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NTSC/PAL (Television) TFT Display - 4.3" Diagonal

SKU: ADA946

$75.19 AUD, inc GST

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NTSC/PAL (Television) TFT Display - 4.3" Diagonal
75.19 AUD

SKU: ADA946

$75.19 AUD, inc GST
2 reviews 0 5 5
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Yes, this is an adorable small television! The visible display measures only 4.3" (11cm) diagonal, the TFT comes with a NTSC/PAL driver board, enclosure and stand. The display is very easy to use - simply connect 12VDC to the 2.1mm center-positive DC jack (or use the cable and connect to the red and black wires), then connect a composite video source to one of the RCA cable. Voila, a television display! There's three little buttons in the back that let you enter a menu system for adjusting brightness, color and contrast. The display has two composite plugs, AV1 and AV2. AV1 is the default and if AV2 goes 'live' it replaces AV1. 

To demonstrate it, Adafruit took some photos with the display connected to a Raspberry Pi, but it will also work connected to any analog composite-video output such as a YBox or Propeller w/Video out. It will not work with a device that only outputs VGA, HDMI or any other digital video signal. 

A power adapter is not included you will want one of our 9VDC 1 Amp or 12VDC 1 Amp adapters or provide one of your own. Even though the display specifies 12VDC Adafruit found it works from 5V to 12V DC without problems.
 
Technical Details
  • Power with 5-12VDC only, ~2.5W power draw
  • Internal buck converter, 220mA power draw at 12V, 420mA at 5V
  • Visible display dimensions: 97.41mm x 56.10mm
  • Selectable 16:9 or 4:3 ratio via menu
  • Resolution: 480 x RGB x 272
  • Brightness: 300cd/m2
  • Contrast: 350:1
  • Display plastic case dimensions: 122.65mm x 77.6mm
  • Screen dimensions: 105.48mm wide x 67.33mm long x 2.76mm high
  • PCB dimensions: 87.36mm wide x 48.40mm long x 6.41mm high or 12.33mm high including push buttons
  • Weight (including power cable): 148.64g

Some Tips

  • The screen doesn't give any indication that it is on until a video signal is plugged in. The screen will remain black - not backlit grey as other monitors go, or even blue as most monitors show if there is no input until the video signal is available.
  • Control buttons will only function when a video signal is available.
  • Once the image comes up, pushing the middle button cycles through Contrast, Brightness, Saturation and Aspect Ratio. Top button is "+" bottom button is "-".

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  1. Review by Ray verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Haven't got this working yet because I neglected to check that it didn't have HDMI, but will persevere and get a composite cable. (Posted on 18/04/2016)

  2. Review by Grant - Great bang for the buck verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Wonderful little 16:9 monitor at a great price. Image more than adequate for monitoring purposes. Very very quick response from Core for initial purchase, and followed through with a "problem" on the unit. It wasn't a problem though- just a design issue. DO TAKE NOTE: the unit gives absolutely no indication that it is on until it receives a valid comp vid signal- then it comes up beautifully :-)
    (Posted on 10/08/2014)

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