TELEVISIONS

Good quality sets are available in all sizes and 230 v AC as well as 12v DC and 24v DC. Your choice will depend on space and power available as well as budget.

Televisions of all sizes can be used on a narrowboat, including 230v and 12v
Televisions on narrowboats are often installed below the gunwale
A discreet TV is concealed in the foot of a bed on a narrowboat

Televisions… Introduction

Generally the 12VDC sets are more efficient for narrowboats who primarily draw their power through a DC system. There is less loss to a power inverter and in reality the current draw on the smaller sets is just a few amps. Most DC sets will come with an adapter for use on AC electricity supply so by going down this route initially you get the best of both options.

Sizes on the DC sets range from around 16” to 32” across the screens diagonally so you should be able to find a size that suits the space available on your narrow boat.

LED technology is rapidly replacing LCD sets and the advantages with LED units are they are lighter, thinner and use considerably less power than their LCD equivalents. Media evolves at such a pace that most of the latest sets will have USB ports for the recording and playback of TV and movies.

It is possible to store many films on a suitable hard-drive/USB stick and the benefits are of storage space over multiple DVD cases. Hard-drives, or USB sticks, can be also used to record and pause live TV.

Sets are available with standard DVD inputs if you wish to use a DVD player to watch your collection. Alternatively, the latest space saving products offer fully integrated DVD and HD satellite receivers and are available from 16″ screen size from around £180 from good quality retailers.

Regardless of the type of TV, signals can be picked either via a standard aerial or through a satellite receiver.

Televisions

Not what you're looking for? Try some other items within this chapter...

crick boat show 2024

VISIT US AT THIS YEARS CRICK BOAT SHOW
(Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May 2024)

- WE'RE EXHIBITING INSIDE THE WW BOATING MARQUEE STAND WW80

Britain's biggest inland waterways show.

Advance tickets can be ordered by phone and online until 12midday on Friday 17 May 2024. If you are planning to purchase advance tickets, we recommend that you do so well before this deadline to allow time for postal delivery.
Children 16 and under – free entry Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Trade & Preview Day – Friday 24 May 2024
Get ahead and visit The Fit Out Pontoon before everyone else on Preview Day!
Preview Day tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of 1,000 pre-booked visitors and give entry to the Show from 10am – 6pm on Friday 24 May.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR CRICK BOAT SHOW TICKETS

OUR NARROWBOAT & WIDEBEAM PRODUCTS & SERVICES