Originally Posted by a64pilot
Or buy a decent TV that has a 12V power “Brick”. Cut the brick off and throw it away and wire direct. You can usually get a much better TV for a lower price
a 12VDC TV that way.
I had an insignia brand TV with a built in DVD
player that I did that to.
Just look for a TV with a 12 volt plug
pack. Despite the sales guy's insistence that the TV we wanted to purchase
for our boat wouldn't run off the batteries
directly, it's till working perfectly 6 years later doing exactly as suggested. The only thing I've ever noticed with ours is that it drops a couple of pixels if the voltage drops below 12 volts which was an issue with the original wiring
to it, but is no longer a problem now the circuit has been beefed up.
In the old days, I'd also pull the telly apart and spray it full of lacquer to protect it from the environment
, but they're all using conformal coated PCB's these days so it's not really necessary now.