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Old 10-08-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Question Component Cable Replacement

I'm gearing up to replace the component cables that feed the two TVs in my 2013 390RB and the matrix switch box in my entertainment center. I want to go HDMI everywhere (don't care about the cab overhead TV feed). I've traced the component cables from the entertainment center to the rear most corner of the bedroom on the street-side. I also have traced from the wardrobe slide through the floor and into the wall in the curbside corner. Anyone know how the cables are routed across the bedroom? Is there a chase there that is beneath the raised bathroom floor? I have removed the mirror in the bedroom on the backside of the shower and peered down into the wall. The cables aren't visible at the bottom of the wall.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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I too looked into upgrading from component cables to HDMI. After looking at the long run of cable, difficulty of placement and a large cost outlay (HDMI is not cheap ... at least not in Canada) ... I opted for a much cheaper and much easier solution. I installed a small shelf under my upgraded bedroom and purchased two new blueray players ... one for the front and one of the rear. Total cost was well under $200 and makes a nice addition to my 2012 390BH-60

This also allows for surround sound in the rear bedroom

Tim
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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I found HDMI cables here up to 100 ft, very reasonable.
HDMI Cables - Monoprice.com
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:57 PM   #4
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I too have found the prices very reasonable. 35 ft with nylon cover for $14.95 (shipping included).

I have figured out how its routed from one side of the bedroom to the other. The rear bath floor and the lower main floor overlap a foot or so in the bath. This forms a chase for the shower drain and provides a means to route the coax for cable/OTA and the component cables. My problem is I have yet to figure out how to pull HDMI wire through there.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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I have a Toshiba 32 inch in my '11 390RB. I have no idea if this is the stock TV as delivered by FR or was replaced by the original purchaser. I know the Toshiba is a "cheapie" by today's standards.

It's only 720P and the refresh rate isn't even specified. The picture is pure crap coming off my DishNetwork VIP722K receiver.

Anyway, I'm thinking of trying to upgrade to a 40 or 42 inch, which I think I can fit in the corner if I buy one of those new ones that are almost "borderless".

Anybody upgraded the original TV in a coach of that age (2011)??

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Got er done but it wasn't easy!!
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