Satalite TV on your boat???
After being out in the elements all day long, dropping the hook, cooking dinner and enjoying the sunset, we watch a movie. It''s a ritual my crew (11 and 12) loves and we''ve done it for years. We have a 12 inch TV for the VCR, but we''ve almost entirely gone to watching DVDs on the laptop. The speaker jack is plugged into our sound system for surround sound.
One of the coolest things is the release of old series on DVDs. We just bought season 4 of Deep Space Nine. That''ll give us about a months viewing.
Who cares if you''re a purist or not. Don''t like TV, don''t watch. We also listen to Audible.com books and read eBooks.com books, hardly a "traditional" media, but who cares.
If you want to camp out, have a good time. But we''ll enjoy our popcorn (microwaved!) and movie regardless.
We don''t have a "Dish" yet, but our next cruise will be a year solid, so we''ll explore it soon.
Also, the cruiser "toy of the moment" for us is the Apple iPod, we''ve got our whole CD collection (couple hundred) in this little thing and still room for a lot more. We plug it into the same "CD" input in our stereo for whole-boat music. Sounds great and it''s perfect for audio books and audio subscriptions.