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okiejoe

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Posted: 07/12/19 08:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My outdoor TV is an LCD 32 inch, the picture is just messed up, the Satellite installers tell me it because these TVs can’t handle the the temperatures and humidity and it messes up the electronics. Does anyone have any recommendations.

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I believe LED or LCD are the only real choices. Plasma units have a highly reflective screen that would make outdoor viewing difficult other than at night.

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I reccomend leaving the electronics at home Go for a walk. Visit with a neighbor. Play cards. Make it a real vacation. Well you asked. LOL Happy Trails


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Thanks for answering his question Bob. [emoticon] LED TVs are the answer...cheap, weigh very little and do not use much power.


This post is my opinion (free advice). It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.

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LED TVs are LCD TVs with LEDs for the backlight rather than CCFL tubes (cold cathode flourescent tubes). I would not generally expect one or the other to be more prone to trouble due to heat and humidity; the electronics are mostly similar.

How exactly is the picture messed up? It may be a poor signal cable going to that TV, or a poor connection to it. It could, of course, also be a fault with the TV.





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Oasisbob wrote:

I reccomend leaving the electronics at home Go for a walk. Visit with a neighbor. Play cards. Make it a real vacation. Well you asked. LOL Happy Trails


Or watch/listen to the birds and other small wildlife. Quality programming you'll never find on TV.

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take the tv off the mount and bring it inside and hook it directly to the sat box to see if it works then you will know if its the tv or the connection.
What kind of connection is it using to connect to the sat box?

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shastagary wrote:

take the tv off the mount and bring it inside and hook it directly to the sat box to see if it works then you will know if its the tv or the connection.
That was my thought. Hook up the supposedly bad TV to a known good working connection at home to verify it's a bad TV.

I never heard of a TV go bad because the compartment it is stored in is too hot. But maybe I will learn something here.

As far as recommending a replacement TV, when it comes time to replace our TV, I hope to find one that operates off 12V. I have seen some smaller TVs that utilize a transformer, like a laptop computer uses. If the operating voltage is not much more than 14V, I would try to power it directly to the house 12V power source instead of what I am doing now, converting 110V to 12V.....a poor use of precious boondocking battery power. Ideally I would like a thin frameless 32" house battery powered edge-lit LED TV that is a power miser. My current 26" TV is a power hog. I know it is a power hog because of the heat it generates.
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Sorry folks I’m looking for a brand name that will withstand the vibrations of road travel, one person at an RV dealership told me that Jensen, Furrion and TCL are built to those standards.

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