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    Well, i've lost hope on ever finding a motorized in-dash vga
    lcd. i failed at trying to make one from an ntsc one and haven't
    been able to find someone to manufacture them for me.
    Im going to just byte the bullet and get a 6.4" vga and mount
    it flush in the dash. Does anyone know where the best price is
    on 6.4" vga lcds. The best i found was this:

    http://ns1.unitedserviceapps.net/64vgakit.htm

    anyone know where i can get a better deal than this?
    anyone purchased from here?

    -paul

  • #2
    You were actually planning on building the motorized assembly? Did you use a servo? What went wrong? Sorry for all the questions, but that's what I'm planning for my "stealth" setup.

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    • #3
      HAHAH

      Hah, i guess you guys haven't used the search function, I actually started a topic on this a few months back (my other nick is messesb, i lost my stupid password,and have sense changed isp's and email addresses) ANyway, the thread got HUGE, and you may be able to dig some ideas from that thread. Look for the post by "messesb". I gave up hope as the space that I was gonna put mine in was too small for any lcd 5" or larger. Anyway, good luck.
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      • #4
        heres a partial thread about my try to use an existing motorized display:
        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...&threadid=5546

        after i got the lcd out i could only find 1 6.4" vga lcd that would
        fit in that space and it was only 120nits. i had thought i might
        replace the backlight, but then things were getting too complicated. and i wasn't going to spend $1000 on a solution i didn't know would work.

        I also have called over 5 car audio component manufacturers,
        some of the smaller guys, to see if they would ship me just the
        motorized units without screens or manufacture units for me.
        Unfortunately nothing seems to have worked out. For a while,
        I was seriously going to try and make these happen as a side
        business since none of the big buys are trying to build one. However, I just don't have the resources. I also figure the market window is closing as Im sure someones going to come out with
        one in the next 6 months or so.

        As far as the long thread about doing the motorized screen, I
        never heard that anyone ever made it happen. Anyway, its
        not a cheap effort, nor one thats easy to do right.

        If you still want to go for it, drop me a note or im me and well
        talk.

        -paul

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        • #5
          searched...
          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...torized+screen
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          • #6
            As you can see, if you read the whole thread. No one actually
            produced a working version of a motorized screen. Its better left to a production quality design and flow.

            -paul

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            • #7
              Will something like this work? I know it's not VGA, but it's cheap.

              http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1346814591
              Old School MP3CAR.com member!

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              • #8
                that guy is 5.6" lcd so it would work as a regular NTSC but
                its going to be small and not vga resolution. It would also be
                hard to put a vga in that guy as i don't know of any 5.6" vgas.
                -paul

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                • #9
                  Re: Lost hope on motorized VGA LCD

                  Originally posted by plaiming2
                  Well, i've lost hope on ever finding a motorized in-dash vga
                  lcd. i failed at trying to make one from an ntsc one and haven't
                  been able to find someone to manufacture them for me.
                  Im going to just byte the bullet and get a 6.4" vga and mount
                  it flush in the dash. Does anyone know where the best price is
                  on 6.4" vga lcds. The best i found was this:

                  http://ns1.unitedserviceapps.net/64vgakit.htm

                  anyone know where i can get a better deal than this?
                  anyone purchased from here?

                  -paul

                  You're not going to find a motorized VGA LCD. You won't for a few years untill M$ joins together with huge car audio companies to monoplize the commercial in-car computing industry that is about to emerge.

                  That VGA LCD you were looking at isn't a bad price, just a little low on the luminace (brightness). Mine is 300 NITs and is decent in direct sunlight. It's made by NEC. I got it from earthlcd. Check my site for more info.
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                  • #10
                    actually, one of the companies i spoke with "said" they
                    were working on having one by the fall......and i don't really know
                    why you would need microsoft for any of that to happen.


                    -paul

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by plaiming2
                      actually, one of the companies i spoke with "said" they
                      were working on having one by the fall......and i don't really know
                      why you would need microsoft for any of that to happen.


                      -paul

                      I didn't say you needed M$, but we all know that in-car computing is growing larger and larger. There's definitely market potential there. I mean look at g-net and Q-PC. They've booth taken advantage of it. It's only a matter of time before M$ see's these small fries and comes out with the "ybox" or something for your car. That's what I meant.
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                      How do I get sound to my car?

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