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Old 05-14-2015, 04:13 PM   #211
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Bob Fields, I recall from old posts that you used to work for Concertone. I see you no longer do. Are you still involved in the RV electronics industry or are you just helping people out here? Reason for my question is that I have a Concertone ZX500, that this past season failed with respect to the CD / DVD player. Therefore, we are unable to play CD or watch movies in the camper. Are you aware of a non-Concertone replacment that will provide the TV tuner with it? Or do you have other options I should look into? This is not my first ZX500 unit as it was replaced once early on when it wouldn't even turn back on after the winter storage period. I have had some minor trouble with these units almost every year I've owned the RV.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:27 PM   #212
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I believe Bob Fields is with rvtronics now.
At least that is his pic on the bottom of the page.
Correct me if I am wrong Bob (see link below)

I believe rvtronics has a direct replacement for the concertone products. Same footprint (hole) and same wiring harness (or a kit to convert). Again Bob correct if ...

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Old 05-18-2015, 09:26 AM   #213
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HI GUYS,

Sorry for the delayed response.

Indeed RVTronics is selling replacement radios as Barney1 has indicated above.

The ZX500 was the last radio built with a TV tuner built into it. The TV digital change over and low, low costs of high quality TV's today don't make including this feature very practical or cost effective. So when you replace your ZX500, you will need to replace your old monitor only "tv" unless you have a cable / satellite box or a digital tuner.

The replacement for your ZX500 would be the iRV66 (iRV66 Fully featured RV Entertainment Source Unit (Controllable via App) with Digital 5.1 Surround Sound | RVTronics) and while the mounting hole is the same size, you will need to rewire the harnesses as the ZX500 is different that the Concertone/Genesis models that followed.

Lets connect directly HockeyDawg12 when you have some time.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:09 PM   #214
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I would like to know if there is a way to play MP4 movies from my iPad through the Genesis 3.0 to view on the TV.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:46 PM   #215
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I would like to know if there is a way to play MP4 movies from my iPad through the Genesis 3.0 to view on the TV.
Short answer is a qualified yes.

By connecting the video output of your computer, tablet, or phone to a composite video input on the Genesis, you can play MP4 movies on the TV using the HDMI output on the Genesis to the HDMI input on the TV.

As you discovered, the USB port on the front of the Genesis can't spool large MP4 files (bigger than 100 megs or so).

Long answer (and better one if your TV can support it) is to connect a small (up to 2 Terabyte) USB hard drive (not a stick - only 32 Gig max) to the USB port on your Smart LG LED TV. Just select the device using your input control for the TV. Surround Audio will exit the TV via the Fiber Optic port and go into the Fiber Optic input on the Genesis. This will give you 1080i and surround sound to enjoy those MP4s.

If you are coming to the Rally I would be happy to show you how to set it up.
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You can play an MP4 movie on your Genesis 3.0.
The manual (see link below) indicates that the Genesis 3.0 is MP4 compliant. The best way seems to be burning the MP4 onto a disc (not sure what kind). The manual does state MP4s can be played from A USB or SD card but it also says large MP4 files played this way "may" have buffering issues.
I hope this helps - I haven't tried it myself.

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Thanks Herk
Will try that this weekend while camping. We won't be able to make it to the rally, have fun!
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To be fair, I have never tried the MP4 to DVD disk trick.
It may work and I will try one tomorrow.

My 2 Terabyte drive holds about 1800 movies and weighs about 6 ounces.
I am pretty sure you would need a small trailer just to hold that many DVDs even if you could put 4 MP4 movies on each one.

There are 3 USB 3.0 ports on the LG SmartTV (each capable of 2 Terabytes of movies, photos and music).
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I have searched several postings in this forum with no luck. I just purchased a 2013 V-lite with the Genesis 3.0 installed. I ran a fiber cable from my DTV DVR to the appropriate connector on the 3.0. This puts the sound out on Aux 3. The sound is great - minus the sub woofer of course - I get 5.1 so watching a movie is wonderful; however, the sound will randomly go out. I either turn the unit off or back on or cycle through the audio modes to reset the proc. I do not have a remote but I have ordered one.

Anything that may correct this issue - firmware update, etc or would I be better off getting a new system? There is no specific time for the sound cutting out. It could be 15-30 seconds or it could be hours.
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