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08-02-2012 10:25 PM
Re: On board television

Wench Beer Pirate don't need tv...Get a Parrot instead.
08-02-2012 10:18 PM
Re: On board television

Dude "DEAD 7(seven) years, really?
08-02-2012 09:27 PM
Re: On board television

I have a 27" samsung that rarely gets used. It pulls 120W and is 110V. I toyed with finding a 12v but the one in the house is already paid for and not getting used. I'm adding Solar Panels and Wind Gen to the boat (already expensive) and with 4 x 24s I think I can watch the occasional movie at night. The beauty of this TV is it has a USB input on the side that I can load a movie on a thumbdrive and then watch the movie with no other power drain on the "house". The boat's inverter is 800w so that should be sufficient.

Would others be satisfied with this 120w drain on the system or should I pursue a 12v?
03-01-2005 01:01 PM
On board television

Samsung has flat screen''s 15 and 17 inch w/tv tuner and remote control that work off of AC and/or 12v. They are available on ebay around 300-400 bucks. I''ve used them on the boat and in my office after boating season.
Great units. No affiliation etc.
ebaylink: 207&rd=1
02-28-2005 09:01 PM
On board television

I too am putting in a TV. Well, actually two. Go with the sharp aquos. The smaller flat screens ( certain models) are 12 volt or come with an AC adapter to 12 volt. I put a Sharp 22" in my master cabin( built into the bulkhead and that is wired to house current. Then I am building into joinery work in the main salon a 27" LCD TV that is AC only. It will appear to have been installed by the factory as it is incorporated into the woodwork. I have a Jeanneau 50'' so I had a little room to work with, but the idea with flat screens is to have them blend in and not be a danger underway...and they are so cool. By the way. LCD''s use a little less juice than plasmas''.
02-24-2005 05:09 AM
On board television

Some of you might consider my solution. I bought a notebook computer for $650 and for another $100, added cable/antenna ready capability. With a cheap inverter in my car or boat, I can watch TV, DVDs, CDs, and listen to music that I have loaded. When I''m connected, I listen to internet radio and go cyber-loafing.

It''s only a 15" screen but I could have gone larger for more money.
02-18-2005 07:57 PM
On board television

i am in the search of the same.
Jack''s comments on the PAL-1, PAL-2, SECAM and NTSC is also applicable to the tv tuner as well.

I am looking into a car type radio dvd tv tuner, probably PLTVD158, ( works on 12v, and a flat monitor accepting at least two video input, so as o have the option to use the flat tv as a repeater of the PC. Even I have a CD DVD RW on the PC, I will have entertainment aisle from the PC. (Dont want to mix Maxsea with DisneyChannel movies)

On the 12v Monitor side, i like tthe 22'' sharp aquos LC-22SV6U, 16:9, which has 3 audio inputs (

Alltogether probably will cost you 18.5 pounds and 6Ah plus audio.

But I am sure you have enough room.


02-14-2005 04:40 AM
On board television

Thanks for all of the great input. In response to the question about antenna, I just use the antenna that was on the boat when I bought it. It is a flat disk about a foot in diameter and a couple of inches high, but I know nothing about it other than the fact that we get pretty good reception.

02-13-2005 12:17 PM
On board television

Dderenek...I''d be interested in your experience with follow-me tv....
How was mounting /installation?
Work well at anchor as well as at dock?
How does it work as you travel to different latitudes...manual adjustment needed? If so, how easy?
I''ve been thinnking about one of these for a while, would be good to hear your experiences. Thanks...BigGB
02-13-2005 10:42 AM
On board television

Ok I have been looking into the same thing but not a 12V system. I found two with the built in DVD Toshiba 23" 120V Flat screen $1595.00 Best Buy. They also had a 15" RCA built in DVD was 120V or 12V with an adaptor.The RCA was lo res and not HDTV pixel was about 786x456 compaired to the other models the picture quality was not very sharp with all the settings tweeked as much as I could get them it was fair and was $586.00. I would think hard about a 120V with an sein wave invertor to power it up if you want a great picture.
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