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- Joined: March 27th, 2016, 2:27 pm
- Vessel Info: The Midnight Sun
- Location: Montreal, Canada
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I did a little homework and ended up with an Amazon Fire TV stick ti update the smart tv part of the television, cheap and fast with all the goodies anyone could ask for. The only issue is they need to be powered but the good news is it is 5v USB. The original USB wall charger that comes with the Fire Stick has a rated output of 1a so really not power hungry at all. That being said, the unit is small enough to velcro to the back of a small TV or if the inputs are parallel to the screen the stick will most likely just pop into place without interference.
Here is the cool part. No need to buy a smart TV as the stick will do the job. No need to buy a special 12v TV as a small dedicated 150 mini inverter works perfectly as this is what I have been using in the aft cain for several years without issue. Simply cut off the 12v socket end on the inverter and spliced into the existing 12v leads to the original TV. The little inverter does have a USB plug incorporated so really convenient to plug in the Fire TV stick for its power. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01H2U9DE4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
2007 Carver 41 CMY
Twin Volvo D6-370's
Midnight Sun I Photos
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- Joined: May 12th, 2017, 10:41 am
- Vessel Info: 2001, Carver 356
- Location: Lower Potomac, VA
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Just bought a cheapie $89 TV for the aft cabin as we have an extra Roku to hook up to it. Didn’t even look at smart TV’s…just looked for the cheapest one we could find.
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- Joined: April 7th, 2014, 6:07 pm
- Vessel Info: 1997 Carver 405
- Location: Soddy Daisy TN.
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The Black Pearl
Soddy Daisy Tn.
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