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Old 10-15-2018, 07:12 PM   #1
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Looking for new TV

Where is a good place to purchase a 12 Volt Color TV for my Forester? Need a 32 replacement. The current one is an INSIGNIA, but the model has been discontinued. What brands have you been pleased with?

Thanks for your assistance.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:16 AM   #2
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Just curious why do you need a 12V TV was insignia wired to 12V (cigar plug) or did it have a transformer that plugged into 110V
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All of my televisions are 12V. The outside television is a 32 Insignia. It is hardwired 12V. It does not have a transformer that is plugged into a 110V. To do so, I would need to rewire it and somehow fish the wire down through the wall to the outside, but then I wouldnt have a television without running the generator.
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Not implying to change something just was asking many TV now days run on 12V thru a transformer plugged into 110V (my bedroom TV insignia is like that) Your system is good you can run the TV without any external power just batteries.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:52 AM   #5
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Understand. I would question why they would use a 12 Volt and still run it off of of 110? The 12V televisions are much more expensive and not as high resolution. The only advantage I would see is so one could use it while on batteries.
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:15 PM   #6
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An option to get around the high cost of 12 volt TV is a small inverter. I use a small Duracell 400 watt unit to power my AppleTV while traveling and it works great. Easy to power the inverterf from the existing 12 volt TV power wire. I just checked an the inverter will easily fit behind the outside tv.



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https://www.amazon.com/Duracell-DRIN...70_&dpSrc=srch
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BTW....were you able to get the inoperative TV out?
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:38 PM   #8
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Replacement TV's

We replaced the factory TV with a 1080p 32" Samsung smart TV. The RV mounting bracket had a VESA mount pattern which is the same as the VESA pattern on the TV. Install was super simple 4 screws and plug and play. Much better resolution and our DVD and Apple TV are direct hook-ups. We added a second TV in the bedroom, but wanted it to be able to run off 12v so we could have TV when we were not connected to "shore power/campground power". We got a 24" Samsung 1080p smart TV which was 120v. To be able to run on 12v we got a small 12v to 120v inverter from HomeDepot and connected it to the antenna 12v power supply. Both TV's are LED and bedroom TV specs are 97-100 watts. Our inverter is small and rated for 150 watts. We mounted the inverter to the bracket that holds the TV, and unless you look for it you would never know the inverter was even there. It was a super clean "almost factory" installation. Both TV's although not quote "vibration rated" have done very well over many types of roads for over 2 years. No problems at all so far. We are super happy, hope this helps.
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Check out "Supersonic" TV's on Amazon

Check out "Supersonic" TV's from Amazon.
They are quality, competitively priced, come in a bunch of sizes, and use the same chip-set as Jensen's.
They come with 2 cords, one for 120V AC, and a 12V DC cord with a lighter plug and fuse.
Runs on either, uses 70 watts max.
No "dongle", the AC to DC conversion is done internally.
We have one in 1080P resolution with an internal CD/DVD player, very happy with it.
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Jensen, Furrion, Skyworth, are all brands that have TV's that work on 12 volt and supposedly built for mobile use. Insignia is a Best Buy brand. I have a 32" Insignia that is 12 volt with a converter that I use in the house but it is at least 5 years old and most likely not available any more.
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