How to Make a DIY Widescreen TV in 5 Minutes!!

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Introduction: How to Make a DIY Widescreen TV in 5 Minutes!!

Make your own sleek wide screen display in about 5 minutes (maybe less if you're one of the cool kids ;) Really easy to do - Looks great when it's finished!


Step 1: Grab Your Gear - TVs and DVDs

Grab 2 TVs, relatively the same size. It doesn't matter how old the TVs are, just as long as a modern DVD player can be hooked up to it. Set them side by side with as little space between them as possible.

Step 2: Prepare the Movie - Make a "Backup Copy"

Now that your TVs are hooked up to your DVD players, go to your computer and make a "backup copy" of the movie you'd like to watch. If you don't know how to do so, see this tutorial using DVD Shrink.

Insert the original movie into one DVD player, and the backup copy into the other DVD player.

Step 3: Zoom Zoom Zoom!

Press play at exactly the same time on both DVD players. Now, on your remote, press the Zoom button. If this button isn't on your remote, it's probably in your DVD players resolution settings. Adjust the zoom to X4 on both players. Then, press the left and right arrow keys to shift the frame to the left and right sides of your TVs.

Step 4: Sit, Relax, and Enjoy!

Congrats! You've just saved a few thousand dollars by making a wide screen TV! Although there is a bar in the middle of the action, the money you've saved is definitely worth it - Especially if you're a starving college student.



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    65 Discussions

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    macdadyabc
    macdadyabc

    13 years ago on Introduction

    this is not an instructable. the tvs and dvd players do not match in the different pictures, and it was obviously photoshopped. this is spam.

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    Joe426
    Joe426

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    it was photoshopped because I didn't have 2 different tvs to place side by side, so i used my sweet video editing skillz to create the perfect senario. It's just an example.

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    four_eyes954
    four_eyes954

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    so your sayin even you think YOU own Instructable is to expensive and definitely not worth it?

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    Joe426
    Joe426

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    It's expensive if you buy a nice, big tv. This tutorial is mainly for college students who have two ghetto TVs and just want a quick fix.

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    SmallTigey
    SmallTigey

    Reply 11 days ago

    Psh, it’s not a totorial

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    killerjackalope
    killerjackalope

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    I will defend you rimar about those lightbulbs to my last keystroke because the guy is just a skeptical twit (no naming hopefully no maiming) I made them they're shiny though thinner concrete can produce a perfect bubble free cast that when the glass is broken off looks like a dead bulb

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    Joe426
    Joe426

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    It was removed because it had a link to my site at the end, and they weren't fans of it.

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    Joe426
    Joe426

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    The video above should be working now.

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    olavxxx
    olavxxx

    10 years ago on Step 4

     So, saved money you say? but you bought 2 x tv's and 2 x dvdplayers + 1 x blank dvd disc :-P

    but yeah, I know it's meant to be funny and I give it a 3 on the dice.

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    Ramnosity
    Ramnosity

    13 years ago on Introduction

    1. It would be just as expensive to buy two tv and two dvd players as just getting a widescreen. 2. Copying a DVD is illegal. 3. You loose part of your picture between the tvs. sorry but that's not really a good idea.

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    thefoodman
    thefoodman

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    copying dvds is legal if u don't sell them or give them to freinds

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    joe57005
    joe57005

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    it's perfectly legal if it's for your own personal use only it's illegal if you distribute that copy, even to an individual person. i make backups of all my dvds, they're just on my hard drive, to be burned in the event of damage to my dvds.

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    Joe426
    Joe426

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    joe is right. if it's for your own use, its legal. and yes, i own an original copy. So...yes, it was legal. And no, i didn't sell it.

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    tom61
    tom61

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, in the US, if you break encryption or other copy protection measures, it is still illegal whether you own a license to the original or not. All thanks to the DMCA.

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    joe57005
    joe57005

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    i hate the dmca and the idiot persident clinton who signed it in to law!! i'm in favor of the Digital Media Consumers' Rights Acts (look it up on wikipedia)