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Old 10-24-2010, 08:57 PM   #85
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Hansom your setup may be able to take the HDMI audio in and then spit it back out the audio out into your system from the Apple TV. I take it that the audio feed from the TVs digital tuner is feed to the stereo system in the trailer which is nice. Think mine does that but since the TV doesn't have a digital tuner then I can't get the OverThe Air tv channels.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:46 PM   #86
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Yeah, it sounds like all you need to do is update your panel to something with a digital tuner. Just make sure it has the right outputs, which I'm sure you have well in hand.

The remote app for the iPhone/iPad is way superior to the OEM remote that comes with the unit and uses the wifi signal so line of sight location is not an issue with that utility. Besides on the 23FB the TV is in the bedroom and I bet you could "bounce" the IR beam off of that shiney interior roof if the sensor was facing the ceiling.

I did something similar in college when I would shoot the IR beam from the remote at a shaving mirror on my desk that was pointed back to my receiver located in an adjacent closet.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:55 PM   #87
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So I got the 23" Vizio in today and went about replacing the Sony 15" Wega.
This was a major PITA as the power cable and it's large power supply was behind the wall sandwiched between the fridge and outer wall. Wound up removing the existing mounting plate and cut a bigger access hole but no way the "brick" part of it must have been screwed down, no amount of pulling on either end could remove the power supply. Was about ready to attempt taking the wall loose when a light went off in my head saying I was nuts, just buy another power supply for the Sony. So cut the ends off and then decided to pull a short extention cord through the wall from the outlet to the plate behind the TV mount. OK another PITA as the other cables run down the same path, then the side is sealed to prevent gases from the fridge to enter the cabin. finally an hour later got the extention cord pulled and started to put it all back together. The 23" Vizio Razor thin TV looks great and is a great deal at Costco for $200.
Tomorrow I'll try out the Apple TV and see how that works. Antenna HD looked good as well as the Sony indash DVD player.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:45 AM   #88
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Reading these posts on electronics is like when I was young and the older kids would talk about sex—I didn't know what they were talking about, but it sounded real good.

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Old 10-26-2010, 09:48 PM   #89
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Apple TV and Vizio 23"

Here's a pic of the 23" Vizio so you can see how it fits in the space. Plugged the Apple TV into the Vizio with a HDMI cable. It can be mounted behind the TV on the Peerless mount with Velcro or straps. The Apple TV really wants a network connection so I used an Airport Express (wireless hub) and just plugged it in under the table. Was able to set up a new network without internet and stream from the Macbookpro to the TV. The goal here for me is to stream movies, music, photos to the TV. The problem with all this is the location of everything cable wise is all wrong, On the road you would want the Apple TV to get a wired Cat5 connection if available to plug into the Apple TV. If you are at a campsite or WiFi hotspot then no big deal. But then if you want to get the Audio from the Apple TV back into the trailer's Aux Audio in then you can't use the digital out on the Apple TV and there isn't any analog out. You can take audio out of the Vizio (need miniplug adapter) and feed it back to the Sony system.
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I'm in the process of replacing our factory 23" TV with a 26" LG LED TV. It fits perfectly, but I'm running into the same dilemma with getting audio back to the receiver. The new TV only has digital (optical) audio out, and so I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy one of these:

Amazon.com: Digital Audio To Analog Audio Converter: Electronics: Reviews, Prices & more

which will convert the digital signal to 2-channel analog RCA. I'm going to mount it permanently in the space behind the refrigerator and have it plugged into the RCA cables already running back to the receiver (that were plugged into the back of the previous TV). Unfortunately, it's $60 bucks and requires power, but I figure the TV requires power anyway, and the consumption of the adapter is miniscule. They'll be wired to the same electrical circuit, so I think this'll work well.

I have the new AppleTV too, at home, and love it. It'll be moved into the Airstream as soon as we do, but I haven't decided where to mount it yet. It'll be connected to the TV via HDMI and Audio will be handled with the TV's optical audio out -> Gefen converter -> Stereo receiver.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:58 AM   #91
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Your new TV probably has a headphone mini plug jack on the back that you can use to feed audio. I'm looking for a short 1' HDMI cable for the Apple TV.
It can be mounted behind the set, even facing up the ir port can get a signal bouncing off the metal interior. Then there is the remote for iPhone or the iPad that works with it.
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Your new TV probably has a headphone mini plug jack on the back that you can use to feed audio. I'm looking for a short 1' HDMI cable for the Apple TV.
It can be mounted behind the set, even facing up the ir port can get a signal bouncing off the metal interior. Then there is the remote for iPhone or the iPad that works with it.

Will 1.5' do? It's the shortest I've seen.

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Huh, I will have to look into that. That'd sure be a lot cheaper & less complicated than a powered digital->analog converter.

I won't be able to mount my AppleTV behind the display. I used a super-low-profile mount... so there's less than an inch gap between the TV and the wall. I may have to wait until H-Squared updates their wall mount:

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Old 11-26-2010, 02:03 AM   #94
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Apple Tv and IPad

So I got the trailer out (06Safari) and am testing the NEW Apple TV with iPad and 23" Vizio. Also installed new OS 4.2 So what I learned:
1 AppleTV needs a wireless network to talk to it. I used an Airport Expreess
That I had and plugged into outlet under the table. I could then watch photos off the iPad on the Vizio and music videos from the iPod in the iPad.
2 you MUST tell the iPad or iPhone in the system folder
to use the airport for wireless WIFI. That means you can't surf the web or download a movie from the iPad while connecting to the Apple TV. That's because the a Airport isn't connected to the Internet itself. If yo can get Internet to the airport then you could stream live to the TV
3 sometimes I had to deselect the airsharing on the iPad or iPhone and try again to get a connection to work. It's cool though when it does.
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Just thought I'd say that H-Squared has updated their AppleTV wall mount for the new model:

H-Squared - tvTray

I bought one, and it's... meh. It's okay. Mine has some heat warping on it, but since shipping cost as much as the item itself, I guess I'm stuck with it.

Haven't figured out where I'll mount it. There's no great spot that will be within line-of-sight for the remote to work, so I may mount it in the cubby above the fridge, and just use our iPhone/iPad as a remote instead.
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If ou mount it behind the TV and point the IR port at the wall with te signal bounce off of the Aluminum and control it? I just sit mine on top of the couch in the corner for now.
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I have an apple tv unit installed in my Safari and once you used to using the unit, it's a nice addition. You can transfer your music, photos, movies into apple TV. Or, you can buy multi media content from the apple store. It took me some investment of time to figure it out. To transfer movies or content from the store both your laptop or other unit AND the apple tv unit must be connected to the store at the same time in order for the purchase and transfer to occur. Once the download begins, you can switch channels and watch TV or even turn off the TV. Movies can take a long time to download depending on your connection speed. I have mine mounted close to the TV in the third party bracket sold for the unit. It's a cool deal.
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I see you are listed as a inspector for N.y. eastern ct. I might have the need for your services or someone closer.i live in Brewster N.Y. and have my eye on a 1973 Ambassador.
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