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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2010, 11:51:41 PM »
Very nice job!  You're inspiring me to get my change-out started.  Got my Hitachi LCD modified for adjustable line-level audio out (to feed the Q-surround), now the hard part begins  :D
John: Does your Surround Sound have optical inputs? I have a Sony in the cabinet that does, and I just plugged a fiber in for real digital 5.1 when it's there.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2010, 07:51:04 AM »
Jeff - the "Surround sound" that Winnie used in our model years is not 5.1 Dolby.  The amplifier takes Left/Right analog audio and feeds a bunch of speakers in the coach and a woofer speaker.  Not only that, the "Q-Surround" amplifier is mounted about 10 feet away from the electronics in a bay under the driver  :o.  Access to the speaker wiring is unfortunately not convenient for a 5.1 Dolby retrofit.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2010, 09:14:43 AM »
Thanks Bunky for your post. I finally got the photos resized of our remodel of the CRT TV to the LCD replacement. It is a 26" Sanyo and we didn't make any changes that we can't un-do. Here are some of the photos we would like to share.
Thank you RV Forum for all the great suggestions.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2010, 06:06:55 PM »
Good job!
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #64 on: February 09, 2010, 07:41:50 PM »
Wow! It looks real good. Lots of good ideas.



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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #65 on: March 10, 2010, 05:48:53 PM »
We have an '04 Vectra 40AD. The HEAVY 27" Sony was located in an entertainment center directly behind the passenger seat (as it is John's Horizon as well). I was able to find a Magnavox 32" LCD/DVD (32MD359B) at Sam's for $379 that fit into the opening in the cabinet with no modification. It's only 720p, but my eyes can't tell the difference in a screen this size and we don't have HD with our TracVision anyway. I used a Sanus VM400 mount which is very stout and weighs very nearly as much as the TV does. I chose to use "multi-purpose" carpet to finish the 3/4" plywood floor and 1/4" luan sides of the cabinet because we didn't want things we put behind the TV for storage to "migrate" if possible, and the trade off for me me in time as opposed to staining and finishing was attractive. I used regular ol' contact cement to attach the carpet to the floor and side walls. The mount upright is 1x4 with a braced 2x4 backing. I also attached a power strip/surge suppressor to the 2x4 and will plug in a small LED night light on the power strip for TV watching or just a dim night light. I allowed the TV to recess a bit from flush when the mount is fully retracted to allow the use of simple 1" foam pipe insulation as the "keepers" in travel mode. How that will work out remains to be seen, but I'm hopeful. I'm still tweaking the mount, and need to replace the trim to cover the screw holes over the TV (Winnie used what appeared to be some super heavy duty double sided tape to keep that trim piece in place!!) - you can see that very plainly in the pics. I apologize for the picture resolution - it is the best I could coax out of my cell phone.  ;)  Overall, we're pretty pleased with how it came out, and I'm sure we can find something to fill up the newly found space!

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #66 on: March 10, 2010, 07:24:13 PM »
Pops - good job!!

We bought a 720p TV as well - I think very few sat TV programs are a full 1080p and those are pay-per-view.  Your install looks a little similar to Rex's (LK23) except Rex (and me) lined the former CRT TV space with stained plywood.  I was considering lining the space like you did - that would have saved me hours of time and a bit of money.

Many thanks for taking the time to share your project :D
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #67 on: May 17, 2010, 03:01:31 PM »
Hooray - I finally wrote up the replacement of the glass monster TV in the salon with our new 32" Hitachi LCD and I have a few pictures where I installed 5.1 surround speakers.  We have been using the new setup for about a month now and it works fantastically well - even the surround sound is very good even though the speaker placement is a compromise due to the rectangular shape of the salon.

I am using some foam to wedge into the sides of the TV when on the road, but it will still manage to extend a little after a few hours of road time.  Don't think this is a big deal since we used a double arm TV mount and there is little movement of the TV.  I'll keep pondering a solution for capturing the TV.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #68 on: May 20, 2010, 12:52:33 AM »
I have a 2001 Journey 36 DL and I have been racking my brain on a neat and tidy way to change the tube tv in the bedroom to a nice lcd. I have the old tv out along with the cabinet. I am just trying to find a way to mount the new tv and still have the holes in the wall covered.
Any ideas are appreciated.

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2010, 01:57:04 AM »
Got any pix?
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #70 on: May 20, 2010, 06:30:19 AM »
If you go to our RV pages on our web site (in the signature), you might get some ideas from our bedroom TV conversion.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #71 on: May 28, 2010, 09:11:22 AM »
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #72 on: July 09, 2010, 04:12:41 PM »
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While about 2/3 way through our 12,000 mile trip I realized I needed a new satellite dish to keep the DW happy.  We had plans to stop by the factory to have them address another issue.  DW said while we there they should do the dish also.  I asked if they could and they said yes.  About a week out she said why don't I have them do the crt to lcd also.  I said okay, whatever you say dear.  Got a quote and it seemed reasonable.  So had a new Winegard Trav'ler 3005 installed.  Wanted a Sony 32" to replace the RCA.  After they started into it I was informed the Sony wouldn't work because of the sound system so got a Jensen 32".  Then I found out that it would work with my satellite receiver so got a new HR 24-500 HD DVR receiver.  They cut the big box out.  Weighed the box only and found out it was 47 #s all by itself (no including crt tv).  Only thing I was real happy with is the fact that the new tv is mounted outside the old frame.  I was hoping to have it mounted inside the space where the old box was.  The Sony would have fit but the Jensen doesn't.  Needless to say it was quite the upgrade from just a new dish.  I am overall pretty happy.
 

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #73 on: July 09, 2010, 08:15:30 PM »
How did you mount the plywood to the TV?
Pictures of mounting to frame and TV???

thanks,
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #74 on: July 13, 2010, 11:10:34 AM »
In our 2007 Itasca Ellipse 40 FD we have:

1) Replaced the 27" Sony CRT "brick" above the fireplace with an HP 37" LCD...

2) Replaced the 19" LCD in the bedroom with a Sony 32" LCD...

3) Replaced the Winegard ASC 2003 dish with a Winegard Slimline Travelr...

The Slimline feeds a DirecTv HD DVR which in turn feeds all TVs via HDMI cable which I had to run.  The bedroom replacement was a piece of cake except for having to buy and route a 50' HDMI cable.  At the same time, I reversed the usage of the red/white/yellow composite cables between the bedroom tv and bedroom DVD player so we now have the better sound available for tv watching.

The living room tv replacement required a bit more modification due to the fireplace being located below the set.  I actually replaced the original fireplace (which had died) with a new one and built out the mounting cabinet about 2" to ensure the heat would clear the tv.

Next on the list is to replace the outside 20" (non digital) LCD TV with a 26" LCD yet to be determined.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #75 on: July 13, 2010, 08:55:47 PM »
Pictures??
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #76 on: July 18, 2010, 11:51:09 AM »
We have a 2006 Vectra 40FD that came with a big 30" crt in the cabinet behind the passenger seat.  I pulled it out to hook up HDMI Cables and decided to forget about putting it back.  I replaced it with a 42" LCD mounted on a frame built inside the cabinet.  It is on a swivel mount.  If anyone is interested in how I did it, for this installation, let me know.  I also pulled out the Wingard distribution system and put in DishHD.

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« Reply #77 on: July 18, 2010, 01:55:10 PM »
Hi and welcome!  A few pictures of your installation in this thread would be nice.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #78 on: July 18, 2010, 02:07:08 PM »
We have a 2006 Vectra 40FD that came with a big 30" crt in the cabinet behind the passenger seat.  I pulled it out to hook up HDMI Cables and decided to forget about putting it back.  I replaced it with a 42" LCD mounted on a frame built inside the cabinet.  It is on a swivel mount.  If anyone is interested in how I did it, for this installation, let me know.  I also pulled out the Wingard distribution system and put in DishHD.

Welcome.  I'd love to see some photos of how you did it.  I have an Ellipse 40FD and replaced the 26" CRT with a 37".  I'll post a couple of photos soon but I'm afraid I didn't document with photos during construction.  What TV do you have in the bedroom?  Any plans to change?
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #79 on: July 27, 2010, 09:02:37 PM »
Hi--  I have an 03 Journey DL.  The rear TV is mounted in a cabinet in the corner.  Anyone ever remove the cabinet?  seems like it would be a nice idea to ditch the cabinet and mount a flat screen tv directly on the wall.

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« Reply #80 on: July 28, 2010, 08:20:06 AM »
Hi and welcome!
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #81 on: July 28, 2010, 03:44:57 PM »
Hi--  I have an 03 Journey DL.  The rear TV is mounted in a cabinet in the corner.  Anyone ever remove the cabinet?  seems like it would be a nice idea to ditch the cabinet and mount a flat screen tv directly on the wall.

I have a 2000 Horizon and have a similar "angled" TV in the bedroom area.  I've removed the TV and find that behind it is some exposed wiring plus a 12vdc power outlet for the TV.  If one does as you desire (and I am considering it as well) some fascade will be required to hide the wiring.  It needs to be "removeable" in order to service the wiring, if needbe.  Done right, it should be a neat installation and the front face of the fascade could be used for wall-mounting the TV.
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« Reply #82 on: July 28, 2010, 08:12:05 PM »
I have a 2003 Horizon 36LD and it had the same "headknocker" 19" TV. When I removed the TV and the cabinet I found the same bundle of wires which were about 3" into the bedroom. I used a 2X6 sawed diagonally for a top piece and a bottom piece. This allows the TV to be angled for better viewing and the wires are now inside of the enclosure. I needed to have the TV controls on the left or top because the right side of the TV is against the wall.  I found a 26" Sony which meets that criteria. I next built the mounting hardware from aluminum materials and a cover from thin plywood to make it look OK. I took some pictures which probably turned out OK, but at the end the flash reflections from the screen ruined the last ones. I think the installation looks great and it works good. I do not however recommend the Sony, because the remote control doesn't work very well. I have now added a platform to mount a satellite H24 receiver.

If someone wants to build the same system I will describe it more completely and add some pictures.
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #83 on: July 28, 2010, 09:41:02 PM »
Judway, I would love to see some pics and hear more details.

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #84 on: July 29, 2010, 09:38:26 AM »
These are some of the pictures from my installation.

06 Missile launch as seen from my yard at the house.
08 rear of TV with mounting plated installed
09 Rear of TV with mounting plates installed.
11 Rear of TV with mounting plates installed.
12 Space where TV will be mounted
13 Space where TV will be mounted
14 Space where TV will be mounted
16 TV mounted
17 TV mounted
18 H24 HD DirecTV receiver
22 Finished job except for clamp to hold RX to platform

12 & 13 Show how the 2X6 was sawed to make the mounting plates

8 thru 11 show the aluminum mounting plates

The smaller plate replaces the original foot to hold the TV when set on a floor. It is  mounted to the bottom 2X6.

The larger plate and the piece of angle are slid below the top mounting arm and twp long screws are installed from the top and go into the aluminum angle.

When the TV is mounted make a shroud from thin plywood to cover the open space.

When all is done it should look somewhat like as shown in 22 except nicer.

The TV is a 26" Sony 720p. The TV controls are on the top. You can probably find a better choice TV than the Sony. Be sure to check the vertical viewing angle. I had a Toshiba that was so bad that when lying on the bed, the picture almost disappeared. I took it back and ordered the Sony through amazon.com. The Sony has a great picture but the remote control is pretty bad and slow to respond.



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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #85 on: July 29, 2010, 11:16:16 AM »
Nice Work!!

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #86 on: August 02, 2010, 12:06:05 PM »
OK, after months of delay, mostly because I lacked inspiration, I have finally completed my front TV mod in my 2000 Itasca Horizon.  I replaced the 25" CRT boat anchor with a 32" Vizio LCD.  My intent, when I started was to try and make this look like it was "made this way" from the factory.  I partially succeeded, but was foiled a bit by not being able to match 100%, the color of the sun faded maple in my coach.  I'm happy with it and the looks are what I wanted to achieve.  As opposed to spending a lot of words here on how it was done, I decided to prepare a tutorial and pictures for inclusion in the library if Tom/John think that is appropriate.  If not, I can furnish both in emails to anyone who is interested.  I've posted a few pictures of the finished product.  Simply stated, I modified the metal cabinet by sawing the "ears" off it at the bottom on each side and fabricated/mounted some pieces to it to hold the new TV.  I cut the rounded front off the old wooden surround and extended the side pieces out to interface with the rear of the TV.  The old plastic was utilized and the rounded front was cut off in a straight line and that interfaced with the new wooden surround I created.
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« Reply #87 on: August 02, 2010, 04:39:13 PM »
...As opposed to spending a lot of words here on how it was done, I decided to prepare a tutorial and pictures for inclusion in the library if Tom/John think that is appropriate....

Great idea Bob and very nicely done project!  Can you email the file to Tom?
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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #88 on: August 02, 2010, 09:21:13 PM »
Very nice work.  I would love to see your writeup.

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Re: Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
« Reply #89 on: August 02, 2010, 10:16:10 PM »
John, I have already sent the text and pictures to Tom.  Heard back from him and he said he'd try and get it in the library tonight.  Stardalo, give him a day to get it done and if it isn't there, I'll mail you the text and pictures.
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