Opinions on new TV

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  1. generok

    generok Well-Known Member

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    This time, I mean television! [LOL]

    The TV in my TT is nice and all, but it is a standard household TV, 120VAC. The hole in the console lends itself to a 32" screen.

    I want to go to a 12V unit so I can run off the battery/solar without running the generator the whole time when we camp without hookups.

    I'm looking around and basically can find two:

    1. Jensen 41604 (Amazon Link)
    2. Free Signal Transit (Amazon Link)

    Does anyone have any experience with either of these 12V units, or know of another 12V 32" TV out there?[?:~{]
     
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    Customer Well-Known Member

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    Many residential televisions are in fact 12vdc. Cut the power brick and wire directly to 12vdc. Just look at the specs on the brick.

    Another option is a small inverter, 200 to 300 watt should be plenty.

    I applaud your desire to do this, running a generator to watch television is crazy.

    Right at this moment I am in my RV watching Netflix on my television using a Firestick while surfing the net - all while using only battery power.
     
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    generok Well-Known Member

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    I've seen that many 120VAC units run internally on 12VDC and wondered if I could do just that. It might be worth looking at and popping one of the cheap units open for a look see.

    Thanks!

    Gene
     
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    True, but unfortunately more TVs seem to be doing away brick and integrating it into the innards of the TV, so you can't just swap cords. It used to be easier.

    Regarding the OP, no experience with those models, but have had good luck with the Jensens I have had.
     
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    why settle for 32? try 100" :grin:[Guitar][%]
     
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    Only problem with the projectors is you need it to be dark to watch it. The cheaper the projector the darker it need to be.
     
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    This is true, but there are ways to still use one in a darken pop-up. Keeping the image small 20" or so makes for a brighter image.

    In out pop-up, we have a super small 9 inch 12v tv and a 24 inch AC tv DVD combo that is an extra we had around the house. So far we have not used either, we did watch part of a movie on a tablet one-night though :)
     
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    I have a projector for outside movies, unfortunately, my daughter falls asleep before it gets too dark or the weather dosent co operate. We do have a older dvd tv flatscreen in the pup. It gets used for the kido at night time, so i can have some quiet! I can see the problem with the 12 volt power. So , for the OP , try one out. Dosen't look like enough reviews on eaither set. Or keep the 110 tv and get a nice tablet. I like that idea better.
     
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