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Old 02-10-2010, 16:17   #1
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Music and Video ?

Guys and gals... looking to upgrade the tunes and the TV on the boat... thinking Samsung LCD for the TV.... but no idea what to tie it all to...

Would love a sound system that runs off a hard drive with a remote ( that also works for the movies ) and good sound, but of course little or preferably no power use?

Anyone got or have ideas on something that can do this...? Dont really want to run a computer to do it. I know the samsung will run straight off the hard drive.. but looking for a system that ties it all together...?
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Old 02-10-2010, 17:11   #2
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bit vague there mate... 12v, 24v, 240v? battery operated or power pack? mp3 and/or discs? Passive or active speakers? I run my psp through my studio reference monitors, I get 4 to 5 hrs battery life, dvd quality movies and I get to kill Nazis on the big screen. I should add here that the movies are smaller than dvd (about half a gig) and the music quality is good enough for your use.
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Old 02-10-2010, 17:30   #3
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Look at the latest Samsung LED TV range. My 32" one consumes 45 watts - less than LCD. Latest ones have optional WiFi hook-up with YouTube, Facebook widgets, InfoLink etc. & I believe in top range models a web browser.

You can leave a hard drive powered via USB permanently hooked up to TV to watch movies, music & pictures.
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Old 02-10-2010, 20:03   #4
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Boats 12 v with 110 inverter..... prefer to keep as much as possible 12v, except the tv.....
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Cheapo netbook. Easier to watch in bed, out in the salon, etc. Everything on a usb powered external hard drive. No wires, no installation. Charge it when you have excess power.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:09   #6
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something like this would do what you want, if you don't want a net book. Chop and change the audio brands, I went for cheap but good enough...
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I have all my videos and music on a 250G hard drive and connect it to my laptop which I then connect via HDMI to my TV. So if you go with a netbook, make sure it has an HDMI connector, thinks all the TVs now have at least one. Also the computer should have a DVD player or get an external one.

I recently converted all the movies and music to MP4/MP3 format so I can also transfer them to my iPod so I can play them while on watch (yes I do look around every now and then).
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sailingaway...use the search feature :-)

12vdc Surround Sound ?

I just commented to a gentleman about doing this
I have all my movies and music on many Seagate FreeAgent 1 TB USB powered drives with a WD HD Live Media Player (make sure your using the latest beta firmware) all in a small Pelican 1200 case. As Emeril the Chef would say, "POW"..there ya go!
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