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#1 Bjarne Eldhuset

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 12:14 PM

Hi, I`m looking for a cheap 5-10" lcd screen that:

- runs on batteries
- has video in
- can show PAL
- costs approx. 100 dollars or less

All I seem to find is car-mountable dvd-player combos that don't run on battery, or portable dvd-players. I really don't need the dvd-player, but if someone knows about a deal that's cheap enough, I'll take it!

Hope to hear from you wise men.

Best regards, Bjarne, Oslo, norway.
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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 12:53 PM

Do a search for lcd screens that are meant to be mounted in cars, such as in the headrest. Finding an lcd that cheap that runs off a battery will be tough. You'll probably have to do some mods in order to make it work for what you want.
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 03:14 PM

Hi, I`m looking for a cheap 5-10" lcd screen that:

- runs on batteries
- has video in
- can show PAL
- costs approx. 100 dollars or less

All I seem to find is car-mountable dvd-player combos that don't run on battery, or portable dvd-players. I really don't need the dvd-player, but if someone knows about a deal that's cheap enough, I'll take it!

Hope to hear from you wise men.

Best regards, Bjarne, Oslo, norway.


Do a quick search using "LCD monitor" "5-inch" "PAL":

http://www.nextag.co...tor/search-html

http://www.nextag.co...21zB1uz5---html

http://www.chinasupp...Monitor/140.htm

http://www.made-in-c...d-EV-7089-.html
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#4 Dan Horstman

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 02:29 PM

If you are willing to go smaller, then you can find a 2.5 inch LCD screen on Ebay for about $50. I recently got one and it is perfect for my needs. You'll have to get a battery pack...but you can get one at Radio Shack.
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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 02:39 PM

Hi,

Try www.chinavasion.com

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#6 Peter Tripodi

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 12:22 AM

If it's made for a car it's probably 12 volts and low enough amp draw to run off a battery.
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#7 Giles Perkins

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 11:42 AM

Hi, I`m looking for a cheap 5-10" lcd screen that:

- runs on batteries
- has video in
- can show PAL
- costs approx. 100 dollars or less

All I seem to find is car-mountable dvd-player combos that don't run on battery, or portable dvd-players. I really don't need the dvd-player, but if someone knows about a deal that's cheap enough, I'll take it!

Hope to hear from you wise men.

Best regards, Bjarne, Oslo, norway.


Bjarne - will this do (availble from maplins in the UK) - costs slightly more than you said;

http://www.maplin.co.....ria=#criteria

Edited by Giles Perkins, 02 September 2006 - 11:42 AM.

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#8 Bjarne Eldhuset

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 01:33 PM

Bjarne - will this do (availble from maplins in the UK) - costs slightly more than you said;

http://www.maplin.co.....ria=#criteria


Hi, thanks for all your helpfull answers!

I think I'll go for Giles suggestion, as this is lighter and more versatile to me than the dvd-player-options.

I'll post some pictures of the results in a month or two.

Best regards, Bjarne, Oslo, Norway.
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#9 Justin Lovell

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 10:46 PM

Hi, thanks for all your helpfull answers!

I think I'll go for Giles suggestion, as this is lighter and more versatile to me than the dvd-player-options.

I'll post some pictures of the results in a month or two.

Best regards, Bjarne, Oslo, Norway.


I bought this DIGITAL BOX made by scanport.
http://scanport.com/...spec_sp500.html

Cost $150-$199 CDN - bought from www.tigerdirect.ca

Can record directly onto the device (via composite cables) onto SD cards in DIVX format. Great for immediate playback. I have it connected wirelessly into my video tap for the beaulieu/canon S8 cameras.
Light weight and pretty good lithium battery.

(also doubles as a camera, video camera, storage device, voice recorder, movie player, mp3 player etc....)
Very cheaply made, but not bad for what you pay.

justin
www.justinlovell.com
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