Re: TV Replacement... an update
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We just happen to have a Supersonic TV installed in the bedroom of our 12J (I think it was an employee appreciation gift to my wife).
It is a 12 volt unit.
To install, I cut off the wall wort and hardwired the pigtail into the back of the existing 12 volt receptacle.
As we boondock quiet a bit, also installed a kill switch to save power when not in use.
Has worked very well for years and on occasion better than the original TV in the living area.
Las Cruces, NM
On Thursday, December 3, 2020, 11:57:12 AM MST, bike_for_life2003 <guzowskip@...> wrote:
1. Read an interesting article reviewing TVs for boondockers/campers. Their top pick was a company called Supersonic... I hadn't heard of them but there are tons of good reviews on Supersonic AC/DC TVs on the internet... They are not a "Smart" TV but have enough ports to accept a variety of devices like ROKU/Firestick or flash drives. Here's a link to a 1080p 22" class SuperSonic AC/DC TV with a built-in DVD player for $149:
The same TV in 24" is available for $178:
4. A very high resolution TV may not make the best computer monitor. I know someone who cannot watch ultra-high resolution digital TV, especially backlit LCD, without getting a bad headache. The capabilities of one's computer play a role in how much of the monitor/TV resolution can be used. Very high resolution requires a lot of fast video graphics memory which are only found in high-end computers for the most part. The operating system also plays a role here as drivers are necessary to run a high-end monitor well.
5. A TV can also be too big for the viewing space. Again bigger is not always better... and in an RV bigger usually means heavier.
Happy Holidays and great travels in 2021!
Paul and Christine