Using a Play Station One monitor and a converter box for DTV

Aaron62

Contributor
Staff member
#1
Found this video on YouTube courtesy of electroman49,

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQoTLUtNlac[/YOUTUBE]

Materials Used:

PS1 Video Monitor
Converter Box
RCA Cable
Coax Wire
Antenna
 

CptlA

DTVUSA Member
#2
Never seen a PS1 video monitor before, but it looks like a pretty easy and cheap setup. All you'd need is an inverter for the car and you've got a pretty handy mobile setup...........oops maybe not, can't receive ATSC signals over 5 MPH. :p
 

Piggie

Super Moderator
#3
The same thing I had years ago. When VGA became common, in electronic catalogs you could pick up 13 inch CGA monitors for cheap. Myself and just about everyone at the TV stations bought a couple.

One of the most common uses was hooked to the output of a VCR on composite video (you had to buy a CGA with composite input and sound).

So with a VCR and CGA monitor, one had a TV that could record and play back.

Substitute today's CECB and viola, same thing, new day....
 

1inxs

DTVUSA Member
#4
Never seen a PS1 video monitor before, but it looks like a pretty easy and cheap setup. All you'd need is an inverter for the car and you've got a pretty handy mobile setup...........oops maybe not, can't receive ATSC signals over 5 MPH. :p
What's with the over 5 MPH? You can receive OTA ATSC as long as your receiver's antenna is within constant view of a broadcast tower. You should be able to drive 100 MPH in a circle around a broadcast tower and the new PS1 mobile unit would work great :dizzy:
 

Piggie

Super Moderator
#5
5 mph is often quoted as the maximum speed but has no bearing. You can walk down the street at 2 mph and watch it fade.

If close enough, borrow Carl Edward's car from that Duck, build a NASCAR track with a tower in the center, most likely the signal will be so strong it will work.

But in the real world, mulitpath, nulls and peaks of the signal will tear up. 5 mph was set as a ridiculously low speed to mean it doesn't work.
 
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