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jwleslie

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #300 on: August 02, 2014, 04:41:08 PM »
Yes I did reinstall the courtesy light.  If you look closely at the picture named "Showing Post Offset from center.jpg" you will notice the white and yellow wires and the blue wire nuts.  The light is mounted underneath.  I don't anticipate using the light often, but it's there if needed.  Actually one of the easier things I did.  We don't expect to use the space for storage, so the wires are not really in the way. 

My DW does not like seeing the bones behind the TV, so she put in a little black "curtain" using a small spring rod.  Simple and effective.  You can see that in the picture named "TV lowered for viewing.jpg".

In researching how to do my project I saw write ups of how people put in new TVs but kept the plastic or fiberglass surrounds.  That may not require woodworking or as much.  I wanted to make it look as if it came from the factory.  Fortunately I had the time and enough of the skills to satisfy myself and my DW. 

It might be easier for you if you could contact me directly.  I'm not sure how to do that.  I'm a little reluctant to provide contact info on a public forum.

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #301 on: August 02, 2014, 05:01:39 PM »
Will send you a PM on here with my email address, just check for messages at My Messages at top of page.

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« Reply #302 on: August 02, 2014, 07:15:30 PM »
Will send you a PM on here with my email address, just check for messages at My Messages at top of page.

If you put your email address in your profile, people can email you directly but the address won't be exposed to anyone other than the recipient.
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« Reply #303 on: August 03, 2014, 10:11:44 AM »
Thanks, didn't realize that.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #304 on: August 12, 2014, 09:01:21 AM »
Piano hinge

Both gkaster and Turtlekent said they used a piano hinge on the upward opening cabinet door.  We like the idea of mounting the flat TV on this door and using the piano hinge.   Having never used piano hinges we have been doing internet research.

We would like the door to have about an inch overhang all around so the door would latch tightly against the frame.  After watching a bunch of Youtube videos, they all talk about a 'swinging' type door with piano hinge.

We need some direction.   How did you install your piano hinge so the door closed firm?  What gauge piano hinge would be strong (extra strong) enough?  Would another type of hinge be a stronger, better choice?

Obviously we are not cabinet makers but can do this.  We have boxed in the 'new' storage space, insulated behind all the cab0ver space.  I am thinking of stapling carpet on the bottom up and around about a quarter of the way up.  I am thinking it would be sound deadening and cover up where the  floor/sides meet . What do you think?

Any suggestions, thoughts or ramblings on this topic are appreciated.
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FLman2

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #305 on: October 21, 2014, 09:52:29 AM »
Just bought a 2008 Itasca Latitue, the tv in the bedroom is a flat screen analog.  We would like to replace it with a digital, and was wondering if anyone has done this and what all is involved.
I'm handicaps thanks to a stroke a couple of years ago and would welcome all the help or suggestions that will help us do the change out.
The current unit has wood pieces on each side of it, and looks like they would have to be removed to get to the mounting brackets, but hate to remove them without knowing for sure.

Thanks!

Bob
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #306 on: October 21, 2014, 05:12:07 PM »
Bob - please tell us what city/state you are located in.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #307 on: October 21, 2014, 08:40:00 PM »
Live in Port Richey, FL.

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« Reply #308 on: October 22, 2014, 07:46:07 AM »
Call and talk to Classic Coach Works in Lakeland.  There are lots of places on the west coast that will do interior remodeling, cabinetry, audio/visual upgrades, etc.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #309 on: October 22, 2014, 02:39:19 PM »
John,

Thanks for the information.  I called them and they confirmed what I thought about the wood pieces on both sides of the current analog set.

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #310 on: January 10, 2015, 06:49:32 PM »
We have a 2005 Minnie 26H and are going to replace the original CRT with a 24" Sanyo from Walmart.  My plan is to mount a 12X21" piece of oak over the opening after we take everything out.  Then mount the articulating arm to the new piece of oak.  We will still have room to put a blue ray player on the bottom of the shelf and maybe a Slingbox M1 to watch our home TV while on the road.  I wonder if the original antennae (satellite and bat wing will have to be changed also.  Will post photos after we get it done.

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« Reply #311 on: January 11, 2015, 07:27:00 AM »
If you want high definition satellite, then you will most likely need to upgrade your equipment.  For high def over-the-air TV, Wineguard sells an add-on assembly which improves the antenna performance of the venerable bat-wing antenna or you can replace the large bat-wing with a much smaller antenna designed for the new TV frequencies.  You remove the bat-wing from the arms and mount the new one, very simple and inexpensive.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #312 on: January 11, 2015, 09:16:50 PM »
Thank you.  I'll post when I get it done.

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #313 on: April 06, 2015, 01:05:24 PM »
Only took me since last August to take out the old GE anchor and put in an Insignia 32" that can be lowered to almost eye level when sitting in coach. Also swivels to either side if we want. Still have to decide what to do with space behind the tv. Used an OmniMount 25X mount.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #314 on: April 06, 2015, 02:03:33 PM »
How do you keep the TV from moving around when you are traveling down the road?

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mweber (KC9NPT)

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #315 on: April 06, 2015, 02:49:59 PM »
The mount is designed for 7 - 25 lb tv. This one is 9 lb so the tension even at its lowest is enough to hold it in any position. Plus, if you look closely at the enlargement below, you can see part of the bracket for the tv stand bottom center below the tv frame. It's hollow and I just screwed an L bracket  to the steel frame under the tv and lower the bracket over the .The mount tension keeps everything in place and the bracket is just a safety to prevent tv from extending away from cabinetry.
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« Reply #316 on: April 06, 2015, 08:18:54 PM »
Good job!
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« Reply #317 on: July 26, 2015, 12:40:24 PM »
I assume everyone following this thread got the same email notice that it was updated? The last posting 8 see is Johns in April
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« Reply #318 on: July 26, 2015, 06:59:05 PM »
Its like Steve Martin waiting for the new phonebook
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« Reply #319 on: July 26, 2015, 07:24:10 PM »
Its like Steve Martin waiting for the new phonebook

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« Reply #320 on: July 27, 2015, 07:09:50 AM »
We had a post in this thread that belonged somewhere else, then an inappropriate post I had to move out of sight.
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« Reply #321 on: July 27, 2015, 07:47:02 PM »
Really... In a thread about a bunch of nerds mounting TV's ? That must have been pretty creative :)
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« Reply #322 on: July 27, 2015, 08:16:56 PM »
I know.  Weird.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #323 on: December 17, 2015, 07:47:57 AM »
I bought a NAXA LCD with built in DVD player for around 200.00. The greatest selling point for me was the low power draw on DC. The brightness of the screen is amazing. The one draw back is low speaker quality. When parked I use a simple A/C external PC Speaker combo that includes a subwoofer for great sound. I also have used the dash CD head unit with input jack with good results. The model of NAXA TV DVD Combo is NTD 2252

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007LNTH6W?keywords=ntd2252&qid=1450360054&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3


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« Reply #324 on: December 18, 2015, 05:43:11 AM »
Good choice!
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #325 on: January 31, 2016, 05:13:42 PM »
Not many posts of the rear TV so i figured I would post mine. The Horizon has a pull out cabinet for the TV. Once removed we just added the TV and built a shelf to hold a blue ray player. 
Just checked the post and noticed the pictures are rotated??? Not sure why  :-\
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« Reply #326 on: January 31, 2016, 07:44:09 PM »
The rotated pix are probably due to your PC monkeying with them (or that's the way you took the pix.)  Good replacement, I like it.  I replaced our rear glass monster probably in 2005 (our Horizon is a 2005 model.) I thought I had some pix of the new rear TV here or on our website but maybe not.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #327 on: March 01, 2016, 04:09:06 PM »
I replaced the old tv in the rear of our 2005 Adventurer. Cut a panel 23x19, drilled 2" hole in the center for wire access. Stained to match the cabinets. Then attached the panel using brass wood screws. I used a universal flat screen mount and used a 20" Sony flat screen that was in a spare bedroom in the house. Total cost, $30.00. And about two hours total time.
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« Reply #328 on: March 02, 2016, 07:00:59 AM »
Pictures?
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #329 on: April 09, 2016, 10:58:04 PM »
I have replaced my front analog TV with flat screen. Bought LG 32 in TV, LG blue ray player, and LG surround system. My old system had a micro Jack that plugged into a headphone style Jack on back of TV. I assumed this would plug in to new TV for sound. When I plug it in it cuts off TV speakers and nothing comes out of motor home system.  Does anyone know how this needs to be hooked up? I would like to use old sound system with NW stereo and TV if possible.

 

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