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#1 Wshakspear

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 10:02 PM

Welcome!
Many of you may have just bought a cheap PSone screen (or combo) from TRU, and this quick guide will show you what you need in order to enjoy nice stereo sound and great picture quality from any A/V source.

First thing you need is a PSone screen

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That is a back shot, which shows you the various inputs. From top to bottom, Left to right you have A/V IN (black hole), Headphone jack (green hole), A/V out (when hooked up to PSone system) and DC Inpue (Power. Yellow hole).

Next, you need a few certain connectors and cables.

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Camcorder Cable:
http://www.radioshac...duct_id=16-3686
Goes from 3 RCA(Yellow, Red, White) connectors to a A/V headphone jack (3 black rings instead of 2).

RCA to RCA connector:
http://www.radioshac...duct_id=274-898

EDIT: see end of post for some cheaper e-bay deals!

Use the connector to hook up ANY A/V source with RCA to the Camcorder cable. (Yellow to Yellow, Red to Red, White to White)

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Now plug the Camcorder Cable into the back of the PSone screen, as well as the power cord.

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Also, plug in your System/DVD Player/ A/V source with both power and A/V cables. In this case, i used a Gamecube. The screen is held up with a frame holder.

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Now power on your A/V source. The PSone screen is on already, as it is powered up the moment you plug in the AC adapter.

Enjoy!

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Thanks go to me, WShakSpear for actually typing all that, and taking pictures! :)

P.S. any spelling errors or mistakes, please tell me and i'll update it. Thanks!

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EDIT:
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#2 Wshakspear

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:30 PM

BTW, you can also use some cheaper cords and connectors to do it in Mono. Same basic elements, just one less RCA cord.

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:35 PM

I wanna see pics of someone hooking it up to an XBox..

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:44 PM

that is pretty slick..i will keep my eyes pealed for a cheap screen...thanks for the info!

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:49 PM

Nice, very nice :applause:

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:52 PM

Thanks!

#7 Wshakspear

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 12:51 AM

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 12:56 AM

Nice! Too bad I missed out on the screen...
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Posted 04 January 2005 - 12:57 AM

Neat.
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#10 Wshakspear

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 04:46 PM

Also, you can plug your VCR up to it, you just need to use the VCR's remote to switch channels

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:38 PM

ok next we need the how to ' install these in your headrests in the car
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Posted 04 January 2005 - 10:26 PM

great guide. around how much were these at TRU again? I remember the thread and my TRU had a few so I might pick another screen up(I already have the LCD combo, but the screen has lost its firmness from repeated closing and opening).

#13 Wshakspear

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 11:52 PM

great guide. around how much were these at TRU again? I remember the thread and my TRU had a few so I might pick another screen up(I already have the LCD combo, but the screen has lost its firmness from repeated closing and opening).


15-40. i got mine for 35

#14 Wshakspear

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 01:12 AM

ok next we need the how to ' install these in your headrests in the car


To be quite honest, im gonna try and attach one to my cube, in a way that will look nice too. So yeah, if anyone has links to electronics quides, feel free to post'em :)

#15 m_d_amore

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:59 PM

http://www.palmpsone.com/index.html
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 05:36 AM

I was just wondering, is there an easy way to power a gamecube/ps2/xbox without using a wall power socket? IE: I'd like to make it portable. Do they have any sort of battery pack or anything for those systems?

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 06:39 PM

I was just wondering, is there an easy way to power a gamecube/ps2/xbox without using a wall power socket? IE: I'd like to make it portable. Do they have any sort of battery pack or anything for those systems?


gamecube
http://www.amazon.co...177453?v=glance

dont see any others yet
Edit- Ps1
http://www.bestbuy.c...05&type=product
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:05 PM

Wow, that's awesome. I think I'm gonna go buy the necessary cables and try that out.

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:13 PM

Wow, that's awesome. I think I'm gonna go buy the necessary cables and try that out.


If you want something more cheaper and don't want extra cables, go buy this one:

http://www.radioshac...duct_id=274-883

and just hook it up like this:
http://theinfamousj....ves/000110.html

Got that link from the TRU thread.

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#20 Wshakspear

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:35 PM

Wow, that's awesome. I think I'm gonna go buy the necessary cables and try that out.


If you want something more cheaper and don't want extra cables, go buy this one:

http://www.radioshac...duct_id=274-883

and just hook it up like this:
http://theinfamousj....ves/000110.html

Got that link from the TRU thread.

Nice pics Wshakspear.


Just to note thats only Mono sound. It works perfectly fine that way, im just a stickler for stereo :)

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:38 PM

Actually, I have that Y-adapter. It came with the surround sound speakers I bought awhile back. It allows me to hook up my speakers to my PC.

Thanks for the info! That should save me money. :D

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:48 PM

Slightly off-topic, but I have a GameCube screen, which looks quite a bit better than the PS1 one. But can I hook that up to the Xbox also, anybody know?

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:51 PM

I knew you could hook the screen up to something else, but I never knew you could do it without the PSOne attached! I just assumed that because there was no power switch, it needed to be powered on by the PSOne. This is great!

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#24 Wshakspear

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:51 PM

Slightly off-topic, but I have a GameCube screen, which looks quite a bit better than the PS1 one. But can I hook that up to the Xbox also, anybody know?

All depends on what kind of A/V inputs your screen has. And im sorry, but no other screen touches the PSone

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 03:59 AM

Just to note thats only Mono sound. It works perfectly fine that way, im just a stickler for stereo :)


haha, well I said if you wanted to with something cheaper, not better. :wink:

Anyways, I would like to say is that this screen kicks ass. Thanks to all the CAGers who showed the deals for the screen and showing me how to hook it up with other systems.
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#26 shady859

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 08:15 AM

now i wish i'd have at least looked for one of these screens that looks cool as hell, I want one!


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Posted 07 January 2005 - 09:24 AM

GREAT... I picked up a PSOne combo at TRU today (last one), some asshat decided to steal the LCD and controller from the box, they must have used the hairdryer technique on the seal because it's still intact but I can tell it's been tampered with. I'm so mad I can't sleep. Today was pretty much my worst CAG day EVER.

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 10:35 PM

So it doesn't matter if you have mono or stereo?
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 10:40 PM

nope

Works either way.

or add this to the mono plug and get stereo mono
http://www.radioshac...duct_id=42-2536
but be better off getting the single stereo piece
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#30 Wshakspear

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 11:03 PM

nope

Works either way.

or add this to the mono plug and get stereo mono
http://www.radioshac...duct_id=42-2536
but be better off getting the single stereo piece
if that makes sense


Thats what i did at first. I had all those parts, and it made both speakers work.