The basic problem is that with the simple PAP rigs that I've described in the past (here and here) , like the polster system, is that you can remotely press the shutter but you'd really like to see what the camera is "seeing" so you can compose the shot without trial and error or guessing.
The key to remotely viewing a PAP shot is the fact that virtually all point and shoot cameras (the kind you typically use on a painters pole) come with an A/V output cable like the one connected to my Canon G9 in the adjoining photo. These A/V cables are usually a foot or so long and have a single plug that connect to the camera and two phono connectors (also called RCA connectors) for connecting to a TV. The yellow connector is the video from the camera and the black connector is the audio from the camera. If your just connect these connectors to your TV (and select the right input) you will see the same video on your TV as you see on the back of the camera.
Now to make use of this great TV connection feature on your PAP system you have to do three things:
That's all there is to it. Thanks to Nik for pointing out how easy it is to connect a remote TV to your PAP rig. Note that Nik has added a miniature TV to his Polester from www.longshotcamerasystems.com but you can do the same thing with virtually any small PAP pole.