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Old 23-11-2009, 18:46   #16
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They had plenty of naxas but I really wanted a marinized skyworth. pretty much just because my buddy has two of them on board. The only thing that has come up for me was a loss of audio. As it turns out, when the battery bank gets too low the sound starts to diminish. Around 11.4v the sound is gone and at 11.2 - the tv will shut off. Seems a bit silly but hey it's a 12 volt television. 12 Volt! Keep the power where it should be and skyworth is fantastic in my book.

Really just a matter of preferance I guess. if I were to buy a Naxa I would buy it from a place that specializes in 12 volt appliances / products.

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We have a Jensen 20" LCD in our boat. No problems with it. Check out Jensen Marine Audio & Video Electronics | Boat Audio & Video Electronics | Jensen Marine Direct (no relationship).

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Old 03-12-2009, 10:46   #18
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A couple of months ago, I purchased the new model Skyworth 19 inch TV/DVD. I was somewhat skepticle about the new Skyworth given my poor experience with the other two. I purchased this marinized version from West Marine.

I am please to say, that the TV/DVD is still working. The image is much sharper than the previous model and there do not seem to be any manufacturing defects. As before, the TV/DVD is very stable from a power standpoint. The vertical adjustment problem that I previously mentioned also seemed to have been corrected as the screen is centered horizontally and vertically.

However, I have noticed that some dark images have a tendency to what I call pixilate. That is combine colors that are alike. This is similar to the effect that you see on those stock broker TV adds. This appears to be a design defect as I observed it on two different TV/DVDs.
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I carry a laptop with a 17" screen that also works for movies and tv with a Hauppauge tv tuner.
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I carry a laptop with a 17" screen that also works for movies and tv with a Hauppauge tv tuner.
My wife has a laptop and I am pretty sure she would like to use it as a TV every once in a while. I might like to see the weather also.

Could you please explain how this works and where and how much this tuner is?
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The old TV was analog

Running off 12V is fine untill it's not 12V anymore.
The old TV would black out and shut down.
Just bought a wide HD Sharp 22" with DVD for about $350.
Since we have a inverter running anyway, 120V made more sense.
I think we'll save some power by using the built in DVD instead of the main stereo system.
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Here's an example of the sort of thing that Tom is talking about...
Sabrent TV-USBHD Digital and Analog USB TV Tuner - ATSC Ready, HDTV, Analog, USB 2.0, Pendrive, Remote Control, Antenna, Vista Ready at TigerDirect.com

(Not sure why, but tinyurl wouldn't work for this)
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Could you please explain how this works and where and how much this tuner is?
These are readily available from any computer components store. For example:

Newegg.com - usb tuner
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Wow!

Thanks.

See how far behind I am?

Using wind to move a boat and all.............
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