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Old 03-31-2009, 03:21 AM   #11
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The new digital tuners are great! My "stock" antenna is 2 strips of sticky foil 3" wide that are located around my fiberglass topper (TV signals go right thru the fiberglass ) so an outside antenna is not needed, the same w/ my Sirius antenna. The digital tuners will work w/ any antenna. When camping near Cocoa,Fl we used to recieve around 6 channels most were so fuzzy you could not even watch them, now we get 27!!!!!!! crystal clear. Some of the tuners Insignia (Best Buy) and Zenith even have variable audio line outs so if want to go into an audio system you can have great audio just like a home theater system, the same with the video out for a clearer pix instead of the RF out. Most are 120v so I run mine off my inverter. They run around $45 but the coupon is for $40 you can get the coupon,(it looks like a credit card) at 1-888-DTV-2009 or www.DTV2009.gov
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:26 AM   #12
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Just got back from a lengthy trip thru the southern and western US and when we
weren't exhausted from driving, we'd fire up the digital tuner and watch a bit of tube in the evenings.
Depending on where you are, there's usually enough variety to find something worth browsing.
Although there wasn't anything at Grand or Bryce Canyons. Digital or analog. Even Deming NM had
about 10 OTA stations.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:39 AM   #13
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I had the chance to use my new Hauppage tuner on the Sony Laptap while traveling this past few weeks. Got 15 channels of digital TV in central Iowa on that Mickey Mouse inside antenna. Brave new world.
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Sorry to stray off topic a bit

Vern - have you ever picked up Free-to-Air satellite TV with your dish? (using a DVB-S tuner)
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:23 AM   #15
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I had the chance to use my new Hauppage tuner on the Sony Laptap while traveling this past few weeks. Got 15 channels of digital TV in central Iowa on that Mickey Mouse inside antenna. Brave new world.
Hi Vern,
Do you also have a satellite system in addition to the Hauppauge add on for your laptop?
Which system do you use on the laptop? I visited the website for Hauppauge and there's quite
a selection of hardware/software, all of which looks like it might be for use on a pc.
I just have the factory Roadtrek built in antenna system, an old Panasonic 13" TV that probably
came with my Roadtrek from the factory, and an ATSC tuner to get the digital stuff OTA.
It all works nicely, but I'm always looking for new "toys". Could you take your laptop to the beach
with you, and watch an OTA ballgame, for example?
BTW, how'd you make out with the Ontario Parks reservations? Any luck?

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Old 05-12-2009, 01:27 AM   #16
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Not yet into FTA. Marrying the Dish satellite receiver to the Hauppage tuner (Model WinTV-HVR-950Q) comes first. And that is held up by my attempts to find a now-obsolete Dish tuner that was book sized with no bells or whistles compared to the big flat, feature-laden types they now seem to like exclusively. I'll post when I get it together.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:39 PM   #17
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I know this isn't directly involved with the question, but forwarded for what it's worth.
If someone needs a convertor box and don't have a coupon, I have one that I will sell for $10. + shipping. I bought it and then changed out the television in my RT. Ron
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Again, not clearly on topic but, what sort of new TV did you get for your RT?
I'm again thinking of upgrading from the old 13" crt style Panasonic that probably
is factory issue in my '02 190P.
I looked into Jensen flat screens as they have dual power source 110VAC/12VDC
capability, but then I recently saw in an online Best Buy flyer an ultra-thin LED
TV, I think it was made by Samsung. I'd expect it would have a very low power draw.
Anyway, I'm curious what you replaced your old one with.

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Some danger, Mike, in looking for the thinnest. Thin means likely easier to break from vibration, etc. I have a 17 inch Toshiba that my daughter and grand-kids thought I needed for Christmas. It appears well made and has excellent picture off the Dish network. Digital ready for off-air too. And on sale, pretty well priced.
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I might go with a Sharp 19" LCD flat screen LC19SB27U from Best Buy for C$279.
Just saw it the other day and it only draws 29W, so it works in our factory
inverterless '02, on a small portable 100W cigar lighter plug in inverter,
we use for just about everything that needs 110-120V AC. It only weighs
3.2 kg and has a decent picture. Just have to convince my wife and then
figure out how/where exactly to mount it. Probably on the rear facing side
of the entertainment unit.
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