Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-12-2014, 09:16   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2014
Boat: Island Packet, IP 31, 34.4 LOA
Posts: 8
Has anyone ever tried this...

So, I've noticed that on older boats there's usually a tv, crammed into a corner somewhere, with a dvd player hooked up to it. I see two problems with that:
1. Power draw of the TV and dvd player
2. Space constraints of physical media...


I've been toying with the idea of using a Pico projector like the ASUS B1M, mated with a screen on one side of the Saloon. The pico can sit on the table as it only has to be 1 foot away from the screen to produce a 40 inch picture. This particular projector has wifi and can interface with an ipad or other device that way. Also the Lamp is rated to last 30,000 hours. It's small form factor would allow it to be stored in a water tight case for storage.

Most movies are digitally purchased or include a digital copy if bought in a physical medium. So, download the digital copy on the tablet or laptop and you're good to go-thus eliminating the need for physical media.

As for power concerns, I projected that the projector would use 7amps/hour, and if you don't want to run the power inverter, you can get a car charger for laptops. Now we're only powering 1 device instead of two.

We need a screen right? Yes, The screen is 36"x27" when open and rolls together when not in use, so it can be easily stored in a locker. Thus saving space wherever the tv is currently, and always sitting. The one I saw that would work for me is a table top version, but I'm sure a mounted rollup type would do the same trick.


So, what do you all think? Has it been done?
__________________

__________________
miketaz25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 09:43   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 612
Re: Has anyone ever tried this...

Majestic 21.5" Ultra-Slim HD LED TV with DVD Player

This is a 12V TV drawing 1.3 amps

There is also a 32" model also in 12V without the DVD player that draws 3.4 amps.
__________________

__________________
Shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 09:51   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2014
Boat: Island Packet, IP 31, 34.4 LOA
Posts: 8
Re: Has anyone ever tried this...

nice! that's pretty good also, I didn't know defender sold those!
__________________
miketaz25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 08:44   #4
Elvish meaning 'Far-Wanderer'
 
Palarran's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Me - Michigan / Boat - Tenerife
Boat: 56' Fountaine Pajot Marquises
Posts: 2,641
Re: Has anyone ever tried this...

We have a pretty big LCD television and it seldom gets used. Mostly people are using their laptops. I just bought a 2 terabyte wifi hard drive that can hold thousands of movies and allows 4 people to stream from it. That will make it even easier as we won't need dvd's.
__________________
Not all who wander are lost

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/palarran/
Palarran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 09:32   #5
Registered User
 
ryon's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 588
Re: Has anyone ever tried this...

Come to anchor, unfurl the foresail, make some popcorn, invite the other boats over, and put on Captain Ron.
__________________
ryon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 10:19   #6
Registered User
 
Suijin's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Annapolis MD; currently in Oriental NC
Boat: Valiant 40
Posts: 2,886
Re: Has anyone ever tried this...

Looks like a great idea except for the power draw which is pretty large. Would work for me as I'm not going to waste my wall space on an ugly TV that gets used only occasionally.

That said, I personally find that 3 minutes into watching a movie, pretty much everyone has forgotten how big the screen is. Laptop gets the nod for me.
__________________

__________________
Suijin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
B&G Zeus MFD - Has Anyone Tried it ? hoppy Marine Electronics 94 12-04-2017 19:08
Has anyone tried the New Navionics Marine & Lakes offer? JNoel Marine Electronics 0 21-05-2012 07:50
Has anyone tried Red Max instead of Poliglow ? Hull & deck waxing topic ... teneicm Construction, Maintenance & Refit 0 30-03-2012 11:14
Has Anyone Tried the Reliable 2000U33 Sewing Machine ? chrisboat General Sailing Forum 4 21-08-2011 22:31
Has Anyone Tried a Dinghy-Tow? Soon2BCruiser Seamanship & Boat Handling 8 02-10-2009 18:18



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:53.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.