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Can I use my portable dvd player as a TV Answered

I was wondering if there's a way to use my new portable dvd player as a tv with audio video hook ups so I could plug in and xbox or ps2 or w/e. I'll get the modle in a while but its xmas and I want some custard pie MMHMHMHMHMMMMMM!!!111!1!!1!

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i_make_stuff
i_make_stuff

13 years ago

Some portable DVD players have plugs on the side (yellow-white-red). Those will take a direct input. If it doesn't have one of those but has something else (like S-Video) then you should be able to use a converter cable...

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red-king
red-king

Reply 12 years ago

mine has them... I tried them... I found out they were actually output... lol... can you show me a picture of a specific one that you know has input plugs?

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ElvenChild
ElvenChild

Reply 10 years ago

yes you can use them for input I know this is late but you should somehow be able to set the dvd player for input either with the remote or a switch it has on the side. there is an instructable on it somewhere.

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irishpride1919
irishpride1919

Reply 9 years ago

And another two years later. My portable DVD player has these RCA inputs but I can not find switch or a button on the remot that allows it to use them for input purposes. Is there any other way?

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 9 years ago

Read the manual that came with the device, if you don't have it try googleing the manufacture/model number followed by manual. Most portable dvd players cannot function as a TV, however I have seen some higher end models that can. If the plugs say RCA, or composite out, then they are not an input.

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red-king
red-king

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks. I don't have my DVD player now, though.

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bobby92
bobby92

13 years ago

I was wondering if there's a way to use my new portable dvd player as a tv with audio video hook ups so I could plug in and xbox or ps2 or

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 13 years ago

wow, you can copy and paste, I'm confused

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tomonto
tomonto

14 years ago

you can put cable into it by routing through a vcr. but you cant put video gamesin it. i have one and have wasted my time trying

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Aeshir
Aeshir

Reply 14 years ago

I've had my Gamecube working on mine once. It worked great.

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westfw
westfw

14 years ago

I've got two portable DVD players that have video-in capability. One is an old panasonic DVD-L75 I won in some sort of drawing, and the other is an "eSonic PD-258" I pulled from a dumpster (DVD part broken, menus in japanese, but works as a monitor.) IIRC, both of these have some sort of "setup" function that controls whether the "video" RCA jack is an output (default) or an input. I think both have s-video that is output only. I connected the eSonic to one of the spare monitor outputs on my Son's computer (via s-video to RCA converter.) The screen is JUST big enough to put up a clock :-)

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mikesty
mikesty

14 years ago

Wow. LOL! I doubt it, most portable players don't have any type of input. Sorry.

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tattooBilly
tattooBilly

Reply 14 years ago

Tv input taken from xbox is nothing like a technology used for flat screens, Tv uses one line (although they say so many lines, its actually only one running from top to bottom. ) tft screens use a matrix, with inputs to screen along side and top.

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trebuchet03
trebuchet03

14 years ago

Void your warranty and crack one open ;) It just might have acceptable connectivity (on the insides) that you can tap into (kinda like the PSone screens) :D


If you happen to find a particular brand that has such connectivity -- do share :D