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Old 01-28-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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LCD TV ok to leave in the winter??

Recently purchased 2008 Hornet TT from private seller in upstate NY - everything in TT like new! My concern is that the flat screen tv has been in the TT thus far thru winter. It is a LC-20SH7U LCD Color TV. Is it ok to leave in TT thru the winter? I went out today thinking I should take it out but it is connected to a swivel wall between bedroom & living area and couldn't figure out the removal. I am hoping the extreme cold temps wont hurt it! appreicate your thoughts!
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:09 AM   #2
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Living in Alaska we leave our TV monitors in our m/h or 5th wheel at all times. Last week it got -30F and we see temps down below -40F each winter. It's a non issue BUT we always allow the TVs to warm up to like 50F before ever plugging them in OR turning them on.
Have had Navigation systems in autos for years also non issue. I have noticed the screens don't 'refresh' very quick when super cold. But by the time they are even close to 'warming up to' -20F they act 'normal'.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:54 AM   #3
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my thoughts... Better safe then sorry.
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We leave our flat screens in our TT all year round (Winnipeg, MB, Canada) and have no problem with them in the spring. Take into consideration that when flat screens are shipped that they are loaded into unheated containers or trucks. All manufacturers state in their manuals to allow them to warm up to room temp before powering up after being in the cold.

So imho sub zero temps will have no ill effects as long as you allow it to warm up.
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I live in Syracuse and have an LCD in the garage all winter, never had a problem, it will be just fine.
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We upgraded our TVs a last year. We were advised that a plasma tv does not like the cold. We purchased LCD/LED TVs. They seem to have survived our winter temperatures quite well. Of course, at -30, we don't turn on the TV.
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Thanks so much for the reinsurance!!!
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Never had a problem with ours
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:56 AM   #9
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The TVs can handle the cold. The problem with leaving a TV in an RV over the winter is, unless the RV is where you can keep an eye on it, thieves may walk off with it.
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I have heard that LCD and LED tv's are just fine in the cold. I take mine out, but that is not due to the cold I am more concerned about moisture. I am sure it would probably be fine, but I figure better to bring it home and have a spare tv for the winter than leave it in since it is in storage, and no since leaving something like that to invite a thief. Everything else we leave in it is pretty much tacked down, the tv would be the main thing a thief would want, so we take it out.
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Hoosier 5ver, we are looking at buying a LG 26lv2500-- 26 inch LED. We have had a 26 inch Westinghouse LCD for the last 4 yrs. it has survived ok but has always had poor blacks. We heat our 5 ver to about 40 degrees all winter here in central Indiana. Are LED s as durable as LCD. LG on their website is coy about answering if it's suitable for rv use, they say to check the owners manual. Can anyone offer some advice on the relative durability of LED tv's. Gibbs.
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I keep heat in ours all year so it's not a problem. If you're worried check with the manufacturer of the TV and see what they say for storage.
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Hoosier 5ver, we are looking at buying a LG 26lv2500-- 26 inch LED. We have had a 26 inch Westinghouse LCD for the last 4 yrs. it has survived ok but has always had poor blacks. We heat our 5 ver to about 40 degrees all winter here in central Indiana. Are LED s as durable as LCD. LG on their website is coy about answering if it's suitable for rv use, they say to check the owners manual. Can anyone offer some advice on the relative durability of LED tv's. Gibbs.
LEDs are just LCDs. The only difference is how they are backlighted. The LEDs are of course lit with LED lights rather than conventional lighting. This makes for a much lighter (weight) TV and uses much less power and produces less heat. Personally, I wouldn't use anything else.
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There shouldn't be any reason to take the tv out for the winter. Ours were in the entire winter last year and we don't have any problem with them. We had no heat on when the coach was in storage.
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