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    Hi
    I am all-new to the CarPc area. I have got myself a nice little pc (333mhz Compaq) for my car (Citroen Picasso 1.6 SX) with IR remote control and using winamp to play my mp3's.

    I would like to be able to see what the Song is that I am playing.
    (The song title, time etc)

    I donít want to spent allot, donít want a flashy TFT.

    I need a serial LCD character display to put in the dash.

    I have a problem though; I have no idea where to start.
    My questions are,
    What do I need to buy to get it all to work?
    Where do I buy the stuff?
    What software do I need?
    How do I connect it all etc.

    Any help is appreciated!!!

    Thanks
    Chris

    (A UK Supplier would be preferred, but if not it doesnít matter)

  • #2
    Software: http://www.markuszehnder.ch/projects/lcdplugin/

    Hardware: http://www.matrixorbital.com/ http://www.crystalfontz.com/

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    • #3
      Lcd

      Thanks for the reply


      Anything in the UK at all?

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      • #4
        Here's another site for plug-ins:

        http://www.lcdforums.com/gallery/index.php
        Aura MR62 (F and R)
        My Current MP3s
        IamDefiler.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MINI-Cooper-S
          Anything in the UK at all?
          I got mine from ebay
          My Setup

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MINI-Cooper-S
            Thanks for the reply


            Anything in the UK at all?
            I can't help with that, since I'm not there, but I think these manufacturer will ship worldwide. I always feel better buying directly from the manufacturer in case of problems - I had to return a fried unit to Crystalfontz and it was easy and quick to get a replacement.

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            • #7
              Ordered

              Originally posted by none
              I can't help with that, since I'm not there, but I think these manufacturer will ship worldwide. I always feel better buying directly from the manufacturer in case of problems - I had to return a fried unit to Crystalfontz and it was easy and quick to get a replacement.

              Ordered mine today from Crystalfontz but they wont have it to me until mid march because they are all out.

              Just a question, down anoyone know how much i am lookin to pay on import dutys on this?

              thanks
              chris

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              • #8
                so what's the most preferred character LCD model? anything nice and cheap?? Damn $50+ for just character LCDs???
                [ 5-spd 1996 M A X i M A SE ]

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                • #9
                  I got one based on the HD44780 controller and wired it myself, $10 for the LCD plus $7 for various parts (Cat5 cable, parallel connector, etc).

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                  • #10
                    i have just moved from theuk and i remember all the moders sites most ofthem that sell stuff also sells little lcd's which would be an idea if you did not want to import

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