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Old 05-21-2007, 10:51 AM   #1
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Just asking to see how many folks here are or have 12 volt LCD/DVD player in their trailers.Looking for pros and cons,cost etc.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:20 PM   #2
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Ches,

I have one of THESE and am quite happy with it.

No battery option, and I quickly disabled the speakers and added my own, but it consumes very little juice of the house battery.

The 10" may be too small for some, I find it suits my needs well.
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:34 PM   #4
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My 12 Vdc TV has a DVD player.
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I have a Sharp 17" Widescreen LCD that came with a transformer but it produced 12vdc.I use the end that connects to the LCD and run it right from 12vdc.
Many LCD's use this method and they will be labeled with the actual input requirement or a quick look at the transformer/power supply will tell you. I have found that many with an external supply do run on 12v directly.

There are 12vdc DVD players also but if you have to even an inverter will not draw a lot of current when powering a DVD player.

I also recommend the Tivoli radio's and the Cambridge table radio's. Most run on 12vdc and have better than decent sound for the size.

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Thanks Ed--That sounds good
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:52 PM   #7
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I was looking at Sam's Club yesterday. They had a 15" Magnavox high def. with DVD player for 228.00. If we hadn't just blown our wad on a new transmission I would have bought one.
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:16 PM   #8
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We currently have a dvd/tv 15 inch television which runs on 12 volt. Yet it's boxy and takes up alot of space. So we have been toying with getting an under cabinet 10 inch tv/dvd.

The trutech is sold at target for $299 and the coby is sold at amazon for $259. JUst yesterday, I was tempted to pic up the trutech since we could try it out and be able to return it if it doesn't work out.

If it were not for the fact our water heater and furnace both died this month and we need expensive replacements, I probably would have given into the impulse.

So for the time being I have devised an innovative option where I use my 12 inch dell laptop with a pc tv card as our television and dvd movie theater. It hangs off of one of our cabinet knobs on a wire holder which enables it to suspend from the knob.

I like this option because it doesn't take up any additional space and can be used as a laptop for email, web surfing, cd listening and photo storage.

So I'm still debating whether I need a dedicated tv?

Anyone have experience with the Trutech from Target?

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Laurie, I use my laptop for movies if I am not wanting to be online.

Like at home, I am most often with one eye on the boob tube, and one on the laptop, so it doesn't work out that way very often.

USING the laptop w/tuner is the best option otherwise, as far as I am concerned. Ya got it already, and no extra installation needed.
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If I had a laptop that's what I'd use. Light weight and all in one!
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My Powerbook and EyeTV card turn the laptop into a Tivo like DVR too.
I have several movies and TV shows in it and can also watch them while eggbound.

Another great idea.
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My Powerbook and EyeTV card turn the laptop into a Tivo like DVR too.
I have several movies and TV shows in it and can also watch them while eggbound.
Our 17 has a TV. Flat panel, widescreen. There are 7 channels and depending on where we're camped can show anything from "the nature channel" to "rv park lifestyle channel". Furthermore, each of us can watch a different channel all at the same time. Best of all, the TV is solar powered.

There's even a small TV in the bathroom that gets only 1 channel.
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Just asking to see how many folks here are or have 12 volt LCD/DVD player in their trailers.Looking for pros and cons,cost etc.
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Just last weekend I was trying to find a way to run out regular tv in the scamp. it does not have a battery pack but I was hoping we could run it off the scamp battery pack. I guess it does not work that way. finally would up buying a small black & white tv with a battery pack just so we could watch the news and weather. My thinking was that a tv should not draw many amps but I was informed that yes they do and would deplete the battery very quickly. we dry camped 2 nights and the battery ran out during the 2nd night.
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If I had a laptop that's what I'd use. Light weight and all in one!
My Laptop's battery lasts b-a-r-e-l-y through [b]one DVD movie.
Not a goot boondocking choice...
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