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Old 05-27-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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LED or LCD?

We are ready to replace our old CRT with a new flat screen. Just can't decide if we should go with a LED or LCD. We have an 06 Tropical and it came with the Toshiba 27" surround sound system and the Wineguard Satellite System.

Is there a way to upgrade the RGB cables to HDMI?
Is a combo TV with DVD or a separate BluRay DVD player better?

Not sure what to expect from either and how they will work with the Wineguard? We are also replacing the rear 19" Toshiba.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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Led is best, and you are better off getting a separate dvd player.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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it really depends on your visual preference. All of the larger 42+ LED TV's I have seen, I hate the picture. But I have a 32" LED in my motorhome and it is similar in picture to my LCD. For big stuff, I still like the picture of LCD, LED just looks like it is trying to much to be life like and is to distracting.

I also went with a separate DVD player.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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X2 LED's run cooler and are not only lighter but a lot thinner. Have a 32" up front and a 27" in the rear.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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Led vs lcd

The only difference between the two is the method of backlighting the LCD pixels. What is commonly referred to as a LCD screen is backlit by a fluorescent panel and LED TVs are backlit by.......wait for it.......LEDs!

We have an LG LED in the front and a Visio in the back. The LG has a far superior picture.
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If the op has the old type TV, just about any led is going to look like a million bucks. I say get the lowest price LED, the size of 32 inch or less will all look good. I was in BJ,s the other day, they had a Vizio, right next to a LG and a Samsung. The Vizio was only $249, they were also all 32" size. If I had to choose, it would be very difficult. The OTA broadcasts now all look good.
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One of the problems I have found with LED TV's and some LCD's are the speakers. To small to produce a good sound. Some are not mounted out front. Which causes more sound problems. Make sure you check them for sound before buying.
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LED, separate DVD. We bought the LG. Low price and great picture.
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We are ready to replace our old CRT with a new flat screen. Just can't decide if we should go with a LED or LCD. We have an 06 Tropical and it came with the Toshiba 27" surround sound system and the Wineguard Satellite System.

Is there a way to upgrade the RGB cables to HDMI?
Is a combo TV with DVD or a separate BluRay DVD player better?

Not sure what to expect from either and how they will work with the Wineguard? We are also replacing the rear 19" Toshiba.
Best to take a look in a large store to see how they look side by side. Remember they look different in a low light area (camper).
All of the displays are LCD the LED is the back light, which is either code cathode tubes or LEDs. Then you get into edge lit or rear lit. Personally I would stay away from the edge as it is harder to get even lighting. With the back lit there is the possibility for localized dimming. That gives you blacker blacks as they turn off the light behind dark areas.

Back to the start, find one you and your eyes like.

RGB cables. Replace if possible. You will generally get slightly better quality from HDMI, as being that we are all expected to be thieves, they down grade the quality if you do not use a HDMI cable. I know it was a bear in my fathers coach. (For those that argue quality... check out THX recommendations. Size of display, resolution, and distance need to be taken into account)

I prefer individual units as my TVs generally outlast DVD players and a couple players have broke. If you replace the cables a BlueRay player will look better... that also means DVDs have gotten cheaper (players and the media) so to future proof BlueRay to save some bucks DVD.

The best in a controlled light situation is a plasma. But I do not know if I would put my Kuro in my trailer.

Wineguard what? Antenna, control........
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I replaced my front TV with a Magnavox 32" LCD I bought at target for $239 3 years ago. I have a 2005 Dolphin and it fit in the original frame with a small gap at the bottom to let the sound out.
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It looks like the market is trending towards LED so, if you have the money, go that route.
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Agree with BCooke - go component. Simply put, DVD will eventually go the way of the VCR. HDMI input is a must and if available, USB. With the explosion of WIFI and over the net broadcasts, an interface to your computer is a must.
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Here are installations of both types of TV's time of day may effect the lighting of LCD background.
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I just finished installing a 37" LED in the front. I cut down that old monster of a cabinet it sat in. I cut a hole in the bottom so I could reach inside and bolt the TV to the metal bar. I was told most of the mounts vibrate so I did not want to go that route. I covered the hole up by mounting the old grill to it. I also left the bottom open to the TV that is where the speakers are on this TV, Looks pretty good for a rookie
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