The original TV antenna provided with La Mariposa in 1998 was an analog type that is no longer useable due to transmitting stations changeover to digital transmission.¬ This analog TV antenna was removed from top of mast and not replaced.¬ Coaxial Cable is still connected from chart table behind VHF radio all the way to the top of the mast where cable exits the mast.¬ The Antenna bracket is still on top of mast. I have replaced the analog antenna with a Shakespeare omni-directional marine TV digital antenna.¬ The picture quality is terrific and the signal does not degrade as the boat swings on its mooring because of the antenna‚Äôs unidirectional feature.¬ I am now receiving ‚Äúover-the-air‚ÄĚ reception on the boat‚Äôs Sharp flat screen TV, model LC-19DV-12U. I am using 117 VAC power to drive both the TV and antenna.¬ I use an inverter.¬ The antenna‚Äôs power selector (12 VDC
What kind of flat screen TVs are being installed, where, and what size?? Are there 12 v units or are you working off an inverter. What kind of signal source are you using? What questions am I too dumb to ask? Thanks in advance, Bob Xanadu C380 #243 Pelham, NY I have a 26″ HDTV/DVD combo on the forward port side bulkhead in the main salon.¬ I plugs into the AC plugs which are supplied through an interver when on the hook or shore power at the dock.¬ I have a Shakespeare powered antenna.¬ I previously tried the analog/digital converter box on my original TV but it wasn’t very satisfactory.¬ The new TV setup works well — though we don’t use it much. BTW:¬ I had a problem with the Shakespeare antenna and they replaced it for free even though I was not the original owner.¬ Great customer service!