I have a small B&W tv that I take camping. It runs on "D" batteries, plug into car lighter, or on AC with an outlet transformer. Next year when everything goes to digital tv, I may as well toss this tv in the trash, unless I only use it where there is AC power.
Currently all the DTV converters are AC only. Maybe someone will come out with a battery operated one in the future, but until then, has anyone opened one of these converters and found if any can be run from a battery? Almost all modern electronics step down the voltage and rectify it to a low voltage DC, and I don't assume these converters draw much power. Can any of them be modified to run on batteries or a car 12v system?
If anyone modifies one, please post the info and schematics.
Yes, I know my battery operated tv will need external rabbit ears, or a modification to the built in antenna so it exits with a coax long enough to go to the converter.