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Old 06-18-2024, 07:33 PM   #1
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Changed front TV on 2011 Via 25Q to 32"

I've never loved the Jensen TVs. Amazon's 32" was on sale for less than $100 (I'm sure it will be again). So I figured I switch out the front TV. I also may swap the back TV for a 24" PC monitor connected to Firestick, but the difficulty getting to the screws in the back has slowed me down.

I thought changing the front one would be easy, but I probably made it harder than it needed to be. I'm pretty sure (now) that you can remove it by pushing the black tabs on the sliders through the back. ... After removing the bathroom mirror, some holes behind the TV are most likely meant for that purpose. However, once it was all off, I decided I didn't need the slider and just bolted the TV directly to the wood.

I think it looks nice, and having a 32" diag is better than 24". It's still only 720p and since it only has HDMI inputs, I didn't hook up the DVD player. It would be pretty easy to use a video-to-HDMI adapter (Amazon has them for $7). So I may add it later.

TV at amazon for ref:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09N6F9NV3
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Old 06-18-2024, 08:23 PM   #2
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Nice job Marty! I've been thinking about changing our TVs too. If I keep my slider do the holes line up on the TV or will I need an adapter plate?
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Old 06-23-2024, 03:44 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if you will need to offset it. I did move the center of the TV to the left some, but you might get away with just moving the block that holds the slider in position. However, if you keep the slider you will also be a little bit farther forward (as in if the TV were thicker). Given how close mine is to the edges, that could be a problem. This TV is thinner overall by about 1" and that combined with removing the slider made is so it's slightly behind the vertical wood edges, if fact the very ends of my TV are slightly behind those vertical pieces of wood. In a perfect world, the TV would only be 28" wide, but it's actually 28 1/2" wide. I should also mention there were some pieces of wood used as spacers to push the old TV out, removing them could be enough?

I also found out it's not hard to remove the back TV. Just 2 screws on the bottom and you can lift it off. I took off the bracket and drilled offset holes for a 24" monitor I had lying around and now I have an internet/computer source-only TV in the back.
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Brian-

Given how tight it is to fit vertically, I suspect new holes will almost certainly need to be drilled in the plate. (Not to mention left/right possible issues )
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Given how tight it is to fit vertically, I suspect new holes will almost certainly need to be drilled in the plate. (Not to mention left/right possible issues )
Thanks, They also make adapter plates, I wonder if that would work.
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Old 06-26-2024, 07:52 PM   #6
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We have a Winnebago Navion 24V on Sprinter chassis, not a Via. I kept the 32" 120vac TV in the front, but changed the bedroom TV to a 12v with a 120vac adapter. We have a 12v outlet, in addition to 120vac and USB, above the head of each twin bed. Using a 12v extension cord, we can plug the TV into the 12v outlet and watch it even when dry camping. No need to use the inverter or generator when sunlight if free!
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Old 06-27-2024, 07:25 AM   #7
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All TV's and computer monitors nowadays follow the VESA standard and have 4 attachment points on the back in a 100mm, 200mm, or 400mm square depending on their size. The screws they use are metric, either M5 or M6, and should come with the TV. The wall mounts should have holes or slots to match or an attachment plate that goes on the TV and then hooks on a rail on the wall mount. For the hook type, be sure to lock it down so TV stays in place.
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