Raspberry Pi: NTSC/PAL (Television) TFT Display - 4.3" Diago
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Raspberry Pi: NTSC/PAL (Television) TFT Display - 4.3" Diago

by doctorwho8 on Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:25 am

I bought one of these https://www.adafruit.com/product/946 from Micro Center yesterday. It didn't seem to appreciate Prop generated video from a Prop Backpack device (Discontinued Parallax device not relevant here.) but it did show me video for a Raspberry Pi B design as delivered with the Maker Shed getting started with the Pi kit from seven years previously. And the video output looks as if it was shown on a TV set from the 1960s or 1950s. (All swirly and jumpy.) I tried the tuning comments described in this Learning example https://learn.adafruit.com/using-a-mini-pal-ntsc-display-with-a-raspberry-pi?view=all but neither worked properly. I also included a setting for HDMI management described in an earlier thread concerning this screen from four years earlier, as the thread is locked (why?) I decided to create this one.

I know the Pi works via composite out normally as that's how I would setup a new card, prior to receiving the HDTV set I normally watch regular programming on. But for this job I need to run the PI via the display. Next step of course is to try a four pole audio and video connector that one of the other stores sells. It is connected to terminals in the same way the connectors are styled here, https://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2014/07/raspberry-pi-model-b-3-5mm-audiovideo-jack/ and that would be with a Pi 3 A I happen to have since this is a MicroSD card in an adapter. The significant thing is that the display runs perfectly on 9 Volts.

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