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Old 16-11-2009, 17:57   #1
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My wife is after me to get a tv/dvd player for the boat(Mirage 35).
Other than a marine TV, what else should I be looking for?
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Old 16-11-2009, 18:04   #2
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this one's got it all, especially since it runs on 12 Volt. I haven't found one like this with "marine" on it, and this thing worked on our last boat for 3 years without issue. Buying a new one for the current boat.

22" AC/DC Widescreen 1080i LCD HDTV DVD Player SC-322 on eBay.ca (item 290367414291 end time 06-Dec-09 11:25:32 EST)
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Old 16-11-2009, 18:04   #3
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Is there such a thing as a marine TV? If there is such a thing I am imagining it to be this really expensive thing for what you get. I would look for the TV that best suits your needs and keep it in a relatively dry place. I have had lots of electronics not designated specifically as marine last on boats for a long time.
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Old 16-11-2009, 18:27   #4
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Why not use your laptop with a $75 USB tuner and a pair of rabbit ears? There are plenty of 16-17 inch laptops these days that support full 1080p-- Blueray too, if you want it.
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Wasn't the main goal of entering the life of a cruisier - to get away from all of the hassles of urban life?
What's next, Fox news while anchored in southren Granada?
Please explain, John.
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Old 16-11-2009, 18:57   #6
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Wasn't the main goal of entering the life of a cruisier - to get away from all of the hassles of urban life?
What's next, Fox news while anchored in southren Granada?
Please explain, John.
I take it you're a bachelor. My family are TV addicts. I'm much more likely to get to go cruising if they are happy. OP said TV was for his wife.

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Old 16-11-2009, 19:03   #7
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I'm on the same wavelength as curmudgeon, let me know if this will work. I was planning on getting one of those small shuttle PC (cube like) and have a TV/DTV turner card installed in it. I was going to use my already top end monitor to do everything, PC, TV, movies, all purpose entertainment unit. This way, I'll only have one monitor for the entire yacht instead of needing more. It should be on a swivel so I can turn it to where we need it during movies or when I need to us it..

I'll still have a small laptop as our slow power user when on the move.. I hope to stick with this idea, but please let me know if this is fantasy land on a boat..

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You can buy cheap 17" flat screen TVs for under $100 all day long at Brands Mart that use 115V to 12V transformers. Chuck the transformer and wire to your house 12V.
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All 12V tv's are just regular tv's with a very minimal size inverter to get them back up to 110V.
If the tv uses 88 watts, it will have a 100w inverter, so that it's working at maximum draw, most of the time a 12v tv goes bad, it's because of the installed inverter.
Better off to just buy a regular tv and a bigger inverter, will usuallu be cheaper that way, also.
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One thing to consider is that tv/dvd combos are about 9" deep, so they stick oout quite a bit.
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I take it you're a bachelor. My family are TV addicts. I'm much more likely to get to go cruising if they are happy. OP said TV was for his wife.

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I'd just finished reading the lengthy thread lamenting the loss of the "counter culture". Then noticed this thread before my mind was ready for TV's onboard.

That was a knee-jerk response please accept my apoligies, and take what ever you want.
May I suggest DVD's as there are many DVD swaps amongst the cruisers. You can use your PC and forego the hassles of a TV.

Yes I'm a singlehandler and while out cruisibg without a TV I missed the day to day accounts of the previous administration. Cruising was more enjoyable without it!
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We have a TV/DVD combo, the Supersonic AC/DC Digital 20-inch LCD from overstock- took out a goofy light and hardwired it right in about 6 months ago. We've never had any problems. I use a vga cord to extend my laptop to the TV for football, google earth, Open CPN, etc. It is great so far!

P.S. We use it mostly for DVD's. A lot of times you hear of crappy DVD players in combos, but so far we've had no problems. (hope I didn't jinx us)

P.P.S. IMO "Marine" TV/DVD combos are a waste of money, as the TV will be mounted to the wall and (hopefully) inside a dry cabin! Our regular model has lasted us 1500nm and two kids under 4 so far...
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If I were doing a TV for a boat again I would be looking at at laptop,tuner & a tiny projector for the big picture when required.There are a new type of projector with LED lamps out see 3M MPro120 PocketProjector. The new pocket projector with built-in sound. to get some idea.
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Size does matter...

We put a generic 22" 12V into Boracay.

The cigarette lighter plug that came with it melted after a few hour so I triple checked the wiring polarity (no big bang please) and wired it to the main bus bar through a switch and a 5A fuse. Cheaper is nicer in case of the aforementioned big bang. We did buy one that had a picture of a boat and a campervan on the packet.

Rabbits ears outside the hatch worked OK in the middle of Sydney, but a proper active aerial is in our future.

22" is a little too large for a 44' aft cockpit mono. We would have been better off with a 19". The Admiral complained for a while about the size, but seems to have accepted the installation now.

I went for an over size mount which is mostly OK, save for a habit of "nodding" forward from time to time. Smaller may have been just as good.

The whole shebang ended up mounted on a 12mm ply panel between two 45mm by 90mm posts roughly on the boats centreline. Again, probably overkill but it's in the middle of the boat right where I'd fall if a wave caught me off balance.

We did make a cardboard cutout of the screen and held it in a few places to get some idea of what it would be like before we committed cash.
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