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    Post Is display worth it?

    I was wondering if i should get a little lcd display or a small (very small) screen (maybe 3-4")... My main thing is, why would you need the song and artist to be displayed, when you most likely already know the song? I have 850 songs on my comp so far, soon to be near 2000 when a friend ships my 10 cdrws full back up to me, and within the first 6 seconds of each song i can tell what it already is.. So, why get a display of anykind? Also, since my car isnt big, i dont really have the room for a 8"+ lcd, so a small 4" would work fine, but then wouldnt that be kinda small to look at, and what benifit would it provide? If you only use a remote or keypad, u cant really control most of the other features of winamp... i was thinkin though of maybe getting a small 3 to 4" though cause im using a small wireless keyboard, therfore i can just press crtl-tab a couple times to go to equalizer, and use 1-0 to raise the graph, and q-p to lower it, and see what level they are at.. also to just add certain groups of music instead of all of them (right now i load all songs), then if i can see what im doing i will be able to load just rock, just pop, just rap, just oldies, whatever im in the mood for, or something that suits whoever is riding in my car. (i dont really wanna be playing rap if my grandma's in the car, nor be playing the beach boys or something when my friends are in)... so argh.. post is getting long.. better stop... ok stopping-- so would it be worth it to get a small 3-4" display?
    any places sell small lcds like this?? Yes, no? probably no.. do you know? i dont.. do you? If not whats the smallest i can get, where, and how much? (preferably grayscale, dont wanna pay for color if it dont benefit me
    THANKS!!! (sorry for long post)
    TIM
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    Hehe...yes it is looonnggg. I will try to keep it to a minimum. Do you need an LCD? thats all up to you, but if u have a guest in the car, they might want to know who it it instead of asking you. 4" is ok, it can be a little bit hard to see, but with a custom app (which i'm working on) that can be solved!. There are lots of places that sells 4". Prices varies and make sure it comes with the inverter/psu. Try www.partsexpress.com OR http://www.montanaweb.com/timeline/lcd.html#alpha. I got 4" from timeline for $150.

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    Not really, just thought itd be a little more convienient cause i can use playlists instead of having all the mp3s open-
    Hmm ill check out the sites, thanks!

    Tim
    99 ram 5.9 turbo
    P4 2.0, MicroATX, Audigy2nx, Monster Cable / Alpine.
    Coming soon: Indash motorized, 5.1, dvdrw, gps, bluetooth, wifi, and more!

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    Lightbulb

    well I plan to eventually get a USB joystick, and use my computer to play MP3s AND SNES ROMs, so an LCD is usefull...right now I'm just waiting for my i-opener to arive..ordered it last week.

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