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Are there any hardware add-ons that allow support for an external display such as a monitor or TV

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There is one non-hack way you can, but chances are you won't be able to get your hands on the hardware to do so. The IS-NITRO-CAPTURE is a Nintendo product that allows you to connect your DS or GBA to it, and has AV Out ports and a USB out port. This is the device that Nintendo uses at events such as E3 to show DS gameplay on a big TV. Here is a video review of the product. Unfortunately, this device costs about $3000 dollars, and it not available for consumers to buy.

If you have a friend who works at Nintendo though...

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As far as I know, there's no simple way to attach an external monitor to any kind of DS - it doesn't have a video output connector anywhere on it.

It's possible, though, if you're willing to hack it to pieces and build your own breakout device.

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