Television in the PU

Discussion in 'Campsite Electronics' started by benfrench, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. bigdad

    bigdad Active Member

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    I keep a 13' tv and the black box along with a DVD player it help with the kids when its raining or bad storm my son gets scarred of storms i like it for the news.
     
  2. greegreene

    greegreene New Member

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    Have to have my TV, rigged antenna that works great can pick up 11 channels and since can't watch but one at the time thats sufficient.

    The Greene's- Gaile, bobby & Buffy :)

    97 coachman [PU] 99 Ford explorer [TV] & TV
     
  3. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    I use my laptop with a Pinnacle Ultimate HD Stick to receive TV. I can also use it for DVD's. I recently picked up an Optoma Pico pocket projector to go with the laptop and my iPod. I demonstrated it for a few people at the Gifford Pinchot rally.
     
  4. hzrdous

    hzrdous New Member

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    We haven't taken the TV yet, as we've been on mostly 2-nighters. On our 2-week trip coming up we are planning to take DH's netbook with our mobile broadband so we can get traffic updates, directions, check on campgrounds down the road, etc. We also plan to bring DVD's to play on that for some evenings or incase of pouring rain. We're also thinking this will be a good idea if someone gets sick in the course of the 2 weeks +. When we took our honeymoon in the Canadian Rockies a few years ago we each caught cold for a few days and wished we'd had TV whilst lying there in misery. Our pup has a cable hookup, but we haven't tried it yet. I'm thinking of getting a very small flat screen to keep in there, but am debating if we'll watch it enough to make it worth it. Don't think we'd use it as much when camping, but it would be great on vacations when we're in an RV park, just using the pup as a hotel room.
     
  5. Woods Wise

    Woods Wise New Member

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    Oh yes we have a tv with satalite. We take our bedroom reciever with an extra dish we have (beginning to have a dish grave yard in the back yard from changing service every two years cause we are suckers for promo offers). I just mounted our dish on a stump I throw in the back of our truck. works and blends in with the trees Ha Ha. A compass is a handy tool to have on hand but most of the time I have seen a dish close enough to where we camp I just aim in that direction and fine tune when I hear the signal meter humm. Course I made a living for a couple of years installing them so it is a cake walk for me.
     
  6. aslag

    aslag Pacific Northwest

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    We always bring a small 12V combination TV/DVD player so the son can watch a evening movie and I can catch the news if we're in a place where reception is available. With the digital conversion this year I picked up a Artec T3AP analog to digital converter. This converter is compact and 12V which works well dry camping.
     
  7. Albert and Melanie

    Albert and Melanie The "pup" Palace

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    I love football, the DH hates it!
     
  8. D-mo

    D-mo New Member

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    We have a small TV in the PUP .. but have purchased an interesting contraption for those who enjoy online downloads.

    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=572

    Record your movies/shows/showseasons at home and bring this little box with you along with an external drive. Its a great for a rainy day.

    d-mo
     
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    We have a 20" lcd that we take with us and keep a small DVD player in the PuP. The DVD player was only $25.00 on sale. We use the LCD in the kitchen at home when not camping.
     
  10. Jessie

    Jessie You don't scare us, we work with toddlers

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    Don't have one....don't want one.

    but we don't take the laptop, DVD player, or kitchen sink either.

    Couple board games, couple decks of cards, knitting and a good book.....we are set.


    Jessie
    97 Coleman Westlake
     
  11. Nordic440

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    I have a 22" LCD with a built in DVD player, Got a kool mount for it from Ebay (see link below). Its nice when its raining you can watch movies, I made a HDtv antenna from coat hangers works great, I get about 20 stations all in 720 (see link below for Antenna)

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/RBW-P-7030-RV-Trailer-TV-LCD-Flat-Panel-Ceiling-Mount_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em14Q2el1262QQhashZitem4a9971d213QQitemZ320401953299QQptZLHQ5fDefaultDomainQ5f0QQsalenotsupported

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWQhlmJTMzw
     
  12. hvac1877

    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    we have a 19 tv with the converter. we watch the news and weather. Plus wife sleeps with it on so to make her happy have to make sacrifices.
     
  13. bud121156

    bud121156 Western North Carolina

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    We have a 'lil one with the converter, and antenna out the zipper.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    Thanks, D-mo, now there's another gadget that i must have [:P]

    It would work perfectly with my Optomo Pico projector.
     
  15. jjam

    jjam I love camping!!

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    We have trouble picking up any radio stations in our PUP. Do we need to use some kind of special antenna or something?
     
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    pupateer Native Texan

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    As much as I love football, I don't want a TV on a camp out. I want to spend time, and be active with my family. Getting the kids away from the TV and video games and getting them to do things with the family is one of my main goals in camping. If it rains, we play cards or board games together, if it's nice, we're outside doing something. Besides, that's what DVRs were invented for.

    tom
     
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    Chewie48 New Member

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    jjam, check this thread out
     
  18. screwballl

    screwballl Stimulus Package

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    I think we may bring along our older 19" TV but only for the rainy days, and I doubt I will get an antenna as we would then need to buy a converter box...
     
  19. krluv2camp

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    The antenna from coat hangers (YouTube Video from Nordic440) works great and we have been using it for a year or so at home with LCD TVs.
    Then, we brought it camping. After trying different ways to prop it up, we extended the wood post and tied it to one of the posts on the outside of the PUP. I'll try to send a PIC next time it is set-up.

    02 Jayco Eagle 10
     
  20. jtbeck

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    Shoot yes, I bring along a TV. And not just for rainy days, either.

    If you like watching TV, then bring one along. Don't worry about how anyone else camps, you do what you enjoy doing. Don't let anyone tell you that you're doing it wrong. If you don't want to watch one, don't bring one. Simple as that.

    Nobody's handing out any awards for the most "authentic" camper.
     

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