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The one thing I would recommend, if you're going to be keeping a TV on-board is that you use it fairly frequently, as the heat from operation will help prevent condensation from occurring, and may help prolong the life of the electronics.
There's a difference between being stupid, which I don't believe you are, and being ignorant, which I do believe you are, at least about HDTVs. Nothing in that listing said it was an HDTV, nor did the company in any way represent it to be one. Making the assumption that a flat panel TV is an HDTV is rather ignorant, and if your TV viewing habits and Redskins games are so important to you, it would behoove you to educate yourself a bit about HDTV.
BTW, most of the LCD TVs greater than 17" have a AC-power supply built into the TV, and will probably require an inverter to run on a boat. Some of the smaller units do have a "wall wart" or external transformer and accept DC input, but most are higher than the 12V that is nominal on a boat, so would require a DC-to-DC regulated power supply. Unfortunately, most electronics, like LCD TVs are happier with true-sine wave AC rather than modified or square sine wave AC, and the inverters that supply true-sine wave AC tend to be less efficient IIRC, than the others. But on a houseboat like yours, you should be able to fit a decent size true-sine wave inverter and the very large battery bank to go with it.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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