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Old 11-18-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Smile Crt tv conversion to lcd hd flat screen

I'm looking for suggested ways to convert the cabinet from a CRT mounted TV in
a 2002 Monaco Diplomat to a clean mounting for a LCD HD TV in the front of the
motor home.

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Old 11-18-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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I just did that in my fifthwheel. I replaced a 27" crt with a 40" Lcd by Sony. (Costco $429) I had a overhead cabinet that I took the doors off and mounted a 2x4 cut to length. I relocated those doors to the empty hole left by the removal of the old tv. I then mounted a full motion swing arm tv mount to the 2x4 and then secured the new tv. I actually created more storage space. I still have use of the cabinet where I mounted the tv, I simply swing the tv out to access that area. I also now have the "new" cabinet created by the removal of the old tv. It was a simple installation/conversion. It helped having the power and cable really close by, if you don't have those close by it could turn into a major project.

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Old 11-18-2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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Do a search for TV. There is a bunch of information on the forum for remodeling the old CRT box.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
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Go into the National thread and look at the current post titled "Rattles".
Some good pictures are posted.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
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Also search for "overhead tv replacement" in the national forum...I have a pretty good thread with lots if input, info and pics....all rigs are probably a little different but the principal is the same......
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:03 PM   #6
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The top brands are Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, lg. Avoid the lowest songs the jdmmarket ones are best for gaming but pricy. Get led over LCD the difference is in the backlight. Led uses less electricity and is a little better for vibration over the cold cathode lighting in a LCD. Also be sure to mount the TV at a comfortable viewing angle for the primary occupants based on where you normally sit. Enjoy your new TV!
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:21 PM   #7
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Here is a thread on what I did:

03 Dynasty Center TV Console modifications
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:00 PM   #8
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TV conversion

Installed 32" LED tv. Found small speakers in flat screen tv's are not very good. I recently installed a new stereo radio in the dash. It has a baonet input plug for a MP 3 player. For a $10 cable from Best Buy I was able to go from the audio out on the TV into the MP 3 plug on the radio. Now my TV sound comes thru my stereo radio speakers. Sounds great and has much more volume.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:05 PM   #9
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Most LCD/led/plasma TVs (in other words most) sold today have 3 to 15 watt speakers that are back/top/bottom firing. In other words don't even fire towards you. Just another way to sell speaker bars or surround sound systems, the benefit however should be a thin bezel so most of the front is a screen.

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