TV's in guest rooms, do you...

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Have them security-enabled against theft?
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Really, someone would want to steal this old boat anchor?
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No TVs in the rooms.  Don't want them.  This is actually a feature of our place.   

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I think I might try it! It will be itnteresting to see how much more, or less this room will rent. We have updated all our other suites last year and people are really enjoying the upgrades. We have one left to do. I think I will try it in this one suite! I'm finding out that people want as good, or better than what they have at home. If I get just one reservation from it that I normally wouldn't have gotten then it will pay for it's self. I will let you all know if it brings more business!

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What sorts of updates are you doing? Always interested in what is working at other places!

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We are redoing one of our suites right now. Im thinking of going with a 40inch 3-D tv in that room. It will also be able to stream Netflix. I have mentioned it to a few guest to get feedback. They said that sounds awesome. It's really not to much more. I will be able to raise the rate of that suite with that upgrade. It would also look really good on our site. Any thoughts?

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 We upgraded to flat screen HD TV/DVD last year.  I can tell you NOT to buy an APE_X....terrible service.  We sent a set back for service  in October when it quit after only 3 months and have been unable to get the set returned.  You can Goog le the company that services the sets KC PI to see the problems that others are having.  

 

Update....after threatening to take legal action we finally got someone to respond.  They apologized, apparently lost our TV and will be sending a replacement. At least that is what they are telling me!  Yipeee!  

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When I called the cable company to come switch out the cable from my Library back to Rosi's Room for my new flat screen, she asked if I wanted HD added as if it was an extra charge (which surprised me as I thought that was why they put those stupid boxes on our old TVs). So I asked how much - $16 per month per TV. I said no thank you. My guests are mostly staying 1 to 3 nights. I am giving them cable TV with most of the sports channels (basic + service) and if they need more than that, I am sorry. If I had 3D TV it might be different, but I am not in a high volume area - yet. Working on it.

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On TV's the size of what most of us will have in the rooms, HD is a waste of money. HD is good for really big screens for ballgames and movies. Not so much for DWTS, which is what most of my guests HAVE to see!

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As long as there is enough room to get far enough away from the TV. I hate having the TV in the room so big that it hurts my eyes to watch it.

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 I say go for it. ANother amenity you can up the room rate. How many people have 3D tv?

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 Are you really worried about something stealing TV's?  If you have a security lock on it use it.

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catlady wrote:

 Are you really worried about something stealing TV's?  If you have a security lock on it use it.

No, I'm not. Just wondering if anyone uses the security feature that comes with the TV. Altho, as we found out yesterday while trying to figure it out, other than slowing someone down, it's not some super secret thing like the description implied! It's just a standard screw that you could get out with a dime.

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 no tv's

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Paradise wrote:
no tv's

 

Same here, no tv's.

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We have ours wall mounted and most are 32inch which was done purposely as they can't walk out in luggage we also before putting in more expensive flat screens installed CCTV which I wasn't keen on but feel its a necessity. My bigger problem is people going out the back door for early check out and leavign it and their bedroom door open ie theif walks in through back door and tries doors till finds one open and takes TV. This hasn't happened but I am having a key drop box installed as soon as it arrives from amazon this week so they lock the door then drop the key into the box. In this area we seem to have a few opportunist theives who will try their luck ie won't break and enter but if things are left open then they will walk with a neighbour of mine reporting seeing a chap trying car doors in his car park and back door. I don't want to say to guests about this as it introduces to their mind its not safe here which it is but don't leave your ruddy car unlocked!

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I guess I'm not understanding the answers...'wall mount'...so what? You could take them off the wall if you wanted to just as easily as picking it off the counter. The one we just installed pops right off the bracket unless we use the security feature.

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 Ours are screwed onto the wall mounting but wouldn't take someone with a screwdriver long to remove. 

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Unless my daughter used the security feature, it is just there on the wall. If they wanted it, they would get it. Why mess up my wall?

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Wall mount.

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They're wall mounted because that the most conveinient place for them, leaving other surfaces clear for guest use. In 8 years the only thing we've had stollen was a bath mat, and we're not totally sure if they took that or we forgot to put it in the room.

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I asked because I think it was Cambs who had 2 TV's walk out the door on her. Guests always leave their doors unlocked on check-out so it's possbile someone else could walk out with a TV now that they're so dang portable! It only weighs 19 lbs. It's hard to imagine!

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The mounting hardware comes with a security screw that is supposed to make it difficult to remove the TV without ripping the mount off the wall. It is also damned near impossible to install once the TV is hung up!

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Madeleine wrote:

The mounting hardware comes with a security screw that is supposed to make it difficult to remove the TV without ripping the mount off the wall. It is also damned near impossible to install once the TV is hung up!

Ah, note to self, when I buy our wall mounts install prior to hanging!

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 nothing is secured against theft here - except the cleaning cupboard, it is always locked. 

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

 nothing is secured against theft here - except the cleaning cupboard, it is always locked. 

Here either, but reading this I just realized just how funny that is!

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 All on the wall, mounted. Really, someone needs to steal a 32" 720P TV?

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Neither.  I have 2 flat screen TVs, one is wall mounted and the other on the dresser. The third room as an old boat anchor type. None are really tied down unless the wall mount is considered such. I have not had anything lifted in 15 years. No towels, robes, nothing. The paintings on the walls are worth more than the TVs.

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