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Looking to replace my TV with a new LED flatscreen...around 19".

Can I just go with a 120V model and use an inverter rather than finding a dual AC/DC model? Or are these models ruggedized for RVs? Same question for DVD players - dual voltage necessary?

Hints, suggestions, experiences welcome. Thanks in advance.


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Posted: 01/17/12 04:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is no such thing as a ruggedized "RV" TV. Go with a major brand. Buy it at a discount store. For power many that have an external power brick can accept a 12VDC as direct input. Small inverters (200-400W) work also if you have to go that way.


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I have a 40" LED Samsung in the living area and a 19" LCD Samsung in the bedroom. Both are HDTV's. Both are the same as you would use in a stick house... Happy Trails...


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Posted: 01/17/12 05:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any Tv is fine. I like the inverter for other stuff also. 150w maybe 300w is all you need to run the LCD tv, DVD, charge phone etc.


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badabing777 wrote:

Looking to replace my TV with a new LED flatscreen...around 19".

Can I just go with a 120V model and use an inverter rather than finding a dual AC/DC model? Or are these models ruggedized for RVs? Same question for DVD players - dual voltage necessary?

Hints, suggestions, experiences welcome. Thanks in advance.


I'm also looking for that 19" LED TV...Here's some of my research...

http://www.my12voltstore.com/12_volt_tv_s/79.htm

Looking at...

http://www.my12voltstore.com/RCA_LED_12_Volt_TV_DVD_Combo_p/deck15dr.htm

http://www.my12voltstore.com/Majestic_LED150U_12_Volt_LED_TV_p/led150u.htm


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Posted: 01/17/12 06:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

badabing777 wrote:

Looking to replace my TV with a new LED flatscreen...around 19".

Can I just go with a 120V model and use an inverter rather than finding a dual AC/DC model? Or are these models ruggedized for RVs? Same question for DVD players - dual voltage necessary?

Hints, suggestions, experiences welcome. Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 01/17/12 07:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

what you suggest would be my recommendation. You'll pay double for a TV with a built in inverter over what you'll pay for TV and separate inverter. YOu can also use the inverter for other purposes when it's NOT part of the TV. I've had a 25" Toshiba in my trailer for the last 40,000 or so miles and it works well. Like MANY thin flat screens, sound isn't great but when connected to my surround sound it's great.
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Was you old one you are replacing dual voltage?? If not, just plug the new one wherever the old one was plugged in.


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Johno02 wrote:

Was you old one you are replacing dual voltage?? If not, just plug the new one wherever the old one was plugged in.


First, thanks for all the really great info here from everyone! The original is 12V but is also a circa 2002 computer monitor. Probably had a brick in it's day. And should become a brick today

My approach is pretty clear now - get an inverter(a Cobra 400-Watt model is ~US$24 on Amazon) and a good quality 22" Samsung LED TV is around $275 - if it fits, or a 20" if not.

I can run on AC or DC, power draw is ~40 watts, and moves up a decade in quality. Now to decide to go with DVD or a media player for movies & music.

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Posted: 01/17/12 08:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go bigger if you can. My 19" wide screen seems small now.

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