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Old 12-07-2008, 06:53 PM   #1
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12v Digital TV

I'm looking for a small portable 12v digital ready TV.Does anyone have a recommendation or experience with these new sets?
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:33 PM   #2
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If you find one, let me know! It also has to be cheap!

I have a little 6" 12 vdc portable I paid $29 for years ago. I'm thinking about just getting a digital adapter box for that.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:59 AM   #3
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No idea on the price but our Wolf Pack came with a Venturer 19" LCD HD TV. It is ment to run on 120V. It has a 120V to 12V DC power supply. I just made a cord that plugs into power jack on the TV and get 12V from the antenna booster power supply. Works great when dry camping.
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:10 AM   #4
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If you look at the specs for a lot of tv's you'll find that they use a 12v power adapter. The best way to find out is to visit one of your local big box stores and look at the adapter and if it says "input 120vac" "output 12vdc" you can get a 12vdc power cord from Radioshack or the likes to power it from your 12vdc outlet in the RV.
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:58 AM   #5
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Funny you should mention "12 vdc outlet in the RV" because there is only one in my 5th wheel, and I had to put that in myself!

Why is that? Don't the boys in the factory design groups know we are going CAMPING in these things?
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:15 AM   #6
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I'm looking for a small portable 12v digital ready TV.Does anyone have a recommendation or experience with these new sets?
Check out roadtrucker.com. I was hoping that Santa would bring me a 12v TV, but apparently he is cutting back on the gifts this year.

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Funny you should mention "12 vdc outlet in the RV" because there is only one in my 5th wheel, and I had to put that in myself!

Why is that? Don't the boys in the factory design groups know we are going CAMPING in these things?
Our Surveyor came with a 12v receptacle in the bedroom area TV shelf, but not in the living area where the other cable receptacle is…..guess I am going to just have to run a wire myself for this……whenever we get a TV.

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Old 12-08-2008, 10:26 AM   #7
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No 12 volt receptacles in my camper... and I thought that was wierd..... I have rented a Motorhome... a class C and it had them everywhere.
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I bought this one - paid $300, can't recall where. It works great.

http://www.roadtrucker.com/12-volt-l...dvd-player.htm
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:30 AM   #9
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Wow! I didin't realize they'd stopped putting them in! Ours has one at each tv location and one in the kitchen area. I guess they figured we all use them to sit in the yard and look pretty.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:49 PM   #10
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12v digital tv

Check your local target store for the Poliroid 15" or 19" and with dvd player. You will need to do like Bama Rambler said and get an adapter cord. My boss is using this set up in his trailer just watch the heat on the cable and connection.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:23 PM   #11
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My 08 v-lite Flagstaff came with a Venturer 12v flat panel digital TV, and it is wonderful!
GONE is the snowy picture and extremely limited channel selection. In my yard here in Jax. Fl, I get about 20 CLEAR channels. When we go camping, we can watch surround sound digital tv on BATTERY power, (great for weekend football games), or watch a DVD movie. You also MUST have a digital antenna, which came standard on our camper.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:35 AM   #12
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You can also get virtually any TV and power it with an inverter.
WalMart had small "cigarette socket" type inverters for $20 the
last time I was in there..... a couple weeks ago.
By "any TV" I am assuming you get LCD and not old picture tube.
We actually used to run a small picture tube TV off an inverter but
they do tend to use more of your batteries.
Small to medium size LCD TVs seem to run around 40-50 watts.
YMMV!
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"Plug In" Inverter Question

My TV is a 19" HD/LCD,the power consumption is listed as 51W.I would like to power it with a "cigarette socket" plug in inverter.I've read that plug in inverters over 180W should not be used because the wiring to the outlet is not able to handle anything higher.I have read reviews of people using 300W plug in inverters without any apparent problems.I believe I could use a 175W plug in for my TV and it would be adequate,however I would like the flexibility of the 300W if it doesn't pose a safety hazard.Any advice? Thanks
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