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.
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.