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Old 07-05-2014, 10:54 AM   #21
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When it's not perched on a woodsy branch outside or sitting on the shelf I built I keep my Haier 19-incher nested on a pillow in a plastic container under the bed. Otherwise, only watched it once. Don't even know what Blue-ray is. Some Floridian half-mammal?
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:22 AM   #22
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My condolences on your recent loss of your mind, Bruce.

I got a mount from Reace a while back, but have never installed it, we just never watch TV. Hopefully it will be a while before I fall to the Bruce Syndrome, but I bet I do when we retire and travel more.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:46 PM   #23
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You may want to wait until delivery before deciding where and type tv. A smaller one in the dinette area maybe sufficient. I really like using the night stand for other purposes. Just my .02$ worth after 8 months in my 21' BlackJack.
yeah, that is what we will probably do. I am thinking I want to ask ETI to run Coax to both the front dinette and the night stand. We do tend to watch TV while relaxing on the bed, but occasionally it would be nice to see it from the dinette.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:51 PM   #24
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That is what I did, to upper rear dinette cabinet, refer side and upper cabinet over night stand with 12v outlets also. I'd recommend a 12v tv, less wires and more simple.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:56 PM   #25
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Time once again for me to reveal my ignorance on these things... we are trying to nail down our '21 build sheet too.

We'll probably Just go with TV-ready and the Jack antenna... I'll add tv & mount later. And we'll ask for that second location at the dinette. And we'll get 12v there so we have the option of using a 12v TV.

Here is what I'm trying to figure out though -- if I have an antenna installed, will there be two coax outlets -- one for antenna, one for connecting to cable at a fully serviced campsite?

Or is there a switch? Or must I choose one source or the other now and live with it? Surely that's not it... Thanks for any enlightenment.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:03 PM   #26
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I have the coaxial hookup at 2 locations and here how it works. If there is no cable tv, turn turn on the little button next to the coaxial over the dinette, this is your amplifier. You then turn on your Jack antenna and will see a blue light, you rotate the Jack until there are the max# blue lights showing, this means it is tuned for the best reception. You then turn on your tv, go to menu and select antenna and hit search. The tv will then search all the bands it receives for the best picture. This may take a couple of minutes. when done you then use you channel selector and go up/down to watch the tv.
If there is cable hookup, you attach the cable to the exterior cable tv, on street side about amidship. You then just turn on your tv, select cable and hit search again. Do not turn on the Jack antenna nor the amplifier over the dinette.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:16 PM   #27
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Thanks Jim! I'm no longer puzzled--about the TV, anyway. :-)
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:35 PM   #28
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...You then turn on your tv, go to menu and select antenna and hit search. The tv will then search all the bands it receives for the best picture. This may take a couple of minutes. when done you then use you channel selector and go up/down to watch the tv.
Good advice Jim, experimenting on my own when on our first trip I did just that and the TV found 10 digital channels which I thought was pretty good being in Rainy River ON with MN across the river, International Falls about 50 miles away. So when we got home tried it there thinking that I'd get something, but found zero channels, guess thats the difference being about 75 miles from Grand Forks where I'm guessing our signal would come from. Tried rotating the antenna but no change.

Our TV mount came with the trailer, but not the TV, and managed to fit our 22 inch on the mount just clearing the light below the cupboards. The TV is mounted as I'm sure many have seen pics of (Alf's old 5.0) on the wall by the bed and can swing around to watch TV from the bed or dinette. We are not big TV watchers anyway. When we moved last year we only got internet and subscribe to Netflix, can't say I miss paying for cable, especially what it was costing.

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Old 07-05-2014, 02:46 PM   #29
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I got the wall mount from Escape and find it is to flimsy,the swivel joints are either to loose or I have to have them so tight they don't swivel.The TV always hangs crooked .I also bought a 120volt TV ,if I did it again, I would get the 12 Volt one,so you don't have use a convertor while boon docking.
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:51 AM   #30
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The only difference I found between the Toshiba 19" TV sold at the TV dealer, and the one offered at the RV dealer was the price. RV TV's are about $200. more for a "stronger chassis"?
Was that a Toshiba made for RVs, or just a Toshiba sold by an RV dealer? The mobile Jensens are claimed to be differently constructed, but I don't know if Toshiba builds a mobile-specific 19" TV.
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