Screens You CAN and CANNOT Use

If you're making a portable you probably need something to watch it on. (Unless you want to guess what's happening in the game, but I wouldn't advise that) Anyway, this forum is your "Hacking a pocket TV/screen" one-stop solution. Share your experiences and knowledge here.

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Post by Valium » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:31 pm

atomfitz wrote:hmmm... you have gameboy listed... does this include advance?

*edit*
whoops... didnt see it listed down in the "will work but..." section...
any tips on where i can find the video imputr cartrage i need?
It costs more than its worth.
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Post by vskid » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:45 pm

Valium wrote:
atomfitz wrote:hmmm... you have gameboy listed... does this include advance?
*edit*
whoops... didnt see it listed down in the "will work but..." section...
any tips on where i can find the video imputr cartrage i need?
It costs more than its worth.
Plus you need the whole GBA motherboard, not just the screen. It'll be cheaper/smaller/better to get something like a hipgear screen.
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Post by El Perro Suizo » Sun May 11, 2008 11:33 pm

i've got a 12 inch laptop display and im planning to make a portable, that isnt a real portabel at all xD

I thought I can use this decoder from ebay: http://cgi.ebay.de/Geniatech-Pro-Video- ... dZViewItem


My question is, if the laptop monitor has inputs similar to DVI which the box can decode or if it is a extraordinary connection type...


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Post by marshallh » Mon May 12, 2008 3:08 pm

No, that won't work. If that laptop screen is fairly recent, it will probably use some form of LVDS, or if it's older, probably a proprietary standard. In either case it is going to cost way too much money when you could just buy a regular VGA screen (laptop LCDs themselves are all digital, VGA is analog RGB.)
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Post by El Perro Suizo » Wed May 14, 2008 7:34 am

marshallh wrote:No, that won't work. If that laptop screen is fairly recent, it will probably use some form of LVDS, or if it's older, probably a proprietary standard. In either case it is going to cost way too much money when you could just buy a regular VGA screen (laptop LCDs themselves are all digital, VGA is analog RGB.)
thank you for your answer, then I will use another display...
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Post by BoredHasScrewdriver » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:34 pm

Will the weird headphone glasses thing from http://myvu.com/# work? From what I can tell it's a digital signal, but then again, I'm not that smart. Just thought it would make portabulizing(?) a bit easier.

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Post by grossaffe » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:08 am

BoredHasScrewdriver wrote:Will the weird headphone glasses thing from http://myvu.com/# work? From what I can tell it's a digital signal, but then again, I'm not that smart. Just thought it would make portabulizing(?) a bit easier.
Some of them should work. This is what the website says about their universal models:
Myvu Standard / Universal

The Myvu Standard/Universal versions are compatible with most portable video devices with a video out setting. Each includes easy- to-use cables that allow you to connect to mp4 players, DVD players, camcorders or gaming systems with video out capabilities.

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Post by Ampersand » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:07 pm

So, then, what WOULD a portable DVD player require in order to use the screen?

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Post by Life of Brian » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:52 pm

It needs to accept an external video signal input. The most common is composite video.
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Post by john_da_gun » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:44 pm

i have a portable dvd player it has

A/V OUT A/V IN S-VIDEO

can this be used to hook up with a computer console?

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Post by SonyPortableizer » Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:54 pm

Yep, sure can
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Post by dimefan90 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:22 pm

i live in australia and i am having a hard time finding a screen. i dont want to spend over $20 and ebay is no help, where can i get a screen for around or under this price?

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Post by Kurt_ » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:50 pm

I think it's important to note that the ONESTATION screen will also not work, I found this thread with some solid information that seems to have gone unrecognized.

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php ... n&start=15

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Post by Metroid_343 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:01 pm

I'm not sure if it's been said, but put the Intec Gamecube screen on the list... seems to be a lot of confusion with it.

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Post by Warp » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:51 pm

i find this screen at amazon.uk

it's a PAL screen with a car adaptator to power screen and PS2 slim

the power adptator is very cheap in his design but i opened the screen and it look exactly the same as a PSone screen

i checked references on the componants : exactely like a psone screen

i think it should be a good idea for getting PAL screens brand news, witch is very difficult to find here in europe

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