View Full Version : This QEX Portable TV & VHS


tvcollector
09-25-2017, 05:38 PM
This is at my local thrift.. I tested it the other day, and the tape plays but seems off speed or has tracking issues as it can't keep a clear picture, and there's also no sound.. I think this is a neat small portable TV/VCR with a handle on the top.. I want to get it, but not for that price, If I wait till next Sat, that colored price sticker will be included in the half off sale.. I did a google search with the QEX label and the model number and I can't get anything to come up about this product, even searched QEX and the model number alone and nothing.. Even did an eBay search on Portable VHS including sold/ended items, and nothing.. Was hoping to find something maybe under a different label.. Not sure if I posted this under the appropriate section.. Maybe someone on here knows any info?

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dieseljeep
09-25-2017, 11:00 PM
Even at 20% of the price, I wouldn't consider it!
It looks like it's going to be a real problem to repair it, as those faults are not an easy fix, even on the better makes.
Maybe someone else has a better opinion! :scratch2:

dishdude
09-26-2017, 12:24 AM
I bet that was made for a conversion van.

centralradio
09-26-2017, 02:42 AM
I never heard of that brand before.I would give them $5 bucks for it.$10 the most.

Electronic M
09-26-2017, 09:57 AM
I bet that was made for a conversion van.

Could have also been for a big rig with a sleeper cabin. If you ever stop at a gas station that serves truckers you'll see the modern equivalent of that for sale...

jr_tech
09-26-2017, 12:54 PM
Could have also been for a big rig with a sleeper cabin. If you ever stop at a gas station that serves truckers you'll see the modern equivalent of that for sale...

Interesting! What would that be? a small LCD set that plays from a sd memory chip? (which, imho would be cool) I've seen small DVD players before, but a memory chip reading device would seem to be more "modern"... perhaps truckers now just watch their iPhone/iPad devices? :scratch2:

jr

tvcollector
09-26-2017, 04:13 PM
Panasonic made something similar, which I have in storage somewhere.. It's just like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/MPO-VIDEOTRONICS-PORTABLE-VHS-794-Cameras-Photo-Video-Production-Editing/152389880345?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.S EED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D47227%26meid%3Dcb7d5d94e5104d b39a7e01b1a6ff8b5d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3 D7%26sd%3D152389880345&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%253Afc55867b-a2f5-11e7-9582-74dbd180d5c2%257Cparentrq%253Abfcafa2a15e0a9c54b1e a962fffdc20f%257Ciid%253A1

Except mine is not a relabel, it's an actual Panasonic.. It doesn't work right either.. They look to be made for portable applications even though I don't think any of them runs off batteries.. So I'm confused.. I've seen TVs/VCR combos made for vans and vehicles and they usually have mounting on the sides or the top to either hang from the ceiling or mount between seats.. I don't think they ever made a portable VCR to run off D cell batteries or even a battery pack of sorts.. I don't think batteries would last very long running a VCR and TV.. The screens on these are actual small CRTs

zeno
09-26-2017, 04:22 PM
If it has an FCC ID code on back you can look it up at
FCC.gov & see who built it & the model number of the
original. Not something I would pay over a fin for.

73 Zeno:smoke:
LFOD !

centralradio
09-26-2017, 07:24 PM
Interesting! What would that be? a small LCD set that plays from a sd memory chip? (which, imho would be cool) I've seen small DVD players before, but a memory chip reading device would seem to be more "modern"... perhaps truckers now just watch their iPhone/iPad devices? :scratch2:

jr

Love to get one of those.I have loads of videos on my backups to watch.Still looking for a SD/thumb drive video player with RCA comp outputs . I know Hollyweird dont like them but screw them.

mr_rye89
09-26-2017, 09:12 PM
Love to get one of those.I have loads of videos on my backups to watch.Still looking for a SD/thumb drive video player with RCA comp outputs . I know Hollyweird dont like them but screw them.

I think a Raspberry Pi with Openelec/Kodi is the closest thing to that (that comes to my mind anyway)

Maybe instead of a VCR a guy could stick a RPi in a portable CRT TV?:scratch2:

jr_tech
09-27-2017, 02:46 AM
Love to get one of those.I have loads of videos on my backups to watch.Still looking for a SD/thumb drive video player with RCA comp outputs . I know Hollyweird dont like them but screw them.

I have been using one of these since 2012.... there are likely cheaper and better units available today. Thought briefly about building it into a portable tv such as a Sony KV 5200, but that never went anywhere.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008NO9RRM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

not affiliated,
jr

centralradio
09-28-2017, 12:05 AM
I have been using one of these since 2012.... there are likely cheaper and better units available today. Thought briefly about building it into a portable tv such as a Sony KV 5200, but that never went anywhere.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008NO9RRM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

not affiliated,
jr

Thanks JR .I'll check it out.

I think a Raspberry Pi with Openelec/Kodi is the closest thing to that (that comes to my mind anyway)

Maybe instead of a VCR a guy could stick a RPi in a portable CRT TV?:scratch2:

Thanks.Not much into Raspberry stuff but I'll check it out.

ChrisW6ATV
10-16-2017, 01:27 PM
Still looking for a SD/thumb drive video player with RCA comp outputs . I know Hollyweird dont like them but screw them.
I have a Diamond MP700 that is exactly what you describe, and I use it as a test generator and source of pictures and audio tones for amateur television (ATV, which is TV over ham radio). They seem to be discontinued, but Fry's Electronics stores had other similar devices all under $50 when I bought this one.

Also, Fry's has or had a Naxa-brand digital-TV tuner with composite-video and RF outputs that also has an SD card slot for media.

centralradio
10-16-2017, 08:29 PM
I have a Diamond MP700 that is exactly what you describe, and I use it as a test generator and source of pictures and audio tones for amateur television (ATV, which is TV over ham radio). They seem to be discontinued, but Fry's Electronics stores had other similar devices all under $50 when I bought this one.

Also, Fry's has or had a Naxa-brand digital-TV tuner with composite-video and RF outputs that also has an SD card slot for media.

Thanks Chris.I'll look into them.Bestbuys are probably afraid of them and offending whats left in Hollywierd since they dont have them.