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Offline ran7ger

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12 volt t.v. or flip down dvd player for ice shack
« on: Aug 10, 2019, 04:09 PM »
 just got a new shack ready for this winter and plan to spend a few over nights out there in it.  i'd like to deck it out with a 12v monitor of some type to watch hockey night in canada on saturday nights and was wondering if any of you have any recommendations.  i've looked at 12 volt t.v's with mixed reviews and am leaning toward a vehicle style flip down dvd player with hdmi ports.  any and all opinions are welcomed!

 oh by the way, it's supposed to drop down to 2*c here tonight  ;D

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Re: 12 volt t.v. or flip down dvd player for ice shack
« Reply #1 on: Aug 10, 2019, 05:49 PM »
If it's only a few times use a tablet or laptop.

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Re: 12 volt t.v. or flip down dvd player for ice shack
« Reply #2 on: Aug 10, 2019, 06:50 PM »
Display probably isn't as important as how you gonna get a signal? Satellite? Cell phone? Just curious. Lotsa display options.
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Re: 12 volt t.v. or flip down dvd player for ice shack
« Reply #3 on: Aug 10, 2019, 08:41 PM »
 i just want a bigger display i can leave mounted in the shack that will run off a battery and solar charging system.  will be hooked up to cel phone via hdmi or chrome cast.  i may cheap out and just use the tablet.

 esox we have 4g up here in canada this isn't the wild west  ;D

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Re: 12 volt t.v. or flip down dvd player for ice shack
« Reply #4 on: Aug 11, 2019, 07:08 AM »
Display probably isn't as important as how you gonna get a signal? Satellite? Cell phone? Just curious. Lotsa display options.

Esox, that is a valid question.  In my part of Canada, other than my home lake, most of my ice fishing is done out of cell service, probably 40-50 miles away from it when I am at the cabin.  I do carry a Sat phone for safety, but for entertainment I would prefer to enjoy fishing and my suroundings rather than The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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Re: 12 volt t.v. or flip down dvd player for ice shack
« Reply #5 on: Aug 11, 2019, 09:41 AM »
Display probably isn't as important as how you gonna get a signal? Satellite? Cell phone? Just curious. Lotsa display options.

CBC is OTA, you can pick it up with an antenna.

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Re: 12 volt t.v. or flip down dvd player for ice shack
« Reply #6 on: Aug 11, 2019, 11:30 AM »
 that's a good point dave i forget that cbc signal is still floating around out there.  ctv too i think. 

 ya yea there's lots of area around here that doesn't get cel service, i fish there too.  the lake my shack is on has service.  i like to fish, i like to drink beer and i also like to watch the leafs game on saturday night, i'm hoping to do all these things at once.  as for the real house wives i've got no comment there...

 so, i'll ask again - can anyone recommend a good 12 volt display option that has worked well for them in their shacks?

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Re: 12 volt t.v. or flip down dvd player for ice shack
« Reply #7 on: Aug 11, 2019, 01:56 PM »
Got more questions ran7ger... do you need some sort of receiver integrated in the display or just a simple monitor? What screen are you thinking about? RV TV monitors get pretty large but eat the wattage as well so it's going to be a balance between size and available power. Just looking for something bigger than a phone screen or like a 30"er?

Sorry to be so curious but there are an awful lot of choices these days and no, I haven't done TV on the ice. Radio works for Packer games and doesn't keep me glued to the screen when I should be fishing  ;)2

As an aside I was surfing through the cable channel guide and got all excited when I came across the show "On the Ice". Then I realized it was on the NHL Network...  ::)
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Re: 12 volt t.v. or flip down dvd player for ice shack
« Reply #8 on: Aug 11, 2019, 02:15 PM »
 i appreciate the curiosity esox!  i looked at some r.v t.v's that were a bit more than i want to spend but they are also very rugged and in the size i'm looking for (19-30").  i see flip down dvd players for vehicles that get up to around 17", with dvd and hdmi but the prices are all over the place with mixed reviews.  i don't need any sort of receiver as it will just be for hockey night in canada and the odd grumpy old men/dumb and dumber marathon.  there isn't much of a night bite around here so need something to keep me entertained out there other than beer.

 i think i'll end up going the flip down dvd/monitor route, something like this...
https://www.amazon.ca/Rockville-RVD10HD-BK-10-1-Inch-Monitor-Led-Set/dp/B01D80VGVA/ref=asc_df_B01D80VGVA/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=292974282235&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17906676441267150701&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001239&hvtargid=pla-552962887610&psc=1

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Re: 12 volt t.v. or flip down dvd player for ice shack
« Reply #9 on: Aug 12, 2019, 09:04 AM »

 there isn't much of a night bite around here so need something to keep me entertained out there other than beer.


Cigars work for me  ;)2 :roflmao:
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