OK, so what I am trying to do is build a video game console from scratch. For the most part I will be a lot like a PC and an NES had a baby in the respect that I want it to have a simple OS (that I write), controllers (that I make), and a way of displaying this information to either my bubble screen (I know it sounds crazy, but...) or computer monitor, as well as a cartridge loading mechanism. My problem however is not the aforementioned controller, cartridge loader or OS, instead I need to know if anybody knows of a safe place to get:
1. An SD card reader with one row of pins and doesn't require SMT components
2. A VGA adapter or a way to connect RCA to this thing.
The catch is, I've seen what the parallax store has and while I trust them and have more parallax components than I know what to do with, I don't feel like buying in bulk or paying ridiculous prices for shipping (plus I hate waiting). Is it A. possible to do a direct connection from the propeller chip to a VGA cable right into my monitor, B. possible to hard wire an RCA jack to the chip. If not does anybody know where I can get a compatible VGA or RCA adapter not on here? Would it just be easier to get an LCD and hook it up? The problem there is that I need the resolution to be at least between 800x600 and 1280x720. As far as other components I've got that covered.
Also about the SD card. I understand the pin out of SD cards rather well. I don't however know if there is a way to hard wire those either. If I can I could probably just use the one off my Seeedstudio SD card adapter for Arduino (since I don't use that old thing anymore). Someone please let me know and thanks.