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    DVD Player

    I want to add a Blu-Ray player to my current stereo system because the DVD player does not play Blu-Ray. I was wondering if there was a way to hook up the HDMI cable for the DVD player to the back of the television. Does the TV come off the bracket or would I have to have the TV removed by someone. I have to run a cable from the DVD player to the back of the TV , there is a connetion shown on the diagram in the owners manual of theTV. Not sure if this is something I coud do myself, but I have a lot of Blu-Ray discs and cannot play them. Is there anyway to get to the back of the TV where the connections are.

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    Re: DVD Player

    @dchrist1733, your factory installed Magnavox TV is HDMI compatible.

    On your RV, to connect your HDMI cable to the connection on back of the TV:
    1. locate the two z-shaped brackets at the back of the TV
    2. remove the two screws that hold each z-shaped bracket in place to lift and
    3. use a long bit to loosen the screw at the TV base to swivel the TV to access the connection.

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: DVD Player

    I have my BluRay player in the compartment next to the stereo, to the right. There are gusseted holes that allow you to route the cable to the TV area. Then you can go into HDMI 2. The audio will go to the sound bar through the 1/8" jack. Works great! After I replaced my sound bar, I routed HDMI in to the new soundbar, and then out from the soundbar into the tv.
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    Re: DVD Player

    Thanks for the additional info! ~ Janice

    Note: we use a couple different brackets (varies depending on the factory installed TV, the installation location, etc.). What I posted was specific to @dchrist1733's factory installed Magnavox TV. If you're reading this and your unit has a different bracket, please let me know as the removal instructions may change.
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    Hi, I had a similar issue when I wanted to get to the HDMI port which was also screwed shut with the metal brackets. With my little asian girl hands, it was impossible for me to stick my hands in there let alone to try to unscrew the tight screws. What I did was pull the Haier 38 inch tv from its base towards the front so the top was still stubbornly attached but the bottom had enough room for barely my arms to fit through only at an angle. I was so upset uncrewing it didn't work that I didn't care if I was going to break the screws or bracket out of place. Fortunately for me, I didn't have the strength to break it. So I stuck my little flashlight and little mirror for reflection on the bottom and tried to explore my way around it. For those of you who have my model tv Haier L39B2180, all the hook up essentials are in the back, lower middle position of the tv facing the bottom. After almost having my arm cut off with the minimal space, I was able to connect my HDMI cord to the port! I really hope that the Grand Design manufacturers can perhaps install a more tv friendly movable brackets for easy reach. thanks.

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    Re: DVD Player

    @kimhoang - Thanks for your feedback! Can you PM your VIN to me so I know which Product Manager to pass this information to here? Best regards, ~ Janice
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    Re: DVD Player

    [quote author=kimhoang link=topic=101.msg989#msg989 date=1386536683]
    Hi, I had a similar issue when I wanted to get to the HDMI port which was also screwed shut with the metal brackets. With my little asian girl hands, it was impossible for me to stick my hands in there let alone to try to unscrew the tight screws. What I did was pull the Haier 38 inch tv from its base towards the front so the top was still stubbornly attached but the bottom had enough room for barely my arms to fit through only at an angle. I was so upset uncrewing it didn't work that I didn't care if I was going to break the screws or bracket out of place. Fortunately for me, I didn't have the strength to break it. So I stuck my little flashlight and little mirror for reflection on the bottom and tried to explore my way around it. For those of you who have my model tv Haier L39B2180, all the hook up essentials are in the back, lower middle position of the tv facing the bottom. After almost having my arm cut off with the minimal space, I was able to connect my HDMI cord to the port! I really hope that the Grand Design manufacturers can perhaps install a more tv friendly movable brackets for easy reach. thanks.
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    Kimhoag welcome to the forum! I like to see a person who tries to fix/modify their rig, they are the ones who pass along the good ideas we all benefit from.

    But this is a "Catch 22" situation. If it comes off easy it may vibrate loose during travel, if not it can be hard to remove. Some TV's have front access ports but then you have to look at the cables..... I don't think there's a perfect solution for all on this one. Just me, but I prefer it being on the wall snug.
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    Re: DVD Player

    I replaced my bracket on my mag avid with a swivel mount
    And security strap for travel works awesome

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    Re: DVD Player

    Hi el Rojo, Gary - thanks for the comments & keep them coming!

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    Why doesn't Grande Design just install an HDMI cable before mounting the TV?

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