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TZ: Making my own TV mod

By alexanr1

2 years ago


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#1 2 years ago

I really liked the TV mod for twilight zone, but just couldn’t see paying $175 for it. I decided to see if I could make a cheaper version myself.

I happened to already have one of the parts I needed (a USB LCD keychain picture viewer)

Here is the build list in total
- USB LCD keychain picture viewer ($10 to $15)
- small TV to mount if ($20 to $25)
- alligator clips, wore and a USB plug ($10)

so all in I believe you can make this for roughly $40 to $50
- already having an old USB LCD picture viewer has my build at $30

Anyone else made their own like this?

I have all the parts in, so hoping to put it together this week.
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#2 2 years ago

Very Nice !!

Great Job

#3 2 years ago

See how it all works out

Not much invested.

#4 2 years ago

cool.

#5 2 years ago

Just curious, where would you locate this on the playfield ?

Regards

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from Ashram56:

Just curious, where would you locate this on the playfield ?
Regards

It’s pretty small, I would probably place it where the $175 mods place theirs. The. Put theirs in the upper back. I may have to. It off the antenna from the TV to do that.

Have you seen the TV mod that sells for $175?

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#7 2 years ago

Took apart the TV. Couple pics of it apart and how it will fit in.

Going to create a bezel to help it have the tube shape around the screen.

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#8 2 years ago

Will it just show pictures or can it play video clips?

#9 2 years ago

I made my own a few years ago using the images I wanted that were available online. One of the tricky parts was finding a LCD picture viewer of proper size that would start auto scrolling on power up and not need a button pressed.

It was a fun little project and I am happy with the results!

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#10 2 years ago
Quoted from pinlink:

Will it just show pictures or can it play video clips?

Pretty sure it can play video clips too. I bought the parts to do this a while back and got sidetracked.

#11 2 years ago

Depending on what hardware you buy it can do different things. The one I found in a drawer here just was a pic viewer and no video.

This was a cheap and dirty way to do it for me. I have little more money in this and it was just a fun way for me to add this mod and not spend $175

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#12 2 years ago

Debating on where to put the TV. It’s small enough I can put it farther out than the $175 TV mod.

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#13 2 years ago

Nice job, you could add a magnifying glass in front to make the screen appear bigger (like the crystal ball trick on Wizard of Oz).

#14 2 years ago
Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

Nice job, you could add a magnifying glass in front to make the screen appear bigger (like the crystal ball trick on Wizard of Oz).

neat idea. I don’t mind it being smaller, just not sure where to locate it. It’s small enough I could put it a couple places. More to come…..

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