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Old 02-03-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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I want to install a faily small flat screen TV, but need some advice as to what is a good model, best way to install, is an exteral antenna needed, I want to be able to pic up local TV stations and run NEtflix.
This will be installed in a Boler, so I'm thinking the screen won't be bigger than a 24 inch.
Any advice will be greatly apprciated.
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This will be installed in a Boler, so I'm thinking the screen won't be bigger than a 24 inch.
13' or 17' ?
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17" would work, but need to find one that has wifi, right...to access Netflix
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I think he means 13' or 17' trailer?

You are not going to find a smaller TV like this for a trailer that has the apps needed for netflix and you would need internet access and a strong wifi signal if you do.

In order to do this in any practical way you will need to use a computer or other streaming device to stream Netflix and then output to a TV if not the computers own screen.

You will also need an antenna for any sort of over the air reception.
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I believe he is asking if your trailer is a 13 ft or 17 ft trailer rather than the tv size ?
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My bad. It's a 13 foot, 1975 Boler.
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I think he means 13' or 17' trailer?

You are not going to find a smaller TV like this for a trailer that has the apps needed for netflix and you would need internet access and a strong wifi signal if you do.

In order to do this in any practical way you will need to use a computer or other streaming device to stream Netflix and then output to a TV if not the computers own screen.

You will also need an antenna for any sort of over the air reception.
What's you experience with over the air reception? What type of antenna?
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I ... need some advice as to ... is an external antenna needed, I want to be able to pic up local TV stations ...
A lot will depend upon a TV station's transmitter and how close or far away it may be within the line of sight (or as the crow flies).

I have had limited success with the Winegard Hideaway Travel Antenna. I think if I could get it higher it might work better.
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I suggest you might do better with a simple antenna mounted on some kind of telescoping pole. Here is a combination that would be easy to set up and put away for travel.

Flagpole Buddy 106015-K and RCA ANT800 Amplified Outdoor Antenna

I've had good luck with the RCA antenna from Radio Shack at home. It works better than the Winegard.
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Thank you for the advice.
Those are GREAT suggestions. I tried the thin Winegard antenna they sell at Costco for home, and it didn't work AT ALL.

I live in a condo in an area that recieves really weak signals (Edmonds), and unfortunately our bylaws do not allow outside antennas or dishs. I think I will have to keep on paying Comcast until I die, if I even want the basic stations.

Do you think it would be easy to afix the Winegard you've suggested to a telscoping pole?
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