View Full Version : Another Source of Cheap Screens

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
05-14-2008, 08:08 AM
Here's another idea for inexpensive screens. (A little bigger than last time)

Search Ebay for "Portable DVD parts".

Found this one with a broken DVD mech for $10+shipping.
(Yes, of course I'm considering putting a prop in there.. :)


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05-14-2008, 03:45 PM

Cool... Now all you need to find a small keyboard to glue to the top - voila, a Propeller Laptop!!

But the screen won't close properly if you don't lower the keyboard level. However the screen on some of these portable DVD players will fold out flat, making it possible to put the prop-laptop into a brief case for-example. Hmmm...

Even though there have been advances recently on PAL video, I would recommend make sure you get one that supports NTSC video input and that either a power supply is included or the unit will accept a standard power plug and voltage.

Regards, David