Coax -> composite -> TV? HALP!

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  1. epicelite
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    So I have had this little 5" LCD sitting around for about a year now, and a battery to power it too. I was originally going to make some project with it but, well lets just say it didn't work out.

    Anyway I want to make it into a TV that I can use anywhere in the house I can get a cable wire, but there is no way to change channels on it, and it only has composite input.

    A friend said a TV tuner like a VCR would work, where can I get something like that but REALLY small?

    THX!
     
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    Oh come on, you reply to the ones about if you cried but nobody knows where to get this.
     
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    You can't get a small one afaik.

    It's basically a computer that decodes signals from coax. The reason USB stick ones are so small is because your own computer does the decode.
     
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    The point of the first one is the fact that it is small.
     
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    I've never seen a DVD player with an input. The one linked above will work fine...$30 fine, anyway...to play DVD's but you won't get a coax input.

    I don't think there's a cheap or small way to get around that short of buying a portable TV.
     
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    I don't need a portable TV, just want to put it in the kitchen above the oven or something.