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10-19" 18 18.95%
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39" + 14 14.74%
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Old 06-01-2016, 14:54   #46
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Re: Size of your TV?

I could get as much enjoyment out of a 10' B&W Philco as the whatever it is we have today depending on the room. Get what suits your space and likes.
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Old 06-01-2016, 17:03   #47
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Re: Size of your TV?

19" samsung. Its the largest screen that would fit on the bulkhead of my Pearson 30. Viewing distance about 3m...one person on the settee, another sitting on the companionway steps. It was a tabletop version, but I took apart the base and just screwed it directly onto the bulkhead. Runs off a tiny 150watt inverter with enough power leftover to run a smart box or dvd player.

Just like choosing a boat (not, lol) you want the biggest one possible.
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Old 06-01-2016, 17:30   #48
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If possible, also let us know your viewing distance.

I'm interested in getting a TV for movie times, just not sure on the appropriate size! I can basically fit any size in my cat, but still, you CAN go too big i think...
maybe you can but i sure as hell can't go too big. i've never understood those silly ratios to figure screen size for viewing distance. if it looks great from where ever i sit it's the perfect size. besides, with return policies the way they are if you bought bigger than you like just take er' back.
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Old 06-01-2016, 18:47   #49
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Old 06-01-2016, 19:00   #50
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Re: Size of your TV?

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It should be at least 50% larger than your boat's beam. How else will the folk be able to appreciate your fine taste?
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Old 06-01-2016, 19:04   #51
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Re: Size of your TV?

We have a 32" mounted in the salon that lowers into the cabinet which is 20.25" wide. Seating is about 8 ft back from it. Then we have a 24" TV mounted to a swing-arm in the owners cabin. It can be viewed from bed or pretty much anywhere in the starboard hull.

I recommend going for the TV that fits your location and has a very small frame to fit the largest screen and go with 1080p. Also LED is better than LCD in the tropics because they do not emit as much heat.


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Old 06-01-2016, 19:32   #52
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26" with usb disc, player and embeded blu ray , kogan , 12v
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Old 06-01-2016, 20:40   #53
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Re: Size of your TV?

Hard to get through all of the posts. My answer is as big as you can get, never will be big enough especially during football season. Typhoon is a genius, I can't keep up with normal stuff, let alone build this device that deploys and stows his TV.
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Old 06-01-2016, 22:58   #54
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If possible, also let us know your viewing distance.

I'm interested in getting a TV for movie times, just not sure on the appropriate size! I can basically fit any size in my cat, but still, you CAN go too big i think...

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Re: Size of your TV?

15" screen, 240V or 12V, on a swivel/bracket - viewing distance of 1m to 3m.
Fitting TV aerial was the worst of it, but even that was no big drama - mine is deck mounted on a pole, not mast mounted which would improve reception.
Does use a bit of more power when watching DVDs, but not too bad.

Small is good!!!!!!!
Many come with built in DVD, which is great for space saving.
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I have a 2003 model Sharp LED 19 inch hooked up to a KVH tracking antenna with Dish Network. We also have a ROKU for watching Netflix while in Wifi range or using my Verizon my-if. My wife watches the Today show and watched from the Gulf of Mexico while crossing from Clearwater to Pensacola. We also use it for for watching the weather. We also kept track of Tennessee Vol football while cruising to Florida from Tennessee. Photo below is off coast of Florida from Pensacola to Destin.

I will replace it with a 32 inch smart tv when it dies, but it is going strong after 15 seasons and the resolution is very sharp, approaching HD quality. It is on a monitor arm that can be moved around, but fixed with heavy duty 3M plastic hook and loop when in rough seas. Our maximum viewing distance is around 12-15 feet and probably averages 10 feet siting in the salon on our Hunter 356.Click image for larger version

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Re: Size of your TV?

No TV on board. No TV at home either, presently. 17" laptop for videos.

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Size of your TV?

A tv AND throw pillows? You heretic, lol.

I'll admit to 2 tv's, a 15" and a 19", on board and 6 pillows myself. You know what they say about a happy life...
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It should be at least 50% larger than your boat's beam. How else will the folk be able to appreciate your fine taste?
hahaha love it
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I use an iPad for movies but that's it.
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