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Old 05-20-2016, 07:40 AM   #11
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My experience with Insignia TV's (if you check where they are made) come out of "no-name" Chinese factories, not the same factories that manufacture brand name TV's.

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Old 05-20-2016, 07:45 AM   #12
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Supplementing Flybob's comments, also listen for sound quality/volume. With some of the smaller, cheaper TV's, the audio capability seems to be an afterthought. We bought one for our old RV that you could barely hear at full volume if seated 8 feet away.

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Old 05-20-2016, 08:47 AM   #13
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The guys in the blue shirts also indicated to me on more than one occasion, the 'guts' of the Insignia TVs were either LG or Panasonic and Insignia was just Best Buy's branding.
They may have changed since the last time I bought one but I had two Insignia "tube" TVs probably 10 years ago or so and both of them had problems. One of them had a green tint on the screen and the other had a red tint. I've sworn off of them ever since.

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I would strongly recommend actually viewing the tv before buying it. We bought a small tv for our last RV it was great as long as the viewing angle was straight on. Once you got more than about 20degrees, the picture was almost impossible to see. Many small ( especially no name ) tv's use low quality displays. Most RV's do not have many straight on viewing positions.
Agreed. We have a small no-name TV in our bedroom that my wife got for free through her work that has that problem. We don't watch it all that often so it's not a huge deal but it does bother me sometimes.
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:55 AM   #14
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X2 on the angle. I have a smaller tv in the bedroom that is hard to see even with a mount that will angle down. I had to put a wedge under the mount to make it tip farther. It solved the problem but viewing before purchase is the secret.
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:49 PM   #15
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I found LG's overall measurements were smaller than other brands which allowed us to replace a 20" with a 22" LG 1080p LED.
I like Visio, but not the small ones as they have a very narrow top to bottom viewing angle.
If you need something smaller than 22" take a look at computer monitor / TV combo sets, they have higher resolution than straight TV. Costco has a few.
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Old 05-20-2016, 03:57 PM   #16
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NONE of the major traditional TV makers makes a set in that size range. Everything is outsourced to China or Taiwan. Brands you may be familiar with that are still used on TV's but which do not manufacture them anymore include:
RCA, Proscan, Sharp, Toshiba, Sanyo, Emerson

People who still make sets under their own brand include Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Philips

Biggest MFR. you don't know: TCL out of China...owns RCA marketing their own here. 3rd largest TV mfr. in the world.

My advice for small sets...get a model that you like and has the features you need for the RV.

For big sets...LG & Samsung have the most advanced sets which is not to say that the others are bad. Vizio would be my choice today for a reliable set at a price lower than the big guys... but not the cheapest on the block.
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:15 PM   #17
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Most cheap tv have terrible sound. Try sound and picture. Buy from place that will take it back if you don't like it
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:05 AM   #18
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I bought a Samsung Led and a Panasonic Blue Ray player from Costco for our TT. When not in use, we store them in the original cartons under the bed. We'll set them up when we get to a location but honestly, we're so tired from the day's events, that we usually just crash at night.

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