10:56 AM   #70
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inverter hum

Our Wolfer has a Hummmmmmm!
The airstream entertainment system in our 06 25' International has a 19 inch sony LCD (18VDC) which is factory wired with its converter behind wall it shares with fridge, to adjacent wall plug to run off 110V. The sony entertainment system, DVD,radio, etc runs directly off 12V system. We wanted to enjoy a segment or two of '24' (we are NOT addicted) while boondocking so I needed a solution to power the TV(rated 90W) so I thought simplest solution was a 150 Watt SAmlex pure sine wave inverter which powers TV just fine. The problem is a robust backfeed HUMMMMMM that is coming out the subwolfer of entertainment system. The inverter is grounded to the frame. This inverter is rated at 3% harmonic distortion. Found other manufacturer inverters (40-50% more costly) have ratings of about 1 to 1.5% distortion. An installer has told me this is my problem, i.e.too much harmonic distortion. The manufacturer says I could solve the problem by moving up to a 600 Watt inverter(also rated at 3%). Either of these suggestions may or may not work. Has anyone had experience with this problem? Any electronics whizes out there who know if a filter could solve this?
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