This looks like more of a DIY PC kit. I think I just need to take a old laptop and strip its inside for whatever parts are there and just use the kbd and put the dtv inside. Then I must find a way to glue a LCD which takes SVIDEO input (like psOne LCD) onto the existing monitor-frame. That way, I will get a nice little c64 laptop. However -- this sounds very easy, but my experience is that there is a kazillion things to dig out to make it all fit
I think the worst problem is to find a pc laptop case which has the right lcd side to mount a psOne LCD inside so that it fits nicely into the frame (more or less) and that it is not thicker than the original LCD.
Keyboard should be easy. I guess an old PC laptop kbd consist of some kind of flat-cable that has a matrix'ed solution I can feed to a pic chip somehow to make it ps/2 compliant.
Nevertheless -- it will take a lot of time to make this. :-)
Nevermind...after reading twice and looking over the page again...it all sunk in :-)
After seeing another mod another place on this site, I think modding those portable dvd-players is the most logical and easy way to get a portable DTV as the monitor is probably easy to adapt to the DTV and the biggest challenge must be how to fit a keyboard in the case so that the lid can close. I will see if I can mod my 2nd DTV2 into such a thingy
Post by David Murray on Jan 7, 2010 14:12:21 GMT -5
I remember a lot of discussion on this topic several years ago. I don't think anyone came up with any good answers. The main two problems would be adapting the keyboard and display. I think it could be done but would require some kind of custom FPGA or something to make it all work.