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Old 07-09-2011, 09:27 AM   #1
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Analog Tv to Digital in 2002 Newmar product

Although we have a King dome on our 2002 Newmar KountryAire, we find that we now need to replace our analog TV's with digital. Our present TV in the main living area folds up into the ceiling over the front console. The rear one in the bedroom is easier. Anyone come across this problem for the main one?
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I would think that would be easier to replace than the ones like we had that mount recessed into the cabinet over the dash. Perhaps you post some pics of the tv in the veiwing postion and the travel postion , that would give us a better chance to help.
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If your TV is still good why do you need to get a Digital TV? I think you would use the tuner that comes with your Direct TV or satelite reciever would you? I do not have satelite on mine I just bought a $50.00 digital converter for my analog TV.

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I assume you want to replace your tvs with digital, since there is certainly no requirement that you do so. Your analog works fine with the satellite(or park cable, if available) and a digital converter handles OTA digital nicely.

How does the ceiling drop-down mechanism work? Can an LCD tv be mounted on the same mechanism? Perhaps apicture of what you have would inspire some creative ideas from this board. Otherwise, we are just guessing.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:23 AM   #5
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changing analog to digital

Thank you for answering so quickly. Lacking complete knowledge regarding changing our TV's in our motorhome, I simply thought since analogs are now becoming antiques, we would have to change everything to digital.
The tv's are working fine. Finding the right size without completely changing the available area in the overhead has become quite a challenge. We had hoped to install a new one, however the old one is square and the newer ones are rectangle in shape.
Just a question. Do you find that most
RV parks have switched to digital?
Thanks again...
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Basic cable is analog which is why the older tv's still work. The park really can't change this. If a park says they have cable then you will be able to use it. The drawback to keeping your old TV is that you miss out on HIGH definition programs that are being broadcast over the air.
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If yo have DirecTv try looking at DIRECTV DIRECT TV Satellite Off Air Tuner AM21 AM 21 | eBay

It an over the air receiver that plus into the DirecTv box and allows you to use your existing TV setup and see over the air TV using the DirecTv receiver. I use this and find, for me, it is much better than an external digital to analog converter box. No need to replace your existing TV.
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Changing tvs involves some creative work on the cabinetry and mounts. Each individual RV is different, so advice has to be generic.

I replaced a 24" tube type tv in the front cabinet with a 26" LCD - the physical width was the same because the old tv had speakers on the side the new one had them in the bottom. For our bedroom tv it was a 23' that fit in the same space that had a 21" before. Two years later, I got a new idea about how I could mount the bedroom tv and now have a 26" there as well. You just need to measure out how much space you have and shop around to see what fits.

In my case I was able to cut the cabinets back substantially because the LCDs are much thinner than the old Sony tube type analogs tvs I removed. Getting rid of bulky tv cabinets was as much a plus as the brighter picture and occasional HD shows when using the antenna instead of satellite.
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