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    I'm building a regular computer for my car and through searches have found out laptop screens are not the way to go. I want to have something that displays DVDs clearly but am on a very tight budget. Looking for something around 10.1, touchscreen would be cool but I don't know anything about it. Can someone tell me what options there are out there? Preferably cheap options that can plug right into a video card or can plug into a video card with slight modding. TIA

  • #2
    Maybe I'm asking for too much display. Searched ebay and I only see one display in my size range, 12.1, it seems a little shady. It's just the screen, no cables or anything. Can someone more knowledgable tell me if this is a good deal or junk? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=32826
    Also, in reality I won't be playing DVDs very often, but I would like a screen that the pass. can see easily enough. Is 7.2" too small to be able to watch a movie on?

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    • #3
      This looks kinda like a laptop screen and at 12.1" it just might be

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      • #4
        That's what I was thinking and since it doesn't come with any cables and the guy 'doesn't know anything about installing them' I'm pretty sure it is a laptop screen as well.

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        • #5
          Can I use an LCD TV with a tv-out card?

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          • #6
            not for GPS purposes tho. Today I saw an ad of 14" LCD on sale for like $179 in a local Best Buy store. so if space isn't an issue you should go for it
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            • #7
              sad_rocc, that ebay auction is for the LCD panel only. You still need a controller fo rit. Realistically, that LCD is worth about $10. He got it for about $12 each at
              http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3428885169
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              • #8
                Originally posted by carabuser
                not for GPS purposes tho. Today I saw an ad of 14" LCD on sale for like $179 in a local Best Buy store. so if space isn't an issue you should go for it
                Not doing GPS so that's no biggie. Wow, that's cheap! 14" is a little on the big side, would like something 10-12. What about this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3055604629
                Curious as to why it's so cheap... I asked the seller about resolution, connection type, etc but haven't heard back yet.

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                • #9
                  i dont think you understand you need a controller as well, to even see anything on this display. This wont work without a controller, the reason it is so cheap is because a good controller can be about 6 times as much
                  92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

                  93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

                  90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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                  • #10
                    So that is a laptop monitor then? The 9.5 one? I realize I need a controller for a laptop monitor which is why I'm trying to avoid them, but I didn't realize that was a replacement laptop lcd.

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                    • #11
                      i dont know what you consider a laptop monitor but i guess its about that size
                      92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

                      93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

                      90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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                      • #12
                        The LCD in the ebay link I posted is what I'm referring to.

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