Installing LED TV on 2004 340 Sundancer Bulkhead Wall

Discussion in 'Installation Photos/Specs' started by KevinC, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    420
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Ha ...I have a two year old obsessed with Paw Patrol, who without that, gets cabin fever very quickly and goes insane.
     
  2. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    mounted in the drink holder location... does not stay here while underway.
    2017-02-19 14.36.47.jpg
     
  3. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I actually wanted to recover the space in the galley cabinet that housed the mostly useless TV. If that TV was turned towards the forward bed as my son sleeping on the salon sofa could not see it. We wound up using a small portable on the galley most of last year because of that.

    -Kevin
     
  4. Craig

    Craig Member GOLD Sponsor

    75
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    Thanks for the post. Nice install. I am contemplating doing this upgrade on my 320. I did replace the factory tv with a wide screen and switched everything over to 12v. 15289955655393.jpg 15289955655172.jpg 15289955654421.jpg 15289955652560.jpg
     
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  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Chase, Marshall, Rubble and Everest are regular passengers on my boat as well...though of the stuffed animal variety. I immediately recognized that photo :) I may or may not own most of those DVD's....
     
  6. Zim

    Zim Active Member

    111
    Jan 16, 2018
    2012 Sea ray sundancer 310
    Twin merc
    Agree with all that and much more. However, I enjoy a little tv just before bed, or I like the tv on when the wife and I get a little.....when the boats ah- rockin don't come asking if you can take another beer out of da fridge..... know what I mean... lol
     
  7. frosh coach

    frosh coach Member

    146
    Apr 20, 2011
    Long Island Sound, New Haven CT
    1994 300 Sundancer
    1989 230 Cuddy (SOLD)
    Twin Mercruiser 350 FWC, Alpha 1 Gen II
    nice job. I've been thinking about adding one in my 94 300, in the same location.
     
  8. gasketguy

    gasketguy New Member

    24
    Nov 11, 2015
    Harrison Township Michigan
    330 1996 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4
    Was it hard to tie into the cable line I've have been wanting to do this for football season since I got the boat last year but didnt want to get in over my head
     
  9. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    If you want the amplified signal you are going to need to tie into the cable after the glomex amp wherever that is installed. In my case it is forward in a cabinet on the port side near where the little TV cubby is. Since that TV has been removed I am looking to relocate the Glomex amp to the mid cabin storage closet as I do not want to make the runs from the front to the mid cabin and eventually the cockpit.

    If you don't think you need the amp you could probably just splice into the cable where ever it comes in from the top - in my case up on the arch. In @M Prod's case the antenna was directly above the TV on the arch - not sure how he chose to cable it though.

    As far as the splicing goes - it is just regular COAX like you would have in your home.

    If you have decent internet you could always try something like a FireTV stick to get broadcasts.

    -Kevin
     
  10. gasketguy

    gasketguy New Member

    24
    Nov 11, 2015
    Harrison Township Michigan
    330 1996 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4
    Thank you for the knowledge Kevin!
     
  11. aarongrz

    aarongrz New Member

    9
    Jun 5, 2009
    MI
    05 340DA
    Previous
    03 280DA
    8.1s with V Drives
    5kw Kohler
    Kevin,
    Thanks for your post. It helped me a lot. I installed a 43" Samsung and a KVH satellite. I know the pic isn't great. I will get better ones this weekend if anyone wants to see more. 20180706_213046.jpeg
     
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  12. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    No Problem - I m glad it was of help.
    How was the clearance with the 43" by the panel door?
    I was concerned that it might interfere on a larger TV.

    -Kevin
     
  13. aarongrz

    aarongrz New Member

    9
    Jun 5, 2009
    MI
    05 340DA
    Previous
    03 280DA
    8.1s with V Drives
    5kw Kohler
    I ordered the slimmest mount I could find. I still have about 1 1/2 inch clearance. I measured it all before I bought the tv but I was still nervous. I am extremely happy with it.
     
  14. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Kevin,
    Which Glomex antenna do you have and about how many stations do you get?
    The P.O. of my boat must have tossed the Glomex antenna when he had the KVH installed. The coax for it is still coiled up in the arch and the Glomex Amp A/B switch is still inside a cabinet. The power and ground are disconnected from the Amp (looks like they used them for the 12 volt KVH Reciever) but the coax coming from the arch is still there and so is the one going to the splitter and the one coming from the dockside cable inlet back on the transom.
    For a keep busy project I could just buy and re-install an antenna on the arch, connect the coax to it, run 12 volt to the Amp again, and it would be back in business.
    I’ve got 3 TV’s running off one KVH box so they can only get the same station at any one time.
    Having the option to switch to OTA reception when the kids sleep over might be nice.
    Just want to make sure I would get enough stations to make it worth buying a replacement antenna.
     
  15. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Not really what sure - it's the stock antenna

    Antenna is line of sight so the number of channels it determined by location. A scan finds lots of channels but most are foreign language. You will most likely will get the locals and the side bands (ie 7-1, 7-2).

    I am now running Playstation Vue (its a service not tied to the game console) now on my FireTV Stick that gives me the locals and cable channels. Its internet based so it will depend on your Wifi or Hotspot quality. Last week at Watch Hill internet over LTE cellular was horrible so I switched to downloaded movies.

    I still plan on running two FireTV sticks and distributing to all TVs over 1080p on COAX. That way any TV could choose OTA, FireTV1 or FireTV2 (in your case it could be the KVH receiver) just by changing channels. Only connection will be the COAX to the TV.

    -Kevin
     
  16. R-and-R

    R-and-R New Member

    20
    May 9, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1S Mercruiser
    Last week at Watch Hill internet over LTE cellular was horrible so I switched to downloaded movies.
    -Kevin[/QUOTE]

    Hey Kevin, what device do you use to download/store movies for later viewing?
     
  17. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I use the FireTV stick with VLC (app) and USB thumb drives. I don't think it supports anything but FAT32 eliminating large drives.

    My main TV is a smart Samsung but it was more convenient to us the FireTV to switch back and forth.

    -Kevin
     
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  18. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Thanks! Doesn’t sound like it’s worth buying the antenna.
    All 3 of mine are now Vizio 1080p smart TV’s. Among the Apps on them are Amazon and Netflix which we use with my iPad as a hotspot, and I can also stream Fios to my iPad from my home account.
    I connect my iPad to the TV’s via an Apple AV adapter so I can watch live channels from Fios as well as anything I recorded on my home DVR.
    All of that is great until I’m in a spot with sketchy cell service inside the cabin, which happens fairly often.
    That’s when I have to depend on the KVH with the basic DirectTV lineup exclusively through the single box.
    It would be nice to be able to switch to OTA during those times so the kids could watch something different, but their probably better off depending on whatever movies they download to their phones.
     

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