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Old 07-07-2019, 19:40   #1
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Looking to spend more time on boat; what TV and mount do you recommend?

I'm looking to spend more time on my Jeanneau SO409. I'd like to get a TV and a mount so that I can watch some things while at the marina or on the hook.

What TV do you guys recommend and what mount? Any recommendations on the installation? There is a hole in the bulkhead and some holes that are now covered. I think the boat originally had a TV but has since been removed by previous owner.

What about power? Inverter?

Thanks for any input!!
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We use a battery powered projector. Itís about the size of a coke can and has a built in speaker with Bluetooth and WiFi. If you have a place to project it, itís perfect. The picture is much better than it looks in this image.

Anker Nebula. About $300 USD
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Old 07-07-2019, 19:52   #3
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We use a battery powered projector. Itís about the size of a coke can and has a built in speaker with Bluetooth and WiFi. If you have a place to project it, itís perfect. The picture is much better than it looks in this image.

Anker Nebula. About $300 USD
I've been really considering one of those! They seem great!
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Re: Looking to spend more time on boat; what TV and mount do you recommend?

very interesting. any links, or brands?
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Old 07-07-2019, 23:17   #5
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very interesting. any links, or brands?

Brand? Anker.
Links. Just google Anker Nebula
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:15   #6
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Re: Looking to spend more time on boat; what TV and mount do you recommend?

The boat came with an inverter. Replaced the original tv's with the largest smart tv's that would fit the space mounted on low profile / light weight wall mounts the rotate side to side and up and down. Boat has an antenna that allows picking up local digital channels. If you do not have an antenna recommend a Glomex antenna up the mast above the radar. Boat has a portable satellite for picking up satellite tv channels. We also have an internet router for the smart tv, laptop, notebook, etc. We often tune into our favorite sporting event (football, tennis, baseball, etc.) while sailing.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:34   #7
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The boat came with an inverter. Replaced the original tv's with the largest smart tv's that would fit the space mounted on low profile / light weight wall mounts the rotate side to side and up and down. Boat has an antenna that allows picking up local digital channels. If you do not have an antenna recommend a Glomex antenna up the mast above the radar. Boat has a portable satellite for picking up satellite tv channels. We also have an internet router for the smart tv, laptop, notebook, etc. We often tune into our favorite sporting event (football, tennis, baseball, etc.) while sailing.


Thatís awesome!! What TV model and more importantly what mount?
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Re: Looking to spend more time on boat; what TV and mount do you recommend?

I am not a real fan of projectors, although one tine coming across the atlantic we used to project movies on the boomed out jib in the evenings. That was kind of fun.
I have found a good 24 to 32 inch LG or Samsung flat screen works great. I also buy a little "lipstick" camera (less than$50) that I put at the masthead and feed it to the screen. Makes it nice when below to see what is happening in front of you and gives a good view going under bridges. I had one on a generic wall mount on a fwd bulkhead in the main saloon, got hit with spray from the deck hatch several times but never gave me any problems.
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"Thatís awesome!! What TV model and more importantly what mount?"

To answer your question I believe it was a Samsung - 32" Class - LED - J4000 Series - 720p - HDTV Model:UN32J4000EFXZA ($170 from Best Buy) but any smart tv will do. I would have installed a Samsung - 43" Class - LED - NU6900 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR Model:UN43NU6900FXZA ($280 from Best Buy) but it would have impinged on the head liner.

Megamounts 97093570M Full Motion, Tilt and Swivel Single Stud Wall Mount for 23" - 42" LCD, LED, and Plasma Screens, 4" x 9", 3.9 pounds ($20 from Kmart).
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:20   #10
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To answer your question I believe it was a Samsung - 32" Class - LED - J4000 Series - 720p - HDTV Model:UN32J4000EFXZA ($170 from Best Buy) but any smart tv will do. I would have installed a Samsung - 43" Class - LED - NU6900 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR Model:UN43NU6900FXZA ($280 from Best Buy) but it would have impinged on the head liner.



Megamounts 97093570M Full Motion, Tilt and Swivel Single Stud Wall Mount for 23" - 42" LCD, LED, and Plasma Screens, 4" x 9", 3.9 pounds ($20 from Kmart).


Thatís awesome!! Thank you so much for the model info!! You werenít afraid that it would rip out the bulkhead? I donít really have a single stud behind the bulkhead
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I'm looking to spend more time on my Jeanneau SO409. I'd like to get a TV and a mount so that I can watch some things while at the marina or on the hook.

What TV do you guys recommend and what mount? Any recommendations on the installation? There is a hole in the bulkhead and some holes that are now covered. I think the boat originally had a TV but has since been removed by previous owner.

What about power? Inverter?

Thanks for any input!!
I have a 40" flat screen with a built in DVD player. I have it mount to an adjustable (haven't adjuster it in 3 years) RV mount that I through bolted to a cabinet side. We used in to something under it si it wouldn't bounce, but quickly started forgetting to and it hasn't been an issue. I power it and a sound bar via a 400W inverter that I wired directly to my DC main panel with a breaker as it uses much less power this way that by using the main inverter.
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"You werenít afraid that it would rip out the bulkhead? I donít really have a single stud behind the bulkhead"

No. The Hunter 46 bulkhead is likely similar construction as your boat, is relatively thick and supports the light weight mount and flat screen tv just fine. The mount and tv was installed in the same location as the original since there is a power connection and cables from a dvd in the wall behind the mount.
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All depends on how much space you’ve got to dedicate. We run a 22” Majestic. Can’t handle the 4TB hard drive of movies, but we just load a 128GB thumb drive and while the hours away. We picked up a swing away mount with a spring loaded locking pin at Best Buy (which works well except when I forget to, you know, lock it!).
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We use a battery powered projector. Itís about the size of a coke can and has a built in speaker with Bluetooth and WiFi. If you have a place to project it, itís perfect. The picture is much better than it looks in this image.

Anker Nebula. About $300 USD

Not sure if that satisfies anyone's expectations; the specs mention a horrible:


Resolution (Pixels) - 854 x 480
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Not sure if that satisfies anyone's expectations; the specs mention a horrible:


Resolution (Pixels) - 854 x 480
I was hesitant to buy it after seeing the specs. After doing so, I can say that it performs much better than the apecs make it appear to. Iíd buy it again 10 times over.

Itís great for in our cabin and outside.
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