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Old 02-21-2009, 06:21 AM   #1
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Hi all,
CheetahGirl and I have been looking for a TV to replace the non-digital flat screen TV in the bedroom for a couple of years. We've been comming close to a decision on a few but for one reason or another we didn't buy any. The biggest factors were the cost, size and how much work it would take to do any wood modifications around the TV cabinet area.

Yesterday we were actually trying to find a TV that would be perfect to use outdoors. (We got sidetracked). We went to Fry's Electronics and low and behold, there was a Sharp Aquos that looked like it was the exact same size as our older non digital Sharp Aquos. It's not the HDTV version but it's digital just the same and the picture is great. We're not concerned about having HDTV in the bedroom but were concerened about all the regular stations going digital by (so far) June of this year. The TV fits perfectly in the cabinet hole and mounts exactly in the older mounting bracket's holes. Actually the newer TV is about an inch and three quarters shorter than the old one. I'm going to get a short piece of 2x4 to put under it and cover the small gap with black screening of some sort and then everything will look like it was built "as new". Actually I can use a part of the pedestal bracket and put it under the TV, but I think I'm going to put the newer TV's pedestal on the older TV and use that one for the outdoor TV. Granted, I'll have to get a digital tuner for it after June but for now we've got the best of both worlds.

The newer TV was actually the floor model and there weren't any more in stock. The poor thing was just waiting for me to snatch it up and use it. The sales person looked at us as if we were crazy for not getting an HDTV version until we explained. I'm just glad that Monaco put a newer HDTV in the front of the motorhome. They were just cheaping out and using up the old stock in our bedroom. Oh well, alls well that ends well.

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Tom
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:15 AM   #2
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Nice! Don't you love it when things just work out? Now you have your outside TV all worked out, too!

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