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Demo: Watch TV in your truck bed ( if power )

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by acozzens, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    acozzens

    acozzens [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey forum,
    thought I'd show you a potential setup if you have power in your truck bed. I'm using an LG monitor and Hauppauge 950q hd antenna only.

    Maybe set it up camping, or at a bbq or something..
    I'll have another video eventually showing that you can hook up a damn playstation in the truck bed if you wanted :)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6j_LY3oqtg
     
  2. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    Primersinmyshoe

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    Sweet! Is the truck on, or is it running off the battery?
     
  3. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    In this sample, it's running off battery.
    But you can fire the truck up as well.

    In this clip, when I walked to the truck, I just pushed the power button on the left side of the steering wheel.

    ( regarding running down the battery )
    I don't know how long it's feasible to run off the battery. But it's just the monitor only, no other components were needed. I suppose there's a way to have an idea using math, but probably not much different than pumping your stereo only off battery.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    achirdo

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  5. Jul 18, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    how do you get the outlet to work without the truck running?
     
  6. Jul 18, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    If I was going to do something like that regularly, I would just get another battery and use that. Probably not worth a possible stranded situation
     
  7. Jul 18, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    Key -> ignition -> accessory level on...
    Then I just pushed the power button to on from the cab.

    Give it a test ! just bring a radio out there or something.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    @JoDiddley : I totally agree. Really depends on how you would use this ability. for this vid, i was just showing "it's possible and pretty damn easy". The rest is up to all the creative users in this forum !

    You could just run an extension cable and crank up the engine occasionally. I don't know that I see a scenario where someone would want to do this for 6 straight hrs every day, etc.. But to each his own !

    later,
    AC
     
  9. Jul 18, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    nice...anyone know what game he was watching????
     
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