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Old 05-17-2008, 11:39 AM   #1
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I currently have the Flex Vision VCR/DVD combo (AC/DC) in my Class C Winnie Aspect. Unfortunately, it's gone south. To replace it will cost $375 versus buying a DVD (AC only) at best Buy for $79. My question is simply, why do I need a DVD/VCR with 12 V DC capability? Has anyone ever used theirs in DC mode?
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I currently have the Flex Vision VCR/DVD combo (AC/DC) in my Class C Winnie Aspect. Unfortunately, it's gone south. To replace it will cost $375 versus buying a DVD (AC only) at best Buy for $79. My question is simply, why do I need a DVD/VCR with 12 V DC capability? Has anyone ever used theirs in DC mode?
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:50 AM   #3
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I have used two different dvd players in my MH. Both are AC. I think unless you do a lot of boondocking AC is the way to go. I bought a cheepie at walmart for 30 bucks.
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It depends on your coach's capability and matching that to your needs. Is the A/C outlet used for the DVD player powered through an inverter? If so, an AC unit will do nicely. If not, do you need to run the DVD when not connected to shore power? If so, the generator or a 12V capability to the coach batteries is needed to run the DVD player. If you run the DVD only when connected to shore power, the A/C only unit should work well, for you.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:58 PM   #5
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Nope.....
Some might think this is a stupid question on my part, but is your TV AC/DC? If its not this question is not needed since you can't watch the TV anyway.
But if it is then I must agree with everyone else, you most likely realy don't need it since you can get one real cheap thats AC only. You can still use the VCR part when your not on shore power.
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Why not just get a $24.95 inverter from Wal-Mart if you don't already have one, and your problem is solved. The Panasonic DVD player that came in our Allegro uses 14 Watts of power.

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I don't believe the TV is DC as I have an inverter installed. As I undersdtand it, the inverter converts DC to AC. Thus, the AC/DC DVR appears to have been an overkill on the part on Winnebago. On the other hand, its possible, even probable that to watch a DVD without shore power or generator, it requires both the inverter (for the TV) and the DC for DVD player. I can see the usefullness of the AC/DC DVD in situations where you pull off the road for a period, want to watch a DVD without having to run the generator.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by IBHIPRU2?:
I don't believe the TV is DC as I have an inverter installed. As I undersdtand it, the inverter converts DC to AC. Thus, the AC/DC DVR appears to have been an overkill on the part on Winnebago. On the other hand, its possible, even probable that to watch a DVD without shore power or generator, it requires both the inverter (for the TV) and the DC for DVD player. I can see the usefullness of the AC/DC DVD i n situations where you pull off the road for a period, want to watch a DVD without having to run the generator. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


You can run both DVD player and TV with a small inverter. Both will require no more than 200 watts. I ran a 19 inch TV and DVD player in my old motorhome for years on a simple 300 watt inverter from Costco and one group 27 12 volt battery.

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