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Old 02-09-2015, 01:16 PM   #1
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What to know about BASEMENT TVs

Our coach is set up for a TV in the basement, and my questions are about how you've found certain brands to work/or not, and what mounting method provides the least shock to the units?

....or is there a certain kind of, "high impact", TV being made?
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:57 PM   #2
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Be sure the viewing angel is wider than straight on! I did not do that on the first one.
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:04 PM   #3
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Be sure the viewing angel is wider than straight on! I did not do that on the first one.

bought the cheapest decent walmart flat screen led tv I could for that exact reason, now have 5000 miles bouncing around the basement and still works, it is on more ryde mount and rests on drawer brace when traveling

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Old 02-09-2015, 02:57 PM   #4
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Hi bamaboy473,
I installed a Samsung flat screen TV. Go to:
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to see photos of the install. I forget the Brand of the mount. Consider a mount that articulates with two joints. I can almost guarantee the sun will be in a place that straight onn viewing will not work. Go to Sylvania TV Wall Mount from Kmart.com for examples of mounts.

The installation has been in place for about 3 years.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but it the one in the basement is bouncing around, is the one inside not bouncing also.

I use the same type in both places and in the basement its mounted on a Cheetah mount for adjusting the viewing angle.
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Thanks for the links, Gary. I see that the blind board allows you to use a normal arm and still have maximum side-to-side viewing. Nice touch.
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Last month I was going to go though the trouble and expense of mounting a fancy slide and universal tilt mount that would pretty much take up most of an entire storage bay.

Since then, I have seen the GOstik suction cup mount in action recently at a KOA.

My coach already had the cable and HDMI available, so with one of these, (I just ordered one), I just need to store the 40" Walmart-cheap LG flat screen in a pass through bay when it's not being used.
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Suction Cup

Thanks Beach Dude! Great Solution for a TV mount. We do not always want to take up valuable basement space with a TV.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but it the one in the basement is bouncing around, is the one inside not bouncing also.

I use the same type in both places and in the basement its mounted on a Cheetah mount for adjusting the viewing angle.
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I guess to a point they are both bouncing, my inside tvs are mounted solid to the cabinets and the tv in the basement is on a mor ryde arm, I imagine it suffers a little more abuse and bouncing around

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I have a 32" Samsung from Walmart. It sets on its provided stand. It's hooked up to a HD Directv box and into the OTA. When traveling, I cover the screen with a previously used tire UV cover and then wrap a bungee around the entire TV. Then load the rest of basement compartment with other stuff that travels in there. So far so good after 5K miles. Did the same in a 5er we had. I thought about mounting a holder, but it works just fine as is.
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Wow. The GOstik looks great.
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I'm sorry, I feel so simple for asking this... Our coach has HDMI throughout.... I really don't understand how it works or what to do with it....
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I'm sorry, I feel so simple for asking this... Our coach has HDMI throughout.... I really don't understand how it works or what to do with it....
HDMI is the new television interconnection standard. It's one connector that handles both the high definition video, and the audio between devices.

If your coach is wired with HDMI, then you can share an HDMI devices throughout your RV using an HDMI switch box, (Monoprice brand is good and very inexpensive, and is the OEM used by many new RV manufacturers).

HDMI in RV's is usually used for High Definition cable or satellite throughout all the televisions. If you use the old COAX cable and connections, the picture will not be High Definition when watching cable or satellite.
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I love the GOstik. But, I'm just a little concerned about it falling off. I guess it won't if attached correctly and the weight is only 20 lbs. or less,
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