LED TV's for the Boat (vs. LCD TV's)

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by Four Suns, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Jackie J V

    Jackie J V New Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    827
    Feb 5, 2009
    King City, ON
    560DB
    2 x Raymarine e125's
    Walker Bay Generations 360 Centre Console w. Yahama 60HP
    2 Seadoos
    CAT 3406e (C15's) @ 800HP
    It amazes me that kids will go for virtual reality over, well, reality!
     
  2. TheLucille

    TheLucille New Member

    38
    Oct 18, 2009
    Oshkosh, WI
    Boatless
    boatless
    If you visit the Costco website for that it's wrong in a very important way: "With LESS than a 1” profile*, 19” VM190XVT Razor LED™ LCD HDTV offers full 1080p High Definition resolution for crystal clear images, brilliant color, rich detail and deep contrast"

    The VM190VXT only supports 720p, no 1080 resolutions at all. You can also see this by the resolution listed. Many people are fine with that, especially on a 19" tv (there are no 1080 19's that I've seen)... just an FYI.

    Insignia panels are rumored to be made by Samsung, which would make them a great deal. Probably the only people who discount them/Vizio are people who paid big bucks for the same panels.

    We have a 63" Samsung that's a month old, two Vizio's (32" 1080p and a 26" 720p), and a 19" Samsung. Have had good luck with all. The 1080p Vizio has an AMAZING picture for the price. Don't discount a brand just because of what you've heard, or what you think. My next TV will be a Favi.
     
  3. SearayTX

    SearayTX Member

    46
    Oct 24, 2006
    Frisco, TX
    328 Vista
    Twin Volvo Penta 5.7
    Cruisinguy,
    I just intalled a 22in LED Insignia that is 1080P in my salon today. They have 22" lcd that is 720P, but the LED is 1080P.

    I was replacing a 19in lcd and the 22" LED really didn't take up that much more room and was a lot lighter. The sound is not that great since the speakers are in the back as a previous poster stated. I'll need to address that next week. Overall, I am happy with the picture quality.
     
  4. Cruisinguy

    Cruisinguy New Member

    72
    Aug 19, 2009
    Northern Michigan
    1998 480DB
    Detroit 625hp
    SearayTX

    Thanks for the info. I did compare the specs and the width difference is less than 3" but that actually may not work in my case. I have a 480 with the same master stateroom set up as Gary and was supposed to change out this TV a few weeks ago but the economy must be recovering. The guy that was going to do it asked if I could wait until next Winter because he is swamped! He was thinking about building a new door that would hide the TV to give it a factory look and if he does that I couldn't go any wider than a 19". I went to Best Buy to look at the 19" Insignia LED and couldn't find it. When I asked about it they told me they were hiding them until they sold a bunch of non LED's they had! I did look at the 22" and the picture looked great.
     
  5. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
    Gary how is the 19" holding up? Seems the 22" doesn't have the external transformer...and has the plug ins on the back. So 19" should fit the bill for me!
     
  6. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
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  7. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
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  8. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
  9. chumbley

    chumbley New Member

    536
    Apr 4, 2010
    Lake Travis
    340 Sundancer 2000
    Twin 7.4L V-drives
    Here ya go Gary
     
  10. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
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  11. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
    Think the "Black Tie" protection plan for 24.99 is worth it?
     
  12. chumbley

    chumbley New Member

    536
    Apr 4, 2010
    Lake Travis
    340 Sundancer 2000
    Twin 7.4L V-drives
    You had better get that thing replaced quickly! How can you even stand to watch! Sheesh!

    Like I have room to talk. I still have a 42" 480P plasma set in my living room. Looks fine to me, though clearly if it ever dies I'll replace it with higher resolution. But still...
     

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