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Could anyone share with us your own experiences regarding watching broadcasting TV in a moving ODY? Can the antennas/tuners pick up strong enough signals for clear images?

I am considering adding a TV tuner to my '02 RES. Any recommendations?

Thanks!

[This message has been edited by ody2002 (edited 10-12-2001).]
 

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I have the jensen flip down unit which has a tv tuner built in. Depending on where we are at, the picture quality is at times very good. Major metropolitan areas seem to offer the best reception (got pretty good reception driving through Las Vegas, for example), and areas of hills, or distant from major areas offer poor or no reception. The antenna I purchased from autotoys.com is supposed to be amplified, but the "amplified" portion of it does not work. I would defintely NOT recommend buying anything from autotoys.com.
 

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I ditto above statements with regards to reception in major metro areas - I have an Audiovox unit installed by dealer (actually by a large aftermarket local installer under contract by dealer); antenna is installed inside passenger compartment along top edge of windshield. Reception in major markets (where there are local stations with transmitting towers) is pretty good to great all over town. Once out of town, or between large cities, however, I get little to no broadcast TV reception. My son and I frequently accompany my wife on errands around town on Saturdays; she drives while we sit in the back and watch the football games! (Reminder: The Ody is good for *all* ages of kids.)
 

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Hi. I too am looking for a TV tuner for my '02 GG-RES, and found two models on the internet--(1) http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&PartNumber=205-205&DID=7; and (2) http://www.adleraudio.com/productinfo.asp?ID=2093.

I spoke with a technician from partsexpress.com, and he said that their tuner should work just fine using the RCA input jacks near the 3rd-row seats of the Ody and that channel reception should be good given the 2 antennas that come with the system (subject, of course, to the strength of signals in a metropolitan area). I don't know much about auto sound electronics, so if anyone out there has any input or experience regarding the above TV tuners, or any others out there, please let me know. Thanks.
 

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Consider the Clarion TTX001 for a basic TV tuner. I've even seen it on the web <$100.

http://www.adleraudio.com/productinfo.asp?ID=2094

It comes with wireless remote control and dash mountable IR eye. The only odd part about this TV tuner is the antenna input is single coaxial "F" type, unlike other mobile tuners with diversity 4 inputs. Only one mobile TV antenna setup with diversity elements and booster amp (single output) is Santeca MEGAELITE ME-9900, but would cost more than the Clarion TTX001 TV tuner.
http://www.santeca.com/antennas/index.html. So, why not conisder a mobile RV antenna?
http://www.campingworld.com/browse/products/index.cfm?deptID=4&subOf=165,26&prodID=2363

I own a TTX001 and aside from the antenna input type it's great!
 

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Videonavi-it might be a little bit difficult to hide that rv antenna under the headliner! How about one of these for an amplified antenna you could hide under the headliner?

http://www.owdonald.com/
 

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Here is just the thing for ESPN-on-the-road (substitute Disney Channel or Nickelodeon for the tikes):

http://www.datrondbs.com/pSTS.html



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This is just the thing and everyone will think it's simply a cargo carrier! Of the mobile satellite systems the CruiseTV can track continuous 360 degree.
 

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So, ody2002, have you ordered a TV tuner yet for your ody?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by forgaming:
So, ody2002, have you ordered a TV tuner yet for your ody?

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No, not yet...

It seems that reception won't be a problem, so I definitely will install a tuner.

Clarion TTX001 looks like a nice unit with a great price, but the antenna might be a problem...

The one you suggested from the Parts Express seems to be a good choice, too. However, my only question is: Have you heard about its name "ProSony" before? Its name doesn't sound like a very decent company. Maybe I am biased, but "ProSony??" It's like buying a pair of sneakers called "aBBiBas" or "reeDok"...

Well, have you decided yet?

Sid

PS. I received the Pioneer TS-A1695 speakers I ordered yesterday... Can't wait to install them over the weekend
 

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Not yet either. I'm with you on the "ProSony" thing--if they'd named it something more unique it'd have sounded more trustworthy. But, for what it's worth, I did speak with both a PartsExpress salesrep and one of their technical guys (to make sure that the system can connect to Ody's existing A/V jacks--he said yes), and they seemed reliable, and he did say too that there's a 45-day no-hassle return guarantee, in case it doesn't work out. This model seems like the best out there (especially with 2 antennas, which, though I'm no expert at this stuff, seems like a good thing to ensure the best reception, yes?) so far, but I'd really like to know if there are others out there. Have you come up with any others?

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Here is a modification idea...

What if you could pull the "plastic wall" that contains the inputs and some how tie it in before it was connected to the jacks. This would still give you access to the jacks to add a camcorder or Playstation. Also hide the tuner box in that space as well...

Chuck:? Nestor?

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That is exactly what I am in the process of doing with the wires from my VCR right now. Ive run the power wires and mounted the unit. But before I removed the panel I tested it and it appears the A/V and headphone jacks are dead. See my post under problems and concerns-could someone try to put a videocam into their RES and see if they get anything. Im at a loss.
 

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ody2002:

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">The one you suggested from the Parts Express seems to be a good choice, too. However, my only question is: Have you heard about its name "ProSony" before? Its name doesn't sound like a very decent company. Maybe I am biased, but "ProSony??" It's like buying a pair of sneakers called "aBBiBas" or "reeDok"...</font>
That was a Simpsons gag. It was the beginning of a show and for only a few minutes and hence not the focus of the show, but it was unforgettable. Homer driving the family out to the middle of nowhere to get great discounts on brand-name electronics: Sorny, Magnetbox, etc.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">This model seems like the best out there (especially with 2 antennas, which, though I'm no expert at this stuff, seems like a good thing to ensure the best reception, yes?) so far, but I'd really like to know if there are others out there. Have you come up with any others?

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Yes, it seems to me that diversity antennas might improve the reception and "ProSony" seems to be the cheapest one with diversity antennas. Others are simply too expensive-- I don't want to pay $200 or more for a tv tuner. Yesterday, I found a JVC tuner (KVC-10) with diversity antennas for only $169 on http://shop.store.yahoo.com/bsless/kvc10.html.
But, I'm not sure if it can be a stand alone unit or it only works with JVC's KV-M700 monitors...
Another one is "Pyle PLVW5TK," which includes a TV tuner and a 5" LCD monitor for $263 from <A HREF="http://shop.store.yahoo.com/nowonspecialcom/pylpl5pylvie.html" TARGET=_blank>http://shop.store.yahoo.com/nowonspecialcom/pylpl5pylvie.html
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I know it's more expensive, but the 5" monitor might be installed for front passenger-- if it could be integrated to the RES...
Well, I'll keep searching...

Sid


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by adam1991:
ody2002:

That was a Simpsons gag. It was the beginning of a show and for only a few minutes and hence not the focus of the show, but it was unforgettable. Homer driving the family out to the middle of nowhere to get great discounts on brand-name electronics: Sorny, Magnetbox, etc.
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