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Streaming Content for Onboard Entertainment

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2013

KVH’s New Onboard Entertainment System

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Aquabotix HydroView

By Ben Ellison | Posted March 2013

PMY Tested: The remote-controlled underwater camera vehicle you control with your iPad.

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Digital Yacht Aqua 50 Marine PC

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013

PCs can be a great addition to your electronics array, so long as you pick the right one.

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Raymarine LightHouse v5 Software

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

Raymarine updated its LightHouse software, which directs the user experience for the company’s a-, c-, and e-Series multifunction displays.

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Intellian s80HD WorldView

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

Intellian’s s80HD WorldView is a dual-band satellite antenna that receives three DirecTV signals simultaneously. The s80HD is a simple marine satellite-TV system for boaters...

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Sea Tel 3011

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

The Sea Tel 3011 employs some of the same technology as the company’s larger dome systems, all in a 30-inch dish. Learn more about this three-axis, marine-stabilized antenna...

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KVH HD11 TracVision Satellite TV System

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2012

KVH’s new state-of-the-art satellite TV antenna finally puts an end to that tedious chore of changing the LNB whenever you cross from the Caribbean to the Med.

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Fusion’s Marine Stereos

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2012

Fusion’s New Stereo Offers Awesome Sound And Advanced Functionality.

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Jetstream Video Streaming

By Alyssa Haak | Posted February 2012

Watch, pause, and restart live TV no matter whether you’re on land, in the sky, or at sea.

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How satellite domes work

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2011

Using satellites for communicating or watching TV is great and worth delving into, but before we take the top off a satellite dome, let’s take a look at why we go to the...

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Intellian s6HD DirecTV Dish

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2011

Intellian s6HD: It can receive all three DirecTV satellite clusters. ($9,995)Intellian s6HD DirecTV DishIntellian’s new antenna that can look in three directions at once.DirecTV...

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Personal Computers at Sea

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2011

PCs at SeaThese computers may be indispensable ashore, but can they really cope with the rough-and-tumble of life and work afloat?I’ve never been much in favor of using “office...

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LCD Screen Jargon explained

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2011

Jargon Buster

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Sunny Days

By Catherine Pearson | Posted July 2009

In this enviro-conscious age, everybody’s aware that the sun is a great source of free, clean energy. Which is why there are scads of handy chargers out there, from small multi-...

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Intellian D-Series

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2009

When DirecTV announced earlier this year that all of its high-definition programming would be broadcast from its Ka-band satellites only, boaters who wanted to receive it and...

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Intellian Technologies k6

By Ben Ellison | Posted January 2009

Photography by IntellianWhen DirectTV decided to migrate its HD programming—now 130 channels strong—from Ku to trickier-to-lock-onto Ka-band satellites, it was a bummer for...

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KVH TracVision M1

By Ben Ellison | Posted January 2009

Photography by KVHThe competition for world's smallest stabilized satellite TV antenna has come down to definitions. KVH's new M1 is a 12.5-inch dish that only weighs 7.5 pounds...

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Fusion Marine Stereo

By Ben Ellison | Posted January 2009

Photography by Fusion MarineNow I just need the boat. When I first wrote about the Fusion Marine Stereo system in my column last July, I not only saw a lot to like but had already...

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King Controls VuQube

By Ben Ellison | Posted January 2009

Photography by King ControlsLast year King Controls introduced a clever portable satellite TV dish called the VuQube, and some boaters began enjoying its ability to tune in...

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Fusion Marine Stereo

By Ben Ellison | Posted June 2008

Fusion Marine Stereo MS IP500Is there a man-machine interface as successful as the iPod’s? And don’t they make huge sense on a boat, letting you take your whole music collection...

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ActiveCaptain Mobile

By Ben Ellison | Posted May 2008

ActiveCaptain MobileLast year when I lamented on the dismal state of digital chart Point of Interest info, an exciting possible cure was the brand-new ActiveCaptain, a free Web...

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Glomex Polaris

By Ben Ellison | Posted December 2007

Glomex PolarisSatellite TV and radio are great on a boat, since they're able to deliver clear and familiar channels most everywhere you cruise. But what about unfamiliar content?...

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Freestyle Audio Sport MP3 Player

By | Posted November 2007

Freestyle Audio Sport MP3 playerSo I not only tested the Freestyle water- and shockproof Sport MP3 music player, but also my ability to windsurf like I once could. Unfortunately I...

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Sea-King 9815-RJ

By | Posted July 2007

King Controls, though a major player in the RV market, is still a new guy on the block in the yachting world. Hence the aggressive $3,695 price tag on its 14-inch Sea-King...

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KVH M2

By | Posted July 2007

KVH has met the competition by rejiggering the original battle-beginning M3 into three models. Actually the M3st is the original—with a DirecTV receiver and IR/RF remote...

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SeaTel Coastal 14

By | Posted July 2007

Last year KVH shook up the world of marine satellite TV with its unusually small M3 (see my column "TV on a 25-Footer?" November 2006). Even some big boats liked the idea of...

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