12 volt TVs - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-28-2016, 04:09 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Holland, Ohio
Trailer: 21 on Feb 28, 2017 2016 GMC Canyon Duramax
Posts: 333
12 volt TVs

We are definitely getting TV/Cable ready but are undecided on 120v or 12v. I would prefer 12v but have no clue who makes a good one. We probably won't use it much except maybe when rained in. Anybody have any experience with 12v TVs?
__________________

stephen99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 04:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
nathanj04011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Midcoast, Maine
Trailer: 2016 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 370
Here's a thread I started...it might help:

Do I Really Need a 12v Television?
__________________

nathanj04011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 08:54 PM   #3
Member
 
rotateclockwise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Trailer: 1721
Posts: 58
I have had good luck with Majestic. While they are more expensive than others, I believe it's a higher quality unit which can stand up to the rigors of the road.

12 Volt LED TV Designed for RV, Motorhomes, Caravans, Boats and Marine - Majestic Global USA - Majestic LED TV - Majestic Global USA
rotateclockwise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 10:10 PM   #4
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 - "Felicity"
Posts: 2,180
22 inch RCA from Road Truckers has great wide viewing angles and a built in DVD player. Runs on either 12V or 120.

22" RCA 12v LED TV DVD Combo, DECK22DR RoadTrucker
__________________
Charlie Y

Need custom storage to your design? Don't drill holes!
www.RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 10:32 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Notasulga, Alabama
Trailer: 2010 EggCamper (#083); 2017 Escape 21 (#053); 2016 F-150 5.0L 4x4
Posts: 784
We've had good luck with our NAXA 19" (12V DC with 120V AC adaptor):
https://www.amazon.com/NTD-1955-Clas.../dp/B00RH8DIDY
They also make larger and high-def models, for example:
https://www.amazon.com/NAXA-NTD-2252.../dp/B004YOGR1E

Some earlier models had a problem with turning themselves off unexpectedly, but I think they've gotten that fixed because ours has never had that problem. We've not verified it in our own use, but others have mentioned liking a feature that the built-in DVD player keeps track of where you are in the video even when you turn it off. So when you come back later, you don't have to search through the DVD to find where you left off. Again, we can't verify that feature.
War Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 05:26 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Holland, Ohio
Trailer: 21 on Feb 28, 2017 2016 GMC Canyon Duramax
Posts: 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by rotateclockwise View Post
I have had good luck with Majestic. While they are more expensive than others, I believe it's a higher quality unit which can stand up to the rigors of the road.

12 Volt LED TV Designed for RV, Motorhomes, Caravans, Boats and Marine - Majestic Global USA - Majestic LED TV - Majestic Global USA
Yeah, looks good. Kinda pricey though.
stephen99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 09:18 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
KarenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Trailer: 2013 Escape 15A
Posts: 1,776
Send a message via Skype™ to KarenH
I bought an Insignia from Best Buy (<$100USD and have had absolutely no problems; I can't remember but it either came with a 12V cord or I bought a very inexpensive one on Amazon:

Insignia 19" Class (18.5" Diag.) - LED - 720p - HDTV Black NS-19D220NA16 - Best Buy
__________________
Karen Hulford
2013 Escape 15A, "Egbert"
Ford 150 XLT 5.8L
Bellingham, Washington
KarenH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 09:28 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
J Mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Trailer: 2008 Escape 17b
Posts: 1,794
I've owned a 12 volt TVs before and some of them have point of view problems. Get a demonstration in store if you can, because with some, the viewer must be dead center in front of the screen to get a good picture.
Edit: Then again, it could have been just an inexpensive TV.
J Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 09:46 AM   #9
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 - "Felicity"
Posts: 2,180
Quote:
Originally Posted by J Mac View Post
I've owned 12 volt TVs before and some of them have point of view problems. Get a demonstration in store if you can, because with some, the viewer must be dead center in front of the screen to get a good picture.
That's what I like about the RCA; 170 degrees horizontal and 160 degrees vertical. Nice uniform picture quality, too.
__________________
Charlie Y

Need custom storage to your design? Don't drill holes!
www.RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 09:49 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
J Mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Trailer: 2008 Escape 17b
Posts: 1,794
Quote:
Originally Posted by tractors1 View Post
That's what I like about the RCA; 170 degrees horizontal and 160 degrees vertical. Nice uniform picture quality, too.
Is the RCA you're mentioning a 12 Volt TV?
__________________

J Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.