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Old 01-07-2012, 08:08 PM   #15
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OK the thought that having everything combined all in one is the opposite of a good idea unless you can not deal with having separate components.
As soon as 1 of the parts breaks then what?

Jim I know you think the Jensen is ruggedized because they say so on the website but I can assure you they are the same level of quality as all other Audiovox stuff,it is called marketing.The boards may be potted in an extra layer of ruggedized goo or it may be a complete marketing ploy but in either case they are overpriced OEM sets. Jensen has not been known for anything of high quality since the 70's and the speakers back then were just loud and cheap but never good. It was a misunderstanding.

I really think most small TV's these days are about the same. There are really only a very few manufacturers making the sets under 32" and I think you would be surprised just how identical sets now are.

Because I work with these every day I have observed that the Menus on most small sets are similar or identical which is a sure sign that the sets are just OEM'd by 1 company for everyone else.

It should be no surprise that they are all Chinese under the skin.

That being said,I sell Panasonic and Samsung in that order and only really recommend one of them.

The Japanese sets just do not break in most environments and I have an old friend who is the Panasonic factory Service guy in this area. He mostly works on everything else.

I sell Samsung because people are cheap basically and of the Non-Japanese sets they are the best next option for quality.

Toshiba,Hitachi,JVC(eeew I feel dirty!) and other Japanese made sets are the top tier units almost without exception.

Philips and Samsung come next.

The other Korean Mfgr(LG/Zenith) and the French(Thomson,GE,RCA) sit behind them but many of these are not even available here anymore as people just want the cheap stuff.

I don't even want to talk about Sony.

Now few of them make any mainstream 12vdc sets although some of the Hybrid computer monitors with TV Tuners in them do run on 12vdc and that is what I would try to find.

I have a Vizio in my trailer that runs on 12vdc and it is a great looking crappy set.
I had a nicer one ripped out of my last trailer when it was broken into and the Vizio was the first one I found that could go in on 12vdc and I am a little ashamed of having it really.

The new trailer came with a Coby 15" TV/DVD 12vdc tv and I could barely watch it as it was so bad.

This is all just my own opinion based on 35 years in the business watching the pride and genius of american mainstream design and manufacturing of entertainment technology vanish before my own eyes.

Sad but True.

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Old 01-07-2012, 08:17 PM   #16
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On a related note,I almost forgot to add.

Now that most small TVs use LED backlight for the LCD the power requirements are low enough that using an inverter for a small TV is more practical than ever.

As many here have found it isn't as important to find a 12vdc set as it was even a year ago which opens the choices considerably.
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On a related note,I almost forgot to add.

Now that most small TVs use LED backlight for the LCD the power requirements are low enough that using an inverter for a small TV is more practical than ever.

As many here have found it isn't as important to find a 12vdc set as it was even a year ago which opens the choices considerably.
Thanks for the input!!! Do any of these TV DVD play CDs? and have radio tuners in them?
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:10 PM   #18
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How big is that? Looks huge.
The nice thing about this mount is that by other standards it is not very big at all. If you check this Thread you will see photo's of this mounted which I posted. One has a 19" flat screen on the mount and the other is with the TV off the mount. One of the great things about this mount is when the TV is taken down you can hardly see the mount.
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We have a 15" Slyvania. It is AC only and easily runs on a 75 watt Inverter, We've had it for 7 years and have taken it all over North America. It's worked perfectly.

We are about to upgrade to a larger TV, something in the 20's since neither of us can any longer read the scores. The TV's fine but our eyes have aged in 7 years.

I don't know who made it but it's worked extremely well.
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We have a 15" Slyvania. It is AC only and easily runs on a 75 watt Inverter, We've had it for 7 years and have taken it all over North America. It's worked perfectly.

We are about to upgrade to a larger TV, something in the 20's since neither of us can any longer read the scores. The TV's fine but our eyes have aged in 7 years.

I don't know who made it but it's worked extremely well.
Panasonic. They also make Quasar but they also recently bought Funai to get a foot in the cheap crappy TV market too.
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Hi: All.. Here's a pic or two of our 19" Toshiba flat screen with wall mount. The TV travels locked to the wall via a sliding gate type lock. Travelled 1000's of miles and still works great. Has a built in DVD which we use most of the time to watch movies. We now have a DVD of a roaring fire complete with sound FX to warm our feet by!!! LoL
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Thanks Alf! Do you know if yours will plays CDs?
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Alf Thats funny.

It was so warm here for XMas that we didn't have a fire this year so I put one on my iPad complete with streaming holiday music.
It was a Hit!
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Thanks Alf! Do you know if yours will plays CDs?
Hi: iplumb...Yes Model# 19LV505C I just tried a CD in the TV and it does play them. Funny it seems to do everything except serve drinks!!! Here's a pic of the slide lock that keeps it secured while we're towing.
We use it on the bookshelf in the den when the trailer is in storage.
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How big is that? Looks huge.
Here's some photo's of that under cabinet mount that Carol H first posted about and one I now have.

Mount in extended form.

Width.

Mount in shortest extension with quick release base off.
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Thanks! Looks great! Post some installed pictures when you get it done.
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Thanks! Looks great! Post some installed pictures when you get it done.
Will do. First have to find the new LED TV, 16" or 19" with a head phone jack. May give up on the 12 volt idea and go with an AC TV and inverter as Ed suggested.
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Will do. First have to find the new LED TV, 16" or 19" with a head phone jack. May give up on the 12 volt idea and go with an AC TV and inverter as Ed suggested.
If you shop for a new HD LED LCD TV () and ever run off of batteries compare the specifications. I've been shopping and have found that between two brands (19") one will draw 40w and the other 20w. It is the nicer and pricier one that is more energy efficient rather than a cheap TV with a duller, lower watt picture. (as I would have guessed).

I'd be interested to hear what you end up with.
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