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A perfect TV for a boat

This is a bit long, but I need to share my disappointment. I did installed a LG 22 on my bunk, mounted a bit high to allow more viewing spots, but am somehow dispointed. Since seated space is limited, like any other boat, every spot count when watching a movie by those rainny nights. This TV has a limited vertical angle (manual says 160dg V) making any spot close to it innefective. If you look any small LCD from a low angle, says 15 degree, you'll notice a picture almost black or "sepia like", , and this makes for even more limited viewing spots. I did research several TVs and found only models above 26" not presenting such problem, but this size takes 140W, just too much. There is no good LED on small size. I learned there are several LCD technology, but market ask for cheaper unities, so the only TV that provide a perfect vertical viewing angle is AQUOS at 19", the closest size I found ... a bit small. My perfect TV would have, at minimum, a large Vertical angle LCD (100% of them has almost 180dg Horizontal), around 24", using LED at backlight, accepting HDMI and Video Composite. 12V powered would be a must. Have you found similar problem, have yu fixed it ? What TV you have installed ? Thank you for your thoughts .....

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Negrini, I installed a 32" Samsung LCD and mounted it on the STBD bulkhead in the salon. Looks great and is easily viewed from all seats. Got it last fall through Crutchfield for a great price.
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Mounted mine on a swivel arm. I can articular TV left-right up-down. no viewing angle problem.

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Doesn't it drain your batts ? I have 3 little animals watching DVD and gaming for hours ....

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Perfect TV for a boat? One that doesn't work to use as an anchor!

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Toshiba 26'' LCD HD DVD Combo...on an articualting arm so viewing angles is a none isssue. Folds flat against the wall...thin.2.5 inch....digital tuner...energy star so low draw....

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We installed a Sharp 26" with integral DVD player. We have it mounted on a bulkhead and is viewable from multiple angles. I can't say that we view it from extreme "up/down" angles. Seems to me your problem might be one of a mount, rather than the TV itself.

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Perfect TV for a boat? One that doesn't work to use as an anchor!
Only 15 posts and so smart so soon!

We too will pass on the "TV on a boat"

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