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Old 05-23-2018, 11:30 PM   #1
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Looking to upgrade the TV in my Westy. Anyone have any good suggestions?

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Old 05-24-2018, 02:53 AM   #2
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I still have an Axion--Airstream warranty replacement combo TV-DVD one, which does NOT work with the new tv broadcasting system (never got around to getting the adapter).

12v TVs are hard to find and expensive. Supposedly, if sold for RVs, may withstand vibrations, etc. Various versions at CampingWorld, etc. Not many name-brand ones. Jensen, Sceptre, etc.


Some folks get a regular tv and a small inverter to run the tv.

Another option is a tv adapter for your notebook/laptop computer. Haven't looked at one recently, but remember they used to exist. Good use for an unused computer.

Hauppauge 1191 WinTV-HVR-955Q USB TV Tuner For Notebook


I believe another Westy owner had a projection tv, with the movie screen mounted to the underside of the air conditioning cabinet. Don't remember the details, but the projector may have been mounted to ceiling.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:24 PM   #3
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We removed the TV from the Westy as soon as we bought it.

On the list of eventual upgrades:
- Small LED projector mounted to flip down front panel of upper bunk (so that it faces up when folded, and towards the back when flipped down)
- Screen made of either foam board with velcro, stored with table, or rolled up fabric, either of them secured with velcro to A/C cabinet

This would allow watching from the front seats when swiveled, or the rear seat when in the "reverse" position.

As for content, we are more about streaming and downloads from apps, but I suppose a TV antenna would be very easy to rig up if the projector has a tuner.
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Old 05-25-2018, 03:44 AM   #5
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I went the route of the LG projector, it is 12VDC/120VAC. Pull-down screen is 35" diagonal. We like this set-up a lot.
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