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Ling
post Mar 5 2007, 05:18 PM
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Sorry. Bottom line is that it is doable. I took it apart and looked at it. I am fooling around with a non-destructive method first before I resort to the hacksaw. I am busy with school for a few more months, so play time for my z is limited. Bottom line is that it works, it is just a matter of sufficient surgery to get it to lay flat against the screen. Rather than cut it up, I am looking at making a shim so that my son could also use it with his PSP. It has a plug for USB and power. Unfortunately, they are lined up on the opposite side from the one that works best for the z. I think with my shim method, I can leave the cable along. If I have to resort to the hacksaw, I will drill/dremel some small holes and bring them out the other side. If the shim method works, I think i can just post a template to cut one out as an attachment to this forum (or the new one!). I will try and get on it this week.

Also, I don't see any reason to spend more for the blaze, etc. They all seem to be similar. The other thing that slowed me down was when I found out the pdaXii13 doesn't support my Fellowes Stowaway USB keyboard (darn).
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post Mar 5 2007, 05:23 PM
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Ya! Good to hear.
How is the quality on the TV?
Can you read text in a console?
Does it cover the whole Zaurus screen?
Thanks for the mini-review!
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Ling
post Mar 5 2007, 05:59 PM
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I will assess the readibility. The aperture is actually slightly larger than the z, so you get some of the frame as well. I am thinking that I will paint my shim flat black so it is less noticeable.
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post Mar 5 2007, 06:06 PM
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Very good. Thanks again! Can't wait to hear about readability.
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post Mar 5 2007, 06:20 PM
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Hmmm. trying to track one down in Canada or USA.
Looks like only place is in China:
http://www.divineo.cn/cgi-bin/div-cn/psp-tvad.html
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post Mar 6 2007, 01:38 AM
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QUOTE(Ling @ Mar 6 2007, 02:59 AM)
I will assess the readibility. The aperture is actually slightly larger than the z, so you get some of the frame as well. I am thinking that I will paint my shim flat black so it is less noticeable.
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can I suggest you buy some eggshell finish matte black paint (sometimes called blackboard paint), which has a really rough non-reflective finish and is ideal for reducing reflections.... probably available in any good hobby shop.
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post Mar 7 2007, 09:56 AM
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I am really glad to hear my idea turned into something... Yay I actually contributed (a very small!!) something to the forum :-D. Great to hear about your success, ling. Thank you for your hard work and testing.

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post Mar 7 2007, 10:40 AM
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yes. Thank you.
I had thought of using a digital camera and making an enclosure, but having someone do all the work and testing for me is A-OK! smile.gif
Also, There are LCD monitors now that have built in tuners, so that you can have your cake and eat it too.
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Ling
post Mar 10 2007, 12:18 PM
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I will post results and updates here:

http://zaurus.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?p=9#9

FWIW, this whole concept is useless to me until I get my Fellowes Stowaway USB keyboard working. I am hoping that Meanie will take a look at it. I can live without the wheel on my mouse, but not a keyboard.
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post Mar 14 2007, 04:17 PM
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So you think this will work well for video-out? It sounds as though the picture is good...
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post Mar 14 2007, 05:51 PM
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It sure sounds like it. ya!
I'm gonna have to ask for one as an early b-day present. wink.gif
thanks for giving us the info Ling.
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post Mar 18 2007, 05:38 PM
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The cutting begins:

http://zaurus.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?p=13#13
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post Apr 8 2007, 06:24 PM
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All cutting, glueing, sanding, cleaning complete. Read more here:

http://zaurus.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?p=20#20
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post Apr 9 2007, 09:23 PM
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cool, look forward to seeing photos
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post Apr 11 2007, 06:47 AM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 9 2007, 11:23 PM)
cool, look forward to seeing photos
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Ditto.
Good work Ling.
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