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    Palm to LCD
    I have seen several links for how to view/control the computer screen on your PDA. What I am looking for is a way to export the palm display to an LCD *without* having any computer hookup. I just want to make the Palm screen bigger. I just know I have seen someone here do this.. I think there is a program someone wrote for the palm but I cannot seem to find it. Dispite trying
    TIA

  • #2
    Unless you mean a serial LCD (small ones, typically text-only, though) I don't see how a lone peice of software could let you output to an external LCD.

    Maybe you're remembering a front-end to use with expensive hardware SD to VGA Adapters (like the Margi Presenter-To-Go SD Card )?

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    • #3
      right now i think the only pda that has the ability to do that is the x50v. its a vga pda with the capability to out to a vga screen through a cable.
      my wish list:
      http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...tSignature.jpg

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      • #4
        Most of Toshiba's newer PPCs can output VGA. Also, the Loox 720 can. There's a CF version of the Presenter-To-Go for Pocket PCs as well. But the above the only option I know of for Palm.

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        • #5
          Isnt there a CF card that can do this??? I realise modern palms don't have CF slots, but maybe there is an SD equivilant.

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          • #6
            Margi

            Originally posted by tom61
            Maybe you're remembering a front-end to use with expensive hardware SD to VGA Adapters (like the Margi Presenter-To-Go SD Card )?
            Yep, I think the solution I had remembered was a guy using Margi to output to an external LCD. Thx tom61. Also found a the Margi site here
            http://store.yahoo.com/margistore/pressdforpal2.html

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            • #7
              You should look in the Show Off Your Projects section. There's a project where a guy used a Tapwave Zodiac as his carputer. Not too shabby actually
              Malaysia
              -Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1982 with 1992 Alfa 75 2.0 Twin Spark Engine-

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              • #8
                That could really work out nicely. If the pda video out works well... hook it up to a mini-usb keyboard and a motorized lcd... I mean, talk about a quick/easy install... heck, the thing would completely fit in/behind the radio din
                1995 SL stock
                Working On: GMAT
                Given Up On: Custom motorized lcd

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                • #9
                  PDA video out is typically good for static images, but suffers from slow update times with moving images. No watching video, and scrolling GPS may be pushing it.

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                  • #10
                    PDA for Carputer

                    Originally posted by CA 3000GT
                    That could really work out nicely. If the pda video out works well... hook it up to a mini-usb keyboard and a motorized lcd... I mean, talk about a quick/easy install... heck, the thing would completely fit in/behind the radio din
                    Yea, I think the big reason for me to consider a PDA is the lack of startup time. The Palm is essentially instant on. The downside is that all the accessories (SD USB HDD Drive , Mini Keyboard, memory, etc..) costs more than the traditional computer. Also, would be more difficult to multi-task. I am still on the fence as some have really brought their startup times down using win98 lite etc...

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                    • #11
                      The trouble with the presenter-to-go is that it will only OUTPUT to an external LCD touch screen. It makes no provision for feeding touches of the external touchscreen back to the PDA.

                      For presentations this is fine, but it's no good for an in-car install - you would be able to see the screen output from your PDA but you would not be able to interact with it without touching the screen on the PDA itself.

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                      • #12
                        Given Up

                        Yep, I think that pretty much defeats the purpose of the PDA install. I have given up on the palm install for now. I just do not see the hardware or software support. Some of the Pocket PC PPC stuff is pretty promising. You can now get some of the older PPCs used for as little as you could a palm. This Thread is pretty interesting.

                        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=33968

                        The fast startup time and no need for shutdown controler is the big advantage. Also, I think the overall cost would be cheaper.

                        Hotoru

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                        • #13
                          Sorry, but by the time you dump massive amounts of $$ into that thing ... get a PPC

                          and then run Linux on it....

                          You will be much happier

                          Don

                          ( this was NOT a slam post ) only an enlightenment.

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                          • #14
                            Whats Bad?

                            I am not sure I understand your reply. When you say "that thing" you mean a car computer with windows 98 lite, the PPC project I linked to above, or the palm project with which I started this post?
                            Hotoru

                            Originally posted by Don 944 LA
                            Sorry, but by the time you dump massive amounts of $$ into that thing ... get a PPC
                            and then run Linux on it....
                            You will be much happier
                            Don

                            ( this was NOT a slam post ) only an enlightenment.

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