Thanks, yes, the inverter is at the same spot in ours as well. It has 12V coming in from the house battery and eventually, I think I'll tap into that and create a permanent USB charge outlet near the sofa/bed. The alternative is - as you suggest - a multi-USB charger, something like this 5
port from Anker.
With respect to the TV, I agree, I won't use it as a TV but casually for DVDs or use the HDMI port to plug in a laptop when we are hooked up. Although that manual Antenna crank/lift is just too cool, looks like straight from a 1970s Bond movie
Maybe I need a more spy-looking dish antenna for the full experience...