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Old 02-27-2015, 12:00 AM   #11
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Relative is a long-haul trucker who advised me to check into roadtrucker.com - these folks live in their rigs day after day. Got a nice 22 inch 12v TV/DVD combo that I love because the pic is great plus the viewing angles are superb - don't need to be right in front of it. 22" RCA 12v LED TV DVD Combo, DECK22DR RoadTrucker
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:38 AM   #12
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I find the speakers on some of these units to be rearward and/or if in the front quality lacking. Combined with my aging ears I found a bluetooth transmitter that plugs in and I can place a robust speaker in front of me for listening pleasure. Amazon.com: TaoTronics TT-BA01 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Stereo Music Transmitter (Not A Bluetooth Receiver) for 3.5mm Audio Devices (iPod, MP3/MP4, TV, Kindle Fire, Media Players¡*): Electronics
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:03 AM   #13
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Relative is a long-haul trucker who advised me to check into roadtrucker.com - these folks live in their rigs day after day. Got a nice 22 inch 12v TV/DVD combo that I love because the pic is great plus the viewing angles are superb - don't need to be right in front of it. 22" RCA 12v LED TV DVD Combo, DECK22DR RoadTrucker
That's the one that I was considering, though I'll wait until the trailer gets home to buy it.

My wife and I can't make up our minds on where the TV ought to go. It can sit on counters until we figure it out. A combo TV/dvd player means I can change my mind without running cables. 22" for old(er) eyes and 12v to skip the inverter. I had ETI put in 12v outlets anywhere I thought we might want the TV.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:25 AM   #14
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I find the speakers on some of these units to be rearward and/or if in the front quality lacking. Combined with my aging ears I found a bluetooth transmitter that plugs in and I can place a robust speaker in front of me for listening pleasure. Amazon.com: TaoTronics TT-BA01 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Stereo Music Transmitter (Not A Bluetooth Receiver) for 3.5mm Audio Devices (iPod, MP3/MP4, TV, Kindle Fire, Media Players¡*): Electronics
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Sound in our huge 19" TV is also of fairly poor quality. We use a similar Bluetooth transmitter as Jim and combined with our Bose Bluetooth speaker, it is like being at the theatre, albeit, watching the big screen from quite some distance away.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:17 PM   #15
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We ended up with a 24" Jensen and a Jensen AWM 975 AM/FM/DVD. It works well for us to play DVDs and listen to the radio. I think folks are correct that you can get a better picture with a Samsung, but I knew that this would all work together, and it seemed easier than alternatives. When listening to a DVD, the sound comes out of the Stereo speakers. I suppose we could run a cord from the ear phone jack of the TV to the Aux In on the stereo, and then we would get the sound out of the stereo speakers. I wish the stereo was able to receive blue tooth from our i-devices, but that is about my only complaint.
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We ended up with a 24" Jensen and a Jensen AWM 975 AM/FM/DVD. It works well for us to play DVDs and listen to the radio. I think folks are correct that you can get a better picture with a Samsung, but I knew that this would all work together, and it seemed easier than alternatives. When listening to a DVD, the sound comes out of the Stereo speakers. I suppose we could run a cord from the ear phone jack of the TV to the Aux In on the stereo, and then we would get the sound out of the stereo speakers. I wish the stereo was able to receive blue tooth from our i-devices, but that is about my only complaint.
We have an output from the headphone jack on the Samsung to the stereo. It works fine. Usually turn off the TV speakers and listen through the stereo. I did have to drop the stereo to get the cables accessible since ETI doesn't have them hanging. On the Samsung that was one of the things I had to add an isolator to keep from getting the hum.

I think one of the advantages of going all Jensen is a single remote that can work both? Also no hum since it is a 12 volt TV by design.
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My tele is right next to the stereo, so I ran a simple cable from the earphone jack on the tele over to the audio in jack on the stereo and use that for my sound.
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I think one of the advantages of going all Jensen is a single remote that can work both? Also no hum since it is a 12 volt TV by design.
You are right -- we can control the DVD with the TV remote, which works well for us since the radio is facing the door while the TV is facing the bed.

There isn't any hum at all. We had to replace the original Jensen DVD player because it wouldn't eject DVDs, but since then we haven't had any problems at all.
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You are right -- we can control the DVD with the TV remote, which works well for us since the radio is facing the door while the TV is facing the bed.

There isn't any hum at all. We had to replace the original Jensen DVD player because it wouldn't eject DVDs, but since then we haven't had any problems at all.
The Jensen Stereo has a infrared remote port. For A few bucks you can buy a removable cord with a receiver on the end (3/4" square). Velcroed that to the top of the tv so Jensen can be controlled from the dinette. Had one laying around so it was a freebie. Doesn't have to be a Jensen.
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Charlie, can you tell me if there are any connectors needed? In addition to the 22" RCA TV, what else do I need to purchase: cords, connectors, etc.? I have no idea what it takes to make this work. Thanks.
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