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Old 06-09-2016, 07:24 AM   #29
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I was able to test the Riva TurboX Bluetooth speaker and I'm finding it not sufficient enough for playing back TV content. Using the headphone/audio out of the TV to the speaker and the speaker volume to the highest, TV audio set to variable audio output, you pretty much have to run the TV audio at 100% to overcome background noise such as fans and A/C and even at that its not that compelling. So using a BT speaker for TV audio is a thumbs down.

I happen to have an old, old, Cambridge Soundworks 2.1 computer speaker system so I decided to try it out. They don't make this speaker systems anymore. It comprises two small cubes and a small subwoofer which is AC powered. 3.5mm audio input to the TV. Much better sound and you don't have to crank up the TV audio to overcome the A/C fan noise.

I guess I'll save the TurboX for boondocking TV use since it has a battery and there will be no A/C running.

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Old 06-12-2016, 04:44 AM   #30
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Here is the Cambridge Soundworks 2.1 mentioned above. It works well. Wish they were black though.

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Old 06-26-2016, 04:59 PM   #31
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Thinking of trying this idea for watching TV without using external speakers. Hook up a 3.5mm to Bluetooth transmitter to the TV. The one I'm looking at is this Trond unit which allows two wireless BT headsets to receive simultaneously without any lag or latency. Plug this unit into the back of the TV, pair two BT headphones and enjoy the movie. Hopefully, even with the A/C on the sound will be more enjoyable.

https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Tra...nsmitter&psc=1


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Old 06-27-2016, 06:11 AM   #32
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Thinking of trying this idea for watching TV without using external speakers. Hook up a 3.5mm to Bluetooth transmitter to the TV. The one I'm looking at is this Trond unit which allows two wireless BT headsets to receive simultaneously without any lag or latency. Plug this unit into the back of the TV, pair two BT headphones and enjoy the movie. Hopefully, even with the A/C on the sound will be more enjoyable.

https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Tra...nsmitter&psc=1


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I just ordered a BT transmitter, earphones, and speaker to try almost the same thing. The TV speakers are hard to hear and crappy. The stereo speakers sound weird since you're right under 1 channel. Earphones for quiet time and speaker to set on dinette for more natural sound. Plus I can use it for streaming music, etc. instead of the hard-to-use Sony car stereo.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Earphones:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:34 AM   #33
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I'll try my Riva TurboX on the dinette table paired to the BT transmitter too for those times we don't want to use the BT headsets. I was disappointed when this speaker was directly connected to the TV 3.5mm audio output as noted above. I emailed Riva and they replied stating it may work better if connected to A/C power. On battery it may be limiting the power to save the battery. I'll have to check the troubleshooting steps they recommended for verifying firmware vintage too.

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Old 07-22-2016, 09:10 AM   #34
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I have the trailer at home prepping for a weekend trip. I was able to test the BT transmitter on the TV. It worked very well using the BT earphones. We'll watch a movie this weekend. It will be a hot weekend so the A/C will be running non stop and will be a good test.

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Out camping this weekend. The Bluetooth transmitter is working well. Even with the A/C on, watching a movie via BT headsets is so much better than listening from the original speakers. Can hear the dialog better along with the effects. Watching news is fine over the TV speakers or the Riva BT speaker.

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This weekend I tried watching a DVD from the built in DVD player on my Insignia 28" TV. I was using the 12v cable directly plugged into the 12v socket next to the TV

There was background hum when increasing the volume. Even without a DVD in the player just switching to the DVD input I could hear a background hum.

When I got the trailer back home I tried the A/C to DC wall brick that came with the TV and on DVD input there was no hum. I guess the brick provides better filtering.

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