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    "Real" Scale TV's.

    Has anyone ever thought about using a small (2-5 inch) TfT LCD monitor to be the base of a "TV".

    They sell them as "spy cam receivers" , for 80 or so dollars. Building one would be cheaper.

    As of now, I'm researching the best places/ways to put this together , and , I'll update it as I gather info.

    Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

    -Joe

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    I haven't seen it done yet, but brilliant idea.
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    Funny enough , I've had this idea in my head for a while...

    Not sure why , but , when I first played "resident evil outbreak" I decided I had to make the bar in the first level. And what is a bar without some TV's. Then I realized that a "TV" would be really useful for other situations too..

    Now to find the parts , with out spending 80 bucks on the "spy cam" crap.

    -Joe

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    That would be sweet to have a damaged but still operational TV that would fade from static to fuzzy-pictured fake news reports about zombie attacks, then back to static.

    Good luck on the project!

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    what about using those $20 Photo keychains as screens? i see them all the time at the convenience store on the corner...

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    Thats what I have in mind..just can't find one small enough , or one cheap enough.

    Maybe a dollar store, if I can find one around here?

    -Joe

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    Fantastic idea.................Hammer

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    i have been using old cell phone screens as the screens on my flat tv's hehe

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    if you can make it so it can be removed from the Dio, how about a video IPOD? Then you could put whatever you wanted on the screen, from static to news reports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisesky View Post
    i have been using old cell phone screens as the screens on my flat tv's hehe
    any pictures so we can see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaccid Eagle View Post
    any pictures so we can see?
    I will see if i can steal the camera from my wife tonight to snap a few

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    How about an old VHS video cam viewfinder? I know it's a stretch but if you got on in a closet that doesn't work you might be able to make use of it?

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    I've been pondering that idea , seeing as theres a bunch of broken ones with the LCD's still intact. My only question was how I would put video on them. I could splice the wires into some cable , maybe a DVI or something. I'll have to see...

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    Re: "Real" Scale TV's.

    Here is a link that has some real working miniature TV sets http://www.globalsources.com/manufacturers/Mini-TV.html

    I have been wanting a real 1/6 scale TV myself , hope this helps .

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    Re: "Real" Scale TV's.

    PS: Above they are proberly a bit big for what you NoMercyJoe the original thread starter is looking for . This being as older style TV sets are quite small , however in modern times many people view on TV sets which are much larger . So the above link could pass for 1/6 scale .

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    Re: "Real" Scale TV's.

    I got this at Toys R Us for $9.99. Loaded bunch of "military" pictures on it and it scrolls like a slideshow.

    You could always grab screen caps of shows and not "slideshow" it.


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    Re: "Real" Scale TV's.

    Thats cool. One thing I am learning here, is you guys are resoursful. Again cool.

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    Re: "Real" Scale TV's.

    Hey customcreator so what is that thing you found at toysrus for $10.. is it somethig from sigma 6?

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    Re: "Real" Scale TV's.

    Quote Originally Posted by wisesky View Post
    i have been using old cell phone screens as the screens on my flat tv's hehe
    That's a really good idea, brilliant in fact.

    I have been interested in adding a TV to my diorama and I have a couple of old mobile phones with colour screens sitting around.

    I will have to give it a go.

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    Re: "Real" Scale TV's.

    This guy is a Psycho! Look at the body parts of his victims lying at the corner of the photograph....

    - Ivan.

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    Re: "Real" Scale TV's.

    Thanks!!!
    gyzer out!

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