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Old 04-30-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Replacing the Tv in my motor home

The unit is a 2008 Winnebago Vista with a RCA brand picture tube style of tv. Removing it will not be a problem for me. What I want to know from the forum is what brand of flat panel tv has worked out for you. I know the Jensen tv are made for the RV market but they seem to be very high in price for the size. I'm going to make a mount that will allow the tv to be removed from it's mount while traveling.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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I have wondered about that myself. I think the Samsung TVs are the best picture, but will a regular LED hold up in an RV?
I would think vibration might be a factor.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:09 AM   #3
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My 32" samsung LED tv has travelled many thousand of miles mounted up on the front -it has excellent picture and fair sound
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:18 AM   #4
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If my memory is correct, most people have used the Visio brand in the front an back to replace the OEM boat anchors.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:23 AM   #5
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Not impressed with Visio

I put a 37" LG LED in the front and a 26" Visio LED in the back.

The picture on the LG is WAY better than the Visio. I think Samsung & LG use the same screens.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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LED / LCD which type of TV holds up better..what is the best set up for an aftermarket
TV replacement... Do I make it removable/mount it in rubber... Trust me I need help.......... might need a helmet if my wife can't watch her Judge Judy or Home Shopping.................. I need to move fast on this project so helpful hints might save me some time not to mention keeping me from being a speed bump or a human penyata .

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Old 04-30-2012, 07:52 PM   #7
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E320VT - LED LCD HDTVs | VIZIO

TV conversion in a 2003 Winnegabo Adventurer Motorhome - YouTube
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We only buy Samsung's (6 so far), the only one we've had a "problem" with was the one I knocked over and it skidded out the door of the MH. I thought I had it located in a good spot while installing it, but it wasn't!! It still works even with the gouge in the screen. Most are LED's except the one I knocked over and it's an LCD.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:16 AM   #9
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Thanks to all for your replacement TV suggestions. I have decided to go with a JVC brand LCD 32 Class model JLC32BC3002. I found it at Costco for $274.99. Also I found a mount that will allow easy removal of the TV while we are on the road. The brand of the mount is Simplicity Universal Large TV wall mount model SXDP5-B1 at Costco for $88.99

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We bought the dynex 32". I have been searching for install ideas for weeks, and the previous post on you tube looks like an easy and secure install. Anyone else have any video's on installs?
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On the other Winnebago forum at RVForum.net, there is a sticky thread where us members there have removed the boat anchors and installed LCD/LED TV's in our Winnebago motorhomes. I just finished replacing the Sony CRT front TV with a 32" Vizio LCD tv, and included pictures of the install on that thread. I didn't use any type of articulating mount as I wanted my TV to fit FLUSH against my front facia without rattling or moving, so I mounted the TV directly on a piece of plywood and some metal that I bought at Lowes. Pictures are on the thread below.

You must be a member to view the pictures, otherwise "guests" can only read the text. Survey of CRT TV to LCD replacements
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I will always recommend Samsung. It's also one of the top Consumer Report's picks on a regular basis. Both my RV TVs are Samsung. 2 of three in the house are as well.
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I liked the picture on the 32" Samsung LED I saw at Costo, but the speakers are horrible and face backwards. Also, it was $100 more than the comparable Vizio.

I was interested in:

1. A fairly inexpensive TV,
2. Front firing speakers,
3. Variable audio output as I also use my Sony surround sound.

Vizio fit all those requirements for me as you can see by my pictures in the thread posted above.
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I installed a 32" Sony and it has performed very well. I'm sure you will get many responses as to who thinks what is best. If it works for you it is no doubt the best.
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