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RET12103

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I am trying to locate a replacement TV/Monitor for my 98 Safari DP. My dilemma is that none of the new TV's have a TV/VIDEO switch on the front that allows you to switch to the video mode for the rear camera. I've been looking for a flat screen CRT type but would prefer to upgrade to the new LCD style that will fit in the overhead cabinet. Has anyone done this in a Safari and if so how do you activate the Video mode for the rear camera ? Appreciate any suggestions.

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I can't help much, but this site seems to get good comments from other users: http://rvcams.com/


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Dick,
Look int the Sharp Aquos LCD TV's as they have a "picture flip" option which I believe will allow a mirrored image which is needed for the back up camera. One of my neighbors installed an Aquos in his 92 Safari and said it was the only one with a mirror image.
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go to the sharp website Sharp and bring up one of the manuals on the 20" Aquos
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go to page #32.


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I really didn't like using the TV as the monitor, so I just installed a separate system all together. The OEM camera had been replaced with a cheap one that had poor picture quality in low light, so I had to do something anyway. Now if I could just find an LCD that would replace the Samsung TV, I'd be a happy camper. Good luck. Stan

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Why not install a smaller (5.6" or 7") standalone monitor to serve as your backup monitor? That would likely make it easier to select a replacement TV.


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Dick
Wheres your TV center or left. Mines on the left. I have consider replacing mine with a LCD. I asked the question on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Safarifriends. Surprising the response was don't do it unless you install a small monitor for the backup camera.
Anyway Samsung has a 23 inch LCD that may fit. It has buttons on the right side. Also Philips has a 23 inch LCD that has measurements that will fit the the spot my 21 inch tube Quasar is. I don't know where the buttons are.
Do a search on e-bay for 23" LCD.
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i have the same setup added an lcd tv to the center in the front using a hd wallmount and converted the tv hole to a cabinet using one of the extra leaves from the dinette and some hinges simple cut on the tablesaw whole job was complete in a few hours and it looks like it was built that way. we refurbished the whole coach so if you need help i would be happy to give you info or even send you some pics let me know if i can help dennis4x@gmail.com

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oops for the a/v setup i just set the tv to video and it stays that way on and off until i change it just keep the remote within reach just in case
I also changed the camera in back to color with night vision ebay for $80 and again a couple hours of fitting and pointing well worth it to see at night

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sorry i'll get this right as far as not doing it it's really no big deal and why add another monitor i have 26 inches of wideangle rearview now after the cam fix just required a couple of holes and extensions again i would be happy to help you thru the process spent more time at the store figuring it out than it took to do it and i'm no handyman but if your going to have a safari you can't be afraid to change or redo it's very versatile and more houselike than most made mine over inside floor to ceiling now it's beeter than i can buy in a new for less than the sales tax i would have paid

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