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
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?