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7" screen and composite video out

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:24 pm
by M0YDH
Hello

There are statements in software release notes that composite video out to a FM transmitter or analogue display is now possible with a 7" screen fitted. I can see that there's a button for it in the new screen setup menu too. What are the wiring connections please? The screen has to use the video and audio output socket so from where does the composite video output come?

It's too late for my Portsdown 2019 build. I've finished a 3.5" screen model of everything in the Portsdown block diagram, making the case from aluminium 19" rack case lids.
A 7" screen is probably good value too because it takes two Waveshare 3.5" screens to make a Portsdown. The first one dies during construction and after the Amazon warranty has ended. :roll: The second screen seems to last.

cheers

David M0YDH

Re: 7" screen and composite video out

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:14 pm
by G7JTT
Hi David I use the 3.5mm AV jack on the RPI to get the audio and video its a 4 ring plug see the picture below
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Hope that helps John G7JTT

Re: 7" screen and composite video out

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:07 pm
by G8GKQ
David

I'm slightly confused at your statement. The recommended 7 inch screen only needs to connect to the CSI socket (by ribbon cable) on the RPi board. See picture below. The only other connections required are Gnd and +5v.

Dave