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Old 06-05-2008, 00:37   #31
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we have some good flat screen dvd combos available here in Aus that a mate has one of not too badly priced - although dearer than what you guys are paying and a tidy unit running off dc and has computer inputs also to double for your chartplotter off a pc if you have the software
this is available in numerous sizes and I am getting one later this year
No idea though of universal decoder for the digital systems, did not realise there was a difference, but we at least use the same aerials as before if that helps
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:45   #32
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Hey hooked on ..what are you looking at (no pun intended) and how much ? I am researching tft screens and prices now. would like something bigger than 7 inch if I can with multiple inputs. Swap between computer and tv..
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:06   #33
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I doubt it will help you Aussies but I was in a Circuit City store on Sunday and took a look along the row of 17" LCD screens and saw one (branded Polaroid) which took a 12V supply. It had all the ports you could want and was about US$400.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:20   #34
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Thanks ess it seems to be the going rate...there are some cheaper versions out of hong kong also....
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:23   #35
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Here in Kansas, wally world has an Emerson 19 lcd, about 2" thick, with all the inputs, with PC, and tuners for USA, but it's not 12v, 110 AC, cost about $178 if I remember right.
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Old 09-05-2008, 19:39   #36
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Hey cooper
Sorry for the delay
the tv I am looking at is from clive peters which you should have near you also, it is a palsonic
not too bad and available in numerous sizes about $950 for 21 inch with built in dvd and all connections you need for computer link up also
hope that this helps
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Hi Greg thanks for that we do have an eeeesie store near us. Gee they are expensive items !
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Old 09-05-2008, 20:16   #38
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it is a palsonic
not too bad and available in numerous sizes about $950 for 21 inch with built in dvd and all connections you need for computer link up also
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Gee thats dear. I bought a 21" Hicon from a shop here for $500 odd. 12V, pc in etc.

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I have a Sharp Aquos, wired into the 12v system. Works great, except...

This one does not have digital capability (for the US switchover), analog only. Its about to become problematic. I don't know what the new converters use for power. Have not seen one up close yet.
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Old 20-06-2008, 07:08   #40
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After a trip to NZ where we discovered that the old analog TV's had to worry about NTSC,PAL, and SECAM formats, we have had a multiformat TV on board for picking up broadcasts (it claims that there were actually 28 different TV formats around the world, mostly imposed by governments who don't want their folks listening to 'culture-destroying propaganda' from the country next door.

We will need an adaptor box to receive the new US digital broadcasts, and today I realize that the out-of-control egos that run TV will probably make me buy at least 3 different adaptors...
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Old 20-06-2008, 09:53   #41
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The converter boxes DO have an adapter - I'll see if I can remember to check the output on ours on the boat this weekend.
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On the question of three major formats --- I have not seen this on any US products, but when I was overseas, the militarily procured TVs that came from United Arab Emirates (UAE) all had a menu function that would let us choose which format the broadcast would be received by, as well as which format Videos (they still had VCRs!), etc. So --- perhaps a non-US market TV would have this switchability?

Also just found this --- ceiling mounted 12v ruggedized for a vehicle
JE17FDTV - 17" 12 Volt Flat Panel LCD Flipdown Television with Built-in DVD Player - Jensen - ASA Electronics
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Hey all, I picked up an Audiovox 15" 12 volt flat panel with a built in dvd online and got a pretty good deal. I also ordered a wall mount and it worked out pretty well. Hasn't fallen yet and has an awesome picture, even when the sun comes through the skylight. Only draws 5.3 amps or about 60 watts of my dc power when the dvd player is running. So all in all I think it was a pretty good buy.

Here's where I got my 12 volt tv.
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It is a 4:3 non-HD model Joe. Can't even play DVD widescreens without black bars and can't watch TV in HD...Why buy something obsolete?
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Google for Avtex W193D-B Black 7 in 1 19" 12 TV

they have a VGA imput as well!

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