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Old 05-27-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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2013 Georgetown 329 A/V questions/ideas

My current situation.

TV in the main cabin. Head unit in the dash of the RV. there are 4 ceiling speakers and one small subwoofer up by the feet where the passenger sits. To watch a DVD you have to play it through the head unit. Also when you just want to listen to the radio while driving it plays throughout the 4 ceilings speakers.

1. Has anybody changed this set up in their rig?
2. The stock ceiling speakers are horrible?
3. The subwoofer I don't think even works?
4. I hate the fact that I can't listen to the radio while driving up front and someone else can just watch a movie.

I am thinking of doing at least a speaker change all the way to a whole new system.

Any thoughts, ideas, things you have done and are happy with.

On a side note and completely separate we hooked up a DVD player to the back tv. Didn't work so I ended up taking the tv off the wall, not easy, to find they had the red/white RCA jacks in the wrong spot. Very frustrating.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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I ran an HDMI cable from the main TV down to the AV component space under the counter for a Directv box. Not much fun, but I got it in there. If you remove the bottom screws on the TV mount and loosen the top scrrews a couple of turns you can swing the TV out far enough to get behind it without removing the whole thing from the wall. I picked up an HDMI switch box from Fry's and put a BluRay player down there too (since the dash unit doesn't do BluRay). That way I can play movies on the TV without using the head unit in the dash at all and it's in HD. I've been looking at the front speakers also. It would be pretty easy to install additional speakers in the front and put in an A/B speaker switch (also available at Fry's or Radio Shack).
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I ran an HDMI cable from the main TV down to the AV component space under the counter for a Directv box. Not much fun, but I got it in there. If you remove the bottom screws on the TV mount and loosen the top scrrews a couple of turns you can swing the TV out far enough to get behind it without removing the whole thing from the wall. I picked up an HDMI switch box from Fry's and put a BluRay player down there too (since the dash unit doesn't do BluRay). That way I can play movies on the TV without using the head unit in the dash at all and it's in HD. I've been looking at the front speakers also. It would be pretty easy to install additional speakers in the front and put in an A/B speaker switch (also available at Fry's or Radio Shack).
So when you play a Bluray now where is the sound? Just the TV? I assume you can't get sound through the speakers if you are by passing the head unit.
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I can still get sound through the overhead speakers when I'm using the BluRay player. I don't know if you have the same head unit I do but if you switch to "Aux 2" whatever is playing on the tv will play through the overhead speakers (DVD, Directv or regular TV). You can test this by turning your TV on, turn the sound down, turn on the head unit and cycle though the Aux inputs. One of them should play whatever is on the TV.
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Ok. I will have to check this out. Are your speakers the little 3 in white ones? Mine are horrible.
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Yep, same Chinese fire sale speakers. I'm looking for replacements that won't break the bank. It's probably going to include an external amp and a new subwoofer too.
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I've just been working on this myself. I'm going to wire an A-B selector switch between two new speakers in the cab and the REAR speakers. I figure going down the road, I can use the front 4 speakers, I wouldn't normally want the rear speakers on driving down the road anyway. The best I have found for a dash mount selector is Niles Audio Corporation
but I'm still looking to find something smaller to mount in the dash (and black)
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I've just been working on this myself. I'm going to wire an A-B selector switch between two new speakers in the cab and the REAR speakers. I figure going down the road, I can use the front 4 speakers, I wouldn't normally want the rear speakers on driving down the road anyway. The best I have found for a dash mount selector is Niles Audio Corporation
but I'm still looking to find something smaller to mount in the dash (and black)
I really want to add 2 car speakers up front and be able to listen to the car stereo while driving and then the kids can watch a movie in the back with the normal ceiling speakers. Just not sure that can happen as the system uses the head unit up front for the DVD.
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I gotcha. I think you have to add an amp for that, but I'm not an audio expert or anything. Our main TV is covered up by the slideout so you can't watch it on the road anyway. I'm trying to decide if I want to add a DVD player in the bedroom or just replace the TV with one that has a built-in DVD.
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I gotcha. I think you have to add an amp for that, but I'm not an audio expert or anything. Our main TV is covered up by the slideout so you can't watch it on the road anyway. I'm trying to decide if I want to add a DVD player in the bedroom or just replace the TV with one that has a built-in DVD.
We added a DVD player to the back bedroom. Damn thing didn't work so I found out AFTER unscrewing the TV that they installed the wires backwards into the back of the TV. Now that works great. I did add a TV outside in the compartment and that one was a TV/DVD combo from Best buy. Now if I can just figure out the main cabin and up front I will be good to go.

The speakers are horrible and I just dont like the DVD being up in the dash. I would prefer a DVD in the compartment below the counter. Then if I do that though then I am not sure about the speaker wires so know I am running new wires and I am not handy enough for that.

At the end of the day I think I am go to have to just replace the crappy speakers. Then I bought a portable (like a Bose) speak box to have up front when I am driving.

Anyone else replace the stock ceiling speakers yet?
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