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Old 11-11-2007, 05:30 AM   #61
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Flat panels and how they travel

We have two in our 34. Been traveling with us for four years with no problem. We just went to HiDef and trying to figure out what to do with the newer dish. Right now it's on a heavy board and working fine. Easy to adjust regardless of what Direct says.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:55 AM   #62
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We have two flat panel tv's in our coach, one an HD model. Both travel wel, and have not given any problems with the bouncing. SOme roads we have been on have been rough, to say the least.
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:18 PM   #63
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Our '08 Safari FB came with the full A/V package which included a pretty good size Samsung HD LCD receiver. It's wall mounted (facing dinnete and can swing around quite a bit). Locks to wall for traveling (difficult to unlock—requires miniature fingers). Can't see it from bed on our 25', but on the 27', you could. I have no idea how to get digital or HD on-air channels as we are just figuring it out, but I suppose (hope) the antenna can receive those signals. It appears we have to set it up for every cable connection at every campground, or same for on-air. So far, excellent picture. Samsung and Sony share a lot of parts, but we bought a Sony for home as it was a little better. I hate reading those instructions. They assume I know what they're talking about. If you're not electronically inclined and want HD or digital, find a 9 year old and they'll explain it to you.

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Old 01-28-2008, 01:52 PM   #64
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AC-DC Flat Panel 16:9 with ATSC digital tuner and DVD

It looks like there is finally an LCD wide flatscreen TV that can be used in RV on either AC or 12-volt DC power. Check out the Polaroid PLD 1913TDXB carried by Circuit City. This is a 19 inch set with 16:9 screen ratio. It has the new ATSC digital tuner and a built in DVD player, all for $350. It supports resolutions up to 1080p. While the listed specs don't say so, the power connection to the TV from an AC outlet is made through a cord with an in-line transformer that feeds the TV 12 volts DC at about 4 amps. Thus, when you are not using shore power, you should be able to use a Radio Shack cigarette lighter cord off your 12-volt wall outlet to power the set, according to Polaroid's customer support rep. See an ad for the set at Buy the Polaroid 19" LCD HDTV/DVD Player Combo and other LCD & Plasma TVs at circuitcity.com
If anyone has bought this TV and tried the above, please let me know how it worked.

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Old 01-28-2008, 10:18 PM   #65
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LCD wall mounting?

Hi - I wonder if anyone can give my some advice/tips. I just got a 2007 20' Safari. There's a cable connection and electrical outlet in the bed"room" and I'd like to mount a 19" lcd tv (insignia, with dvd player) to the wall there that separates the bed from the dinette area. I'm wondering if that wall will support the weight of the TV and mount (maybe 16-17 lbs total). THe mount is a peerless articulating arm with 2 bolts for the wall. That would mean the bolts would come out on the dinette side and be visible, which is fine by me - i can probably hang a clock over them or something....but I'm a little nervous about drilling into these nice walls without consulting some seasoned pros first. What do you think? Does my plan sound fine, or should i consider a more elegant solution? Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions.

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hi silversnail

welcome to the forums!

it might work, but i'd want a backing plate of some sort on the far side of the wall.

u might email tech support at the a/s factory and ask them...

on newer units they are pretty responsive to these questions.

a/s DOES offer an aftermarket wall mount kit with all the key bits, but it's pricey

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Old 01-28-2008, 11:21 PM   #67
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Hi - I wonder if anyone can give my some advice/tips. I just got a 2007 20' Safari. There's a cable connection and electrical outlet in the bed"room" and I'd like to mount a 19" lcd tv (insignia, with dvd player) to the wall there that separates the bed from the dinette area. I'm wondering if that wall will support the weight of the TV and mount (maybe 16-17 lbs total). THe mount is a peerless articulating arm with 2 bolts for the wall. That would mean the bolts would come out on the dinette side and be visible, which is fine by me - i can probably hang a clock over them or something....but I'm a little nervous about drilling into these nice walls without consulting some seasoned pros first. What do you think? Does my plan sound fine, or should i consider a more elegant solution? Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions.

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I backing plate on the TV side and the dinette would go a long way towards longevity. If that seemd to be too much. A backing "plate" on the TV side and fender washers on the "dinette" side worked for me. I used stainless hardware, a Lexan backing plate and acorn nuts to clean up the ends on the bolts. It looks better. See below.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:41 AM   #68
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Had two LCDs go bad after their tour in MH.

First was a 32" Visio...lasted just over 3 months.
Enough time for WalMart not to take back.
Had to send off for repair, 10 weeks later money refunded as unrepairable.

Next was a 42" Polaroid from black friday sale.
Lasted 45 minutes!
Waited on parts till two weeks before time for refund was to run out.
No parts, brought back...whew.
Felt kinda snake bit and rethought large screen in MH.

Gave up on large LCDs as the 15" Polariod in rear bedroom is still working great.

Decided to go with 22" and 24" monitors up front.
One 22" over sink for viewing from booth.
One 24" overhead between driver and passenger for couch and front viewing.

Fabbed up some mounts to swing screen up to store.






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Old 03-11-2008, 10:55 AM   #69
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Your second picture shows Rivets loaded in tension. These will fail eventually. Rivets are designed to be used primarily in shear.
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:33 PM   #70
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The flat screen I will put in is a 19". I did not have to shop because my kids bought it for me as a Christmas present. I have an old sattelite dish and a sattelite box from my daughters room that I will use in the trailer. I just have to hook it up and make it work before I install everything. Future project way down the road.

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Old 03-19-2008, 01:01 AM   #71
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I have read all of the posts in this thread. It's amazing how much has changed in 2 years. Just in the past few months the changes are dramatic especially with analog going bye bye soon. So the time is 'now' for Lynn and I. We wish to get an LCD HDTV for our coach that will also be useable in our home bedroom. 22" set will work in both places, however, we have to consider the 12 volt needs in the coach. Our old (22 yr old) set which burned up at our last Rally (fortunately Lynn needed to retrieve a pot luck item and discovered the TV smoking) was handy as it could be used in a 12v boondocking RV or with 110 power source. Before I quiz a Best Buy/Circuit City geek I would like to ask the experts or experienced Airstream Forum members. What works for you in power hook-ups and boondocking. I need curent solutions....like as now when you read this.

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Old 03-19-2008, 07:52 AM   #72
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Ikea and Audiovox make portable flat panel TV/ DVD that work on 110 or 12v.
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:27 AM   #73
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I've long been searching for a flat screen LCD TV with a built-in DVD player on the left side, so that it will fit onto the wall by the refrigerator in our Excella. I've just fitted an Emerson LD200EM8 20" Digital/Analogue LCD TV which satisfies this requirement. Wal-Mart for $388. It sits on its stand on the credenza, and is also bolted to the wall using a basic $20 fixed flat bracket. I had to pull the refrigerator forward to attach the penny washers and locknuts to the bolts. We do not need it to swivel. There is no need for any strap while travelling. If I wanted to boondock and view the TV I would use an inverter. We are very pleased with this system.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:33 AM   #74
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I've long been searching for a flat screen LCD TV with a built-in DVD player on the left side, so that it will fit onto the wall by the refrigerator in our Excella. I've just fitted an Emerson LD200EM8 20" Digital/Analogue LCD TV which satisfies this requirement. Wal-Mart for $388. It sits on its stand on the credenza, and is also bolted to the wall using a basic $20 fixed flat bracket. I had to pull the refrigerator forward to attach the penny washers and locknuts to the bolts. We do not need it to swivel. There is no need for any strap while travelling. If I wanted to boondock and view the TV I would use an inverter. We are very pleased with this system.
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Thank you Nick. We will check out the Emerson. I had forgotten about our need (want [wife and grandsons]) for a DVD player. Good suggestion.

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Old 05-19-2008, 09:34 PM   #75
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I put a 26" Sharp wide screen flat panel lcd/dvd combo (manuf #LC-26DV24U) in my 2004 28ft international CCD. I modified the pull down tray in the wall of the bedroom to accomodate a reinforced bracket I bought from Home Depot. I made a retaining bracket with an insert pin to stow it flat against the wall when in transport. It's been on the move with me for at least 8 months without incident. The bracket has shown some signs of a little torque/fatigue. I may have to modify it again at some point. I thought I had a pic of it. I'll look for it again later and try to post it. Good luck!
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:53 PM   #76
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:11 PM   #77
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Sony 19" LCD

I'm also upgrading the tube TV we have in our 34'. We each have own Apple laptops if we need to watch a DVD movie and have considered the Elgato TV tuner option.

But I believe we will buy the newest Sony 19" LCD. I just think Sony makes the best TVs and will not settle for anything else.

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Old 05-19-2008, 11:54 PM   #78
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hi duane

hey there is that picture!

i knew it was here somewhere...

agree on going sony, i've like the 'look' of their monitors for 30 years (especially the xbr line)

that price is 1/2 what i paid 2 years ago...

on nice thing about 19s is power consumption.

about 85-95 watts and only 65 w or so, with the 'power saver' engaged.

i use it boondocking with a simple 140 watt inverter and can view several hours without much battery drain...

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Old 05-20-2008, 08:53 AM   #79
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Btw, another reason I'm considering Sony is that you can order from Sony's website and get 18 months interest free. Of course I have the money now but hey if I can use OPM for free why not.

Best Buy is also offering the same financing but they don't have the new Sony models in stock yet. Sony says the new models started shipping this week if you ordered online.
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The only real problem with the smaller Sony's is that they are only 720P.........makes a real difference and not getting what you are paying for.......look for at least 1024P.............Just my 2cents.........Dennis
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