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Old 08-07-2019, 17:30   #16
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Re: Looking to spend more time on boat; what TV and mount do you recommend?

We have a 32 inch majestic 12 V TV only drawers 6 A just bought a flush mounting bracket from hardware store great picture
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Our boat has a HDTV antenna. Iím thinking of buying a Tablo and router to hook the TV channels to our iPads.
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Re: Looking to spend more time on boat; what TV and mount do you recommend?

For those who want to keep it simple, and minimize electrical usage, a lot of the smaller flat screen TVs actually run on 12vdc, they come with a transformer similar to those used by laptops. There are quite a few with built-in DVD players, as well. Just search for 12 volt TV.

That said, I have a 40" on a pretty generic swing and tilt mount. Mount is thru-bolted to the bulkhead, been on there for a bit over three years, including a few hundred nm of sailing. I put pillows behind and bungee it to keep it from slapping around when away from the dock.
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Has anyone considered or seen a TV Lift aboard a vessel?
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What TV do you guys recommend and what mount?
When we replaced an old original analog 26" (?) TV, the new wide screen flat TVs of the same height wouldn't fit in the cubby... and we have two different viewing angles depending on whether we're at the dinette table or in the recliners... so we used a vertical post mount from HumanScale (usually used for computer monitors) and a 32" Samsung TV.

The post mount is on top of (and thru) cabinetry on one side of the saloon that forms a shelf that covers the original entertainment system cubby (with stacked A/V components, etc.). The TV is mounted to an extension arm that rotates on that post, so we can face whatever direction we choose...


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Has anyone considered or seen a TV Lift aboard a vessel?
They're not uncommon at least on some of the new powerboats around 45' and up. There's no special size requirement, no "marine" issues that I know of... just takes a boat with enough space for that kind of cabinetry.

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They're not uncommon at least on some of the new powerboats around 45' and up. There's no special size requirement, no "marine" issues that I know of... just takes a boat with enough space for that kind of cabinetry.
That makes sense.

I've installed a few for friends over the years, but never on a boat. I didn't know if heeling was much of a large consideration, which I figure a few well placed straps could remedy.

Also noticed you're in Chesapeake Bay...Not bad weather we're having
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That makes sense.

I've installed a few for friends over the years, but never on a boat. I didn't know if heeling was much of a large consideration, which I figure a few well placed straps could remedy.

Also noticed you're in Chesapeake Bay...Not bad weather we're having
I think one of the benefits is that the TV can be more fully supported if it's lowered into it's cradle. Just guessing, though...

Yep, 90įs and then thunderstorm. Typical... for late July and into August. We just got hauled yesterday for our annual "Spring" bottom work; not great timing... but we've been waiting our turn on the yard's list since mid-May.

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Re: Looking to spend more time on boat; what TV and mount do you recommend?

I plan to mount the plasma where the bottom 1/3 part of the screen would be mounted at eye-level. But when you do that, the plasma looks unusually low in the room. Also, there is a concern that the kids could mess around with the tv so I'm also looking for a proper tv install
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I have not installed on a boat - but too many to count on land.
Pretty much all of the mounts weigh a TON - i mean nowadays they are as (or MORE) heavy as the bloody TV you are attaching too them !
One tip - the bolts that allow for swivel movement can be adjusted to be very stiff. Not sure they would be stiff enough with rough movement, but just a thought.
Any suggestions for light weight mounts ?
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TVs are so cheap, I'd just buy a generic one at a big box store and a mount off amazon that would work for your boat.

The more useful dvice i can offer, is if you have a Samsung Galaxy, you can buy a cheap hdmi to usb c adapter off amazon or ebay that will allow you to plug your phone into a regular hdmi cord into any tv. Streaming with that method, just counts as "regular phone data" (most plans cap hotspotting to laptop or wireless mirrroring). I have a $50 "unlimited" tmobile plan. I live on the hook and stream sports and movies all with that method.
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doesnt have to be a Samsung phone - most will do that these days (typically if they have USB-C connectors, but maybe others....)
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Re: Looking to spend more time on boat; what TV and mount do you recommend?

We have a 45” or 46” Samsung in a lifting mount in our salon and I am very happy with both. The lift keeps the TV from blocking the window in the day, stores down in a salon cabinet and Samsung makes a great smart TV. We can connect the TV directly to our Island WiFi modem and stream without using any phone data or sloppy cords. The TV has all the streaming service apps built-in and the picture is great, even at extreme side angles. There is no dimming or fading of the picture looking at it from way off to the side. The only negative is that the built-in speakers are a little weak. Then again, so are my ears.
Next move is to replace the old dumb TV in the master stateroom with another Samsung smarty. That one is on a 24” articulating arm to swing it out as close as possible to the centerline from the wall at the foot of the berth.
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doesnt have to be a Samsung phone - most will do that these days (typically if they have USB-C connectors, but maybe others....)
Agreed, but I bet the Samsung HDMI adapter is a lot cheaper than the one Apple sells for iDevices! They are VERY proud of that one......
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