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Old 01-03-2018, 02:22 PM   #11
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No difference at all in the TV’s. I think you’ll find a number of models have an external power block that plugs into 110v and provides 12v output to the set.
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:27 PM   #12
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I swapped out all my "RV" tv's for regular store bought versions... they are just fine.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:24 PM   #13
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Can I put my spare 40" Samsung TV in my unit? Is that Jensen made any differently than a TV I buy for my house. Are vibration, heat, cold, taken into account?
Absolutely you can. I put a 42" in my van. Power comes from either the camp mains or my 600W inverter. With the TV, sound bar and subwoofer all running, it draws about 50 watts from the batteries. Typically we run it for 2-3 hrs a day, when we are watching either a movie or a few episodes of a favourite serial.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:48 PM   #14
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I had a 40" Toshiba which I managed to break. I replaced it with a bulk standard Walmart special and it works wonderfully. I only had to re position the TV wall mount which was not a big job.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:26 PM   #15
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My family started camping in the mid 70's and used a black and white tv with a inverter to run it on 12 volts. Later moved to a 13 inch color set that also worked well on the inverter. Check wattage and get a slightly larger inverter. Not hard to figure out how long it will run or how much charging you would need on the battery.
The newer TV's use a lot less power and are much lighter then the old TV's.
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No difference at all in the TVís. I think youíll find a number of models have an external power block that plugs into 110v and provides 12v output to the set.
There are a few of these out there, and they are neat because you can run them on 110v AC, but when that's not available, you can rig your own access to 12v DC.

Then you don't need an inverter

Our bedroom TV is like that. It came with the power supply and a 12v cable with a cigarette lighter style plug on it. We could use either one. But most TVs like this are small, ours was only 19 inches.
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Can I put my spare 40" Samsung TV in my unit? Is that Jensen made any differently than a TV I buy for my house. Are vibration, heat, cold, taken into account?
I replaced a Seiki TV in my coach with a Vizio out of my home. RV TV's are no different than any other TV. They all come off the same assembly line.
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Now that you can see that TV's are TV's are tv's, regardless of how big or where they come from, you can use any of them, if you have the space, the right power supply AND a good, solid mount.

Time to move on (and get a bigger TV?)
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At Walmart today, there was a 19" tv that was "Home & Car". Comes with a "car plug". Kinda cool, except for being tiny.
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