New Mod: Micro Display Mods and TSPP Video TV


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3 years ago


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#1 3 years ago

I've been selling the TSPP Video TV's through the owner's thread since May, but I now have a website for ordering, as well as a new line called Micro Display Mods (MDM's). http://sparkypinball.com/

There are currently 16 designs for modern Stern, WPC, and WPC 95 games, plus the TSPP TV.

Filming video playing on a display is tough to get it to look right, but the video quality in person is very bright and clear. Customers of the TSPP TV and early customers of the MDM's can verify the quality.

The website address is above, but I'm linking a few youtube videos and pics, as well.

» YouTube video

» YouTube video

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#2 3 years ago

These are awesome! I've got 2 of the TV versions on my TSPP and TAF. They are really a crowd pleaser. The video quality in person is perfect (hard to tell on the youtube videos) and the quality of these kits are top notch. Mark (Sparky) has a winner here. If you are trying to decide if these would look good in your game, don't hesitate, get one. OR 5. Very easy to install too--first one takes 15 min. After that 5-10 min. Great job Sparky and good luck with these...they rock!

Mike

#3 3 years ago

I saw this personally on Metallica and it was very cool!

#4 3 years ago

For those of you that happened to catch the TSPP one at Pin-A-Go-Go that was mine!

I have to say this is one awesome, well constructed mod that seems to be holding up great even after multiple transports and hundreds of hours of "on" time. Also, Sparky is a really great guy to deal with, I'd highly recommend this mod if you're on the fence. I've gotten many many compliments on it (and mostly from non-pinball people!). My young niece literally walked by, stopped, turned around and said "When did you put a TV in that one?"

#5 3 years ago

Don't you have one for Iron Man as well? Do you have a YouTube video for that too?

#6 3 years ago
Quoted from Grinder901:

Don't you have one for Iron Man as well? Do you have a YouTube video for that too?

Yes, I have one for Iron Man. The sample video for IM runs about 20 minutes and shows highlights from all three movies, as well as a brief clip from Avengers. I don't have a youtube demo of it.

All video samples are between 15 - 60 minutes, depending on the title, but another good thing about this mod is that the customer can reformat the micro sd card and load their own video! I don't have instructions on the website on how to do that yet, but there's a little more involved than just copying a video file. I'll get those instructions up in the near future.

#7 3 years ago

I'm getting one for my Bride of Pinbot. I'm going to mount it over the main ramp and load it with this video. Go At Throttle Up - 135 Space Shuttle Launches » YouTube video

I'll post back and detail how it went

#8 3 years ago

Well I'm about to buy the one for IM. Thanks! So it has 20 minutes of video? Now I have to figure out a good spot for it, can you recommend a few spots?

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from Sparky:

I've been selling the TSPP Video TV's through the owner's thread since May, but I now have a website for ordering, as well as a new line called Micro Display Mods (MDM's). http://sparkypinball.com/
There are currently 16 designs for modern Stern, WPC, and WPC 95 games, plus the TSPP TV.
Filming video playing on a display is tough to get it to look right, but the video quality in person is very bright and clear. Customers of the TSPP TV and early customers of the MDM's can verify the quality.
The website address is above, but I'm linking a few youtube videos and pics, as well.
» YouTube video
» YouTube video

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What, no TZ?? Awwww.....

#10 3 years ago

Damn. You just made me order one for STTNG. Looking forward to it. A very clever idea that isn't too expensive (relatively speaking). Thanks!

#12 3 years ago
Quoted from Grinder901:

Well I'm about to buy the one for IM. Thanks! So it has 20 minutes of video? Now I have to figure out a good spot for it, can you recommend a few spots?

Thanks for your order! I don't have an IM, but I looked at one closely at CAEX, and I noticed a handful of spots that might work. I'll take a look at pics and make some suggestions if you like.

Quoted from underlord:

What, no TZ?? Awwww.....

I discontinued the black TV that was similar to TSPP for TZ, but I hope to do an MDM style plastic in the near future.

Quoted from mamemaster:

Damn. You just made me order one for STTNG. Looking forward to it. A very clever idea that isn't too expensive (relatively speaking). Thanks!

I have one in my STTNG, and it looks great! The video I'm playing is about 40 mins, and its highlights from back to back episodes dealing with a rogue group of Borg, Lore, and Data's emotion chip.

#13 3 years ago

Thanks man, yea Id love some suggestions

#14 3 years ago

Great product, and Sparky is a stand up guy. Looking forward to seeing these on a lot of pins around the world!

#15 3 years ago

Hey Sparkey I'm REALLY interested in this but I have questions, is the screen OLED? What are the dimentions of the unit and how and where does the micro card plug in. I'd like to start off with a Mustang unit but I would like to know how to put my video on a card. My buddy road races his 70 Mach 1 and he has ALOT of HD video from inside and outside of him racing and that's what I'd be putting on a card.

Also I have a Avatar LE and would like one for that also. I know there aren't alot of them out there but the movie has soooo many GREAT scenes in it, so it would be great if you could do one for Avatar.

I'm saving this topic. Thanks

#16 3 years ago

MustangPaul, since I'm seeing your post right now... The files are on a MicroSD that slides into the back of the 'monitor'. Easy to get to and take out on the typical 'framed' version.

#17 3 years ago
Quoted from callmesteam:

MustangPaul, since I'm seeing your post right now... The files are on a MicroSD that slides into the back of the 'monitor'. Easy to get to and take out on the typical 'framed' version.

Thanks. Looks to be a 16x9 aspect ratio, about 2-1/2in diaginal screen.

#18 3 years ago
Quoted from Sparky:

I don't have instructions on the website on how to do that yet, but there's a little more involved than just copying a video file. I'll get those instructions up in the near future.

My buddies footage was shot on Sony tape based HD so I hope your instructions would explain how to transfer that media.

#19 3 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Hey Sparkey I'm REALLY interested in this but I have questions, is the screen OLED? What are the dimentions of the unit and how and where does the micro card plug in. I'd like to start off with a Mustang unit but I would like to know how to put my video on a card. My buddy road races his 70 Mach 1 and he has ALOT of HD video from inside and outside of him racing and that's what I'd be putting on a card.
Also I have a Avatar LE and would like one for that also. I know there aren't alot of them out there but the movie has soooo many GREAT scenes in it, so it would be great if you could do one for Avatar.
I'm saving this topic. Thanks

Yes it's OLED. The MDM's viewing area is 27mm x27mm (a little over 1" square, 1 1/2" diagonal). It will play 16:9, but it will have black space at the top and bottom. There are possibly some editing and converting ways around that, sometimes. Depends on the video. Some of my samples have the black at the top and bottom, and it looks fine. Full screen looks better, though.

Send me an email, and we can discuss the video steps before I get them on the site. sparkypinball@yahoo.com
Your video should be fine, but there are some things you will need to do, and as I said, I'll get those instructions up in the near future.

#20 3 years ago
Quoted from Grinder901:

Thanks man, yea Id love some suggestions

Would you be able to send a hi res pic of IM from mid-field and back to my email? I'm not getting a good look from the pics on the Internet. Email is sparkypinball@yahoo.com.

While at league last night, we found two really good spots for Stern ST premium/LE. They would probably be good spots for the Pro, too.

#21 3 years ago

Sure thing, I'll send some now. If they aren't great pics just let me know.

#22 3 years ago

Just ordered one for Iron Man. I'd love to see some photos of one posted on IM if anyone has any available. Even a 15-20 second video of it'd be even better. Can't seem to find it on YouTube. Thanks in advance.

#23 3 years ago

Sparky, any way of getting a 2 1/2 diag. 16x9 OLED screen?

#24 3 years ago

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This mod is fantastic, trying this spot for my STLE. Thanks sparky

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#25 3 years ago
Quoted from Pincrazy:

This mod is fantastic, trying this spot for my STLE. Thanks sparky

Isn't seeing the flipper there....kinda important?

#26 3 years ago
Quoted from DugFreez:

Isn't seeing the flipper there....kinda important?

I tried that spot at league the other night on the host's game, and I thought it not only blocked the flipper, but also was a risk for airballs.

The two spots we all liked best were on the upper right ramp behind the asteroid and off-set to the left (over the pop bumpers). The other spot was somewhere by the left VUK, but I don't know if the screw we were looking at is in the same spot on the pro. We didn't take pics

I'm glad Pincrazy is enjoying it, though!

#27 3 years ago

Nice looking mod. Any ac/dc display coming?

#28 3 years ago
Quoted from Nappis:

Nice looking mod. Any ac/dc display coming?

Thanks!

Yes, possibly AC/DC and other in the future. I had a handful of other designs I tabled for future release. I wasn't completely satisfied with the screen-printed artwork on a few that I held off doing, so possibly in the future we'll see many more titles.

#29 3 years ago
Quoted from ff6735:

Just ordered one for Iron Man. I'd love to see some photos of one posted on IM if anyone has any available. Even a 15-20 second video of it'd be even better. Can't seem to find it on YouTube. Thanks in advance.

Quoted from MustangPaul:

Sparky, any way of getting a 2 1/2 diag. 16x9 OLED screen?

PM's sent.

#30 3 years ago

These look great. If I get a hold of TSPP, I may have to get the I&S TV!

#31 3 years ago

I have the TSPP mod, and these things are awesome. I must have sat there for twenty minutes watching video and yet to see it loop. Highly recommend them, one of the best mods out there!

#32 3 years ago

Best place to put iron man display?
How much are overseas shipping costs?

#33 3 years ago

There's a shipping calculator on the site. Just add something to your shopping cart and then open the cart

#34 3 years ago

Ok thanks.

#35 3 years ago

We need some pics of it installed in an iron man. It does look cool alone. I would just like to see it from the players perspective. Thanks

#36 3 years ago
Quoted from Nightstick:

We need some pics of it installed in an Iron Man. It does look cool alone. I would just like to see it from the players perspective. Thanks

I just started shipping the MDM versions yesterday, so there are a handful of IM customers who should be getting them in the next day or two. Hopefully they'll send pics

Even pics of holding it in different spots without installing or running the harness might be helpful, or attaching to a screw or nut just for the pic would be good.

Quoted from Nappis:

Ok thanks.

I know you're not in the Netherlands, but I sent a TSPP package there for $13 First Class International. The calculator on the site should be more accurate.

#37 3 years ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

I'm getting one for my Bride of Pinbot. I'm going to mount it over the main ramp and load it with this video. Go At Throttle Up - 135 Space Shuttle Launches » YouTube video
I'll post back and detail how it went

Nice video, but, IMHO, I think it will be better on the MDM if not in a quad-split screen. As currently formatted it will be WAY too small to see any detail.

#38 3 years ago

Hello, would like to order a generic one to program myself. Is this pretty difficult to do?

#39 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballplusMN:

Hello, would like to order a generic one to program myself. Is this pretty difficult to do?

Do you mean a generic plastic with a blank micro sd card, or no plastic with just the display?

Customers creating their own vids is the ultimate goal. I just don't have them on the website yet. They will be up in the very future.

#40 3 years ago

Just wondering, why there is sales tax on sales outside CA on your site?

#41 3 years ago

I just ran it through with a Colorado address and it didn't show tax. it showed tax with my california address but when I selected the colorado billing and shipping address and proceeded to the confirmation page the tax was gone.

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EDIT: it looks like it display the default tax rate of the warehouse when the user doesn't have any addresses entered. Since you have to put in a shipping address it will recalculate using that address.

#42 3 years ago
Quoted from Grinder901:

Well I'm about to buy the one for IM. Thanks! So it has 20 minutes of video? Now I have to figure out a good spot for it, can you recommend a few spots?

20 minutes....that's enough for about 10 games on Iron Man.

#43 3 years ago

Man you aren't lying

#44 3 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Also I have a Avatar LE and would like one for that also. I know there aren't alot of them out there but the movie has soooo many GREAT scenes in it, so it would be great if you could do one for Avatar.
I'm saving this topic. Thanks

I'll make that 2 orders for an Avatar version. This mod would be perfect for such a visually impressive movie. Until then - I'm off to order a Tron!

#45 3 years ago

Someone metioned they had one in their TAF, I don't see that game on the site. Is that going to be made?

Thanks, they look awesome!

Tom

#46 3 years ago

Cool mod. Looking forward to seeing some more pics and vids of the IM version before pulling the trigger

#47 3 years ago
Quoted from homebrood:

Someone metioned they had one in their TAF, I don't see that game on the site. Is that going to be made?
Thanks, they look awesome!
Tom

Back in May when I introduced TSPP Video TV at PAGG, I also had a black and silver tv for TZ. In addition to the customers who bought it for TZ, I had two customers use the black tv for TAF, and two people used it for WPT. I stopped making the black tv's because there wasn't enough interest, and there's too much labor to put them together on my end.

I hope to add TAF and TZ as MDM designs in the future, but the artwork won't be related to a TV.

#48 3 years ago
Quoted from pinball_customs:

Cool mod. Looking forward to seeing some more pics and vids of the IM version before pulling the trigger

Be aware that pics and videos to see how and where it's installed is fine, but it's horrible in dertermining the quality of the picture on the display and artwork on the plastics. It's amazing how different the display looks in person compared to how it shows up on camera. I can't stress this enough, and I hope customers will vouch for this pic/video difference after installing.

#49 3 years ago

Sparky wow! I love it. Just installed today took seconds and looks wow image-661.jpgimage-129.jpg

#50 3 years ago

I agree!!! Fan fing tactic!!! I like it on this side so it's easily visible, not drowned out by the LEDs and the cord easily went through the playfield. Well done!!!

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