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post #1 of 11 Old 11-23-2001, 07:23 PM - Thread Starter
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Has anyone found a small LCD monitor with S-video input that can monitor the video out from the DST50? This would be helpful when recording.
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-23-2001, 10:06 PM
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I just bought a 7" LCD monitor off of ebay for $200. You will need a 12volt power supply and mine only takes composite video, but it is 16x9 so viewing the NTSC version of your HD program will be in the correct aspect ratio.

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The Samsung 170mp is a 17" LCD 4:3 monitor with built in tuner and composite/S-video inputs. It will display the NTSC output of the 50, but unfortunately it won't display the hidef output (via a transcoder).

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Marshall Electronics has a nice assortment of pricey monitors. www.mars-cam.com/osd/lcd/panels.html

J_Nemeth, are you sure your 16:9 monitor can display 16:9 HD from the composite output of the DST50. I believe you can only view that from the component output. Can you please provide more details on the unit you purchased. It still sounds interesting.
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The monitor is not displaying 16x9 HD but the downconverted NTSC signal which is in the same format (16x9) as the original signal. If you are tuning an HD signal and watch the composite video output on a 4x3 monitor, the people will be tall and skinny because the signal is still in the 16x9 format. Using a 16x9 display, even if it is not HD, will maintain the correct geometry of the picture. These monitors also allow you to view a 4x3 picture in the center or zoom to display a Letterbox / non-anamorphic signal correctly.

Search ebay for "7" LCD" and look for brands like Fareinheit. These are monitors designed for Mobile and Car installations for viewing DVDs on the road. Mine was a Tview or FSD monitor. The auctions usually go for about $325.

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Also try [url]www.partsexpress.com[url]. They have a really good selection of these monitors bot enclosed and open chassis types.

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Thanks Glimmie, nice site.

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$220

These are for the Playstation 2 game system, but they have composite video inputs. My other suggestion would be to buy a portable DVD player, then you have a monitor + DVD player when on the go. I believe Panasonic just introduced a 9" model. There is a Japanese 9" 16:9 LCD monitor for the PS2, but it's around $450

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Here's the setup:
  • DST-50 set for 16x9 display.
  • Component output connected to HDTV.
  • SVid & composite outputs connected to 4x3 monitor.
  • Tune in 1080i program (haven't tried with 720p, but I expect the same behavior).
  • Toggle through display options using "Aspect" button on remote.

But wait, you say, this has no effect when the program is Hi-Def! That's right. It will have no effect on the Hi-Def output! However, the 4x3 display will cycle through various choices including (ta-da!) letterboxed.

Now you can use a 4x3 preview monitor without sacrificing proper picture geometry. (I use a combo Samsung LCD which has RGB, S and Composite inputs, so I can have preview and computer output on one 15-incher.)

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Hopefully the new gal will share you a bit with us.;)

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OK you guys. If you have this need to plug something into that empty S-video ouitput connector on the back of the DST50, check out this 16:9, 7" LCD monitor, Model LT-070S at www.tvone.com/lcd_monitors.htm What a great toy! Now you can watch and listen to what your recording without having to turn on the monster sized projector.
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