Originally Posted by alank
Our first two coaches didn't have outside mounted TV's. I did have an outside TV carried in one of the bays and set it around wherever I wanted it and worked great. I now have an exterior mounted TV and wish it was not mounted. It never fails for a good game or show, it's setting in the sun so the picture is washed out and hard to see. I'm working on a way to detach the TV so it can be moved around to a good place for viewing.
A few things that I have done / will be doing to help with glare.
We got one of those awning shades, the kind that has a 2' piece that slides in the extra awning track and stays permanently attached and then a larger piece that zips on. Given my viewing angle to the screen, often even just the 2' piece provides the necessary block to help viewing. And, in any case, we have found the shading makes our outside space much more useable anyway.
When the screen is not enough, I have taken a large dark beach towel and clipped it to the awning flap to provide a dark background (it just lays outside of and on the sun screen); this works almost all the time. I will be having a black backdrop made out of "sunbrella" or boat cover type material, about 5'x5' or 6'x5' that will be even better. Just use those heavy spring clamps that look like clothes pins to attach it to the awning flap.
My tv door flips up, and it is gloss white and can cause a partial reflection given the viewing angle. I will be painting it flat black to solve that problem.
And whenever possible, try to get a site that the passenger side faces E or NE !
As a side note, our TV is about in the middle of our coach, the top of it about 6' off the ground. It seems to me the higher the tv is on the coach, the easier it is to shade.........