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Ken Zukin
Portable DVD player as field monitor?
on Apr 13, 2006 at 5:24:59 pm

I've heard of guys using portable dvd players as monitors in the field....becuase they're so cheap and disposable. Most of them have a lot of outputs but apparently no imputs. Anyone used these? I know these wouldn't be used for critical work - more to hand to a producer to check out the framing, etc.


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David Jones
Re: Portable DVD player as field monitor?
on Apr 13, 2006 at 5:40:13 pm

I have use just such a critter in the field.
It has a video output/input select switch on the side of the unit.
Of course this feature may be brand/model dependent.



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Bob
Re: Portable DVD player as field monitor?
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on Apr 15, 2006 at 12:00:41 pm

A year or so ago I bought an AMW portable. It stopped playing dvds after a year, but the video inpput still was fine. That's when I started using it for stuff like you're asking about. Heck of a lot smaller/lighter than the field broadcast monitors (ALWAYS take 1 of those, but now I don't need 2). Little bit o' gaff tape & it sits real nice whereever I need it.


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