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Old 09-20-2010, 12:00 PM
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Question 12 volt LCD TV's

Doing some research on adding a TV in the cabin. I have found some old threads on here circa 2007 that talk about a Toshiba that is actually a 12V unit. I was at WalMart last night, and all the TV's they had were 110AC directly into the back (No adapter).

Does anyone have a model number for a TV that uses 12V? I'm going to take a look at Best Buy and see what they have.
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google 12 volt tv if you want to see what's out there.

I'd be curious for recommendations on a particular model as well. Something that could take some abuse.
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I've see the ones that come up doing a google search. I dont really mind paying extra if it is a good quality unit, but they seem to be about $100 more than standard off the shelf units. If it's as easy as throwing away the ac adapter and hard-wiring the TV, then I'm all about saving $100 bucks.
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Why not add an inverter then you could use a regular tv and have the inverter for other things when needed.
I have a 2000 watt one on my boat.
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check out ebay there some on there for $250 to $400 but no brands that i have ever heard of before
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Well I picked up this unit at Best Buy Last night. It's an Insignia 12V, 19" LED. This is the only 12V unit they have, and it is not sold as a 12V. I just walked through the isles looking at the displays for TV's that used an AC adapter. This was the only one.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Insignia...&skuId=9460754

$204 out the door with a 4 year replacement plan. Figured that would be worth $20 since boating can be a little hard on things

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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.
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I have a Sharp Aqous that uses adapter in the power cord to use with AC. I have the TV hardwired to my cabin power thru a fused switch for safety.
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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?
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It's an Insignia 12V, 19" LED. This is the only 12V unit they have,
$204 out the door with a 4 year replacement plan. y.

Thats a damn good price,another nice thing with all new lcd's is you can plug your laptop right and use it as a monitor as well as a tv..
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RT930, are you going to hook up an antenna to the TV, or just run lcds?
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