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LED TVs; Flat Screen Choices

LED TVs; Flat Screen Choices

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LED TVs; Flat Screen Choices

If you have a new RV you probably have many of the latest RV electronics, from TVs, stereos, speakers, and cameras. That being said, there are always upgrades or additions you can make to your new rig.

Now, if you have an older motorhome or travel trailer, when you are shopping for new or upgraded RV electronics, like a TV, you will feel like a kid in a candy store, given all the available choices. With this in mind, the majority of  DIY’ers can install many of today’s RV electronics, with a little help from Youtube. This Youtube video demonstrates a TV mount and TV installation.

Not to be overlooked, is the fact that the same LED/LCD TV you install in your home, can be fitted to work in an RV. Many purists would say that you need a TV specifically made for an RV. The thought behind this matter is that the jostling the TV is subject to while you are traveling could cause damage. These TVs will be of the 12-volt variety, which will be more expensive than today’s LED/LCD 110/120 volt TV offerings.

I can tell you, I replaced my old Jensen, made for RV 12 volt TV, with an off the shelf Samsung and I have had absolutely no issues with the TV being damaged while traveling in our RV. As a rule, you should attach the TV with a TV mount that has a locking mechanism, or to one that is a fixed wall mount. There is also a safety/security strap that is available to further secure the TV. One of the more popular straps is listed at the end of this article.

Read on for a few suggestions on affordable Smart TVs, of varying sizes, and applications ( Alexa, Roku, and Fire Edition). You should find one that will fit nicely in your motorhome, travel trailer, or camper.

Smart TV Choices (43″ and larger)

Alexa Built-in Smart TVs

SAMSUNG 43-inch Class Crystal UHD TU-8000 Series – 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Alexa Built-in

Samsung Smart TV RV Electronics

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The Samsung 43-inch Class Crystal UHD TU-8000 Series – 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Alexa Built-in is the perfect complement for your RV entertainment needs.

For one thing, the ultra-fast processor transforms your viewing into a brilliant 4K. Additionally, it is a multi-voice Smart TV, supporting both Alexa and Bixby (Samsung’s intelligent voice assistant).

By having Alexa built-in you are able to ask more from your TV. For example, ask Alexa to open apps, or to change the channel, search for movies and shows. In addition, you can ask Alexa to play music, control your smart home devices, and much more. To talk to Alexa, it is as easy as pressing and holding the mic button on your remote.

Samsung’s Smart TVs are powered by Tizen. Tizen for Smart TVs delivers a complete, open standards-based Linux stack. The operating system is designed to support living room devices, such as Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and digital TVs. It is optimized for an internet-connected TV experience, allowing users to enjoy access to multiple applications, services, and personal media, all while watching TV.

With HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology, you will notice the improvement in the range of color and contrast in a digital image. And with its crystal display, you will experience vibrant clear colors that are fine-tuned to deliver a naturally crisp and vivid picture.

The back of the TV supports VESA wall mounting.

Roku Built-in Smart TVs

TCL 43S425 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku LED TV

TLC Smartv RV Electronics

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The TCL 43S425 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku LED TV is one of many from this manufacturer.

TCL, one of the world’s largest TV manufacturers. Not to mention, it is America’s fastest-growing TV brand and brings you the latest in 4K technology and design. TLC has simplified the 4K Ultra HD TV so you can instantly enjoy endless entertainment. With HRD compatibility, choose from more than 5,000 streaming channels that feature 450,000 movies and TV episodes. Not to mention, live sports, news, music, and entertainment for kids and adults. You will also find food, science, and tech channels. Additional viewing choices such as self-improvement options in health and fitness, foreign language learning and so much more are available.

The standby power consumption is less than 0.5 watts. With respect to the remote control, it requires two AAA batteries, that are included.

Features:

  • Easy Voice Control: Works with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to help you find movie titles, launch, or change channels. In fact, you can even switch inputs, using just your voice.
  • Striking 4K UHD picture performance with HDR technology
  • The simple, intuitive Roku interface allows seamless access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes
  • 4K Creative Pro Upscaling allows you to view your favorite HD content in near 4K quality
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 (one with HDMI ARC), 1 USB (media player), RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out, Ethernet
  • Includes wireless connectivity technology

Fire Edition Smart TVs

Toshiba 43LF621U21 43-inch Smart 4K  – Fire TV Edition

Toshiba Fire TV LED TVCheck Amazon for other sizes and prices.

The Toshiba 43LF621U21 43-inch Smart 4K  – Fire TV Edition would be a welcome addition to your RV’s entertainment center. 

Toshiba’s Fire Edition TV brings together live-over-the air TV, and your streaming content, all from the home screen. Connect any HD antenna (sold separately) to watch live over-the-air TV, or stream movies and shows from Disney+, Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and more.

This TV is smart and simple in every way. Just plug it in, connect to Wi-Fi, and enjoy it. Plus, your TV keeps getting smarter with new Alexa skills and features through automatic over-the-air software updates, so that you always have the latest software for your TV.

Experience breathtaking 4K Ultra HD picture quality with over 8 million pixels for stunning clarity, deep contrast, and vivid colors. Watch movies and TV shows, as they come to life in an ultra-high-definition presentation.

A multi-function remote is included. You can launch apps, search for TV shows, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more, just by using your voice. Prime Video and Netflix buttons come standard so you can instantly access your favorite apps.

Accessory

Ready America MRV3515 Travel Safety Straps

TV Mounting Strap RV Electronics

Ready America MRV3515 Travel Safety Straps for Wall Mounted TV

Can be used with any TV wall mount. Holds your TV securely against the wall, thus minimizing vibrations during travel in your boat or RV.

In conclusion

Adding to, or upgrading the TV in your rig can be is a relatively inexpensive venture. The supply of quality, affordable LED, and LCD TVs are boundless.

Chip and Evi

My wife Evi and I are two of 25 million Americans that traveled in an RV during the Spring and Summer of 2019, according to the RV Industry Association. Whenever we come back from an RV excursion, whether it be to a local state park for a weekend, or a longer stay at one of the thousands of privately owned RV parks, we always long to get “On the Road Again” (thank you Willie). We look forward to making this your go-to resource for everything RV, as we continue to update our website with articles we feel will be of interest and enlightenment to most of the RV community.

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