Choosing a new TV for your motorhome can be a daunting task; it can also be quite enjoyable once you know what you're looking for. Of course you're looking for the absolute best TV for your motorhome, but what does that really mean? When helping our customers select a new TV for their motorhome we look at several factors which help us make the best decision. Some key factors include:
Size of TV - how much space is available in your RV to house the new TV? You may be replacing an old TV and need the new TV to fit into an already existing TV housing, cubby-hole, or other mounting location.
Power consumption - how much power will the TV consume? How many hours per day do you plan to spend inside watching TV, and how much power is stored in your motorhome's battery bank?
DVD or No DVD - many times customers already have a stand-alone DVD player installed in the motorhome. In these cases having a DVD player built-into the TV is not so important. But having a DVD player built-in makes a great backup should the stand-alone player ever fail.
Inputs and Outputs - Many TV's being produced these days offer a wide variety of input and output connections. The most popular are HDMI input and audio output. The second most popular input option for motorhome TV's is for removable media. Some of our TV's include an SD card reader slot, and some include a USB port which can be used for USB thumb/jump drives. Some even support an external hard drive.
A very important point to consider is the intended use of the TV. Many motorhome owners fail to take into account that most TV's are built for home use. They are not built to withstand the conditions of travel. A 12-Volt or Dual voltage TV is the best place to begin. These TV's were built with travel conditions in mind. They also draw a lot less power than standard TV's intended for at home use.
When you're ready to move forward in purchasing a new TV for your motorhome click 12Volt TV's, or call the experts. You can reach 12Volt-Travel.com by calling 1-888-412-8058. We're always glad to assist in selecting the best TV for your needs.
If you'd like to learn a bit more about TV's for RV's you may visit our 12-Volt Televisions information page.