Originally Posted by BudtheDiplomat
I need your help! I have an RCA RTD258RV home theater system in my 2008 Monaco Diplomat. I need to replace it, but the replacement system must have a DVD, a coax cable connector, HDMI, both Audio and Video Component connectors, and be able to toggle between DVD, Aux, USB.
So far I'm striking out!
Anybody have any ideas?
Your "must have" list seems to be based on your current
unit which is getting long in the tooth. For example, component video connectors are being phased out because of the Analog Sunset Rule
. I'd suggest just keeping or buying another RCA RTD258RV, but it looks like they're no longer available.
Anyway, I checked the specs for a RTD258 (not "RV") system and the speakers are the "standard" 8 ohms -- meaning that you should be able to connect them to a modern AV receiver.
I also suggest purchasing a separate
receiver & DVD player, not a combined
system, because you'll have more flexibility in system design.
I went with a Marantz AV receiver
because it's shorter than most AV receivers and fits easier in RV cabinets. I installed new speaks because the existing built-in speakers were junk. However, as someone already mentioned, most RVs don't have much room for AV components, so it's generally a good idea to cool them with fans.
As you've seen, you have PLENTY of choices.