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In Canada, we seem to have very few 9" tv/vcr models, but lots of 13" ones. Has anyone been able to use a 13" combo set?(without removing middle seats)
Also, maybe I'm slow, but does the flip-up tray (properly supported from beneath) not serve as a good base, if the unit is well secured? Problem is, we also don't have any stores that sell the Steel Horse mount. Guess I could try and order it. Comments appreciated.
 

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I have a 9" unit (with the Steel Horse tote) and had debated on the 13" too. Now that I see how the 9" fits, I wouldn't try the 13". It' would just be too big, the 9" TV is too wide to go down to the flip table, the arm rests get in the way. Can you order the tote and the TV on line?

We love ours, it's a great solution.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by dgs:
I have a 9" unit (with the Steel Horse tote) and had debated on the 13" too. Now that I see how the 9" fits, I wouldn't try the 13". It' would just be too big, the 9" TV is too wide to go down to the flip table, the arm rests get in the way. Can you order the tote and the TV on line?

We love ours, it's a great solution.

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As stated the 13" would in my opinion be too big. The 9" fits well between the seats.

By the way dgs, how do like the Steel Horse tote? I place our TV on the floor at a steep angle for kid viewing and was thinking of getting the tote. How high up between the seats is the TV.
 

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We love it. It's a bit of a pain to get in the first time (poor instructions) but once you get it locked in it's great. It took me an hour the firs time, 5 minutes eafter that. Very secure and puts the TV just below the headrests. Set yous on the armrests adn you'll get a good ides, it's a bit higher than that.

The minuses are:

- Front seats must be in the same position front to back and seat back angle.
- No moving from the front to the rear on the move.

- Most 9" TV's have side firing speakers, so TV sound blasts either in your ear or the passenger's. Get a cheap set of battery operated computer speakers and put them back wth the kids to solve that one.



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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by dgs:
We love it. It's a bit of a pain to get in the first time (poor instructions) but once you get it locked in it's great. It took me an hour the firs time, 5 minutes eafter that. Very secure and puts the TV just below the headrests. Set yous on the armrests adn you'll get a good ides, it's a bit higher than that.

The minuses are:

- Front seats must be in the same position front to back and seat back angle.
- No moving from the front to the rear on the move.

- Most 9" TV's have side firing speakers, so TV sound blasts either in your ear or the passenger's. Get a cheap set of battery operated computer speakers and put them back wth the kids to solve that one.

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Thanks for the comments. I have also read earlier that they are not easy to install for the first time. I will have to weigh the pros and cons and decide to either go with the steal horse or build a unit that sits on the floor. As far as the speaker goes, we just port our audio from the headphone jack to the cassette player and play it through the back speakers.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I did track down one 9" model in Canada, (9" Panasonic AC/DC unit at $479, approx $300 U.S.) and I guess I'll order the Steel Horse tote as so many recommend it. Much appreciated.

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Before you buy that 9" TV/VCR unit, check out Canadian Tire's website. They have a Sylvania 9" TV/VCR for CAN$348.00. You can also go to any Canadian Tire store and special order the Steel Horse tote bag.



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