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LCD tv

Unread postby The Rock on Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:55 pm

What to do with the tv for the winter do you leave it in the RV or take it out put it in your house in the heat? :?:
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby pwall on Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:17 pm

Great question.
I've been told that one should remove it, but I guess I live more on the dangerous side. I never have, and it's been fine all these years. It get's to -35 here in the winter....LCD TV is still working.
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby dalenoel on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:05 pm

The problem is not in letting it get cold but turning it on before the heat of the room can remove moisture in the innards of the thing.

I let mine freeze every year. So do the trucking companies that deliver them.
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby thetwoofus on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:26 pm

dalenoel wrote: I let mine freeze every year. So do the trucking companies that deliver them.


That's true. I've been bringing ours in the house, I don't think I will any more. It's a pain in the butt. :? :lol:
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby pwall on Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:28 am

I retro-fitted a LCD TV into my TT. It would take me about an hour or so to get it out of the small enclosure that the manufacture put in.
Another reason I leave it. :mrgreen:
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby cwit on Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:50 pm

Mine stayes in the camper. pluged in along with the microwave and my bedroom lcd tv.
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby The Weekenders on Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:50 pm

Another vote for leaving it in. Plus on a Saturday if its above zero, I'll fire up the furnace in the morning and watch sat. TV in the afternoon tossing a few cold ones back dreaming of spring. :P
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby jakomom on Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:36 am

We too have always left ours in the camper! Always been OK.
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby The Rock on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:06 pm

After talking to the Dealer. They advised me that if I do not take it out and have a problem they will not replace the TV. :o So after much consecration, :? I had a look at how hard it would be to take out, all it took was two screws on the top bracket and out she come. ;) So for all of you that leve your TV in the best of luck, but the way my luck is I took it out. I wanted to thank everyone for there responses and if any one else has a comment by all means let us know what you do with your TV
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby pwall on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:40 pm

If your dealer won't warrenty the TV unless you take it out, then sounds like an easy decision.

I would be very curious what the dealer does though.....go back in January on a really cold day and see how many TV's they removed. :lol:
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby The Rock on Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:09 pm

The deal with the dealer is, the TV is made by Sharp. If you have a problem with the TV, bring it back to the RV dealer. If the screen is cracked due to the cold :o Sharp will not guarantee :roll: the TV and you are out of Luck. ;)
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby 2Networkit on Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:03 pm

You are 100% right about the cracked screen warranty. This is on all lcd screens big or small.

Thing is.... it's all about what you think is best for the TV. Some don't mind leaving it, some others find the reassurance to have it somewhere heated.

I find that the screen is made of a similar compond of the side window of a car, almost the same thickness too. If the car window dosen't crack even with having -40's with heat from the inside shooting on it, then a sitting tv in an insulated environment should be fine.
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby 2Networkit on Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:07 pm

Contrary to popular belief, LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Technology does not involve any sort of liquid whatsoever. LCD panels use tiny microchips that "twist" open to allow light to pass through the display to your eyes. There is no risk of these Crystal "twisters" to freeze.

They can get cold, and their "twisting" can be reduced however, but that's about it. I do suggest allow the tv to warm up before use. The answer to your questions would be like asking if it is ok to leave a calculator in a cabin for the winter. Calculators use the same "LCD" technology, and of course, I'm sure the one you left at the cabin last year still works just fine. No worries.
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby The Weekenders on Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:41 pm

I suspect the delivery trucks that ship the LCD tvs are not heated inside the cargo area.
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby Limey on Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:22 pm

Mine stays in the RV permanently - whether it is 100F in there (like last July) or minus 4F (like this morning)!

The most important thing is NOT to turn it on unless you have raised the surrounding temperature to within the recommended specs of the TV set.
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby 2Networkit on Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:23 am

The most important thing is NOT to turn it on unless you have raised the surrounding temperature to within the recommended specs of the TV set.



I agree and I will push it a bit further, waith at least 30 mins after you reach that point since the internal components will take more time to heat up than air. Same process as a stove, Setting it to off dosen't mean it's ok to touch it yet.
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Re: LCD tv

Unread postby Limey on Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:20 pm

2Networkit wrote:
The most important thing is NOT to turn it on unless you have raised the surrounding temperature to within the recommended specs of the TV set.



I agree and I will push it a bit further, waith at least 30 mins after you reach that point since the internal components will take more time to heat up than air. Same process as a stove, Setting it to off dosen't mean it's ok to touch it yet.
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