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Old 09-21-2010, 02:57 PM
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I've been considering one of these for the boat:

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/equipment/satgo

A bit heavy at 27lbs, but the thought of early season NFL Sunday Ticket and NASCAR races on the lake sounds enticing

Seems cheap enough for all inclusive at $499. I'm guessing it'd get the same programming as my home Direct TV account.

Anyone tried one yet?
I have one. It can be added for the 5 bucks on your home account. It works really nice. Also can be used as an extra box with no lcd in your house and hardwired into your dish.
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I've been considering one of these for the boat:

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/equipment/satgo

A bit heavy at 27lbs, but the thought of early season NFL Sunday Ticket and NASCAR races on the lake sounds enticing

Seems cheap enough for all inclusive at $499. I'm guessing it'd get the same programming as my home Direct TV account.

Anyone tried one yet?



Wow what a cool idea... would like to know if anyone has one and how well it works.
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I had considered using an inverter, but the power draw would be fairly significant compared to just running the TV. I can run this thing all weekend and not put a dent in my battery.[/QUOTE]

I was under the impression that an inverter would have minimal if any draw unless something was operating off of it. Am I wrong again, dang already been wrong once this afternoon.

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Wow what a cool idea... would like to know if anyone has one and how well it works.
The TV part is great, decent quality on the LCD and visible in the day. The tuning it once you get used to it is actually really easy and fast.

I love mine, they also have video out so you can hook it up to projectors for larger viewing if you would like.
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I was under the impression that an inverter would have minimal if any draw unless something was operating off of it. Am I wrong again, dang already been wrong once this afternoon.

Rick[/QUOTE]

Rick,

You are correct, the inverter only draws power when its operating, but it takes power to invert the voltage.

The link relates to solar, but it's all just ohm's law. With this TV, i will use about 2.3 Amps (25W / 12 * 1.1) at 12V DC. To run an inverter, I would loose about 20-50% of the effeciency.

http://www.affordable-solar.com/inverter.how.to.htm

Nothing at all wrong with the inverter set up, but it was a freebie finding a TV that was 12V.
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RT930, are you going to hook up an antenna to the TV, or just run lcds?
Not sure on the antenna. I might try just hooking up an antenna and hiding it in the side of the boat. I don't really want an external TV antenna. DVD's / ipod is the main goal right now.
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Thanks for the input bmtbandit. Video out option on that Direct TV deal would then also allow a permanent mounted LCD tv in the boat. Nice!!

And its already 12V.

Really appreciate the review Thank you sir.
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Thanks for the input bmtbandit. Video out option on that Direct TV deal would then also allow a permanent mounted LCD tv in the boat. Nice!!

And its already 12V.

Really appreciate the review Thank you sir.
12 volt, and battery as well.
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RT930turbo,

Thanks for the inverter reference; good reading and simple enough for me to understand. Direct TV info and review was helpful as well.

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mounted with front speakers on each side of the cockpit, w/ rear speakers as well. Almost sounds like surround sound. The headunit plays DVD's, so it is wired to the TV also
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