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Old 09-30-2019, 05:46 AM   #1
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CS Front TV HDMI access

I wanted to add Apple TV (HDMI) to a port on the front TV, Sony.
But, the HDMI ports cannot be reached from any place I can see.
Newmar sent me some weird instruction sheet about how the TV cabinet is built, and it just does not show how to remove the rear cover for access.
Anyone have experience adding HDMI cables to the TV?
Probably would awant them on the rear also, but guess I will work n one first.
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:56 AM   #2
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on other threads folks have talked about having to slice through silicon to get access. i haven't tried yet myself.
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:18 AM   #3
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on other threads folks have talked about having to slice through silicon to get access. i haven't tried yet myself.
I had heard that, so I assume it is to cut the silicone, then remove the back, and silicone it back on when done?
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on the FB CS page one of the guys posted you have to take a long razer and work the sides and then it will come off … then re-silicone it back on. Talking about the back panel.


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I may have an answer by asking the question:
Why are you connecting the ATV to the Front TV directly, rather than in the Main A/V cabinet and letting the signal go through the HDMI splitter? This way, both the Main and the Front (and Outside Iíd you have one) can use that same ATV.

This is what Iíve done on our Dutch Star, and I apologize if your system isnít wired the same way.

I know other guys, like Dutch Star Don, have removed that wood panel carefully and wired up things like Bluetooth Headsets, etc. Yes, it involved cutting the silicone seal and, as I recall, using some other forms of closure (ie screws, magnets, etc) to make removal easier next time.
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I may have an answer by asking the question:
Why are you connecting the ATV to the Front TV directly, rather than in the Main A/V cabinet and letting the signal go through the HDMI splitter? This way, both the Main and the Front (and Outside Iíd you have one) can use that same ATV.

This is what Iíve done on our Dutch Star, and I apologize if your system isnít wired the same way.

I know other guys, like Dutch Star Don, have removed that wood panel carefully and wired up things like Bluetooth Headsets, etc. Yes, it involved cutting the silicone seal and, as I recall, using some other forms of closure (ie screws, magnets, etc) to make removal easier next time.
Thanks, unfortunately for me, my AV system does not have that capability.
It would make things much better, doing as you suggest.
I believe based on what I have heard, I'll be cutting the silicone seal and then replacing it again.
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Thanks, unfortunately for me, my AV system does not have that capability.

It would make things much better, doing as you suggest.

I believe based on what I have heard, I'll be cutting the silicone seal and then replacing it again.

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Darn. Was afraid of that. Good luck...should be straight forward for you.
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I have a Ventana 4037 and the wooden grates were silicon and were relatively easy to remove using a plastic putty knife. Since my TV was in front of the coach it wouldn't turn on with the ignition key on so I route the power cord into the AV cabinet to an always hotplug. I put a Firestick with an AirPlay receiver app and not I can use WAZE or Google Maps on the front TV while traveling.
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On our CS I can tie into the splitter in the AV cabinet. Would just have to pull the blue ray feed to the splitter. I tried to hook a game system up that way but could not get it to work. Ended up going direct from the Switch to the HDMI on the TV. Factory rep indicated gaming systems didn't work well through the HDMI splitters. I'm not a gamer, not even sure why we had to have one in the coach (I digress, sorry). I can live with going direct for the once in the blue moon events.''


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HDMI Splitter/Repeater

My past Bay Star and my current Canyon Star had a splitter/Repeater near the blue ray player and near the satellite TV controller. The DVD player fed HDMI to the splitter and the splitter then fed two seperate HDMI signals to the two TVs in front of the coach. This is duplicated for the satellite receiver.

I currently don't have a satellite receiver, so I connect an HDMI converter to my iPhone and display video on the TVs from the iPhone. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video Apps have the ability to store video on the phone. I load the video files at home using Wifi and have all the content that I need when travelling. No RV park Wifi or satellite service needed.

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I have a Ventana 4037 and the wooden grates were silicon and were relatively easy to remove using a plastic putty knife. Since my TV was in front of the coach it wouldn't turn on with the ignition key on so I route the power cord into the AV cabinet to an always hotplug. I put a Firestick with an AirPlay receiver app and not I can use WAZE or Google Maps on the front TV while traveling.
Ah, great ideas! I have a Google thingamajig and had not given that thought! I shall now think about that, seems like an excellent idea!!
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My past Bay Star and my current Canyon Star had a splitter/Repeater near the blue ray player and near the satellite TV controller. The DVD player fed HDMI to the splitter and the splitter then fed two seperate HDMI signals to the two TVs in front of the coach. This is duplicated for the satellite receiver.

I currently don't have a satellite receiver, so I connect an HDMI converter to my iPhone and display video on the TVs from the iPhone. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video Apps have the ability to store video on the phone. I load the video files at home using Wifi and have all the content that I need when travelling. No RV park Wifi or satellite service needed.

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OK, thanks.
I had not spotted a repeater or a splitter for HDMI, but I shall look a little harder.
That would be much better option, as I also have Amazon Prime.
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To access the back of the front TV in a CS you have to run a putty knife around the vented panel on the forward side of the TV cabinet and cut the silicone. I reinstalled mine with a couple screws to facilitate future removal.
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