[mythtv-users] Drop down TV monitors

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Wed Nov 2 18:51:14 UTC 2011


On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 2:14 PM, Dan Wilga <
mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu> wrote:

> On 11/2/11 1:53 PM, Yan Seiner wrote:
> > Can anyone recommend a drop down automotive (i.e. 12VDC) monitor?
> >
> > They vary in price from<  $100 to>  $500 - and apparently the
> > manufacturers change model numbers faster than the assembly workers
> change
> > underwear, making it almost impossible to find a monitor with good
> reviews
> > that's still available.
> >
> > I am looking for something in the 11" - 15" range, composite input.  No
> > speakers, lights, remote, dvd player necessary.  Just a monitor that
> folds
> > up against the roof/ceiling.
> >
> One thing to consider is that many LCD monitors, particularly the
> smaller ones, use a wall wart to get a DC voltage, anyway. All you need
> to do is find one that is around 12v, and the right size, and you can
> probably just wire it up. Of course, it's actually getting hard to find
> smaller monitors/TVs these days, too, particularly ones with composite
> in. To mount it, you can use something like this:
>
>
>
> http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082814&p_id=5754&seq=1&format=2
>
> Let me know how you make out, as I am considering what to do in my
> family's mini van.
>
>
Eonon seems to be the low end brand to search for on Ebay. Might give you
some ideas, anyway.

Tom
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