Although we go places to enjoy the outdoors and scenery, I always love to have a cocktail and watch the sun set. However, there have been plenty of times when the wind
blew or rain poured down and we went inside and turned on the entertainment system. In my 25' trailer
I have a small surround sound receiver/DVD player with 5 speakers, powered sub, HD satellite
DVR and 32" LED TV. Watching a movie
or TV show is pretty close to being at home, especially with the volume and bass.
The 40' trailer
has a more advanced setup, with 3 HD satellite
DVRs, Yamaha receiver, 5 speakers and a 10" powered sub. This supports a Canon HD projector on a 102" screen
. There are also 24" TVs suspended above each of the 2 queen beds (about waist level, so they look huge from only 2' away) and a 32" TV in the main area. There are 3 Western Digital media players all networked via the wifi
router that can stream to/from each other with 2 USB HDDs on each. I have about 1.5TB of TV shows in x.264 format (from Gunsmoke and Bonanza to Orange is the New Black and TBBT) as well as about 2,000 movies on portable HDDs.
I also have an Android box that can stream to/from the network and also does Netflix, Hulu, etc just like the WD media players, but the big advantage to this one is it can surf the web like a regular computer and stream from other sites, like Couchtuner, or any of the "unofficial" movie
sites that have current
movies, in addition to Kodi, which also gives you access to streaming movies and TV.
I can also "cast" from my laptop
to any of the 4 devices and replay action cam footage captured from all 7 of the action cams. There are also outside speakers, in case I feel like projecting on the side of the trailer. All of these TVs have come in very handy when friends bring their kids
and the adults want to keep them entertained while we enjoy some cocktails.
When I get my Leopard catamaran
, I plan on installing a 50" LED TV, in addition to 24" TVs in 2 of the cabins. I'm also bringing the entire wifi
media streaming network and projector. All of the TVs, tablets and laptops will be able to display chartplotter
info, an idea I got from some of the posters here on CF.