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Does anyone utilize a mini monitor, LCD or otherwise, to queue up a DVD before the projector is turned on? I have read somewhere about people with CRT projectors doing this while the guns warm up. I think it would be an interesting element to add.


Any ideas on what relatively inexpensive monitor I could use? I am planning on using a Skyworth DVD player with a Sharp M10S projector.


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I use a way cool (not) 19" color TV http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/wink.gif


I actually use it a lot when I'm switching DISH stations for music when I don't have my DLP on - makes no sense to turn it on for a couple of seconds of channel switching.


Hey, it works.


Maybe I should add "19" TV" to my sig? http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif


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I'm considering the idea of mounting a 9" TV in the equipment rack that I'm building. Preferably I would like to have some sort of LCD screen or something that I can put in my lap. But, I must keep the cost down to a minimum for the WAF. We're in the planning stages of a concession area (her idea) and will need all available resources to accomplish our goal.


Any other ideas?


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bugman72,

I've been thinking about the same thing, except for the more general case of making any settings that require on screen menus to save on firing-up the projector. I have seen that the smaller(15") LCD flat-panels monitors have really come down in price lately.


For people who do this, how do you split the signal to both the "in rack" monitor and your projector. Or do you make connection changes.


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I use an old 14" Nokia PC monitor, sprayed black and placed on a 19" black metal shelf with a piece of smoked plexiglas over it. It looks good, works good, and was cheap ($110 monitor, $60 shelf, and $10 plexiglas). The only problem being that even after I removed the swivel base, it consumes 6U of rack space. However, with this size screen I can see and use the control panel applet for the DVD player from my seating position 12 feet away. I made use of the space beside the monitor for the IR receiver for the remote extender.


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