Master Stateroom TV Refresh

Discussion in 'Installation Photos/Specs' started by hynespa, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. hynespa

    hynespa Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Jun 7, 2010
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-VD-8.1 S HO MerCruiser (T-420 hp)
    I finally got around to upgrading the TV in the master stateroom on my 2005 420 Sundancer. The original 2005 TV is not HD and does not work with digital HD signals any more:

    1) Screen Shot 2019-01-27 at 5.01.58 PM.png - OLD TV/DVD REMOVAL - I was able to remove the black back panel of the TV cubby (to which the TV is attached) by removing the 4 black Phillips screws surrounding the TV. The TV and panel both come off, then I was able to remove the VESA screws holding the old TV to the panel. Once the TV was out, I was able to then remove the two screws holding the shelf on which the old DVD player sits. The bottom of the DVD player is glued w/ rubber glue to the shelf. I was able to pry off the old DVD player without damaging the shelf, and then I was able to scrape off the rubber glue.

    2) Screen Shot 2019-01-27 at 5.06.35 PM.png - This is the view with the old TV removed. There is a 110v outlet directly behind, and the old COAX as well.

    3) Screen Shot 2019-01-27 at 5.09.15 PM.png - I purchased a 22" Samsung TV as the replacement (model UN22F5000). NOTE: It is very difficult to find name brand (e.g. Samsung, etc.) that are small these days. I really wanted a Samsung as the other new TV's I put on the boat were Samsung (all Smart TV's) - but they just don't make a 22" any more. I was able to buy this on eBay for $55 plus shipping. I liked this one because the power brick is external. I eventually want to convert this TV to run on 12V and the external power brick makes it easier to do that.

    4) Screen Shot 2019-01-27 at 5.15.19 PM.png - I purchased a "Mount-It! MI-2829 TV Mount For Flat Screens" off of Amazon for $12.99. I liked this because I don't want the TV to swing out at all, and it looked like this one would hold it in close. I drilled two holes into the cubby backing, and through bolted the mount.

    5) Screen Shot 2019-01-27 at 5.19.42 PM.png - Here is the new(er) TV mounted. This TV has 2 HDMI inputs. I will put one HDMI into the MacMini that you see below that replaced the old DVD. The other HDMI will connect to an HDMI splitter system I am running through the boat so that I can run either DVD media being played on the Fusion, BluRay on the PS4, Video out via Lightning to HDMI adapter from the iPhone/iPad, or HDMI out from the Raymarine MFD. I will post more about that later.

    6) Screen Shot 2019-01-27 at 5.23.22 PM.png - Here is the TV on and running off the boat TV antenna.

    7) Screen Shot 2019-01-27 at 5.25.10 PM.png - I didn't get to this part today, but I am going to convert the TV to run off of 12V instead of 110V by replacing the external power brick that came with the TV with this "
    uxcell Voltage Converter Regulator DC/DC DC 10-32V to DC 13.8V 3A 41W Step Down/Up Transformer Waterproof" which I purchased from Amazon for $16.99. I will post an update with pics once I finish this conversion.

     
  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Looks great! That's a slick transformer. Neat idea...
     
  3. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    Love the transformer idea. Here is mine, a 28" single HDMI unit. TV.jpg
     
  4. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    did you have the frame custom made? ...it looks really good and matches well
     
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  5. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    I did. It is held in place by magnets that are embedded into the frame and then the area surrounding the TV so I have access. Also wanted a place to store remotes so we created a lip.
     
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  6. hynespa

    hynespa Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Jun 7, 2010
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-VD-8.1 S HO MerCruiser (T-420 hp)
    @Buyajet - That looks great! How did you cut into the existing wood to expand the opening (i.e. did you remove it all first somehow, or did you expand the opening in place)? If so - what tool did you use to cut?
     
  7. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    Yes, my guy took it all out first, expanded the hole and made a deep well (3 sided box) out of starboard. I have no idea what saw he used. :)
     
  8. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    That looks really clean...
     
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  9. hynespa

    hynespa Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Jun 7, 2010
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-VD-8.1 S HO MerCruiser (T-420 hp)
    @Buyajet - "your guy" did an amazing job - kudos to the woodwork workmanship.
     
  10. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    Thanks. I was very impressed with his design, color match, and craftsmanship on all of the cabin TV's. The notion of using strong mini magnets to keep the framing in place was brilliant. He fashioned a similar "frame" for a 22" in the aft cabin and did same ridiculous install on the salon cabin TV as well. If I had tried it, I would have butchered every area I touched. Calm waters to you.
     
  11. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Your holding out....we need pics of both of those installs as well
     
  12. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    I will take some detailed pics this weekend and post :). I didn't want to be a bragger. I just bought this boat in August and have gone through it from anchor rollers to swim ladder. I am a real student in this space having come from hi-performance offshore racing. I didn't know a darn thing about this type of "condo on the water" boat. I learn every day from this forum and hope to help anyone I can in return.
     
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  13. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I wouldn't second guess yourself on the bragging...your just sharing ideas and solutions to problems and projects and we humbly steal them with pride for ourselves.... that's how this place works :)
     
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  14. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    So I got to the boat today anyway. Here are my TV and HDMI installations and some USB ports I added. The magnetic frames in the Master are detailed here. Disregard the glue crap around the TV since we pulled an old frame from POS previous installer. Each TV has a built in lip below to store the remotes for the area. We have several HDMI ports (6? some are pictured) throughout and USB plugs generally with them. Hope this helps with ideas for someone.
     

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    Buyajet Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Cummins CTA's 480's
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  16. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Very impressed. I like the idea of the shelf for the remotes under the salon Flip down TV
     
  17. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    All of us always find ourselves saying "where the heck is the remote?" The salon one is great. I just put them in and flip the TV up and they are right there always on return. The Master BR remotes always wind up under the mattress or in a crease somewhere. The lip in there solved that too. Thanks.
     
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  18. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

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    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Nice!! And I thought I was slick using velcro to stick them beside the TV! Although, it does'nt matter when my daughter throws it over her shoulder when shes done.
     
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