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Old 06-07-2007, 09:46 AM   #15
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Hey Artstream,

I love the light layout!

How did you do the electrical so that your tail lights, markers are illuminated without being connected to the tow vehicle?

This is something that I've always been intrigued by.

Thanks.

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Old 06-07-2007, 10:17 AM   #16
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MacBook Pro

I definitely like the idea above of using a MacBook Pro. They have screens as large as 17 inch and come with a remote so that you can watch movies with Apple's "Front Row" user interface.

You just download movies, tv shows and music from iTunes when you are connected to the Internet and then kick back and watch them with your little remote. Not to mention the fact that you can also play DVDs.

If you need some entertainment in the tow vehicle while driving you can sync your iPod with your MacBook Pro and then use the iPod to enjoy some vintage airstream podcasts...
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:24 AM   #17
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I definitely like the idea above of using a MacBook Pro. They have screens as large as 17 inch and come with a remote so that you can watch movies with Apple's "Front Row" user interface.
So, does it have a tuner in it, allowing me to hook up my TV antenna and get local TV station broadcasts?

How much does a MacBook Pro costs? What is their life-cycle (how long before they have to be replaced)?
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:18 PM   #18
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You want to pimp a vintage Airstream? Call the aluminum police!
Seriously. I have a MacBook Pro and a Video Ipod. I use the MacBook Pro to load the Ipod with music and video. I have my iPod attached to my TV. I mostly watch video podcasts. DVDs come through the player in Sony head unit. AS installed a full Sony Audio Video system. The sound is good. the video is fair.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:20 PM   #19
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You can get an external USB tuner.
My last Mac Laptop lasted about 3.5 years. It went everywhere, Airlines, Truck Car. I venture it has well over 100,000 miles on it. It has even been rolled! (in a vehicle)
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:36 PM   #20
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As 'thecatsandI' said, you would need an external usb TV tuner to tune into live TV. The MacBook Pro doesn't have that integrated. But we download shows a season at a time (Lost, The Office) and then watch them as we want to commercial free. Of course doing it that way you need to pay for them on iTunes .

You can see the systems and prices at www.apple.com

Happy viewing!
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:39 PM   #21
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You want to pimp a vintage Airstream? Call the aluminum police!
I'm in the process. In my pictures (http://www.airforums.com/photos/show...00&userid=8174), you will see a lot of speaker and video cable installed . ..

My wife will not go with me in the hills during the fall unless she can watch BSU football. She has me miss opening day of elk season to go to a game (season ticket holders).

But, I would say a lot of men wouldn't mind having my problem, so I don't make an issue of it! Life is good.
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:04 PM   #22
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I love the look you have created. It sure is trick.

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Old 06-07-2007, 02:39 PM   #23
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Anyone know anything about the Sony XAV-C1 video player?
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:47 PM   #24
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How about any of the following?

Kenwood KVT-719DVD
Kenwood Excelon KVT-817DVD
Kenwood DDX-7017 Double DIN DVD/CD player
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:07 PM   #25
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Does anyone know if Bose 131 marine or Bose 251 speakers work with 12 volts?
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I just got an EyeTV Hybrid for use with the MacBook. It works well hooked to our big Radio Shack VHF/UHF outdoor antenna and I'm sure it would work well with the Winegard bat wing on the Airstream, which actually outperforms the big RS antenna.

It works well on standard definition analog (NTSC) and high definition digital (ATSC) TV, and has a pigtail to connect Composite Video or S-Video (both NTSC standard definition) to view and record from a cable or satellite box, or videotape player. It does NOT support direct plug-in of cable TV, as some USB digital tuners do.

The EyeTV software works fairly well for viewing and recording, but it is not a "10 foot" application, meaning most controls and functions are not readable from across the room (compared to something like Snapstream's BeyondTV on Windows). It can export to Video iPod format, but our iPod is music only.

Essentially, the EyeTV Hybrid is a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950 and works on a Windows PC if you download and install the drivers from the Hauppauge website. The opposite is also true, but even though the HVR-950 is less expensive than the EyeTV Hybrid, the cost of the EyeTV software would probably make it a wash or worse for Mac owners.

If you're going to have a MacBook for other things anyway, you can save some space by using it as a TV.
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Hey Moe,

Long time no rap. That EyeTV thing looks like something that is going to go on the must have list.

I was actully thinking about just getting a tiny cheap-o 12 volt tv to keep in the trailer, but for around $150.00, this seems like a much better alternative. This might not exactly fall under the wife's "no more gadgets" perameters as well.

Thanks for that!

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Hey Jonathan,
Make sure you get the one for the US that has NTSC and ATSC. They offer one just like it for European standards as well. It's easy to confuse them.
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