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Wide screen

Hello!!!

I want to buy a wide screen for the boat.
It's mainly to connect the computer and watch movies.
The thing is, i found this one
24 12 Volt TV HD Widescreen w/Digital Tuner DVD Player SD USB NTD2452 - $306.00 :
It has no brand, I cannot see it.
What do you think ?
Do you know any place to find a good 12 volt screen.
Any advice?

Thanks
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Re: Wide screen

ever think of an inverter?
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Re: Wide screen

Many small flat screen tvs are really 12 volt. They simply have an exterior step down brick on the power cord, like a laptop. Cut the cord between the transformer brick and the unit, and after DOUBLE CHECKING POLARITY, wire it into your 12v system with a fuse. done.
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Re: Wide screen

Buy an HD widescreen and an inverter
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Be aware, however, that an inverter will consume power in order to do its job in addition to the TV needs. A 12v TV will draw less than an inverter and 110v TV. You can find them in RV and trucking supply centers
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Re: Wide screen

This TV, per it's specs only consumes 18w (3 amps).
For 300 bucks it's a dual analog and digital tuner, dvd player 12V and 110v unit.

I'd say not bad, and it beats cutting up the power supply to a bigger TV and maybe blowing it up.
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Re: Wide screen

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Be aware, however, that an inverter will consume power in order to do its job in addition to the TV needs. A 12v TV will draw less than an inverter and 110v TV. You can find them in RV and trucking supply centers
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I am thinkink about buying a 12 volt TV. Can you tell me about an RV and trucking supply center?

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Re: Wide screen

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Hello!!!

I want to buy a wide screen for the boat.
It's mainly to connect the computer and watch movies.
The thing is, i found this one
24 12 Volt TV HD Widescreen w/Digital Tuner DVD Player SD USB NTD2452 - $306.00 :
It has no brand, I cannot see it.
What do you think ?
Do you know any place to find a good 12 volt screen.
Any advice?

Thanks
Below the "ADD TO CART" button it says the manufacturer is Naxa. Reviews at the bottom.

You can get better pricing and more reviews on Naxa electronics at Amazon.
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Re: Wide screen

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Hello!!!

I want to buy a wide screen for the boat.
It's mainly to connect the computer and watch movies.
The thing is, i found this one
24 12 Volt TV HD Widescreen w/Digital Tuner DVD Player SD USB NTD2452 - $306.00 :
It has no brand, I cannot see it.
What do you think ?
Do you know any place to find a good 12 volt screen.
Any advice?

Thanks
Its a NAXA television. Visit their website: LCD and LED Televisions
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Re: Wide screen

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Many small flat screen tvs are really 12 volt. They simply have an exterior step down brick on the power cord, like a laptop. Cut the cord between the transformer brick and the unit, and after DOUBLE CHECKING POLARITY, wire it into your 12v system with a fuse. done.
BL, gotta disagree with you on this one. When we were looking at TV's 2 years ago I found most were 19v off the brick.

I checked the local truck stops and found a good deal on a 12v 20" HD TV with DVD player (they had some larger models as well). The truck stops seemed to have better pricing than the RV stores and you find a lot of these are the same TV's with different labeling.

Just make sure it's securely bolted to a bulkhead.
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