Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-07-2004, 12:47 PM   #29
Rivet Master
 
RoadKingMoe's Avatar
 
2001 34' Limited
The State of , Ohio
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,605
Images: 23
I had thought of running the audio out from the TV, down into the credenza, under the bar cabinet and fold out table, up behind the sofa and the front curtains to the overhead cabinet where the stereo car radio, with aux input is located.

But I like this modulator idea a lot better. Thanks, uwe!
__________________

__________________
Maurice
RoadKingMoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 04:03 PM   #30
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Maurice,
You're welcome.
Another advantage would be the possibility of using a walkman type portable radio and headphones, for instance if wifey is napping and hubby wants to see nascar.....or whatever.
Or a small radio near earshot, or listen to a game outside the trailer in the summer etc.
__________________

__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 04:36 PM   #31
2 Rivet Member
 
stuart2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44
Images: 10
Hello all, I haven't been able to see the TV you're talking about but an idea I've been kicking around is to buy a LCD monitor/TV combination. There's one on EBAY in particular I'm watching. It's the Samsung 170MP TV. With it you're able to connect a TV or pizza dish type antenna for watching television (there's a built in TV reciever) or use you PC/lap top computer. The flexiblity to both is a great advantage in our limited spaces. Just an idea I thought I could share with everyone...STu
__________________
stuart2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2004, 12:34 PM   #32
3 Rivet Member
 
hohne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 216
Images: 17
TV is configured to drive stereo...

Hello,

I got a chance to sit in Goonybird with both manuals -- in short, the TV tuner is connected to the stereo. All I had to do was enable it at the stereo end. AS installed the cable to the TV already.

When I looked at the menu for the TV, the audio lines were already configured to be LINE OUTS instead of LINE INS. That told me that they were intended to drive the stereo, and not vice-versa.

When I looked at the menus for the stereo, the line-out choice was not enabled. Once I told the stereo that it had a line out attached to it, it then gave me the choice to enable it. I enabled it, and was able to hear stereo TV out of the stereo system from brodcast TV.

So, in short, the capability was pre-wired, but the stereo was not configured to take advantage of it...until I configured it. The TV was configured, though...

The SHARP has many choices of video inputs...I will summarize them as a follow up.

-Rob
__________________
hohne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2004, 12:43 PM   #33
3 Rivet Member
 
hohne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 216
Images: 17
FM modulator

...Our DVD player in the suburban (it is aftermarket) uses a FM modulator to play TV through the stereo...

I dunno why I did not think of it -- we usually have the kids use the infrared headphones instead of the Suburban stereo when they watch movies, so we can listen to CD's.

...we have used the stereo when we have had extra kids with us...the frequency is selectable between two choices, in case there happens to be a local FM station on your freq.

The FM modulator in our truck is integrated into the 12 volt DVD player, already, for those wanting to add on...there are players out there with this already in it.

The IR headphones are driven by a LED on the monitor. Your head has to be in the truck to hear it...

-Rob
__________________
hohne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2004, 06:13 PM   #34
Rivet Master
 
RivetED's Avatar
 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
North Central , USA
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 661
FM Modulator

I wasn't aware you could buy a FM Modltr as a stand alone. I'll see if I can find one. That would surfice for what we're trying to accomplish.

Thanks, -Ed
__________________
RivetED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2004, 07:29 PM   #35
Rivet Master
 
cosmotini's Avatar

 
1963 24' Tradewind
Highland , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,057
Images: 83
I bought one through C. Crane www.ccrane.com to use in my car to listen to my MP3 player through the FM radio.

Dennis
__________________
cosmotini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2004, 08:00 PM   #36
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Another good choice for modulators, or small monitors, or 12V players etc. is Parts Express. they carry all kinds of goodies for mobile video/audio'Their catalogs are great. Better than the website, in my opinion.

www.partsexpress.com
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2004, 07:50 PM   #37
3 Rivet Member
 
hohne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 216
Images: 17
Picture of Mount...have more if anyone needs them...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	tv_mount.jpg
Views:	386
Size:	19.9 KB
ID:	4768  
__________________
hohne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2004, 08:19 PM   #38
Rivet Master
 
LOST , Hawaii
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 2,193
Here's the mount, does the catch have a manufacturer name?

John
__________________
74Argosy24MH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2004, 09:01 PM   #39
3 Rivet Member
 
hohne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 216
Images: 17
Latch had a patent number 4597599

Looked up the patent, and is owned by a company called Southco.

They have a website, but the pictures of their latches would not display (404 error).

Looking for a source...
__________________
hohne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2004, 09:40 PM   #40
3 Rivet Member
 
hohne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 216
Images: 17
...took the latch apart, and lost half the parts looking for a part number...

(just kidding!!!)

I did take it apart looking for a part number, and all they have on there is a patent number.

Their website has a picture of the dang thing in a promotional picture, but the part number cross reference will not display the eningeering pictures so we can figure out the part number.

The web site said you can get sample quantities of stuff.
__________________
hohne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2004, 09:50 PM   #41
Rivet Master
 
LOST , Hawaii
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 2,193
I found this on their site, click product drawing under download .pdf files and it will give a list of part numbers.

John
__________________
74Argosy24MH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2004, 10:02 PM   #42
3 Rivet Member
 
hohne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 216
Images: 17
...that is the beastie.

Airstream took the bullet part off the supplied metal holder for it and used the nuts and washers to attach it to the sheet metal bracket they fabricated for the back of the TV.

I bet there is a bin at Airstream with 500 of those latches...

I have to push the button to release the catch. The catch does not really have audible feedback when it catches -- I find myself giving it a tug to see if it latched -- but it aways has so far.

A substitute could be a bolt that receives a pin of some sort. Might be a bit safer, because I am not sure what would happen if the spring breaks in the cool latch.

I had no idea there are so many latches...

-Rob
__________________

__________________
hohne is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.