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Old 04-21-2016, 05:47 AM   #15
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We found the same problem and it drove our decision to buy a new to us 2014 Itasca Sunova 33C with a retractable TV across from the couch/recliner. Tiffin 31/32AA models were in the mix but we could not get happy with the tv location. When we full timed in a Newmar I got rid of the overhead tube tv and put a flatscreen on a swivel arm on a sidewall at eye height.

I know most of us say we don't RV to watch tv. With the class B we just traded we moved nearly every day so tv was far less important. Now with a class A we will stay in one place much longer, use the toad for daily sightseeing, etc. and settle into the RV at night and tv location becomes far more important.
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wireless hdmi units work great- have one in my stick house. Did not want or could not get wire to the tv, I have the Dish network unit.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:06 PM   #17
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When we were searching for a new RV, one of the main things I insisted on was not having to look across the kitchen at the TV. So many are made that way, and we just wouldn't have it. There are plenty of floor plans where the TV is in the right spot. Personally, I wouldn't want one that you have to pull out and swivel around to get a good view.
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Added a small t.v. above the entry door so the kids could stay seat belted and still watch Scooby doo in comfortClick image for larger version

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Old 07-20-2017, 12:23 AM   #19
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Sorta the reason we are going to full time in a Allegro 36LA, (sleeps 2) the kitchen, is across from the dining table. Living room has TV fireplace, couch and easy chair, just have to figure out how to put small speakers behind couch so I don't wake up the better half in the bedroom. Office with 32 monitor and dual quad core server will be in the passenger seat. 32 on a 60 tv inch arm that folds back against the wall when not in use. The trick is to tighten the hinges in the arm that make it very stiff to move. That way it can double as co-pilot data and stay there in motion. Or just fold it back against the wall. That would be a 14 inch double arm mount, it has got some reach.Monoprice.
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:58 PM   #20
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that is the reason I gave up on a Toy Hauler 38 to 41 feet....

I have problems with my back now...

I will continue to use my 2005 Coachman 29FKCS (front kitchen) ...
TV is across from recliners.
motorcycle still fits in the bed of the truck.
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This was our solution to the problem. We love it!

The head-banger is finally GONE!
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even now, manufacturers still have not embraced this design concept. I look thru the Tiffin and Newmar DP floorplans and easily rule out 75% for this reason. Placing the TV behind one of the sofas seems ill conceived too.
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even now, manufacturers still have not embraced this design concept. I look thru the Tiffin and Newmar DP floorplans and easily rule out 75% for this reason. Placing the TV behind one of the sofas seems ill conceived too.
Why do you think that? It works out great for us. We can just sit in our recliners opposite the sofa, push a button, and up comes the 40" TV.
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I don't know off hand of any TV manufactures who build there set using IPS LCD technology, but that is what you want ! IPS (In Plane Switching) gives a MUCH WIDER viewing angle with no fade/color shift when viewed from the side.

It is more common on higher end computer monitors and the NEW Amazon Fire HD8 uses it.
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Why do you think that? It works out great for us. We can just sit in our recliners opposite the sofa, push a button, and up comes the 40" TV.
Because if I am sitting in your sofa, facing you, as you look over my head at the TV, it would feel weird.
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I don't know off hand of any TV manufactures who build there set using IPS LCD technology, but that is what you want ! IPS (In Plane Switching) gives a MUCH WIDER viewing angle with no fade/color shift when viewed from the side.



It is more common on higher end computer monitors and the NEW Amazon Fire HD8 uses it.


LG makes televisions with IPS panels. There may be other brands too.
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Because if I am sitting in your sofa, facing you, as you look over my head at the TV, it would feel weird.

When we have guests, the TV is off and retracted behind the sofa. We would never be that rude.
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Some, as I have, moved the TV with a lift into a cabinet across from the seating area behind the loveseat.
Thanks Ramets, and thats my next project, and she tells me, what are you waiting for.
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