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Has anyone installed a television on their boat? Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself Projects' started by LouisVuittoon, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. LouisVuittoon

    LouisVuittoon New Member

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    Does anyone have any suggestions or helpful info on installing a 30 inch tv on their boat? I don’t want it permanently installed. It would just be nice to watch some golf while on the water sometimes.
     
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  2. lakeliving

    lakeliving Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing something years back. Did you do a search?
     
  3. LouisVuittoon

    LouisVuittoon New Member

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    I did. No results
     
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  4. Jack M

    Jack M Moderator

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    I also remember seeing it .It dropped into a seat back .
    It may have been in the original Toys and other hobbies .
     
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    Obviously, they do make outdoor tv's which would likely be required in order to get enough brightness and contrast to be able to see it on a sunny day. The bigger question for me would be how you'd get a live signal. Seems as though a satellite dish might be fairly large for a boat. Then again, where there's a will, there's a way.
     
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    I think the original poster was streaming from his phone.
     
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    I’ve thought about this myself a few times. A small portable TV I can connect my phone to and just stream a game while out on the water when the lake is calm. However, if I ever set that up, my family may never see me come ashore again. :D
     
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    I've been thinking about doing this for a while, but not with a TV -- using a small, portable projector. We would do it on summer evenings when the sun goes down, after having fun swimming. It is on my list to get setup before April-May timeframe. Because it would be in lower light situations, the brightness of the projector would be less important. We also don't care about HD/4K, etc, our project is more to watch classics and enjoy company of others.
     
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    W5pfg, and play JAWS on it.
     
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    Sorry no time for a TV on our boat. Too busy tubing, cruising or relaxing enjoying the silence and solitude :)
     
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    ILLINOIS AVE Well-Known Member

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    Oh Boy ! Now a TV on your boat! All the beautiful things to enjoy while boating ! No way a TV just a bunch of garbage ! Buy a Captian's chair and put it in your living room.
     
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    Stay with me now, not for daytime, but what about a projector?
    Screen would act like a sail, but I am sure with a little brain power one could figure out a creative way to get a cheap projector rigged up to a screen that wouldnt shift too much on the boat.
    https://www.amazon.com/Projector-Go...8&qid=1549453561&sr=8-5&keywords=projector+tv
    AND they are pretty cheap on Amazon. Now I am trying to figure out how to do a movie night on the lake! Bluetooth to the radio for speakers and stream from the phone, even hang projector from the Bimini.
     
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    I'm thinking it might be easier to purchase a houseboat. In addition to the T.V's, you also get one heck of a slide!
     
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    This is precisely what we are doing this year for late night movie night on the water.
     
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