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Oct 06, 2010, 12:58 PM
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Exactly, I have a 17" monitor sitting around for free, but if it is not bright enough and costs me $60 for a scan converter that works well, then I might as well pay the $100 for an easier TV solution. That is why I asked spitfire what scan converter he is using as he warned against the cheap eBay solutions but didn't share what he is using instead.
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Oct 06, 2010, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by AdamChicago
Can you post a link to one or two, I just spent an hour looking and only found one KTV 17in which it to wide screen for FPV purposes.
I'm from the UK so normally only search, but...

That said, I'm sure that most 15" 4:3 LCD monitors (typically a few years old) use an external 12V power brick. If you see an interesting 15" 4:3 LCD monitor, just ask the seller if it has an external power supply. If it does, it'll almost certainly be 12V.

As other people have stated however, they're pretty hopeless in the sun without a screen visor.
Oct 07, 2010, 05:47 AM
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Its a Digitech Component video to VGA converter

item code is XC-4873.

Sorry for taking some time to get back to you, but In my defence I do work 12 hours a day.

Its not the cheapest solution but It means that any screen like a monitor or TV with VGA-in can be used without having to mod for the blue screen.

I only fly with a screen because I wear glasses.


Oct 07, 2010, 06:44 AM
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Thanks Spitfire for the information, no negative intent was meant by pointing out I asked you for that model that you use. We all have to work most the time. I am just lucky enough to be able to keep up a bit with my iPhone.

After investigating some more, this solution really doesn't make financial sense. The converter you use is $99 by itself and not readily available here. I can sell my monitor and get something to apply to the $99 CVS Craig 15" or 13" TV.
Last edited by cherokee180c; Oct 07, 2010 at 09:06 AM.
Oct 07, 2010, 04:43 PM
Whats the wrst that can happn?
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Ian, those are good examples of what I can look for...thank you.
Oct 07, 2010, 05:20 PM
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This may be of interest.

AV Toolbox AVT-3310 Video to PC Up-Converter

As I mentioned I use the AVT-3170 in my ground station for overlaying PC generated graphics on my HMD display for synthetic vision purposes.

EDIT: It appears that the AVT-3170 has been repackaged as the CS-450 and the price is now $375US. EEEOOOWWW! Glad I got mine a couple of years ago for $200 less than that. Guess they got popular with the pros.

Good Luck

Last edited by camship; Oct 07, 2010 at 05:32 PM.

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