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what screens have an RCA video input

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kylefoley2000
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what screens have an RCA video input

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I don't think I want to use a cheap tv to view the camera display in, too bulky. I saw one guy use a LCD screen from an old computer but i'm not sure they have the RCA video inputs.
http://www.ehow.com/how_7202267_connect ... cd-tv.html

Does anyone know how I find a screen/monitor on Ebay that has the RCA inputs? what brands make them?
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it looks like they have vga to rca converters. i think i might try that.
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Kyle, it can sometimes be tough to find good sources of composite-input (RCA-input) monitors. I have gotten them from many sources. Let me try to broaden your search space a little.

One good source are broken portable DVD players. You can often find these at pawn shops or on clearance (and they don't have to be broken). I got two 9" composite input LCDs this way -- and it was neat because they were identical, each designed to hang on the back of one seat in a minivan. Sometimes these are called "headrest monitors". Craigslist is not a bad source. Sometimes there are great deals listed on slickdeals or dealnews.

Following that, car audio-video places often have things. Sometimes they are sold for/as backup cameras.

Another source is direct-from-Asia retailers like Dealextreme. Unfortunately they're a little expensive, but cheap relative to US sources.

Another source are old computer LCDs. I don't know the specific models, but there were many that had a composite input. There were a few Dells like that.

The weird truth is that LCDs with a composite video input are all over the place, integrated in all kinds of things, but the composite interface is not always exposed, which makes for some weird scrounging/finding. I'll keep thinking about this as there are definitely other sources. My personal feeling is that the dual-screen car AV stuff will be the best thing for your purposes.
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Great, thanks for your help. I'm actually going to try it without screens first and see if that works.

Do you think this would work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWAX:IT
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It will definitely work, but I think you're better off trying without screens first. Most people find that they don't need them.
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Sold out, but this is/was an interesting lead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 263090-L0B
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Amazon still has them new for $50 and 44 for like new.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... ition=used
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