Annapolis Jim wrote:
We want to buy a 12 volt digital TV, probably a Skyworth and a digital antenna.* Any comments.* We are the anchoring out type and like the TV maintly for news and weather on local stations.
I bought and installed the Skyworth 19" TV/DVD player.* It works fine.
There is no such thing
as a "digital antenna", regardless or what manufacturers put on the box or in their advertising.* If you already have an omnidirectional amplified TV antenna on your boat, it will work just fine for digital broadcasts.
An antenna is an antenna.* It picks up radio frequency waves and delivers them the to the receiver.* It does not know or care what the content of the signal is.
Your best bet for an antenna on a boat is an omnidirectional (picks up in all directions) antenna.* While a directional antenna can be pointed at the stations for a stronger signal, boats inherently move and a directional antenna would have to be reoriented every time the boat moves.* If it's anchored, that could be continuously.
Get an antenna with a built in signal amplifier and be sure it can operater on 12 volts DC.* Marine stores carry suitable TV antennas.
-- Edited by rwidman on Friday 17th of September 2010 07:48:59 AM