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Old 13-12-2011, 10:59   #16
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Re: Marine TV Applications

We did something COMPLETELY different. If you have a reliable broadband signal and you use your boat on the weekends, you can do what we did: We installed a Slingbox at home, interfaced with our cable system. We now get everything we get at home, including our DVR. We have a wifi antenna from islandtimepc.com. We also have an HD antenna, but rarely use it.
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Old 13-12-2011, 19:36   #17
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I disabled the cable.

Itunes subscriptions are downloaded via icloud to all my devices simultaneously. Media is stored and can be played any time.

When I have wifi signal I can rent movies and tv shows for up to 30 days future watching.

When I have wifi signal I can stream netflix.

I disabled a $150 a month cable bill and now spend about $100 a month to watch only what I want with no commercials, when I want with no dvr recorder. I have way too much stuff to watch.

On demand video is the only way to go.

PS - Ipad plugs into any lcd tv or flat screen.
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Old 17-12-2011, 14:19   #18
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Re: Marine TV Applications

Thanks very much for all the replies everyone......

Much appreciated....

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Old 17-12-2011, 14:50   #19
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If you do some research and really shop you will find that some modern flat screens, especially power saver models, run on 12V even though they are not designed or sold as 12V systems. As such they cost dramatically less than a 12V system built for the marine or RV market and work just as good or better. Just check the back panel, or look for a converter box in the cord. Many run on 19V, some 12V, even some 9V in small models. Just cut off the cord before the converter box and wire it in to your system, works great. I have a 21" LED in the forepeak for the kids and a 32" LED 1080P 120hz in the aft cabin. If you really want to go expensive then you can look at sattellite systems for underway, then you have cable tv on the hook instead of just movies.
What brand tv are you refering to?
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Re: Marine TV Applications

I don't know if I completely understand exactly what you are asking. Our set up is a 21" LCDHD TV with our Satellite receiver, the dish tacks via the Track-It system, our over the air is via a Shakespeare omni antenna with the signal booster and our DVD player/recorder. All are 120 volt and can be run through shore power, or our inverter when we are at anchor. Hope this helps. Chuck

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Old 17-12-2011, 15:18   #21
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Re: Marine TV Applications

We just installed a 19" sansui LED flatscreen, tv/dvd combo in our boat. The TV and a articulating mount so we can see it from the cockpit, salon, galley, and port berth.
Whole set was less then $200.00 works great, I also wired it to my computer, and smart phone via HDMI cables so I can see navionics, weather or even watch cable tv via my smartphone on the tv. love it!
Also the unit is a 110, but uses only 28 watts, we use a small 75 watt inverter when away from port
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Old 17-12-2011, 15:53   #22
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We've been through the list and plethora of different antenna and tv systems. Two years ago we went to Direct tv and this year we've added a Raymarine self tracking dish. We've used it on both sides of the continent as far north as AK and south into Mexico. Our bill is $60 per month and a few dollars more for added movies. Our two TVs and sat boxes use about 80 watts. Our viewing bill has been reduced after the expenditure, but we really enjoy the independence to cable.
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Old 17-12-2011, 16:27   #23
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I have a 19" LED TV that runs on 12V DC that I bought over the internet from Kogan for around $150. Coupled with A GME AE2000 antenna I can recieve all Australian free to air channels available in my area.
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Thanks Fast,

is that analogue or digital TV just out of interest?

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is that analogue or digital TV just out of interest?

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i imagine being an LED tv it will be digital.
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Old 17-12-2011, 16:41   #26
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I just read on another site that a sony aquos is a 12volt set
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is that analogue or digital TV just out of interest?

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Re: Marine TV Applications

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Aquos is Sharp, not Sony.

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All widescreen tv's have aspect adjustment. Non digital broadcasts watch it on what is usually called natural which will give you a black bar on each side of the screen but the proper proportioned picture. You can stretch it or zoom it if you like, some settings altering the proportions.
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Re: Marine TV Applications

I just ordered a 32' supersonic online let you know how it works out 32' is largest 12 volt unit I could find just under $400
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[QUOTE=mitiempo;846945]motion30

Aquos is Sharp, not Sony.

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guess that is why I could not find one at best buy
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