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10-19" 18 18.95%
20-29" 37 38.95%
30-39" 26 27.37%
39" + 14 14.74%
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Old 08-01-2016, 15:43   #61
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24" kogan 12 volt with built in dvd my lounge is only 3 metres wide ah the joys of owning a cat
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Old 08-01-2016, 16:16   #62
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Re: Size of your TV?

No separate TV set.

Various devices (7 to 11.4 inch) used as displays of VOD or downloaded content.

Viewing distance from arm's length to about 5 ft.

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Old 08-01-2016, 17:19   #63
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Re: Size of your TV?

22" on a swing bar so we can watch from different places. Probably 6'-8' max viewing distance. Samsung LED, but not 12v which is unfortunate. On the other hand we have a 22" Jensen 12v in our travel trailer and it's not nearly as clear as the Samsung on the boat. We don't use the TV while at anchor, so it's not a concern. We could use the generator, but at anchor the stars are much more interesting.
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Old 08-01-2016, 17:41   #64
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Size I believe is based largely on room you have to mount it, and distance from the TV, there are sites that will give you figures, but I beleive the bigger, the better. (in my opinion)
Many view having a TV as some kind of sin, I have two. We watch so much TV as part of our life on land that I want to have it as a transition, sort of wean us off gradually as opposed to quitting cold turkey.

TV Size to Distance Calculator and Science
The viewing distance info was a very good rule of thumb with CRT TV's - this was optimum at 9 x the size of the screen. It is also important to always look at a TV at a comfortable down angle, instead of an up angle (found to be very bad for the neck and eye muscles, in testing done in the 1950's).

The size of new flat panel TV's, doesn't pan out with the old viewing distance numbers.

Dad has a 50" Panasonic he sits 6ft from, and the 1080p picture is stunningly crisp and sharp.

Frankly current 1080p technology is so good (especially with good upscaling built in), I can't comprehend why anyone would even consider having a 4k TV.

I didn't vote because I got rid of my last TV over 35 years ago (the 7 years prior I was supplied with one with my job, and when I shifted jobs, never wanted another), and won't have one in the house (or boat).
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Old 08-01-2016, 21:30   #65
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13" laptop or 11" tablet if we actually watch anything and when we do it is from a massive hard drive of movies and TV Shows so nothing live.

Isn't part of the joy of sailing the getting away from it all?
If you go sailing 1/2 dozen times a year...maybe.

If you are a full time cruiser, why should we be expected to live without modern amenities? We have a fridge, oven and air/con. What of it?
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Old 08-01-2016, 21:35   #66
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Re: Size of your TV?

While on most boats, the space to put a TV limits the size and thus the biggest is best works...if you do have space for a really big TV, you can go too large.

They have tables based on distance for recommended size. Too large and the image gets pixilated or it's difficult to take in the entire picture.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:19   #67
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If it is for movies, I'd go with a projector.

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Old 25-01-2016, 10:30   #68
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19" tv. Tried it when I bought boat 8 years ago, not on since. But we only get about six weeks a year out on water. Watch lots of tv at home and with PVR we catch up on favourites when back home. Gotta love technology, life is wonderful!!!


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Old 26-01-2016, 00:56   #69
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Element 24 inch 12V DC on swing mount. Has sturdy aluminum frame and is very thin. Bought at Walmart for $100. Swung towards the cockpit, it displays OpenCPN and can easily be seen from the helm. Hooked to a laptop below. Can use chart plotter with wireless mouse, but otherwise have no way to control software remotely from the helm. Might network with a small tablet.
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Old 26-01-2016, 01:43   #70
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34' TV, distance about 2.5 meters, connect my laptop to TV.
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Old 27-01-2016, 18:28   #71
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I don't know if anyone has ever done this, but projector onto the main for night time movie watching. It sounds like a hilariously good idea.
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Old 27-01-2016, 18:38   #72
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Re: Size of your TV?

What's a TV?

Seriously, have not had one in the house, my snowbird condo or my boat for years. Don't miss it at all.
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I don't know if anyone has ever done this, but projector onto the main for night time movie watching. It sounds like a hilariously good idea.

This is performed regularly in our Jacksonville Beaches Marina. Everyone attending brings a chair to set up on the Dock and their own booze.
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Old 27-01-2016, 19:08   #74
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That's so cool!
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Old 27-01-2016, 19:59   #75
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The very first thing I did when I took charge of my 1984 Brewer 12.8 was to rip out and throw away the stupid TV set mounted on a wall in the salon.
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