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Old 03-09-2018, 06:45 PM   #1
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Too Big of a TV ???

I’m looking forward to moving from a S&B to a MH. I know that there will be lots and lots of downsizing.

Just curious ...
Is it possible (or feasible) to install either my 55” or 65” TV in my MH?

Or, is this just one of the “give and takes” that has to be?

Not sure as to where I would want it. Just pondering the possibilities. I wouldn’t want it to be mounted on a swivel. If this WERE possible, I’d want it to be mounted to where it could not move.

In a 25 to 30 foot MH, it might be too big. I am looking at MHs in the neighborhood of maybe 36 to 40 foot.
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:59 PM   #2
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Build a pop up behind the couch. I've seen a few done this way, and it works great.
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I have a 55" in my Thor M37 Venetian. It is 38' long.
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:08 PM   #4
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I personally think that would be way to big! To enjoy a big screen, you have to be at least 8 plus feet away. IMHO, not really a practical place to put one that big. It is not impossible, just not practical. You sacrifice to much living space to place something that big on a wall. I think, most people, not all, generally use a 32 to 40 inch TV. in the front overhead. But, there may be someone out there that will chime in and prove me wrong!
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:13 PM   #5
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Every MH that I have looked at had at least 2 TVs, if not 3 in them.

Worse case scenario, I end up selling my 2 TVs, & I’ll still have the 2 or 3 that are already installed.

I agree with you in that you need to be a certain distance away from the screen to be able to enjoy the view.
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Related question...

Anyone done a projection system in their RV?
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If I had a spot that a 55" would fit, I would install one. I do have a 40" and we can see it just fine but these old eyes would love to watch football on a 55".
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:48 PM   #8
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My MH came with a 60” and we love it. In fact I want to replace my 55” in my s&b because it seems small now.
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Anyone done a projection system in their RV?
Yep, standard or optional on some very high end rigs i think Country Coach had them and I know the Prevost conversions could be ordered with them.
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:32 PM   #10
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I have a projector, so we watch movies on the big screen outside. Fun with the other campers. Not sure what it would compare to, but the screen is 5 ft. by 4 ft. I have a Bose portable unit, so sound is great too.
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We went from the OEM 24" SDTV flat screen plasma to a 42" HDTV LED and found there is room for MUCH more.

The field-of-view is very important when going big with a TV in a RV - to us. Ours works well due to the fore/aft aspect. A giant TV on a side wall might not work as well.

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This size is easy to watch from the cab seats, but not too good from outside the front cap (good for major event tailgating and such).

I would do 55" now, if doing it again.

Best luck
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:56 PM   #12
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I have a 60" TV in my living room at home. Can't imagine having it in the coach. I put a 32" in the coach but do wish I would have went with a 40". For me, sitting too close to a large TV is as bad as having a tiny TV. I had a 55" TV in my living room before and to tell the truth I liked it better, but the 60" was cheaper. Should have stayed with the 55" TV.
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We've had a 46" Sanyo in our 39ft DP for nearly 5 years now. It's on an electric lift behind a cabinet now, but was originally behind a couch.

With opposing slides, we are plenty far away to get a good view across the room. We got the largest we could at the time, but if we were doing it again now, I would put in a 50" 4K unit. I would fit just fine with no modifications needed.

We also have a 43" TV outside in the thin bay by the water tank.
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Buy the biggest TV that will fit where you want it. The old distance rule of thumb does not apply to new TV's. That was for Tube and old Rear Projection TV's as if you got to close to them you would see every pixel as they didn't have the resolution available, so they just made the pixels very big.
Years ago, our Security forensics team would use 40" TV's to go thru hex code to decipher hacks and malware in system code. They would sit 18-24" from the big tv screens looking for signatures. That was with 1080P HD resolution, now with 4k the pixels are so small you can look at them from a inch away and not see the individual pixels.

I have a 40" now in the RV behind the sofa, as TV costs keep plummeting I want to upgrade it as it seems so small compared to the 70" at home. I have have to remeasure to see what can actually fit i the space. I am hoping at least a 50, maybe even a 55. 60" would be nirvana, but probably won't fit between the top of the sofa and the underside of the overhead cabinets.

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