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Old 01-07-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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Anybody have the Colby 15" under cabinet T.V.?

Does anybody have this? Amazon.com: Coby KTFDVD1560SVR 15.6-Inch Under-the-Cabinet DVD/CD Player: Electronics How do you like it? Reviews online haven't been great but I think they are trying to compare it to there 50 HD tvs.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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The smaller the picture is the better it should look.
The image is made from the same number of picture elements so the smaller they are the quality should go up.

It looks like an overpriced TV to me as a gimmick to mount under the counter.
Unfortunately most under mount TVs are just like this too.

I would buy any small Name Brand TV and a cheap Mounting bracket to hang it and then a small cheap DVD player too.

There have been many posts here about these so I won't go into detail but my experience with Coby has also not been good and for the record I sell and install TVs every day.

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I have a Coby TFTV1524 15" TV that I bought a couple of years ago. This model does not have a built in DVD. As I recall it was on sale for $99. I mounted it with a small wall mount above my desk. Has worked flawlessly. Unfortunately the TV loses its picture quality if you are viewing at an angle not lined up to straight on to the screen. Sitting at my desk, this is not a problem, but it might be if you are trying to view it inside you egg sitting off to the side.
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We have one of the smaller Coby AM/FM/DVD/TV units, and it has its good and bad points.

On the good side, it fits perfectly under our Scamp kitchen cabinets, tucks neatly away when not in use, runs on 12v (a big plus), has low power consumption (0.7A with the DVD player running), and can make a rainy night more entertaining when you just want to park your brain in neutral.

On the not-so-good side, you need an external antenna to get either a TV or radio signal through a Scamp's Reflectix insulation (something it has in common with most under-counter units, and we already have a 1.25" 3-piece PVC mast and "batwing" HDTV antenna for when we use the TV . . . but I still need to add a permanent-mount AM/FM antenna outside), and, even then, many of the places we boondock don't have broadcast TV. And I sure wish Coby had your larger screen unit when I shopping for ours; a 10.1" screen is just a bit to small for my tastes.

Here's a tip for you: drill a few extra holes when you mount your unit and add a nylon webbing strap to keep your TV screen closed. I also kept the thin foam screen-protector sheet from the original packing, trimmed ot to the exact-fit size and used a spray adhesive to attach it to the underside of the radio cabinet to protect the screen while our trailer is on the move.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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Thanks!! anyone else. Just looking for something cheap, Don't plan on using it much. Like the radio option. Just seems nice to have a all in one package.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:31 PM   #6
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Thanks!! anyone else. Just looking for something cheap, Don't plan on using it much. Like the radio option. Just seems nice to have a all in one package.
I'm looking as well. Here's some sources.

12 Volt TV - 12V DC TVs - 12 Volt Digital LCD Televisions - Portable 12 Volt Color TV

12 Volt TVs DVD : Skyworth 12 Volt LCD TV 13"-22" : NAXA 12v Color Television

I really like the 12 volt Majestic with a 3 year warranty, but can't quite justify the cost yet.

Majestic 15.6 LED TV 12V w/USB - ATSC Version f/USA
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:37 PM   #7
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And by the way... I just received this under cabinet TV mount and I'm very impressed with it. Sturdy piece of equipment. Would easily hold a 20 to 24 inch LED TV.

PDR Under-Cabinet Mount with Quick Bayonet Release for TVs up to 20 Inches UCMM50
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My Colby lasted one year. I invested in a LED Jensen 12v tv, they are made for rv environment. Bought it from a marine supply here
Jensen Je1512led 15" Led Hdtv Wall Mount Only 12v
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My Colby lasted one year. I invested in a LED Jensen 12v tv, they are made for rv environment. Bought it from a marine supply here
Jensen Je1512led 15" Led Hdtv Wall Mount Only 12v
I looked at that Jensen and really liked it. BUT, I understand it doesn't have a head phone jack....correct me if I'm wrong please. Wearing headphones is rather imprtant to me when I have the TV on and my DW is trying to read 15' away.
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And by the way... I just received this under cabinet TV mount and I'm very impressed with it. Sturdy piece of equipment. Would easily hold a 20 to 24 inch LED TV.

PDR Under-Cabinet Mount with Quick Bayonet Release for TVs up to 20 Inches UCMM50
I have had the same mount for the past two years and its great - have it mounted under the rear bins in the back corner of the trailer. So easy to take the TV down when traveling.
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And by the way... I just received this under cabinet TV mount and I'm very impressed with it. Sturdy piece of equipment. Would easily hold a 20 to 24 inch LED TV.

PDR Under-Cabinet Mount with Quick Bayonet Release for TVs up to 20 Inches UCMM50
How big is that? Looks huge.
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How big is that? Looks huge.
I wouldn't say it's huge.....just substantial!

I can photograph it tomorrow with a ruler in the pix and put up a photo or 2 later in the day.
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I bought that mount so I can use the quick release and remove the TV when I travel. Mounted under my cabinet, I can't swing the TV up into a horizontal position. In the down position, there's plenty of swivel to get the TV into a perfect viewing position.
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I looked at that Jensen and really liked it. BUT, I understand it doesn't have a head phone jack....correct me if I'm wrong please. Wearing headphones is rather imprtant to me when I have the TV on and my DW is trying to read 15' away.
It has 2 rca type l/r audio out but not a singular headphone jack, the nice thing about the Jensen is the front controls vs other tv's with side or top controls which on an articulating arm is a pia.
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