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    Hey guys. I'm setting up a PC in my car and decided on a 12" SVGA laptop screen (mounted in the dash) as the monitor for the system. Where can I find the best video cards to drive such a monitor? I know about www.sageinc.com and have emailed them a couple times about the S550 with no replies. The computer has a DVD drive, so I'll need something capable of playing those. Any suggestions for me?

    Thanks,
    Dan

    Oh, BTW, I don't have ISA slots, so it has to be either PCI or AGP.

    [This message has been edited by dan0myte (edited 03-07-2001).]
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  • #2
    Earth computer tech. has a lot of options, and seem to know there displas pretty well.

    If you buy from them, you get everything you need.... (cables, inverter, etc) www.flat-panel.com they are kinda over priced though.

    If your a do-it-your-selfer, you can get tons of pci video cards with lcd outputs, I see tons on e-bay all the time. but you would need to supply your own connectors and stuff.
    Gizmo-
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    • #3
      i have a 13.6" laptop screen with dvd in my system and the video seems to drag. it kinda looks like a cartoon character going fast. i was going to use it in the rear of my car for display purposes at car stereo events. but now i'm not sure. i also 2 5" lcd's which work better because thy are smaller.

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      • #4
        Was that screen a Dual Scan screen? Those have lag. My laptop's screen is a tft and doesn't do that.
        www.arbybean.com

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        • #5
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          If your a do-it-your-selfer, you can get tons of pci video cards with lcd outputs, I see tons on e-bay all the time. but you would need to supply your own connectors and stuff.
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          He can't use one off these cards 'cause his screen is digital, and those composite outs are only analog so he would need something like the controller..... expensive though

          Greetzz.

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          • #6
            Geeee... Already a member instead of junior member...

            And I don't even have a player installed yet.. snif snif snif

            Raas

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            Mark Raassens
            Horst
            The Netherlands
            [email protected]
            Raas - The Netherlands
            ME: VIA epia m10000, lilliput 7', opus 150w, 80gb<br>
            GF: IBM Thinkpad 380, ext. 3.5 80gb, 40x4, PB-IR

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            • #7
              arby,
              i bought this screen before i ever found this forum so i thought i was buying what i needed. it was awhile ago so i dont remember what kind it is. my other screen-- 10" --is a tft so i can see the difference. if i wasn't loking to play dvd, i would be ok. its a nice screen otherwise.

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              AMD K6-3 450, 15GB HD, 256M Ram
              DVD, 10.4" touchscreen, 2-5' lcd's, ati all in wonder 16mb, Alpine, MB Quart, JL, Audio Control
              99.9% complete.

              http://www.cardomain.com/ride/212327

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              • #8
                raas, The "cards" im refering to have digital out. they are NOT composit.

                The particular card I got uses a VGA in ( analog) and converts to digital for lcd.

                The particular card I chose looks pretty good. It would be beter if I used a PCI controller, but the VGA in is a lot more flexible.

                The card I got beats the hell out of composit.
                Gizmo-
                Techonlogy on Wheels
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                • #9
                  I definetly have to get me one off those !!!!
                  I have an 8.4 screen which i could use.. but then again.. it's a bit too big for my car..

                  Anyway.. those controllers are really expensive.. in fact.... too expensive for my car !

                  Greetzz

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                  Horst
                  The Netherlands
                  [email protected]
                  Raas - The Netherlands
                  ME: VIA epia m10000, lilliput 7', opus 150w, 80gb<br>
                  GF: IBM Thinkpad 380, ext. 3.5 80gb, 40x4, PB-IR

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the replies. The screen arrived in the mail yesterday and it looks great. Probably going to install it in the sun visor (sticks out a bit, but OK). It's TFT and has 800x600 res. so I'm guessing it will be a good DVD screen.

                    I looked at Ebay and found basically two kinds of cards for sale there, the ATI Rage Pro LCD (20 pin DFP output) and the Matrox G200 LCD (P&D output). Both are AGP (fast), optimized for DVD playback and very cheap making them perfect. The problem is making the screen work with them. Here's my next problem, can anyone find me a site with the pin outs for these cards?

                    How do I find out what kind of connector my screen has? On the side, there's an extremely flat connector, about an inch and a half wide, with 20 pins inside. Is there a name for this?

                    Thanks!!!
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                    • #11
                      dan,
                      which screen is it? you might be able to download the specs
                      and that might have the connector type.

                      -paul

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                      • #12

                        well i was checking out the ATI card and it has a 20pin
                        DFP connector:
                        http://www.ati.com/na/pages/products...lcd/index.html

                        unfortunately for me i have the Sharp 8.4" and i think i need
                        a 32pin DFP. also even if your screen has a 20pin DFP you
                        will probably want to verity that the pins out of the card
                        match the pin-ins into the LCD. I'll email ATI and see if i can get the LCD pinouts.

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                        • #13
                          I have heard the dfp connectors are some kind of standard, but the stuff on the LCD is specific to the lcd.

                          www.flat-panel.com has been really helpfull in finding the right cables to connect my lcd stuff. they are kinda pricey though.

                          Dont forget, you still need an inverter for the backlight - that part does not come with the ati or matrox card..... its around 30 bucks from flat-panel.
                          Gizmo-
                          Techonlogy on Wheels
                          http://www.hjnetworks.com/car

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                          • #14
                            The screen is a NEC NL8060BC31-05. It came with the inverter already, or I think that's what it is. It's some little PCB that the seller called a "Backlight power module" or something. I should stick it in my scanner and post a pic...

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                            AMD Duron 750, 128m RAM, 10gig WD, 12.1" TFT screen, SB Live! 5.1, custom plexiglass case
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                            AMD Duron 750, 128m RAM, 10gig WD, 12.1" TFT screen, SB Live! 5.1, custom plexiglass case
                            TalonTemple.com

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                            • #15
                              Here's what the attached board looks like.


                              Anyone know what it is? On the left is a beige connector that goes into the LCD and the right is the same type of connector, but with way more pins in it.

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                              TalonTemple.com
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                              TalonTemple.com

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