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  • VGA compatability?

    If a moniter is VGA and your motherboard has VGA output, is it goign to work in all cases without modifications, cards or controllers?
    Like these moniters: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1303645357
    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1302367847
    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1303765505
    http://www.earthlcd.com/SK2005R.HTM

    They all say they are VGA but I have this bad feeling they will not just plug into a standard VGA port on a motherboard, like this one I am considering. http://shop.store.yahoo.com/pctekonl...bkbookpcc.html

    Am I right on this?

    If they don't "just plug in" what has to be done to make them work?

    [ 11-29-2001: Message edited by: steve671 ]
    Car computer and console.

    Shuttle FV-24, 100gig, DVD, 10.4 VGA TFT, 866MHz, 128MB Ram, Keyspan remote, DC-DC

  • #2
    These you will need a controller board(form earth lcd)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1303645357
    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1302367847

    You can plug these ones into vga port
    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1303765505
    http://www.earthlcd.com/SK2005R.HTM
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    • #3
      Cool, thanks.
      Now the question is for the ones that need controllers, considering the fact that PC does not have any PCI slots, how can the controllers be connected to the mobo without PCI slots?
      Car computer and console.

      Shuttle FV-24, 100gig, DVD, 10.4 VGA TFT, 866MHz, 128MB Ram, Keyspan remote, DC-DC

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      • #4
        Anyone????
        Car computer and console.

        Shuttle FV-24, 100gig, DVD, 10.4 VGA TFT, 866MHz, 128MB Ram, Keyspan remote, DC-DC

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        • #5
          Take a look at the link the controllers from EarthLCD that G60 posted above. The second controller and third controllers on this page take analog VGA in and interface to the LCD. However, they only work with certain LCDs (will work with the 2nd LCD you linked to) and the controllers are $200+, so for this price you might as well get an LCD with built in controller.

          [ 12-01-2001: Message edited by: mtmsol ]

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          • #6
            Ok, I think I am begining to understand.
            What are they talking about where they say that they recommend a digital interface for better quality? Is this where the controller plugs into a PCI slot instead of the VGA plug?

            If this is the case, should I scrap the idea of using this mobo because it has no PCI slots?
            Note I have not bought the mobo yet.

            Thanks
            Car computer and console.

            Shuttle FV-24, 100gig, DVD, 10.4 VGA TFT, 866MHz, 128MB Ram, Keyspan remote, DC-DC

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            • #7
              I would scrap that Mobo because it has no PCI slots. I was considering it (because it's just freekin TINY in the case), but with no expansion slots you're kinda limited.

              and pure digital interface to the LCD is a lot better than going to a VGA interface, and a lot lot lot better than going the TV-out route.

              how much money do you want to spend on all of this project? what do you have already?
              IN DEVELOPMENT -- '96 Mustang, lilliput with PII/450 laptop, custom DC-DC power supply, 60GB; Garmin GPS; 802.11g; compact keyboard, small graphical LCDs, OBDII.

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              • #8
                Thanks a lot for your help.

                I have no components at this time but am ready to lay down the cash if I can come up with a good system.

                I would like to keep it under $800. for everything.
                Car computer and console.

                Shuttle FV-24, 100gig, DVD, 10.4 VGA TFT, 866MHz, 128MB Ram, Keyspan remote, DC-DC

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                • #9
                  ok what exactly do you want to do with the system, and do you have any old components lying around?
                  IN DEVELOPMENT -- '96 Mustang, lilliput with PII/450 laptop, custom DC-DC power supply, 60GB; Garmin GPS; 802.11g; compact keyboard, small graphical LCDs, OBDII.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Telek,
                    I am going to post a new topic in the general hardware forum.
                    Car computer and console.

                    Shuttle FV-24, 100gig, DVD, 10.4 VGA TFT, 866MHz, 128MB Ram, Keyspan remote, DC-DC

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