TV options?

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?

Asked by Bartboy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

TV antenna

Is it possible to make a tv antenna from an old router? I have an old router and a tv antenna. I am trying to do this because my stupid cable provider won't pick up a second CBS. Then my TV tower fell about 5 years ago. Last month I found this station. It's 79.2 miles away. My little indoor TV antenna pick it up at NIGHT, on CLEAR skies only. (Not in the day) and I have to hold the antenna. I know routers would be didgital (if that has anything to do with it). My tv does have the digital tuner. On digital I can't pick it up, but i do somewhat on analog.

Posted by popit 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Sceptre tv

Hi  I have a fairly new TV < 1 year old.  Upon adjusting the volume on the TV remote the picture began cycling colors as shown above. Grey, black, white, red, green, blue...over and over I can still hear the volume, but no picture...just flashing colors.  Also no features on remote are currently working. Have powered off and re-powered on help. Please help- Thanks much- Eric

Posted by EPaschall 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Live chassis on a TV? Answered

 I was given a TV, (Panasonic TC-1485); it directs the sound to the side rather than to the front and it's not very clear. I was going to take the wires from the internal speaker and solder them to a 3.5 jack socket so that I could use it with headphones. I read today that until recently TVs were 'live chassis', does this mean it would be dangerous to wire up headphones or have I misunderstood? Thank you.

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Linking Multiple TVs

Does anyone know how to link 4 (2 more more really) TVs together so that the resulting image is a HUGE image off the DVD player? I've had some luck making it 4 separate images (same one on each TV) but would like to know how to make one large image. Thanks!

Posted by grinntonic 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Uses for a handheld TV?

I have this handheld analog TV and I wondered if there was any use for it. A friend gave it to me he bought it just after the analog to digital conversion. It works and is brand new. Does anyone knowa use for it? Do you think any one would buy it if I tried to sell it through the instructables forum. Thanks

Asked by nurdee1 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 months ago

tv and remote matching

My friends have a tv and digital cable boxthe remote of the box can be configured to be able to control the tv too. they played with this setting and now none of the remotes can control the tvhow can this be fixed ? (so atleast the tv remote works)both remotes are functional (you see if you shoot the remotes at a digital camera) and the box remote can control the boxtv is jvc av-21etg2cable box is advanced digital broadcast (adb) decoder (from hot cable tv company)

Posted by 11010010110 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

tv tuner and videolan

I try to setup a computer to record tv broadcasts (from tv tuner card) to file. the computer runs videolan and windows xp sp2if i open videoln and go to file - open device or run this from the runc:\vlc\vlc.exe dshow:// :dshow-vdev="Conexant BtPCI Capture" :dshow-adev="RealtekAC97 Audio" :dshow-size="640X480"it shows the video and sound ok (without record)if i run thisc:\vlc\vlc.exe dshow:// :dshow-vdev="Conexant BtPCI Capture" :dshow-adev="RealtekAC97 Audio" :dshow-size="640X480" --sout file/avi:temp.aviif its something short (up to 1 min) the saved file is ok in the beginning and then sound is distortedif its longer videolan crashes and saves nothingif i run something likec:\vlc\vlc.exe dshow:// :dshow-vdev="Conexant BtPCI Capture" :dshow-adev="RealtekAC97 Audio" :dshow-size="640X480" --sout "#transcode{vcodec=mp1v,vb=800,scale=1,acodec=mp3,ab=256,channels=2}:duplicate{dst=std{access=file,mux=ts,dst=temp.mpg}}"it shows the video and sound (as in the 1st example) but does not make any filehow can i save with vlc in good quality (suitable for movies) and good quality (bu not one that fills up the hard drive for one movie) codec like mpeg4 etc ?

Posted by 11010010110 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Sidac vs TVS? Answered

Dear all Please help me to know what's the difference between an: - Transient-voltage-suppression diode  (TVS)  and    Sidac ??? Can I use P6KE120ca (TVS) replacementMK1V125 = K1200 (Sidac) in this circuit. please see photo .Thank you so much.

Asked by lam 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Portable Homemade TV Answered

I built a TV from an old laptop screen and one of those LCD control boards you can get from eBay but I’m curious how to go about adding a battery to it to make it portable. So, my question is, how do I go about battery safety and how do I control charging and isolation? For example, if I plug the TV in because the battery is dead, do I just have a charging board between the input and battery and let the charging board take care of the rest? And the same question is applied to when the battery is at peak charge but I don’t want to use the battery just simply plugged in. The battery is a 12v 2A lipo and I don’t want any fires. I’ve thought about adding a switch to simplify things but that’s inconvenient and armature I could make a circuit that would cut off the flow when the battery is at peak I suppose but I’m not sure of the schematics or if that is the right approach. I’m good at building just not figuring this stuff out….

Asked by aniox 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Flo TV hacks?

So I've got a defunked FloTV since the service was cancelled.  I was wondering if there are any fun hacks that can be done to it since now it's just sitting around collecting dust.  I don't want to toss it because it has a nice screen and speakers but right now its worthless.  I doubt that there is any onboard memory or anything like that to it, which would be a big help.  Anyone have any ideas?

Posted by flamingtowel 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

TV Remote Project? Answered

I've got an old TV remote. I'm pretty sure it works, though I no longer have the TV. It doesn't work with my new(er) tv. I really don't want to throw out this remote....any ideas for something I could do with it?

Asked by dkop1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Re-using Smart TV board from dead TV to make another TV smarter...

Hi, I have just bought LG 47GA6400 TV but I damaged LCD screen (CRD31092201) when I was assembling it.  I couldn't find low cost LCD to replace and I started wondering how I can reuse any remaining parts of this TV. Actually there are many people like me wondering what to do with dead Smart TV. Few years ago you would receive a standard advice – throw it away. But today Smart TV parts are powerful and with your help might be re-used again... Here is an example: My LG TV has mainboard with dual core CPU,  Google TV inside and cool remote controller with QWERTY keyboard and tons of applications.... I wish I could reuse it with other, not so smart LCD TV I have.  The only problem, how to connect Smart TV mainboard to a HDMI.  It doesn't have HDMI out, it has only input ports and one LCD interface cable.... Is it a crazy idea to convert LCD interface back to HDMI or VGA ? Can you create an instructables to show how to do that ?

Posted by alexgontcharov 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Best and Worst Television Show of All Time?

I saw the other forums and I decided to create this one. What do you think is the best show of all time? What do you think is the worst show of all time? Why?

Posted by bdcoco 11 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Casio pocket Tv: Tv-1900B info/suggestions on uses?

I just received a casio pocket television model: Tv -1900b, produced somewhere in the late 80-mid 90's(cannot find year) as a gift from my sister, purchased for 2.99 from goodwill, she bought it because I like vintage electronics, and thought it was useable as she was not aware of the difference between dtv and analog, and took the label heading that it received working channels for true, from my research it appears to be functioning but is receiving no signal due to the dtv transition. this is my problem, I am trying to figure out ways around not having an available analog broadcast to pick up, and can not find much info for this tv model online, not even part labels manuals or specs, Im wondering what my options for use or connecting it to another device are.. There is what appears to be an extra headphone sized jack/connector at the top next to the speaker, and a headphone plug does fit into it... but the label for it is long gone, so I do not know if it is an external antenna connection, external composite video in port, external video out port, or a service port of some kind, as it is right next to the rod antenna  screw connection, what exactly is it, and can it be used for an external video/sound input connection?, I see that  on other models before and after this one it can be used as a video/audio input, when utilized with a rca to headphone adapter cord but that does not tell me for sure if mine has that ability. What are my options with this?, I have some technologic know-how, but could not build my own signal transmitter, oscilloscope, built in jack, etc from scratch. is this model capable of easy external connections?, is the extra hole for an antenna input, video input or both?, can a box, dvd or vcr be connected, also is wrapping wire around the antenna and then connecting to the coaxial output on an external device feasible? Iv seen it work on other pocket tv's on the internet but dont know about the true signal quality/effeniency I would be able to make most physical external connection adapters myself, or, are adapters other then the headphone to rca adapters sold to remedy the problem of having a rod antenna and little to no external hook-ups? p.s I am not opposed to having it constantly wired/tethered to a much larger device, as it would be used for a novelty or in a small area where a larger unit would be to big or unweildy, like next to a bed, spot at the table, etc, also I would probably not use it for cctv or similar as I have little to no use for such things the picture included is not of my actual item, but the same model and version, for reference purposes I appreciate any help, as it appears to be functioning it would be a shame to not find a use for .

Posted by spiky84 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

TV-B-Gone Codes?

Hi, So I was wondering if anyone had the TV-B-Gone codes in a .wav or .mp3 format so that I could use them on my ipod like this.Anyone have any idea were to get them or how to get them?Thanks

Posted by joejoerowley 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

CRT TV scrap parts? Answered

I found four CRT TVs in the garbage around my house; I've already torn out the flyback transformers, the motors from the tape decks, and the speakers. I was wondering if there were any more parts I should be interested in scrapping before I take them down to my local recycling center. So, are there?

Asked by Brekenridge 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

dead TV remote control

On my new viore tv remote control my kid spilled milk over it ,what to do? It is plasma 32 inch tv, purchased in may 2009. Can anybody help me in getting it repaired. I am not in position to purchase another remote control for 25-40 bucks.

Asked by karth 7 years ago  |  last reply 11 months ago

remote code for curtis tv?

I have a curtis LEDVD1975A-2 tv that I got for christmas. I have it hooked up with my comcast digital converter and the little remote with it. I am trying to calibrate it or whatever so I can control the power and volume of the tv with the comcast remote. The instructions for my remote say to hold the set button until the light blinks twice, then enter the 5 digit code. Well, the code the manual for the tv says is 2295. Only 4 digits. It doesnt work. Comcast does have a thing that gives you codes other people have used but none of them have worked for me yet. They say 11326 and 11531. Here is the link to the thing I am trying to use to get codes.

Asked by TOCO 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Laptop Monitor Into TV Screen?

My tv is broken (unrelivaent) would there be a way of using my laptop to play my ps3 on? (i have a dell insperon laptop

Asked by Tom Buckey 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Streaming TV over the internet? Answered

Is there a way i could stream my cable television across the internet to my business so we could watch tv there, kind of like a slingbox but for way cheaper and more DIYish

Asked by Algag 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

broken led tv uses?

I have a 32" Visio led with a cracked screen, way too expensive a repair to justify going through with, but I want to utilize the parts for other projects if I can. the tv was brand new so all the boards, LEDs, speakers, wires, etc... are in perfect condition and I was wondering if there is anything cool I could do with them. I was thinking about rigging the boards up to a 7" LCD screen I have and installing it in my car to add tv/DVD/audio in/hdmi/USB to my dashboard but I'm not sure how to go about connecting the 30pin LCD monitor cable to the componant screen input.  anyone have any ideas on how to do this? or anything else I could do with all my newly acquired parts? 

Asked by glytchdesign 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

hardwiring a wireless camera to a tv

I need some help figuring out how to hardwire a wireless antena to my tv. The camera came with a black and white 5 in. display and I want to connect it to a 13 in color. Any sugestions... ANYONE? I connected The wires from the antena to the corisponding wires on the tv, but that had no effect. So then I thought maybe I needed to use both boxes.??

Posted by nblsjn 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

Using headphones for listening to tv.?

My panasonic tv does not have bluetooth. I have new Marley headphones. Theywork well but not when the channel says Dolby or no good with Netflix as they appear to all transmit in Dolby. I purchased both a digital to analogue converter and bluetooth transmitter as advised but still cannot get Netflix audio or those channels using Dolby. Is it because bluetooth will not transmit analogue??

Asked by BarryN16 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago



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A samsung TV LE40R86BD after changing the capasitors still flashing .What to do ?

I have a samsung TV LE40R86BD which have no start only flashing.I tried as discribed on your home page and chage the four capasitors but it still flashing (the capasitors were defective)?

Asked by rehadi 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

My family's Samsung TV keeps on coming up with random purple dots?

Please help. I don't know if we should call the repair shop but I don't want it to end up like my teacher's projecter.

Asked by hmfoster 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

i want to watch my cable tv on two tv in different rooms without using two cable boxes, how do i do so?

I have a cable box connected to one tv I want it connected wireless to another in another room

Asked by kparsram 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

how do I watch tv on my laptop using AT&amp;T's mobile device for internet connectivity on my laptop?

Looks like I can get AT&T as broadband provider for my laptop. It would be great if I could also watch tv on my laptop..this way I would not need comcast. Help with software, if any that is needed, also discuss compatibility of any software with AT&T's mobile device

Asked by 9 years ago

i have a curtis mathes older tv i need to find the code so i can use my universal rca remote?

I also need some help in how to do the steps in getting it to work please and thank you

Asked by sonya85 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

I have an old wooden tv cabinet, (sans tv parts) any ideas?

Asked by otherscott 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

i have sony tv kdl32bx300 how can i get internet to mi tv?

I have sony tv  kdl32bx300 how can i get internet to mi tv?

Asked by zzahran 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do I make an ariel for a TV? Answered

Asked by anonymouse197 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I am deciding what size tv would be best for my bedroom for playing video games and watching movies on my ps3 from day to day ; around $200-$400

Posted by Caveman477 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

how to connect a no-scart tv to Sky box with co-ax?

Asked by bill28 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Device to transmit TV audio across room without wires. Ideas? Answered

Asked by RayRMBC 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how to install a tv on a lath and plaster wall?

I was wanting to install my tv on my wall but i have a lath and plaster wall so i need to know the best way since it is a plasma and is quite heavy

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how to solve samsung full hdmi led tv isuue?

My tv sumsung model UA 32F5500ARXZN  led full hdmi  gives trouble. it's blinking /flashing. audio & vedio is good. how to fix blinking issue?

Asked by ks vani 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

What to do with a broken tv

First of all Im new to the site, and if this is somehow in the wrong place im sorry. But as my first plan of action, I have a TV that started smoking, I wanna do something with it, besides a fish tank, anyone have any ideas for me?

Posted by crazed rhetoric 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how do you take apart a 48&quot; projection TV?

Have 48" projection TV trying to get into room (will fit thru the door but having trouble maneuvering because of wall in hallway, any ideas??? NEED HELP,PLEASE.

Asked by CAROL168 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how can i watch live tv on my itouch or Computer? Answered

 i dont know if its possible or not but if you can help great

Asked by mac.maniac77 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Create a motorized rotating TV

Hey all,  I am trying to create a TV mount that can switch from horizontal to vertical at the click of a button but I really have no idea where to start. Is there a way I can motorize this mount? 

Posted by TylerL62 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Sony LCD Projection TV with pink bloches on the screen?

I have a Sony KDK-50WE655 LCD TV . I just replaced the lamp in it , and had noticed pink bloches on the screen before and after I replaced it. There is a lens behind the lamp . Would cleaning that lens help ? Other ideas please.  Thanks

Asked by skeeterIV 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

can I make my norcent or nec pc monitor into flat-ish TV

How can I make my norcent pc monitor into a flat-ish TV, aside from buying a composite to vga converter. Already have a Pc to tv converter? is there any way to hack the converter or Huffff...the actually lcd screen?

Asked by jimboa2020red 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how do i clean flat tv screen?

I have been afraid to put any thing on the screen to clean it. but i think it needs a cleaner used on it . please let me know what to do.  thank you very much . shirley

Asked by lou1622 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago