Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-01-2009, 04:36   #16
Registered User
richardhula's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: UK
Boat: S M Hudson 60' narrowboat
Posts: 347
Send a message via Skype™ to richardhula
Suggestion: get a laptop with large capacity internal hard drive or external one in USB caddy. Copy all your DVD's to it using one of the many software applications on the market (I use DVD Fab Platinum which doesn't mess up your optical drive regional settings). Play movies on laptop or couple it to TV with s-video or VGA connection if you have new LCD TV with such. You can buy small s-video to SCART or RCA adaptor if you have older TV with AV input. You will need sound feed as well to TV/monitor.

You will have all your movie entertainment in one place with no storage issues.



If in doubt RTFM
richardhula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-01-2009, 08:05   #17
Senior Cruiser
schoonerdog's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2004
Location: annapolis
Boat: st francis 44 mk II catamaran
Posts: 1,171
Images: 4
Originally Posted by MarkJ View Post
We use the DVD player in the laptop and sit in bed sharing an ear plug each

The rest of the time we look out the window or sit in the cockpit and watch "Real Life" an ongoing saga of real people, real culture and real geography..... and without any ads!!!


schoonerdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-01-2009, 10:31   #18
Moderator Emeritus
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 9,844
I don't think a DVD player is necessary if you have a computer onboard. Also, there is not much distinction between TV's and monitors anymore. Purchase a monitor with a built in tuner or purchase an external tuner. Try to find a monitor with S-Video, VGA, DVI and maybe even HDMI. Owning such a monitor will give you greater flexibility in what you can watch on it. If you have a Bluray player/burner in your computer you could watch movies in high definition, provided you bought a monitor with enough resolution. There are graphics cards with HDMI out ports for watching movies in high definition.


Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compressor on Board Gisle Fishing, Recreation & Fun 31 13-12-2010 09:15
How Do You Cook Onboard? Pisces Provisioning: Food & Drink 230 27-07-2009 06:46
Doctor onboard Christian Health, Safety & Related Gear 7 05-06-2006 14:03
Wind DVD irwinsailor Fishing, Recreation & Fun 6 10-07-2003 11:46
New Chief onboard Popeye Meets & Greets 0 04-03-2003 19:26

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:04.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.