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Henry_Best

I've been given a Saka 7" portable TV. It appears to be working but is an analogue TV and there are no longer any analogue TV signals in the UK. 
Has anyone hacked the TFT LCD screen from one of these to do something useful?
It seems a pity to throw it away.
I know that an Arduino is unlikely to be of much use in any project.

AWOL

At some point, there're probably a composite video input - could you use that?

Henry_Best

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May 14, 2015, 02:44 am Last Edit: May 14, 2015, 02:45 am by Henry_Best
Not on the outside, there isn't.
Only inputs/outputs are:
Phones (3.5mm socket)
USB ('A' female)
Power (12V 0.5A)
A-Out (3.5mm socket)...I presume that's Audio Out.
Arial (also a 3.5mm socket ??)
The base has what looks like a camera tripod screwed hole.

To be tied to a composite input somewhat defeats the object of a portable TV!
The case is in poor condition. I was hoping to use just the screen, if anyone has any ideas for a project.

dannable

Post an out-of-focus photo of the screen in the Displays section, under a heading of 'Help me...'?
Beginners guide to using the Seeedstudio SIM900 GPRS/GSM Shield

AWOL

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To be tied to a composite input somewhat defeats the object of a portable TV!
I have an old Casio pocket LCD (2.5"?) with composite input. I used to use it as a first-level monitor for commissioning video surveillance gear.

Unless the interior is very highly integrated, there's probably a point after the RF section where you could tap in composite.

Henry_Best

Post an out-of-focus photo of the screen in the Displays section, under a heading of 'Help me...'?
Should I take the photo with the TV on (snow) or off?

Henry_Best

I have an old Casio pocket LCD (2.5"?) with composite input. I used to use it as a first-level monitor for commissioning video surveillance gear.

Unless the interior is very highly integrated, there's probably a point after the RF section where you could tap in composite.
I'll have a look for that.

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