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Old 08-18-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
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Thumbs up TV removal for winter

I get conflicting opinions re removal of the tvs for the winter in our motorhome. (It sometimes gets cold here in northern Wisconsin)
I'm told to remove LCD sets because they will incur damage but it is OK to leave LED equipped sets in the MH if, when we want to turn them on, that we let them warm up to room temp before turning them on.

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Old 08-18-2010, 09:27 AM   #2
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There is absolutely NO reason to remove your TV for the winter!

The reason for a low temperature specification for LCD TV's is, at low temperatures, the response of the LED pixels is likely to be slow until they warm up to room temperature. Also, the fluorescent tube back lights may be slow to come on at really low temperatures.

Think of all those TV's in RV's on dealers lots in the winter - the dealers don't run out and remove all the TV's during a cold snap and replace them when things warm up.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:55 AM   #3
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Didn't remove ours. Both work fine. It is suggested, however, that before turning them on they be up to 'room' tempature first. I've turned them on when the MH was only in the low 50s, with no ill effect.
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It's not a problem as many RV's sit at manufacturer's and dealer's lots with no problem.
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I get conflicting opinions re removal of the tvs for the winter in our motorhome. (It sometimes gets cold here in northern Wisconsin)
I'm told to remove LCD sets because they will incur damage but it is OK to leave LED equipped sets in the MH if, when we want to turn them on, that we let them warm up to room temp before turning them on.

Any Advice?

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Old 08-19-2010, 12:25 PM   #6
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The manual for my Samsung 32nch LCD TV says the storage temperature range is -4 degrees F to 113 degrees F.
I won't leave mine in the rig during the winter if we aren't in it.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:33 PM   #7
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This has come up before.
What does a car owner do? There are LCD screens built in cars for the radio, the Navigation, the DVD players? These all stay in the cars all the time. I have never heard of anyone removing one due to cold weather.
Any Cold Climate members care to comment?
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:31 PM   #8
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We have always left our TVs in the RV during winter storage with no problems. Temps as low as -60. We do take our RV out in late winter (March-April here) for snowmobile trips, and use the TV. The inside is warmed up well before we would ever want to use the TV.
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