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hixtreme45600 12-01-2011 10:17 AM

Old Portable DVD Player need to convert?

Is there any possible way or a hacking solution to hook up my camera with RCA connection to this DVD Player.

The Portable dvd play is old, and it only has RCA OUT connection

Does anyone know, if I can hack it or something to make my camera work on it. I don't want to buy a TV for a security camera.


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Jason 12-08-2011 04:06 PM

So if I understand correctly you have a digicam with RCA outs but a DVD player without RCA input right? One possible solution is to get a converter from RCA to whatever your DVD player has as inputs.

hixtreme45600 12-09-2011 11:27 AM

See thats thing, its an old one, without any INPUT options :(

I thought may be, I could like hack it or open it up and some how connect it directly to the lcd screen connection.

I don't know, maybe no one actually made that attempt before.

Chris 12-22-2011 04:29 PM

It may be possible to do, but you'll probably need to solder some stuff. You'll need to figure out what wires go to what, but it's not out of the range of possibilities. I know over at they do a lot of stuff like what you're suggesting. They have a forum section that may be able to help you.

Jason 01-03-2012 07:49 PM

It may be impossible as well. The signal would need to be in a format that the player would accept. You may be better off just getting a newer player that does what you want. Could be cheaper and eliminate the hassle of soldering connections that may or may not work.

ValindaBolton 01-30-2012 05:29 AM

These devices are not hackable. If there is no input then one cannot "hack" it. Besides, it is a player, not a recorder.

Chris 01-30-2012 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by ValindaBolton (Post 40095)
These devices are not hackable. If there is no input then one cannot "hack" it. Besides, it is a player, not a recorder.

He's not trying to record something. He's trying to use the existing internal connection that connects the screen to the DVD playing portion to connect the screen to some other input. A quick Google search shows people doing exactly what he's talking about.

So, depending on the model, it is definitely possible to do what he's talking about. It just requires a pretty hefty knowledge about electronics.

Frank 03-01-2012 08:42 PM

Okay so you have a video camera that you are using as a CCTV camera and you want to use the attached screen of a portable DVD player as the monitor?

Firstly, you can find a composite input monitor for really cheap. eBay my friend EBAY.

Secondly if you want to go the hack route then model numbers or chipset numbers help.

Frank 03-01-2012 08:48 PM

No device is "hack proof".

Originally Posted by ValindaBolton (Post 40095)
These devices are not hackable. If there is no input then one cannot "hack" it. Besides, it is a player, not a recorder.

Just because you don't know how to doesn't mean it can't be done. Especially in A/V.

Maybe there is an input on the chip but there wasn't enough PCB real-estate so the manufacturer left it off. Or perhaps adding the composite to the board would have taken too long and they launched the product without it. Or, maybe, just maybe, they have another model that has composite input, and in this case I would imagine it makes more business sense to reuse that board in this model in stead of making another board design completely.

You can't assume anything in electronic is absolute. If that were the case then hackers wouldn't exist.

KimhCole 05-31-2012 10:27 AM

I think you should get a converter to make the file of your camera compatible with your DVD player for you to have a better view of the video. Aside from good reception, you should get a better lighting fixture to fit your TV contrast. You can visit this site to know the best lighting fixture that best fits your living room or entertainment area.

mskilville 06-12-2012 08:11 AM

This is one of those areas where folk can get upset. But until you catch up with a few years of electronics repair and more I'd look at the rather cheap security cameras and displays we have today.

kenttroup 09-28-2012 02:51 AM

I think it is impossible to hack these device. Because it is only a player not a recorder.

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