7" screen and composite video out

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7" screen and composite video out

Post by M0YDH » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:24 pm


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.


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Re: 7" screen and composite video out

Post by G7JTT » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:14 pm

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

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Re: 7" screen and composite video out

Post by G8GKQ » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:07 pm


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.

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