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Need help using DVD player as screen

Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:40 pm

I've have been working on a project with an old DVD player screen and I'm having a bit of trouble knowing where the video input is. The model is called toshiba sd-p1850.

pcmanbob
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Re: Need help using DVD player as screen

Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:21 am

Hi.

According to the specifications here https://www.cnet.com/products/toshiba-s ... yer/specs/

the player only had composite video/audio input, small socket on back of device marked AV in, it does not have HDMI input.

If you wanted to use the screen on its own you would need to find a driver board specifically made for or that is compatible with the screen that has HDMI or AV input.
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Re: Need help using DVD player as screen

Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:46 am

Just as pcmanbob has said...
pcmanbob wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:21 am
If you wanted to use the screen on its own you would need to find a driver board specifically made for or that is compatible with the screen that has HDMI or AV input.
I've seen people talk about finding driver boards on ebay, try doing a search of something like "Model number + HDMI Controller driver" of course, that would be the model number of the screen itself, not the dvd player unit, which means most likely you will have to take the thing apart. I don't know if this is a deal breaker. alternatively, you could try finding adapters to make the signal output from the pi, work with the input for the DVD player. it can be done, but may not be the best possible picture. I've seen a youtube video where someone took a PS4 or Xbox one (can't remember) and through a serries of converters and adapters, hooked it up to an old non-cable ready tv. picture was obviously nowhere near 1080P, but could still make out the images and this was going from digital through several converters to analog, so in your case I don't expect it to be nearly as bad.

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