After someone linked on here a while back I bought a http://www.kogan.co.uk/shop/19-hd-le...gan-elite-led/ at the beginning of the year and have been very pleased. Real world measurements are around 1.9A and 200mA standby (unusual to go so low on standby, my older 11" TV stayed around 2A on standby as well as turned on!). I plug the Kogan straight into the boat's supply, no messing with inverters, they are not necessary for this set.
I have the TV and boats radio attached to a http://www.triax.com/AntennaSystems/...%20aerial.aspx aerial up the mast, I get a stunning picture most of the time, but can lose the odd channel at low water on a miserable day.
If 19" is too large, my http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/tv...rking/98531983, really handy size to stow. That's not mine, but I might consider selling it at a similar price, though it is handy in my study for watching Question Time on Thursdays, so I might be loathed to part with it
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Thread: Digital TV
29-04-12, 16:15 #11DogWatch Guest
29-04-12, 16:17 #12DogWatch Guest
10 posts and no Steve telling us off for not sailing for the same reasons he does, amazing!
29-04-12, 16:41 #13Registered User
Location : Boat is in Haslar Marina
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- May 2006
My iPad has become the main tool for onboard entertainment.
Music, radio, videos, audiobooks, Navionics, Weather - loads of stuff.
If you have 3G or wifi, then the app "TV Catch Up" is great. All the main channels and more - live streamed to the iPad.
OK not a huge screen, but a few subtle pieces of Velcro around the boat and can be 'hung' in lots of places.
TVs are not for me on a boat, but this is a great compromise if it works for the crew and family.
3G sometimes isn't that cheap (though prob cheaper than you think), so we have ripped quite a few DVDs to the iPad and there is always something to entertain the kids and the adults who want something.
I realise this is not the question you were asking so apologies, but it works as a solution for us.
29-04-12, 17:21 #14
'twould help if you said where you are and what sort of boat you have. (update your profile - without giving any "secrets" away) It helps.....
If you can't get FreeView where you are moored (and more likely where you are going to cruise), then - as I do - try FreeSat because the kit
- doesn't take a lot more power,
- Isn't more or less convenient to rig a satellite dish than it is for a FreeView aerial.
- A dish is always pointing in the same direction, whereas an aerial has to pointed to the nearest transmitter (and where the blazes is that??).
29-04-12, 17:22 #15
I should clarify that when I said reception isn't as good it's because digital is on or off. You'll get a great picture when you get one but it will annoyingly cut out, or you may not be able to tune it at all. It needs an aerial pointing straight at the transmitter which is hard to achieve on a boat.
I'll admit I never tried the caravan type aerials but ordinary household ones never seem to work.
With analogue, the picture would start fuzzy so at least you knew you had it tuned and then could play with the aerial to improve matters.Vivacity 20, South Coast
29-04-12, 17:23 #16
Can't complain for less than £120 including the 12v socket adapter.Living the dream!
29-04-12, 19:51 #17Registered User
Location : Emsworth, Chichester Hbr, UK
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- Nov 2003
29-04-12, 20:34 #18Registered User
Location : Faro based
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- Oct 2010
29-04-12, 20:34 #19Registered User
Location : Falmouth
- Join Date
- Jul 2003
Since you have not filled in your Profile, I and others do not know your area of operation, so this may not be pertinent.(For the store mentioned)
Comet do a mains LED with built in Didital that works off 240vac or 12v dc, for about £200 gives good picture.
Used mine on both systems, the ac off a 125 W iverter from Screwfixok (Not a pure Sine wave) and I never use when the engine is running when on dc,
Argos also do a lcd version as well for around that price.
I hope this is useful.
29-04-12, 20:36 #20