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  • Boss BV9990 7-Inch LCD Touchscreen?

    Quick question for all you carputer experts.

    Today (only), Amazon has the Boss BV9990 7-Inch LCD Touchscreen for $180 shipped.

    Is this thing compatible as a PC or Mac carputer touchscreen?

    I need to decide fairly quickly. I have both old windows laptops and a mac mini gathering dust, and would love to put them to good use.

    TIA.

  • #2
    Nope, no vga input.

    Not worth it.
    My 2007 Yukon XL setup. http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...64-5000-a.html

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    • #3
      from what i can tell, it doesn't even have a aux video input..

      on ebay, there are other units around $200 with a aux video input, along with the same features as the boss one you linked too(cd/dvd/ am/fm..)

      here is the kicker--

      to my knowledge, there are no commercially available flipout lcd touch screen monitors (other then lilliput, and xenarc) that have a vga input, or allow the touch screen to be mapped to a external device...

      now, if you are dead-set on a unit like this, you can get a vga-to-composite converter that will get the computer to display on it... but the drawback is that the image quality will be affected-- due to the converter having to convert to a different video format.

      you will also need to use a keypad, or a space navigator-like device to control computer functions-- there is no plug-n-play way to get the touch screen to work with the computer..

      i am in the process of planning on using a unit like this as a secondary display, but would not recommend them as a primary display unless you are on a very tight budget, or really don't want a lillie/xenarc solution, or already have a unit like this...
      My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
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      • #4
        Thanks for the feedback.

        I decided against this unit.

        I'm a deal hound by heart, but this thing was missing too many features for me to jump. My POV is...if this is $180, what can I get for $300? And shoot, Droid tablets are getting there and they are portable.

        Soundman 98- what part of N. Michigan/IN? My wife is from that area (about 30 miles from South Bend). I'm from Texas, but when we're up there, I see 'Michianna' a lot on TV.

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        • #5
          i am roughly within a hour of chicago.. i live on the illinois side of the border, but my job, and my money mostly go to the indiana side...
          My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
          "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


          next project? subaru brz
          carpc undecided

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          • #6
            Revo.sys have a unit, very bright, just add a computer... maybe a bit more expensive than you are prepared for but.

            http://www.revo-sys.com/revosys_7_in...ga_monitor.php

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            • #7
              Originally posted by millsy View Post
              Revo.sys have a unit, very bright, just add a computer... maybe a bit more expensive than you are prepared for but.

              http://www.revo-sys.com/revosys_7_in...ga_monitor.php
              do you have any experience with this unit at all?

              from the pic, it doesn't look too bad, and the metal gears that it advertises could allow it to be THE flipup touch screen that everyone is looking for. even if it is nearly $500...

              but in reality, this xenarc is a little over 400. if the extra $100 buys a reliable product, it is well worth it imo..
              My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
              "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


              next project? subaru brz
              carpc undecided

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