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Old 09-29-2014, 01:16 AM   #1
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Jensen Stereo / DVD player problem

Does anyone have a jensen stereo DVD player? I can't get it to play on my tv! Have others had trouble watching DVDs? If not how or what do I do?
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:43 AM   #2
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I don't have a Jensen but I do have a Pioneer stereo/DVD and an Insignia 12V television. I had trouble at first but I was trying to make it much too complicated by connecting the DVD player directly to the TV. The connection from the DVD was already hard-wired in by ETI to the yellow jack on the receptacle; I just needed to connect the TV to the yellow jack with the appropriate connector. This may not be your problem but it's what I was doing wrong.
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Sometimes with dvd/tv combo's there is a right/wrong way to insert the dvd, some with label out and some the opposite.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:12 AM   #4
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I had that unit and remember needing to use a video cable.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:56 AM   #5
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This unit was factory installed so it should be connected already. Did anyone have factory installed Jensen unit in their trailer. If so, did you have any trouble with DVD?
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We have a new Jensen AWM975 in the trailer we just picked up. Unfortunately, the eject button doesn't work, so I have an email into Jensen. Will probably end up returning it for a new unit. But as long as we had the HDMI cable hooked up, we could play DVDs just fine.

by the way, we just purchased a Sony Blue Ray DVD player (model BDPS3200) from Best Buy so that DW can watch movies in the damp foggy evenings on the way home. it comes with a converter that converts 110 to 12volt. So, if I were a daring guy, I could conjure up a cord that would let me use it even when we are boon docking. But the ultimate plan is really to get the Jensen working
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In the meantime, a cheap inverter is all you need. Plug the inverter into a 12V outlet, plug 120V DVD cord into it and you should be good to go.
It's not efficient, but it works. It's how I charge my MacBook Air and cell phones.
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In the meantime, a cheap inverter is all you need. Plug the inverter into a 12V outlet, plug 120V DVD cord into it and you should be good to go.
It's not efficient, but it works. It's how I charge my MacBook Air and cell phones.
yup. There was one at Best Buy for $51.00 yesterday. But DW said she would be happy to be reading books when we are not hooked up.

Of course, there is always "Dressed to Kill" with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce stuck in the Jensen. So we could watch it again, and again and again...
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I've got a couple. One is just like this one, but was on sale for $12.99.
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Thanks Glen. I will keep my eyes open for one.
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