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Old 08-02-2016, 05:42 PM   #1
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Why no blu ray for the rv?

Greetings, I am ready to replace my 2009 concertone zx75 dvd unit, I have read several post here about different units... I have searched everywhere I can think of and have had no luck finding a blu ray in the wall unit.
I know electronics are upgraded and new units out every month. If I can not get a blu ray unit what is the best dvd unit out there? I will not get another concertone or a jensen. ( I feel they are just plain junk ) The size doesn't matter as much as getting something that works like it should.
Thank you for your time and information, I appreciate it.
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:39 PM   #2
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The crap RV manufacturers put in them is just that, crap. Forget the TV they offer and buy a TV and Blu-ray player from a 3rd party ( best buy, Amazon etc). Much better quality for the same or lesser price.
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Agree that you can do a lot better than Concertone, iRV and Jensen but you'll have to replace it with a better quality car stereo head unit and a separate blu-ray player. I'm not aware of any RV-specific products that rival the quality of a good car stereo head unit. You'll have to fabricate a custom trim piece to fill the hole where the Concertone was. A double DIN head unit may be a better choice.
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Am I missing something here? My BlueRay unit has a DVD player in it. Don't they all?
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Old 08-08-2016, 03:15 PM   #5
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Am I missing something here? My BlueRay unit has a DVD player in it. Don't they all?
You're missing something. BluRay is to DVD as DVD is to CD.

A BluRay player will play BluRay media, DVD media and CD media formats as it's backward compatible.

The others (DVD, CD) are not "forward" compatible to BluRay
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Old 08-08-2016, 03:39 PM   #6
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Am I missing something here? My BlueRay unit has a DVD player in it. Don't they all?


Your Blu-Ray unit is a Blu-Ray player... that can also play DVD's. (Whether they are two different internals, I don't know.)

A DVD player cannot play Blu-Ray Discs. If it could, it would not be a DVD player... it would be a Blu-Ray player.

But I agree... why are these new units coming with DVD players?




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Because they buy bulk cheap Chinese DVD players

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Because most are camping and not in their home theater room.

Seriously unless you have a 50'+ tv, do you really need BluRay?
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My guess is that they are not provided with Blue Ray primarily because Blue Ray is not very popular and would add unnecessary costs to each unit for something that most people don't care about.
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I agree it's a shame that a Blue Ray player is not built in. However, as they say, it is what it is! Buy a $50 Sony Blue Ray unit and a HDMI cable and have at it.
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