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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #240 on: August 31, 2013, 04:43:08 PM »
We like project pictures around here, don't let us down!  ;)
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #241 on: September 01, 2013, 02:57:23 PM »
The old CRT is out!  The power cord was on the bottom of the tv where I could not see it.  It was plugged into an unseen outlet behind the cabinet to the right behind the control box.

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« Reply #242 on: September 01, 2013, 04:31:36 PM »
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #243 on: September 05, 2013, 12:59:33 AM »
My, that looks familiar...
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #244 on: September 06, 2013, 10:34:38 PM »
I have tried to build a mock up box like I want to install in the metal Winny TV frame. It is giving me a lot of grief because of the mitered angles it requires. I am not a finish carpenter, so I have made numerous trial cuts to get the angles and they are fairly close, though not perfect. I would appreciate any suggestions or comments before I proceed any further. I have ordered a swivel mount which I will install on a wall inside the box, so it will be a few days before I receive it.

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« Reply #245 on: September 07, 2013, 06:28:20 AM »
I'm not sure what your picture is showing, also you should reduce the size of it to about 800x600 pixels.

Do you have a miter saw?  Cutting odd angles is difficult for sure.  When faced with an oddball situation like that I'll make a cardboard template and then cut wood to fit.  Sometimes it takes a lot of trial and error to get it right.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #246 on: September 07, 2013, 06:56:05 AM »
Oops!  Sorry about the photo. I tried to resize it. Will try again.

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #247 on: October 15, 2013, 07:24:31 PM »
I have tried to build a mock up box like I want to install in the metal Winny TV frame. It is giving me a lot of grief because of the mitered angles it requires. I am not a finish carpenter, so I have made numerous trial cuts to get the angles and they are fairly close, though not perfect. I would appreciate any suggestions or comments before I proceed any further. I have ordered a swivel mount which I will install on a wall inside the box, so it will be a few days before I receive it.
   The angle is 30 degrees.

I am in the process of changing out our 27 inch Sony TV in the front of our 06 Adventurer 35A.  I am putting in a 32" LED and a SONY Surround sound/dvd.   I plan to use the frame and put an articulated arm in it.  The first problem was finding the rear mounting bolt to get the TV out.  I did not plan to take the bottom trim plastic off.  I have a good source of lumber and have some maple that will match the interior trim.

 I am building in a storage shelf and keeping the original frame.  John did you figure out a lock yet?  I have a design I will use and will post pics when I get it done, I will be gone for 2 weeks so it will need to wait. 
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« Reply #248 on: October 16, 2013, 08:25:52 AM »
..John did you figure out a lock yet? ..
Yes, finally!  I used some of the cherry I had to rip off the opening to make a keeper.  There is a "T" nut inserted from the backside the keeper screws into.  The pictures show the details.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #249 on: October 16, 2013, 06:28:02 PM »
Thanks John, very similar to what I planned to do.
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« Reply #250 on: October 28, 2013, 03:37:56 PM »
Well I finished the TV conversion for the front mounted CRT.  Now we are about 80 pounds lighter and I can do away with the Digital converter box.  While we were at it we put in the sterio so we can have the surround sound again.  I used some of the space for a shelf below to keep the remotes and a few other items, it is lage enough for the campground books for easy access on the road.  DW wanted one we could turn towards the couch and i wanted easy access to the wiring so we can add and remove some devices.

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #251 on: October 28, 2013, 05:11:47 PM »
Good job!  Thanks for the pictures.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #252 on: January 16, 2014, 11:47:54 PM »
Anyone used one of these?

JENSEN 24" 12 Volt LED LCD TV

http://www.jensenrvdirect.com/jensen-24-led-dc-tv.html#review-list
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« Reply #253 on: January 17, 2014, 07:52:58 AM »
$500?? Wow.  I like the 12V ability but not for that price.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #254 on: January 17, 2014, 03:24:45 PM »
$500?? Wow.  I like the 12V ability but not for that price.

Well, found it cheaper at camping world (it's "on sale")...and saved $10 more with coupon code I found online... "3705"  Been a while since I bought anything from camping world...looks like they finally got competitive; amazon must have given them a run for their money.  ;)

Going to try it out...just measured the main TV upfront and it looks like it will fit.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #255 on: January 18, 2014, 11:47:06 PM »
Well got the old tubes out today...pretty much ready to go for when the new 12 volt HDTV shows up... (not putting a TV back in the bedroom though)

I learned today (only recently bought the Winnebago) that I had a DC to AC inverter for the tube TV and VCR/DVD player.  But I prefer to have the 12 volt TV...more efficient and less drain on batteries.   

Got to get a bracket fabricated and go buy some paneling or something and vinyl to match to fill in the bottom as I am not putting the old plastic shrouds back in. 

Here is the TV:  http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/jensen-led-12-volt-hdtv-24-inch/68953
They have smaller and larger ones. 

Have this in-dash stereo/DVD player/Camera Monitor/Multimedia unit on the way so I have 12 volt multimedia ability and to replace that old sony black and white camera monitor.  (replacing camera too)  It has video out for the TV and auxiliary audio in from the TV. 
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_68711_Jensen-VM9216BT-FREE-KIT-AND-HARNESS.html
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« Reply #256 on: January 19, 2014, 07:49:56 AM »
Looking good!  Keep the pictures coming.
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« Reply #257 on: January 25, 2014, 09:57:20 PM »
Got the TV (looks nice)...that 24" 12 Volt Jensen fits perfect in the hole (height and width is perfect). It's going to look seamless when done.  I have some plywood and vinyl to fit in the bottom where the old TV hung down.   

After kicking around a few ideas for a mount I ended up using angle aluminum (u can get it from Lowes/Home Depot). 

I cut it and doubled it against each other.  Originally thought about building a square box with the aluminum but figured this might be just as good.... 

Here is a couple pics showing where I am now. 
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« Reply #258 on: January 26, 2014, 07:45:02 AM »
Looks great so far - keep the pix coming!
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« Reply #259 on: January 27, 2014, 10:49:44 PM »
More progress...

TV mounted - quality of the 12 volt TV is really good; really happy with it!

New multimedia center installed (AM/FM radio, DVD, back up monitor, MP3 player, etc). 

TV audio routed to radio/multimedia center.  Video out from radio/multimedia center to TV.  HDMI cable ran from TV to center console for auxiliary connections like tablet, laptop, etc. 

Still have to put in the new section under the TV...saving it for last for when I am sure all wiring is done.

Next up...install and run new back-up camera and cable. 

 
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« Reply #260 on: January 28, 2014, 07:27:04 AM »
Thumbs up!
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #261 on: March 10, 2014, 06:20:58 PM »
Finished product...  (finished a while ago, just got around to uploading)
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #262 on: March 10, 2014, 07:01:11 PM »
John
I put the info on the blog a few days ago, now I will post all the pictures  tonight on your post.

I think it came out nice, and secure. 

While the bride watches the bachelor tonight I'll repost the job.

Jim.

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #263 on: March 10, 2014, 08:09:47 PM »
I started out buying a Samsung 32in TV, 29.1 in wide. The opening in cabinet is 28 in wide. 1/2 in each side. the amount the taper is on the rear of the Samsung. It fit nice and snug in the opening, the TV overlaps the frame by 1/2 in each side.

The most important piece of equipment is the SANUS SAN25BB mounting bracket. Purchased it at Target. $70.00 I think. the TV on sale at COSTCO $229.00 with the $30.00 rebate.

The reason I say the SAN25BB is important is because there are release straps on the bracket so you an release the tv from the bracket. no need to get your hand behind the tv.

After you drop down the plastic shroud, the old tv comes out pretty easy after loosing up the hold down bolts.  There was a problem with the cross member, that goes across the top of the old tv.  I borrowed a sawsall to cut it in half.   Could not remove it otherwise. A hacksaw will also work, but love the power tools. 

Bought a 1x2 to make the side bracket <screwed it into the side of the metal cabinet with sell drilling metal screws, and mounted a 1x6 between the 1x2's   

The plate was screwed on the 1x6, and measured so the tv would be as low as possible on the frame.

I think the pictures will show that.  the distance between the mounting plate and the rear of the tv is important..  this was done on the rear bed with the frame removed and with the tv sitting on the frame.  (no pictures)  measured the distance with the tv on the frame. This is what the finished product will look like.

The tv is pretty solid in the bracket, but the tiny movement is taken care of by two wire ties attached to the back frame and the clip that is screwed onto the frame. When you pull the wire tie taught, it is tight!!!! No movement.

If you have to get behind the tv, all you have to do is cut the wire ties, and pull down the straps, and lift the tv off the bracket.

The finished trim was a piece of wood on the top, but could not match the grain or color. I used a piece of flooring (wood)  and put foam on the wood and bought fabric to match the fabric in the MH and as you see the finished product. Held in place by Velcro. 

The bottom of the frame is nothing but black pipe insulation.. There is a small gap, and it stops the light from the back of the cabinet opening from showing through.

I attached a HDMI to the back of the tv for future use. My Direct TV is not HD, and a interesting note, my memorex DVD had a RGB and S video cable.  The Memorex DVD is a programmable DVD, and had to change the type of video cable to RGB from S Video. there was no color otherwise. Samsung people told me what to do. go figure.

Took me two days to remove the old tv and put in the new tv.  I had help of course, and now I know how to fix the rear tv with the gap on top.  plywood and make a cushion.  with the fabric that matches the coach. 

1. Frame removed
2. Frame removed
3. the tools
4. metal frame
5. Frame
6. the beast removed
7. wires wires  everywhere
8. the frame 1x2 and the 1x6 with bracket mounted.
9.the other side
10. wire tie clip screwed onto the frame
11. pipe insulation
12.bottom of cabinet.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #264 on: March 10, 2014, 08:16:14 PM »
these are the last two or three pictures.

1.top of frame with fabric
2.another shot of wire tie clip
3. finished product
4. finished product
5. side view tight in cabinet.

Hope this is not too large of a file John.

Jim
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« Reply #265 on: March 11, 2014, 08:09:53 AM »
Nice!
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #266 on: March 11, 2014, 09:34:40 AM »
For future ref. if the cabinet (such as our's ) is already angled for the tv, all you have to do is build the new frame inside the metal cabinet. It will follow the original angle.

Just make sure the side 1x2 or what ever you use, conforms to the angle. (the bottom of the wood is touching the bottom of the cabinet).  This will give you the original angle.
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« Reply #267 on: March 11, 2014, 11:32:57 AM »

Has anyone came across a TV mounting bracket that will manually move the TV vertically (up and Down)? Have a special project going on.

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« Reply #268 on: March 11, 2014, 12:31:41 PM »
Has anyone came across a TV mounting bracket that will manually move the TV vertically (up and Down)? Have a special project going on.
There are motorized lifts that will raise a TV from a cabinet but not sure I've ever seen a manual version.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #269 on: March 25, 2014, 11:28:21 AM »
Hi all. I am going to replace the front overhead and bedroom tvs and add a tv outside in my 2007 Winnebago Journey. I am going to use 12 volt Jensen Tvs. Need to conserve batteries when boondocking. The front tv should be ok for digital connections, sat, cable, off air. What is the best and easiest way to get the appropriate signals to the 2 other tvs, keeping in mind the horror of having to pull new wire!!! Has anyone used an HDMI cat 5e 4x4 distribution box. Any recommendations on suppliers and ways to wire??
Thanks Les
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