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Old 12-07-2012, 05:50 PM   #31
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Spent some time with my new Camper (320RS) two weeks ago, watching the HiSense TV,,worked very nicely! Can't wait to learn more about the "SMART" features and try to download movies etc. from the Web,,,,
Our Camp Owner has promised WiFi for 2013,,

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #32
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Spent some time with my new Camper (320RS) two weeks ago, watching the HiSense TV,,worked very nicely! Can't wait to learn more about the "SMART" features and try to download movies etc. from the Web,,,,
Our Camp Owner has promised WiFi for 2013,,

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As far as I can tell , Columbus currently is the only fifth wheel manufacture using New LED Smart T V technology
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:04 PM   #33
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As far as I can tell , Columbus currently is the only fifth wheel manufacture using New LED Smart T V technology
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ok I think I may just be missing something here.............. please explain "LED Smart TV Technology"
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:40 PM   #34
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As far as I can tell , Columbus currently is the only fifth wheel manufacture using New LED Smart T V technology
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Hello Chris! When we did our PDI 320RS we had the tech show us how to work the TV and surround sound. It did not go well as he could not get the TV only to play through the surround sound system. So I figured that the same on going problem that has been addressed for some time now on this forum has still not been noticed by the factory. Our tech was not able to play the tv with sound at all through the tv without unplugging the surround sound from the tv. We told him not to worry about it as the other owners on this forum have the fix posted here.
Maybe you can forward these posts to the factory?? It seems counter productive to have a smart tv that is not installed correctly to use! Thank you for listening to our concerns!!
We are very happy so far, despite the little problems!!


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Old 12-09-2012, 10:34 PM   #35
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The Samsung TV in my 320RS is an LED/LCD. The LEDs are positioned around the edge of the TV. Here's an explaination from a leading consumer magazine:
"Many newer LCD TVs use LED backlighting instead of the more typical fluorescent backlights. These sets have been among the most energy-efficient we've tested.
LCDs tend to be brighter than plasma screens, and many have matte screens that don't suffer from reflections and glare, making them a good choice for brightly lit rooms. But we are seeing many more LCD sets with glossy screens, which are more reflective. With LCD TVs, there's no risk of burn-in of static images, which can be a concern with plasma TVs, although it is less of a problem than it was in the past.
TVs with edge-lit LED backlights around the perimeter of the screen typically don't offer local dimming, but some new edge-lit models do. Edge LEDs can allow for extremely thin profiles of about an inch or so. Models with LEDs also use less power than typical TVs; some we've tested were exceptionally frugal with energy. Recent developments have also improved the ability of some LCD TVs to display fast-moving scenes without blurring. A growing number of sets now use 120Hz and 240Hz technology, or quasi-240Hz (120Hz plus a scanning backlight) to reduce motion blur. There are also models with 480Hz technology, and we've seen 960Hz as well. However, LCDs with the usual 60Hz refresh rate still have an issue with motion blur."
All I know is the picture quality of an LED/LCD is awesome, especially being 1080Hz.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:02 AM   #36
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We are in the middle of negotiating for a Columbus 32RS. I have read most if not all of the posts on this unit and heard some people mention the lack of screen door. While looking at this unit I saw there is the convetional screen door along with a door with center glass and a shade. Looks like the MFG hear you and changed the door.

I'm going to add a 2nd AC in the bedroom, is there one that is more quite than another? We haven't gotten there yet but are there suggestions on cost for 7 year extended warranty? I've read about the 2nd year warranty from Forest river, but wanted to know more about the 7 year warranty.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:39 AM   #37
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So Mr.z welcome to the forum! Is that screen door you saw an option? I have not seen one as yet.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #38
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WannaB -ours has a screen door. Just came off production line in November.
MrZ- We got the 7 year warranty with ours at the rv show (in so cal)when we ordered it. It was a show special. We also got the additional 1 year manufactures warranty! Worth it to me!!! The 7 year warranty is by Portfo lio you can check it out here:
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I clicked on your two links. One goes to Macy's and the other back to FR Forum.
I don't understand.
My concern with an aftermarket extended warranty is 1) is EVERYTHING covered? and 2) Will ANY RV shop work on it? and 3) will the company still be in business for the period of the extended warranty? I've seen them go out of business and the consumer is left holding the bag...and a broken RV.
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So Mr.z welcome to the forum! Is that screen door you saw an option? I have not seen one as yet.
It's not listed as an option, and I don't want to call it to the dealers attention, because then it will surely become an option. LOL
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