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Old 02-09-2004, 10:34 PM   #43
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Thumbs up A+ for Effort

Rob,
I really appreciate the effort you went through to answer my/our questions. Your 2 cents is valuable, but the photo is "priceless". (couldn't resist!).

Really, the photo helps me a great deal. We have decided to go with the 15" Sharp and was undecided on wall mount options. At 1st I was going to simplify & not use the articulated arm mount but now... I'll have to give this a little more thought and see if I can fabricate a 'latch' of some kind. The idea of a 'dead' pin of some kind is within my garage capabilities. I have a lot of sail boat stainless h/w laying around waiting for a project like this.

Again Thanks for your effort...I'll send you some "Karma" .

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Old 02-09-2004, 10:42 PM   #44
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Good gosh this gets complicated. (Don't let Super Bowl half-time producers find out about partsexpress.com tho...) This thread has reached a new peak of expertise displayed by our members. Huzzah-huzzah!

Similar thread, just a different approach to mounting: Thoughts on flat screen tv

Me? I wanna boondock and don't even need a remote. I only get two channels -- hardwood and softwood. The fire ring can be masonry or steel.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:18 PM   #45
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I hear you, Bob.
I usually bring a little portable 12V TV with built in Video, just in case of withdrawals. I prefer the fire ring and the conversation with family and friends, but a little bit of watching news before going to sleep is always a good thing, in my book.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:34 PM   #46
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Boy! I learned alot!

I have learned quite a bit over what is out there, thanks !
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Old 02-10-2004, 07:01 AM   #47
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...I myself prefer the fire, too. The TV is for Monday night football in the driveway, so my wife does not stress about the state of the house anymore. AS also serves as guest quarters.

We have two small girls, and they actually prefer the outside, too. We have had 'Saturday Nght at the Movies' in the AS, and I fold the dinnette down into a bed for them as they watch their movie. I can sit on the L-couch with DW. Even though we have much larger TV in the house, the girls clamour every day for when the next movie night will be...

I have gotten so much help from this forum, I do not mind a bit giving back...seems like we all get a lot more than we give here..
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Old 02-10-2004, 07:35 AM   #48
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Funny that you mention hanging out in the Airstream in the drive.....we do it all the time.....we camp in it every once in a while over the winter....we find though that it sure does add the cabin fever........

Now for the on thread question:

If you are in a cold climate...and I mean below zero, would it be a good idea to take the LCD panel out? I think it would, but wanted to bounce the idea off folks to see if it's a valid thought....

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Old 02-10-2004, 07:57 AM   #49
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Cold and LCD Screens...

Recently, it was 9 below here in Dayton. That morning, I went into the Airstream and a thermometer I had in there was at +10.
Balmy, heh? There was a layer of snow on the top, that probably helped a bit.

I, of course, turned on the TV to see if it is alive. It was, but the refresh was slow so the image echoed across the screen, but it was warm enough to function.

There was no wind. I have found that the Airstream stays above ambient temp outside, in winter.

The Sharp LCD says it is good to -4 under storage.

As mine is in my driveway, I would simply keep the coach above zero in a bad cold snap. Nine below is pretty cold for here...and does not happen terribly often. I remember a couple of nasty ones down to minus 20, but I have been in Dayton for 40 years.

I do not know what cold can do to them, or how squishy the cold storage limit is...I bet somebdoy reading this does, though...

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If you do bring the lcd inside and it is very cold wrap it in a plastic bag, towel, anything to stop condensation as it warms.

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Thanks for all the great info on the LCD!
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This is news to me. I'm aware of rapid warm-up condensation problems (with all electronics, cameras, etc.) but, Can a LCD TV or lap-top be permanently damaged due to cold?
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...we could put a laptop in a freezer, and find out...
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Nearly all electronics I have seen have safe storage and operating temperature ranges. I would think especially hard drives would be sensitive, the distance from the heads to the platters and rotation resistance would be affected by the temperature.

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13.3 LCD Monitor

I just found this one, I think I might order it.
A small enough size for the small sleeping compartment in my trailer, but larger than my 9" TV combo.
It has speakers built in, and plenty hookups for video sources and computers.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...205-410&ctab=7
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...we could put a laptop in a freezer, and find out...
I seem to recall PC Mag does that when the have their annual laptop test issue Seems quite a few of them will operate at extreme temps. But with a LCD if it is below a certain temp the LCD is not going to work, think of the times you have worn a LCD watch outside in the winter, or used a LCD multimeter or... Much below about 25 degrees F the LCD display dissapears, doesn't appear to hurt it but you can't read it. I would be interested to see if this holds true for the televisions too. But then again they could build in an internal warmer, and if they haven't I claim patent rights to it

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