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Old 01-22-2018, 09:51 PM   #41
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If you can’t stay away from the TV while you’re aboard you’re addicted.
Bring some good books aboard.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:41 PM   #42
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If you canít stay away from the TV while youíre aboard youíre addicted.
Bring some good books aboard.
That's pretty harsh. What do you say to those with other "addictions"? Like say...I don't know... having 14 *THOUSAND* posts on a boating forum?
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Bring some good books aboard.
Your comments would be relevant if the question was how to get TV service on your boat...
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:06 PM   #44
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Boom and guy,
It’s just an opinion.
What’s yours.

But your joke on me is great.
HaHa a strong case could be made.
Think I should retire?
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:17 PM   #45
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Boom and guy,
Itís just an opinion.
Whatís yours.

But your joke on me is great.
HaHa a strong case could be made.
Think I should retire?
My opinion is that you should read your book and the OP should watch sports on his new tv. I do both on my boat and am happy to have the choice.

I know its the nature of online forums, but I still have a hard time with people telling the other guy how he should enjoy his boat when he just wants help doing what he enjoys. Now get back to your book.
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:36 PM   #46
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If you canít stay away from the TV while youíre aboard youíre addicted.
Bring some good books aboard.
So, by a corollary, would that mean you were addicted to books instead? Perhaps we enjoy television. For us, it's that we very much enjoy sports.
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Think I should retire?
Noooo! At least not until we have a definitive answer on what the best anchor is...

My opinion, your opinion, everybody's opinion...that's why we're all on here!
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Noooo! At least not until we have a definitive answer on what the best anchor is...

My opinion, your opinion, everybody's opinion...that's why we're all on here!
. Well said Boomerang.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:20 AM   #49
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Why do we tell the man that "we don't want TV and go boating to get away from it, and it's all noise and blah blah blah????? If you don't like TV that's YOUR choice. Michael wants TV, that's HIS choice, and only asking for options to get it. If you have nothing to contribute, then DON'T POST..... (rant off).....
It's a pretty common theme. People post all the time that they never watch TV but someone must be watching it or there would be no content and no sponsors. It's like eating at McDonalds - nobody will admit to it but just try to get into the parking lot at lunch time!

I have a "marine" TV, made to run on 12 volts DC and a marine antenna and amplifier with a cable input. I can watch over the air TV or cable where available. I'll often watch a couple shows in the evening or maybe some sports. And of course, news and weather.

I understand the "get away from it all" attitude but you do need to keep an eye on the weather and the news can be important.
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If you canít stay away from the TV while youíre aboard youíre addicted.
Bring some good books aboard.
Eric,

What if I don't do either? I don't read books, and don't watch TV (much). I will watch the Weather channel reruns however.

Like you, I'd rather be addicted to a boating forum (or other forums).
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Mr. a. EXACTLY the reason that there is still a TV on board OUR vessel. Weather and news that may be of interest to us. We very seldom watch TV simply to watch TV. Neither of us are sports fans nor do either of us have "favorite" programs. That being said, we were in Ft. Lauderdale when the horrific shooting took place at the airport (last January 2017). We DID watch the events that day.

Oh, and McDonalds? Nope, not for many years, for both of us. Same goes for most fast food establishments although I will admit to the odd meal from Subway...

Mr. S. Just saw your post....BOTH of us are prolific readers. Different strokes etc.
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It's a pretty common theme. People post all the time that they never watch TV but someone must be watching it or there would be no content and no sponsors. It's like eating at McDonalds - nobody will admit to it but just try to get into the parking lot at lunch time!

I have a "marine" TV, made to run on 12 volts DC and a marine antenna and amplifier with a cable input. I can watch over the air TV or cable where available. I'll often watch a couple shows in the evening or maybe some sports. And of course, news and weather.

I understand the "get away from it all" attitude but you do need to keep an eye on the weather and the news can be important.
Aboatman,

I do like the idea of a marine TV, much more efficient on the battery. Are they similar price, haven't shopped.

However, I don't use TV for weather or news. I like the National Weather Service for weather, and gossip for news.
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I will admit to the odd meal from Subway...

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Ms. WB. Only for odd people...

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I stream the screen from my Garmin plotter/sounder to the TV in our salon, kinda neat looking when going over interesting bottom!
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There are many who are cutting subscriptions such as Directv:

" AT&T's DirecTV and U-verse TV businesses were hammered in the third quarter of 2017, while the telco's over-the-top DirecTV Now service delivered its biggest quarterly increase since launching less than a year ago. The company reported a record quarterly loss of 385,000 traditional pay-TV subs, which ..."

But this does not mean people are giving up watching TV, just giving up spending big bucks to watch TV.
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That's pretty harsh. What do you say to those with other "addictions"? Like say...I don't know... having 14 *THOUSAND* posts on a boating forum?
Yea and its like telling some folks to give up drinking when they get on their boats. Talk about harsh talk,,,,
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Yea and its like telling some folks to give up drinking when they get on their boats. Talk about harsh talk,,,,
Yes..........or just hide their anchors
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If you can't stay away from books while you are aboard, you're addicted.
Bring some good movies aboard.
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If you can't stay away from anchors when aboard, you're adrift! Tie up to a dock, crack that book and put on Oprah!

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