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Old 04-04-2008, 10:05 AM   #11
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I need to get a DVD player that is 16.5" wide or less. It seems that the standard is 17". The only one I was able to find is a Philips 3660 with HDMI. I checked the reviews on the Philips and it is rated 4 stars out of 5. I never had this product before. The reason for this is because when I made the mod to the entertainment center I put the component section down on the right side cabinet where you see the openning. I added a wall between the cabinet doors so that anything that was stored on the left side would not fall into the electronics. So I was wondering If anyone knew of a different manufacture of DVD players other then Philips? I checked around an was not able to find something different. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:26 PM   #12
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Awesome job!!
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:45 PM   #13
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Thanks Cmprguy, it took me a week to come up with a plan, I had the material but just had to mix it with my brain.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:30 AM   #14
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Two pic to show the finished mod. The first pic shows the components in place, I had to order the DVD player on line because everyone was out of stock.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:58 AM   #15
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The second pic shows all wiring was hidden behind a piece of blue material that was installed on a spring loaded curtain rod, I installed two LED push on/push off battery operated lights on the side wall so that there would not be any glare when the cabinet door was closed, it is hard to see by the pic but the light gives off a blue tint. Behind the curtain the is a surge protector for all components, If you look up to the upper right corner you will see where the antenna connections are, this is a duel connector one for " antenna and one for cable/ satellite ". Any and all changes can be made in this area, and finally, I installed a piece of 1/4 " plexiglass in the cabinet door and there is storage for Dvds where the remotes are. I tried to post pic as changes were made so it would be easy to follow, I hope no one is confused.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:50 PM   #16
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Rockwood06 - I appreciate it when someone takes my idea and brings it to reality! I'm wondering what, if anything, you did to reinforce the cabinetry and where u'd suggest for slide materials (i'd bet it was leftover from another project(s) and not stuff you'd find at the box-store!).
You even have the same set i'm going to use.
but.......... as we're not full-timing yet, i can't justify leaving the TV in the trailer all the time.. and it'll have a 2nd home in my shop.
Any suggestions for using a removable mount with similar bracketry?
My concertone isn't giving me fits yet, so i was going to retain it and just suppliment with Dish....
(the old set will get mounted outside to catch NASCAR & NFL!)
Thanks!
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:46 PM   #17
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Rockwood06 - I appreciate it when someone takes my idea and brings it to reality! I'm wondering what, if anything, you did to reinforce the cabinetry and where u'd suggest for slide materials (i'd bet it was leftover from another project(s) and not stuff you'd find at the box-store!).
You even have the same set i'm going to use.
but.......... as we're not full-timing yet, i can't justify leaving the TV in the trailer all the time.. and it'll have a 2nd home in my shop.
Any suggestions for using a removable mount with similar bracketry?
My concertone isn't giving me fits yet, so i was going to retain it and just suppliment with Dish....
(the old set will get mounted outside to catch NASCAR & NFL!)
Thanks!

Well first off, to FRF. As far as reinforcing the bottom of the cabinet to hold the tv, I used the same material that was used to build the rack. If you look at the pic that shows the dvd player and the satallite receiver you can see it, one of two that I installed. Now if you look under yours from the cabinet below you will see two dark square pieces of wood, one on the front side and one on the back side, both of these pieces of wood are screwed down into solid wood. When I cut the metal for the bottom support I made sure the the metal was resting on top of the two dark pieces of wood so when I added the tv rack and secured it with bolts it would draw the bottom supports up and squeeze the bottom supports and the bottom of the tv rack against the dark square pieces of wood. The rack was design to be installed in this maner. This rack with the tv on it will slide forward so I can access the bottom where all the connection are and unlock the tv so it can be removed. If you look at the pic that show the rack fully assembled you will see red and blue dots, this explains how it works. I had a lot of thinking to do when I built this to get it to work, and so far it has not moved at all. This design was built from scratch, nothing left over from any other project. As far as the brand of tv, It is great. I you have any other question please ask, I would be more then glad to help, if you need better pic I can help with that too.
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thanks! (i've lurked a while...so i'm not really new.. just don't post much. Think i sometimes learn more by listening...)
What type of aluminum track is that? I don't recall seeing much around that would work for something like this.
I like that 'pull out to access the connections' concept too! as tight as this fits, seems that'd be a MUST.
If u have any additional pics... please email them! (woody9-at-mwt.net).
Thanks!
Jim
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:45 PM   #19
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Good Lord!! That mount looks like it would withstand a nuclear blast!! Great job, looks VERY nice.
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:23 AM   #20
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thanks! (i've lurked a while...so i'm not really new.. just don't post much. Think i sometimes learn more by listening...)
What type of aluminum track is that? I don't recall seeing much around that would work for something like this.
I like that 'pull out to access the connections' concept too! as tight as this fits, seems that'd be a MUST.
If u have any additional pics... please email them! (woody9-at-mwt.net).
Thanks!
Jim

The material that you see is not aluminum, It is steel. This steel bracket is used to support electrical conduit, plumping etc.etc a long walls, floors and ceilings and it can be constructed to where it can stand alone. You can buy it at Lowe's and it is in the Electrical section. I will take some extra pic and send them to you, just give a day or two, I am getting ready to set my camper on a seasonal site Thursday.
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