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Im looking for a "tv" under 200$. My parents won't let me get a real "TV", but a computer monitor or a portable dvd player are ok. Preferably more than 10 inch, and it needs to have either composite inputs or "mini" composite inputs. Suggestions?

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frollard
frollard

11 years ago

Composite isn't very future proof - even for 200 dollars... What is the difference in their mind of a computer monitor vs. a tv? If it's destined to be a monitor, so be it, but you'll get more bang for your buck if you go with a tv lcd, since they are generally lower resolution.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Answer 11 years ago

Composite is future proof.... It's been around for decades, and they still put it on blu ray players. I don't know why, but they do.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 11 years ago

allow me to correct myself: composite is crap :P thoughts on my other questions?

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Answer 11 years ago

I only want composite for my game consoles.

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MahavishnuMan
MahavishnuMan

11 years ago

If portability is not an issue, check yard sales and thrift stores for an old Commodore 1702 monitor. They have excellent color and have really survived the test of time, and they rock a composite video and audio jack in front as well as a primitive means of s-video input on the back (an adapter would not be difficult at all to build). As a teen, I used it for my Commodore 64, SNES, and PlayStation, and you could easily connect a DVD player, VCR, cable, or satellite box to either of the inputs.

And the price? About $2-$20 dollars, depending on whether the seller realizes just how cool a piece of retro equipment they have in their hands.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Answer 11 years ago

A bit big. I'm looking for something smaller.

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MahavishnuMan
MahavishnuMan

Answer 11 years ago

:Rolls eyes: Philistine...

Just kidding. Like I said, it's not for everyone, but it's really cheap and will give you retro cred out the wazoo.

If you must be modern, you could try this from NewEgg, although shipping may nudge you just over the $200 mark.

Just remember if you ever fire up a C64 emulator, you'll wish you were bathed in the blue glow of the genuine monitor.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Answer 11 years ago

That looks good! I'll see if it's ok. The thing about the commodore is, I've already got an 80s sony triniton monitor....

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Bartboy
Bartboy

11 years ago

If you walk into best buy you can find computer monitors with hdmi and component inputs. "Problem with your request is that most true computer "monitors" have no composite vid inputs," They just cost more than 200$

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 11 years ago

Well that's you problem. The ones that have what you want cost more than you want to pay. Do your own shopping if you already know what you want.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Answer 11 years ago

You're helpful. I'm asking if anyone knows if there are any others, and NOBODY has bothered looking at the pdvd players!

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Bartboy
Bartboy

11 years ago

They have component and hdmi ones....