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Old 03-19-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
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I am trying to finish my build sheet and need your input.

In the 5TA, I am going to have 2 TV's, one in the bedroom and one in the dinette. Question is, which side of the dinette. If you had a special reason for where you placed yours, would you please share.

Such minor things, make me so very crazy!

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Old 03-19-2014, 08:48 PM   #2
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Your floor plan will be different than the current 5.0. Perhaps close to same as the 21'. Now is the time to get walls reinforced, power, and cable locations finalized. What size TV's? Any insight from ETI on this?
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:25 PM   #3
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Hi David! Yes I will have several walls reinforced, both dinette and both bedroom. No telling what I may want to put up!
TV's will be either 19" or 22".
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:02 PM   #4
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Great question. I have a 5TA completion date for December, and have tried to think this subject through also. My wife and I have decided to mount the TV on the cabinet wall adjacent to the refer, perhaps with the wiring in the cabinet space shared with the refer. I emailed Rease about this, and he said he would see if this would work. This way we can tuck the 19" tv out of the way when not in use, but swing it out while sitting in the u-shaped dinette. My wife is a great cook and likes to watch the cooking shows. This TV configeration allows her to swing it out so she can pause in her latest creation to look over her shoulder and see what the professionals are doing.

By the way, I have my eye on the Jensen 19" TV with an integral DVD player that operates on DC current. I figure when I'm out in the boondocks at least we can watch a movie.

Let me know your thoughts. I would like to learn from you!

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Old 03-19-2014, 11:03 PM   #5
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I had the Jensen in my Escape 19 and sold it with the unit, replace with this i the new 21'
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I also am going to have two televisions. But, I want them mounted the opposite of most folks. Kitchen side and drivers side cabinet in the loft. While seated at the dinnete, I prefer to look out the patio window. Remember, this whole area is only 4 feet in depth and large TV isn't really needed. However, in the loft I want the largest that will fit. I like to lay in bed and watch movies... but, I wear glasses. Don't want to wear glasses in bed! Crunch. YMMV

Now, I just have to find out if ETI can wire everything this way.
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Hi David! Yes I will have several walls reinforced, both dinette and both bedroom. No telling what I may want to put up!
TV's will be either 19" or 22".
Vicki, did you get the layout diagram from ETI that shows what walls you can get reinforced? I'm attaching it here, it doesn't show bedroom walls as an option. Did you get the TV size from ETI?

Jim, why do you like the Naxa better then the Jensen.
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Vicki, did you get the layout diagram from ETI that shows what walls you can get reinforced? I'm attaching it here, it doesn't show bedroom walls as an option. Did you get the TV size from ETI?.
Yes, thank you Bob, I did get the diagram. I would guess the passenger side of the bedroom is already reinforced, as that is the standard TV mount area.
I with Donna for the dinette area though...I rarely sit anywhere that I don't have clear sight to the door. Old cop habits are hard to break!
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The Jensen was nice and built for marine use, but wanted to try something different and the costs was about 1/2. If the Naxa does not hold up I'll go back. I also found a blue tooth adapter that transmits to a blue tooth speaker. 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...) + 3.5mm Female to 2 RCA Male Cable: Kindle Store
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Jim,

How is your Naxa TV holding up? I'm interested in a 12-volt TV that I can also use as a second computer monitor, hoping I can do this with the HDMI input. Do you think this would be feasible with the Naxa, and what do you think of your TV so far?

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Mike,

I have a 21" Naxa in my Casita similar to Jim's except no DVD. Had for year and has been on the road to Texas, Florida , and short trip in Ohio. So far so good. Have not tried as a computer monitor. Seems to pull pretty good stations with crappy antenna in the Casita. My DVD is from a 12 volt marine AM, FM, DVD deck on composite inputs. Sound on TV is OK but much better through Alpine speakers on the deck. I don't take it off the mount on the road. Hope this helps.
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So far and 3000 miles, no problems.
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Check out the 12 volt store, I'm getting the 21in Majestic slim line with dvd built in.
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