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  • Sorry for being so stupid...

    So I'm looking for a cheap way to incorporate a carputer in my car...and the part i'm having the hardest part getting a hold of for cheap is the lcd. Now could I use something like this, granted I'd sacrifice resolution, but could I use it?

    http://www.translinks.com/ht2000.htm

    If not, I'm gonna drop the cash on a lilliput 8".

    Thanks for the help.

  • #2
    Youre right it will look like **** but if you have a video out on your PC it will work. I wouldnt suggest it though.

    If i was trying to save money id cut cost on the PC and get a better screen. The pc can be upgraded in stages as you get more money. The screen only needs to be paid for once.

    I personally dont see the sense in putting a cheap system in. It just limits what you can do too much. But i am glad to see you wanting to give this a try.

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    • #3
      You could but it only runs a composite signal and has no touchscreen either. Also, you'd have to have a video card with TV Out.
      1.6GHz HP e-PC, 768MB RAM, 120GB WD HDD, Slim DVD-ROM, Onboard sound & video, 7" Lilliput, USB GPS Mouse, Audiovox FM Modulator, Vector 400 Watt Power Inverter, Windows XP Pro SP2, iGuidance 2, 15" Samsung LCD for the rear *Carputer not installed*

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      • #4
        alright, better screen it is....


        thanks for the quick replies.

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        • #5
          you can use a PS1 lcd screen, the one made by sony,
          buts its a pain to setup - the info is in the forums here

          you can try a smaller desktop LCD

          or something like the liliput - some peeps say
          liliputs have lots of problems and fail a lot -

          some times on ebay you can find old datalux LCDs
          for like $50-$100 but there big and ugly and only
          do one rez 640X480 at 60hz - there a pain,
          and the older ones like mine only work with some
          video cards - on top of that there real dim

          or roll you own - thats a huge pain and cost $$$$


          What ever you get, make shure its active TFT and
          VGA or better like XGA - and search in google before
          you buy it, search here also - A lot of ebay sellers
          lie about the true rez and brightness

          Good luck

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          • #6
            You're not by chance a pilot for Mesa Airlines, are you?
            Originally posted by ghettocruzer
            I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bugbyte
              You're not by chance a pilot for Mesa Airlines, are you?
              why, because his name is screwmesa?

              Or because his avatar is beer?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by wizardPC
                why, because his name is screwmesa?

                Or because his avatar is beer?
                LOL! Because he's from Arizona and his name is screwmesa.
                Originally posted by ghettocruzer
                I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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                -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
                -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by joshthepilot
                  The beer comment would be more effective if you were referring to America West Airlines.
                  I knew it was one of those out there
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                  • #10
                    lol....sorry to disappoint, but only lived in mesa, arizona for too long....not a pilot.

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