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Old 14-11-2020, 22:20   #16
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Re: 12 volt TV

We have a 12 volt TV/DVD that runs of a cigarette lighter. It's mounted on a metal bracket that has two mounts. One mount is in the saloon and one is in the bedroom. All I had to do was install another cigarette lighter in the bedroom.
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I was able to find a small TV that ran on 12v.

Many small electronics that have a wall wart actually run on a small DC voltage, you just need to shop for 12v.

As far as antenna something like this works near shore.

https://www.hodgesmarine.com/sha3015...4aAsZKEALw_wcB

or this

https://cordlessmagic.com/products/2...IaAu07EALw_wcB

I'm using one of these right now,
I just bought the bottom one on Ebay, $13-00 with booster,
See how it goes.
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Old 15-11-2020, 04:09   #18
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what about those dome shaped things you see on spreaders? Aren't they for tv reception?
Sounds like you're asking about KVH TracVision system. I don't have one but have been on many boats with them. Given they seem to be the exclusive domain of newer, slightly expensive yachts, my hunch is they are still several thousand dollars to aquire.

KVH link below has a dealer locator menu if you hunt a bit.

As someone else said, the 12vdc vs 120vac TV is not the barrier. It's the reception antenna. As an aside, as part of my total refit of my 1970 Willard Trawler, decided to remove all vestiges of audio/visual. Gone are holes and mounts for TV and speakers. We use a largish tablet with downloaded movies or stream if wifi is available. And use Bluetooth speakers for music.

https://www.kvh.com/maritime-solutio...s/satellite-tv

If OP is asking about a traditional TV antenna for local TV reception, I found the Shakespeare marine disk antenna to be useless. I have used one of the newer household style ones that worked pretty well, though is still sort of ugly. Best solution for us was to just stop watching live TV, but we are not sports fans.
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what about those dome shaped things you see on spreaders? Aren't they for tv reception?
You mean these domes, They are Radar, Not TV,
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All 12v TVs arenít the same. One thatís designed for a 12v regulated wall-wart my not like noisy 14.5 volts from your alternator or solar panels.
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