[vcf-midatlantic] Monitor needed for museum

William Dromgoole drummy at comcast.net
Tue Aug 22 01:00:13 EDT 2017

The problem is that you have to log in to the computer to edit the configuration file to switch from HDMI to composite video.
Maybe it already is set to composite. I guess its worth a try to see if there is any display on the monitor.


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> I stumbled on this tidbit in Pi-for-newbies site: "The TV pads allow you 
> to connect an RCA jack to the board instead of using the HDMI out."
> Hmmmmmmm.....
> That sounds helpful at home and at the museum too.

Continuing to think aloud: the big monitor already installed above our 
workbench has composite input. I know it works because I tested it with 
a Laser 128 not long ago. Unlike the HDMI monitor on the museum ceiling 
(facing the door), the composite monitor in the workshop can be 
comfortably viewed from anywhere. Plus a long RCA cable is something I 
have laying around, vs. buying a long HDMI cable. :)

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