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Old 10-30-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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What size television

I am looking at purchasing a flat screen TV for my 32ft trawler but unsure of what size to get.
I don't want it too big but not too small either.

What size TV have you found suitable for your boat??

I am thinking 19 inch LCD

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Old 10-30-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Allan,
We installed a Sony Bravia 26N4000 about a year ago. These are LCD and also have a bit if surround sound built in with a subwoofer at the base. Sony had some great discounts- I believe because most folks want to install their own surround sound. For us it was great to have the better sound it came with. The subwoofer is built into a base - so no hanging flat on a wall. It has slots in the bottom as I recall that allowed me to bolt er down to the top of the original TV shelf. It's not a huge TV but fits nicely in our saloon. With the Blue Ray player it makes for some great movie watching. We also pull in lots of digital channels at the boat with just a standard antenna.
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Put in a 19" Sharp LCD DVD combo mounted on a swing out arm mount so it can be oriented to wherever one is sitting. Attached a couple of hook and eye catches to keep it in place in a seaway. Picture is pretty good. Sound is pretty feeble but adequate.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:22 PM   #4
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We have a 19" also with base. When we use it we put it on the counter across from the sette. when we're moving it is lying down in the aft cabin. Our previous TV bit the dust when we were waked in FL. wasn't well secured.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:30 PM   #5
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I am looking at purchasing a flat screen TV for my 32ft trawler but unsure of what size to get.
I don't want it too big but not too small either.

The bigger the better.* No matter what size you get you will wish you got a bigger one later (if you have room for a bigger one).* So you might as well start out with as big a screen as will fit (both the space and the aesthetics).

In terms of brands, there are a bunch of them and many of them look pretty good.* But having been employed in the film/television business for over forty years, I can tell you that most people in the business go for Sony.* This was true back in the old Trinitron days of the 70's and it's still true today.* When we went shopping for an HD the other year we shopped real carefully.* We'd seen very nice looking Panasonics at friends houses and were really tempted to go that route. But in compariing most of the brands out there with the Sony Bravia, in the end we coughed up the extra money and went with the Sony.

Good friends of ours (he's a director of videography with his own production company) just bought a fifty-something inch Sony LCD/LED and it's stunning.* Best picture I've ever seen.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:06 PM   #7
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Is it possible to get anything (TV wise) in 12V these days?
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:38 PM   #8
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Allan, We have a 23" in our MT 34 and it is quite sufficient.
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Conrad

These are 12 volt http://www.majesticinternational.com.au/canada.html built for marine use. I have been thinking the same way.
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:28 AM   #10
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I installed a 23" JVC combo (tv/DVD) from Sams Club. I like the size viewing from about 6 ft.
It was a cheap one - my thinking is 2 fold. It's more likely to get stolen than one in my house and the harsh marine environment does not play well with consumer electronics.

Funny thing happen though. I thought is was OK sitting on the cabinet until after a run one day I found the TV on the floor. We had gone up on plane and it had fallen off onto the carpeted floor. Picked it up, turned it on and it worked fine. Very lucky.

We do not lock our boat when un-attended. The sliding door entry into the boat would probably cost thousands to replace, far more than anything worth stealing on the boat. I also have fuel shut offs to both engines that would take a thief some time to find if he hot wired the boat. Just my thoughts.


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What about the fact your insurance is void if the boat/home is not locked?
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:21 AM   #12
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Conrad wrote
"Is it possible to get anything (TV wise) in 12V these days?"

This site has all sorts of 12v stuff including TVs.*

http://www.12volt-travel.com/

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RE: What size television

I agree with Timjet. We also bought cheap TV/Dvd combos that work well ($203 at Walmart).
They are perfectly suitable for onboard use. A wall mount bracket completes the installation. So far they have been in 20' plus seas with no problems.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:11 AM   #14
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What size television

Any time I put household items on the boat, like TV's, I always buy the extended warranty. They're a terrible buy if the stuff is going into a house but like someone else mentioned, the marine environment doesn't play well with consumer electronics. I've come out ahead over the years by doing this. Something to think about.

Oh yea, bigger is always better.

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Old 10-31-2010, 12:05 PM   #15
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That's what we did on the Sony's. We actually got one for the master at home and one for the boat at the same time. In three years when the EW ends I thought I would swap them with each other and hopefully the marine environment TV will live a longer life in a dirt house.
Course I use a lot of industrial cleaners and spray a lot of paint and seldom wear appropriate safety gear
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:12 PM   #16
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I FORGET , but either the plasma or LCD can not take freezing.

Depending on how and where yopu voyage this might be a concern?
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:20 AM   #17
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Got a 19 inch combo DVD player and it's perfect. It also runs on 12v.


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RE: What size television

this is the only picture i have on my iphone but you can see the 37" tv mounted on the port side.. theres alot of room in my boat for mounting so i went as big as i could. with direct tv hookup too. bigger is better so fit the biggest one you can. boats alittle messy

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I agree with Marin and Albin...the bigger the better!!!!
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Albin43,
How are you able to posts pics with your iPhone ? I haven't figured that one out. Can't respond to a PM either.
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