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View Poll Results: Do you have or plan to have a TV on your boat
Yes 43 58.90%
No 12 16.44%
will use computer etc instead to watch shows 10 13.70%
I justed wanted a vote option to express my dislike of TV 8 10.96%
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Old 25-04-2014, 12:24   #16
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Re: Having a TV

We have 3 TV, Directv, home entertainment/surround sound. Direct TV is on 24/7 but mostly on a music channel. When we have grandchildren it’s a must to keep them entertained. Most nights we watch between 7 and 10.
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Old 25-04-2014, 13:15   #17
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Re: Having a TV

We have a Raymarine SAT - TV antenna + TV in saloon and in our cabin.
We used it once as a whole system - for trial when commissioning the boat.
It works!
Since then we only use TV for playing films - form DVDs ot from Internet. Now I think about taking the antenna off the boat and putting it for sale
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Old 25-04-2014, 13:16   #18
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Re: Having a TV

My father wouldn't have a TV in the house. He believed it was a waste of time. My kids grew up without a TV in the house. The first order of business when we bought the Mason 44 was to remove the existing TV. I have a good friend that has 3 TV sets on his Catalina 36.

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Old 25-04-2014, 14:30   #19
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I have a 32" jensen tv, it is the biggest 12volt tv I could find. I also have a kvh satellite system it is also 12 v. and works well both at the dock and underway
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Old 25-04-2014, 14:40   #20
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Re: Having a TV

I'm a little surprised at how many have/plan to have TV. I'm feeling almost like an outcast.
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Old 25-04-2014, 15:12   #21
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Re: Having a TV

We have a tv in the salon and another in the berth. We like to watch movies, some tv sitcoms, and documentaries of which are all on 4 1tb drives which we play through a media player. We mostly use it at the dock, but when we are cruising we like to occasionally watch a movie or two.
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Old 25-04-2014, 15:17   #22
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Re: Having a TV

Didn't have TV the last time I cruised. If there is a next time, since digital over the air transmissions are being adopted worldwide, I would consider it. It is nice being able to watch local news and weather for the area you are in. Makes you feel more like a local.
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Old 25-04-2014, 15:49   #23
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Re: Having a TV

We mostly read but it's nice to have a TV if you have the room. We have a wall mounted flat screen in the salon connected to a KVH dish.
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Old 25-04-2014, 16:05   #24
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Just sayin' ....
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Old 25-04-2014, 17:57   #25
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we have a small led tv. no cable, just an 'over the air' antenna. when in florida, before crossing over to the bahamas, it's great for getting weather reports. once in the bahamas we use it for playing movies on dvd. occasionally we trade dvd's with other sailors.

come to think of it, last summers' bahamas cruise, we never took the tv out of it's storage box the entire trip...
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Old 25-04-2014, 18:01   #26
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Re: Having a TV

If you have the space... ....Why not?
Apart from the social side of watching a recommended movie or TV series together... picking up a local news channel via antenna to see if any interesting or disturbing events are happening near you...is useful.
It can give you a good insight into the cultural moods.
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Old 25-04-2014, 18:06   #27
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I installed my tv and within 24 hours we were already having a movie night watching Captain Ron with a few of the neighbors in the marina.
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If you have the space... ....Why not?
Apart from the social side of watching a recommended movie or TV series together... picking up a local news channel via antenna to see if any interesting or disturbing events are happening near you...is useful.
It can give you a good insight into the cultural moods.
That is what I wanted to say in post 22. I used to travel so much and it was the local TV news that got me dialed into those local "cultural moods".
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Old 25-04-2014, 19:15   #29
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Our tv is connected to a NAS. For news we listen to podcasts or go online. TV news, in fact most tv IMHO is weeks late and such poor quality these days we don't bother.

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Re: Having a TV

No TV, but a decent monitor? Yes. I can see watching DVDs, editing "boat movies" and even shunting radar and charts to it for group discussion.

Broadcast TV? Not where I can pinch wireless. Too many standards, too.
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