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Old 08-27-2017, 01:15 PM   #1
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Question about position of TV

Wife and I like our netflix and other shows and when we look at a lot of floor plans it shows a couch against the wall and the TV located perpendicular on a slide out wall near the eating area and sometimes above the cockpit. To us, this would make it a hard viewing angle for watching tv for any length. Are we missing something?
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We agree with you. Floor plan is what sold us our coach. We wanted a 30' +/- , the Newmar Bay Star 3103 was the floor plan we choose. It's currently called the 3113, they added a slide.
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Wife and I like our netflix and other shows and when we look at a lot of floor plans it shows a couch against the wall and the TV located perpendicular on a slide out wall near the eating area and sometimes above the cockpit. To us, this would make it a hard viewing angle for watching tv for any length. Are we missing something?


You are right. I could not understand who in his right mind would design an interior with a TV facing your ear? We had few requirements when we started looking for our coach:
TV across from the couch/or recliners.
Household fridge
All electric
Heated floors etc.
Ended up with 2015 DS 4369 and compromised on heated floors. No big deal in FL.
But I would have never bought a coach with TV on the side of the main seating area.
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X2 Buly,
That televator is the way to go if watch too much tv like us.
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:59 PM   #5
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I think it depends on the type of furniture, size of RV, and preferred viewing distance. Our 45' bus has opposing couches and a mid-TV that faces the windshield. This works for us due to the viewing distance ... about 15' to the couches. I can sit and turn my head slightly to see TV but I have full view out the windows. The TV is in the dark area of the RV so contrast and brightness are good. Height is approximately the same as eye level. We also have a TV above the passenger seat that is way too high for comfortable viewing and backlit by the windshield ... seldom use it.
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One of the must haves when we upgraded was seating facing the TV no more sitting sideways on the couch to watch it.
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I've "always" been of the opinion that 99% of the people that design rvs:
1. Don't/never have owned one.
2. Don't have a clue on what people want.
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Newmar in general provides pretty good tv angles compared to other manufacturers we looked at, Entegra and American to name a few. Recliners across from the TV was a must have when shopping, the DS 4369 with the optional front TV fit the bill for us. What I have found is RV couches tend to have low and straight backs that aren't great for long TV viewing. Also the more the better so that everyone can see the show form the eating area.
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I've "always" been of the opinion that 99% of the people that design rvs:
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2. Don't have a clue on what people want.


It sure seems like this is true
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No, you guys are perfectly normal!

Although the headbanger tv has been replaced with a flatscreen, it is still a headbanger and requires you to sit at an uncomfortable angle. When we return from our 3-month adventure next week, I will be arranging to:
1. Remove the headbanger completely.
2. Replace the sofa with a twin recliner sofa.
3. Install computer desk with televator flat screen TV where end table and recliner are now located across from the sofa.

We will then be watching tv virtually straight on.

Whacha think?
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No, you guys are perfectly normal!

Although the headbanger tv has been replaced with a flatscreen, it is still a headbanger and requires you to sit at an uncomfortable angle. When we return from our 3-month adventure next week, I will be arranging to:
1. Remove the headbanger completely.
2. Replace the sofa with a twin recliner sofa.
3. Install computer desk with televator flat screen TV where end table and recliner are now located across from the sofa.

We will then be watching tv virtually straight on.

Whacha think?
What I think is that after having the front tv in the 2017 with recliners, I decided not to order it this time. I had to shield the remote when I wanted to turn the televator tv on because it would turn both TV's on. It was a headbanger. There are two of us so who would watch that tv? Just didn't seem necessary and it really looked like a carry over from the older motorhomes.
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What I think is that after having the front tv in the 2017 with recliners, I decided not to order it this time. I had to shield the remote when I wanted to turn the televator tv on because it would turn both TV's on. It was a headbanger. There are two of us so who would watch that tv? Just didn't seem necessary and it really looked like a carry over from the older motorhomes.


I can figure out how to remove the front tv. It is a total nonsense being there.
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2018 they offset the TV to the passenger side to help with the "headbanger" I'm hoping to get my 360 cameras to display on the front TV
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I can figure out how to remove the front tv. It is a total nonsense being there.
It also makes it hard to wash the windscreen on the inside. I'm hoping I get a cabinet instead.
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