portable ac/dc tv tuners
Posted 25 January 2004 - 10:35 PM
I am looking to replace my old tv tuners for use with my video package for video village and I was looking for suggestions for tv tuners that work reliably with VHF/UHF transmitters.
These will hook into 2 JVC ac/dc broadcast monitors...
The requirements are:
able to be 12v battery powered (in addition to an AC adapter)
coaxial input (RF connector) to standard tv antenna
composite video out
Not cost thousands of dollars (like transvideo)
Now I realize that there is a host of car audio tv tuners on the market now and some of these should be usable models. Any suggestions? What about those tv tuner boxes that will convert signals for use on LCD panel monitors? Anyone used these successfully with over-the-air antenna input? I know somebody posted something on last year's forum about this, but I couldn't find it.
Thanks in advance,
Posted 26 January 2004 - 04:24 AM
try this link:
The company used to have a website with the tuners and specs, I was not able to locate it.
They have a little diversity tuner for car applications with two antennas.
Have a look in the 2003 forum there a some post regarding this tuner.
Posted 26 January 2004 - 05:01 AM
it's in the 2002 Forum. Search car, tuner -> topic: Diversity Tuners for Cars
Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:02 AM
Ocassionally they'll have deals on LCD monitors as well.
Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:38 AM
Bought it in the Netherlands: www.correct.nl
Posted 26 January 2004 - 12:19 PM
Posted 27 January 2004 - 01:06 AM
Any BNC antenna will do but I found that the Transvideo wip antenna works very well most of the time, for other times I use the CIT Sharkfin. (The antenna that is delivered with the unit is just bad. Even Greg admits it.)
The unit has actually 2 video out's (BNC) so that you can use 2 monitors simultanious.
Again a very nice product by Greg Bubb, bummer there are only 50 units build... (I own S#50, I got Lucky).
And the price was very reasonable as well.
Posted 29 January 2004 - 06:26 PM
MCM Part No.: 33-6891
Works great and you can't beat the price. $93.00
Its AC only...
While visiting David Chameides on the set of "Catch that kid"
(you may have seen previews for it on TV recently) He
showed me the tuner the video guy was using. I was very
impressed with the image. So much so, I ordered it the
very next day from this place....
In includes power supply and video and audio cables.
Posted 30 January 2004 - 03:37 AM
No it's not, it runs on 6 volts. very simple to power either from a sony camcorder battery or a 7806 voltage reg and a rig battery.
Its AC only...
Posted 30 January 2004 - 03:50 PM
Hadn't thought of that.
very simple to power either from a sony camcorder battery or a 7806 voltage reg and a rig battery.