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Old 11-09-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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I have a 2002 Journey with the front TV mounter in the overhead with a 24.25 inch wide by 21 inch high opening. With the changeover to digital TV coming in February, I'm wondering (hoping actually) that someone had found an easy replacement for the installed TV.

I'm not a cabinet maker and do not want to cut into the woodwork unless absolutely necessary.

I'll be using a converter box in the rear, but would prefer a new, modern TV for the front.

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Old 11-09-2008, 09:51 AM   #2
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I have a 2002 Journey with the front TV mounter in the overhead with a 24.25 inch wide by 21 inch high opening. With the changeover to digital TV coming in February, I'm wondering (hoping actually) that someone had found an easy replacement for the installed TV.

I'm not a cabinet maker and do not want to cut into the woodwork unless absolutely necessary.

I'll be using a converter box in the rear, but would prefer a new, modern TV for the front.

Thanks,

Paul
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:47 AM   #3
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There are numerous posts some with step by step photos on your exact question. Do a search in the this forum. I can't see spending the money if things are working ok I am using the converter boxes front and rear if the tv goes then I will replace it.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:20 AM   #4
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Paul:

We replaced our CRT TV (a 24" Sony) with a 26" LCD HDTV (Insignia). It is light enough to take out and put back in routinely; it is nice to use in the house while not on the road, also to prevent it from freezing in the wintertime (LCD means LIQUID crystal display). I used heavy duty velcro applied across the top and bottom edges of the TV (attached to the bottom of the box and the adjustable clamp along the top). No modifications to the carpentry of the wood frame were required. The plastic cover along the bottom of the enclosure was left off to allow air to circulate under and around the LCD TV, which gets a lot hotter than the CRT TV you replace.

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I have talked to two "Car Toys" stores in the Dallas area whose installers claim they can do the entire conversion. I have not put it to the test. But it makes sense because they do stuff like this all the time in vans and old cars where they run across all kinds of appearance problems, and they make it look pretty good.

Cost is negotiated at the time and the cost may depend a lot on just how you want it to look. Also you would talk to them before you bought the TV and mount, which they would not stock.

I'll at least consider this route if and when I make a conversion to HDTV.
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