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Old 10-08-2010, 01:34 PM   #11
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Here's a picture of the unit. As to the "owner's manual"; I scoff! Its a fifth generation photocopy of a Chinese translation of the original Sanskrit document
BTW, its a very nice unit and it performs well...I'm not knocking the performance, just my inability to darken it.


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Old 10-08-2010, 02:29 PM   #12
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Re: First camping trip

That's definitely a different unit than what we have. I wonder when they made the change to the newer model. As for the user manual, the one that came with ours wasn't particularly great either but I'm pretty sure that I remember it at least provided info re: how to remove the faceplate.

Maybe you could try searching on the Jensen website. Maybe they have a faq with the info or a customer support forum that could help.

Regardless, I do find it irritating that Jensen doesn't seem to provide a way to simply turn the display lighting off as opposed to having remove the faceplate for the older unit or your newer unit.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:02 PM   #13
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he stereo we ordered (a Jensen CD, DVD player) is permanently lighted and its pretty bright.
If you can't find a method to actually dim the panel, a pain-in-the-butt solution would be to make a cover for it using neutral density theatrical color media (it looks like it could be slipped into the fold down faceplate). "Gel" is sold by theatrical suppliers in 22" X 24" transparent Polyester sheets for around $7.50 per sheet & is available in over 100 colors, including various amounts of grey (ND filters) that don't change the color but cut down the light.
Lee Color Filters or RoscoLux Color Filters.

If you hit the theatrical supplier when they are in a good mood they will give you a "Swatch" book, a 1.75" x 2.75" collection of all their colors. For a bit more they sell a larger 3" X 5" swatch book for around $20.00. Either can be placed in fixtures to tame down the color of too white lamps, and include frosts that can soften harsh light sources.
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:40 PM   #14
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- the stereo we ordered (a Jensen CD, DVD player) is permanently lighted and its pretty bright.
That doesn't look like any Jensen I've ever seen. I did some investigating after I saw one in the 19' at the factory, and all I could find is the attached pdf.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:12 PM   #15
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You are right...it doesn't look like a Jensen to me either. It was never promoted as one, I think I just extrapolated from the units put in other's trailers.

Thanks for the link. Now that I have a phone number, maybe I can get some better information on the operation of the system.

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Hi: Garand...Dave I didn't mean to be harsh... more dry humour!!!
On a bright note with the neat compact radio/CD player you won't need a night light for a mid night stroll to the powder room!!! Alf
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Dave, Touch Audio is the brand name. HERE is a pamphlet on it.
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