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Screen adjustment with older tv with new use

by trinityalpsman / April 7, 2013 2:50 PM PDT

I need help with an old RCA television model number F19251GY that I am attempting to us as a monitor for a new camera dvr home security system. I just bought a camera dvr system, but I want to use this old television as the monitor for viewing the cameras. This tv has the component connectors on the rear of the tv, but the screen screen size is missing part of the display of the cameras along the outside edge of the television. Is there any way to adjust the screen size (vertical and horizontal) for this television. I have checked the menu for tv and looked up manuals for it, but I have not found anything. Actually I have only been able to find a manual for the RCA F19205GY television not the F19251GY tv. It is a great tv and will work fine for this purpose, if I can adjust the screen size. Thank you for your help!!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 7, 2013 3:01 PM PDT

Such an adjustment might be in your video or quad processor. Look for units like " CCTV Color Quad Splitter Processor " and check the manuals as most do scaling.

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thank you but I am a little confused......
by trinityalpsman / April 8, 2013 10:43 AM PDT
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Are you saying that the adjustment might be in the software that controls the DVR? If so, I did look though every control in the DVR software and I did not find any adjustment there either............... But, I will double check again and look for "CCTV color splitter processor". Thanks for your suggestion!

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In the CCTV world.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2013 10:47 AM PDT

They use a CCTV monitor that shows the image plus the overscan. You seem to think a common TV would adjust but it does not so we have to shrink the image in some video processor. Frankly I think you should fit a different lens on the CCTV to pull back a little so you can use what you have.

The CCTV lens for the usual cameras are pretty cheap compared to displays and video processors.

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