Thanks MaddogBailey : )MaddogBailey wrote:It's a cool idea.
Have you thought about ripping out the internals and replacing the screen with a more modern screen?
I would love to give it a try but it seems 'classic' TV sets are now very few and far between.
Some local 'junk' stores have them by they are charging the Earth for them because they are used for decoration.
Thanks for the reply Steve,RaspISteve wrote:Paul,
Be very careful with old TV sets. Limit any connection to them to a modulated UHF signal connected through the external antenna socket and certainly don't take the back off the thing. Keep any connection to the outside interfaces.
There are some very nasty voltages, particularly colour TVs, and the internal power supply may well provide exposed access to life threatening supply voltages.
Hey Imperf3kt,Imperf3kt wrote:Also note that unplugging a TV set WILL NOT ensure you are safe! Capacitors inside can carry hundreds of volts, even weeks after being unplugged! I've been zapped one too many times by capacitors to take such risks anymore.
As a suggestion... Would a cheap set top box with HDMI or composite (rca) input work? Methinks that'd be the easiest / cheapest / safest way to get an RF signal.
Hey Hippy,hippy wrote:Also watch out for 'live chassis'. Those things were never designed to have anything but an aerial plugged into them and can cause all sorts of problems if other electronics is connected to them.
Including life ending problems.
Hey Mahjongg,mahjongg wrote:Yes, the PI can output either PAL or NTSC, and you can use a TV modulator, such as the ones used with/in older home-computers to create an RF signal.
Yes that should work for both video and audio. You will need a properly wired cable from the RPi to the modulator.Paulon8080 wrote:...By TV modulator do you mean something like this:
http://www.storkz.com/rca-crf907r.html? ... gJ1pfD_BwE
That cable should work if the TV has coax cable input. If the TV does not have coax input then you would need to add a 75:300 Ohm adapter like this:Paulon8080 wrote:And if so it would then be pi video output - modulator - TV (modulator to TV via a coax cable like this http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-coax-p ... connectors&).....