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    Video Game Monitor Used as PC Monitor?

    Can one of those video game monitors (that's used for playstations and other game consoles, for example Zenith 5" G20911A) be used as a PC monitor? If so, is the quality good enough to read text?

    If you know how to modify the screen to accept the highest quality video from a VGA output, please let me know.

    I tried hooking the S-Video out on my laptop to my portable DVD player's composite input (with an adapter), but the video was terrible, so I am looking for inexpensive alternative monitors.

    Thanks,
    Rob

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    Rob, you'll have to do a LOT of research on this one. Most composite screens out there cannot take a regular VGA signal without some kind of input controller that already does VGA.

    Here is my tutorial for the PSone screen mod.
    http://www.dynamic-i.com/lcd/

    P.S. The quality still sucks, but was better than composite.
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info. I tried with just the composite and it was terrible. I may try your mod or save up for a VGA screen.

    Thanks,
    Rob

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