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    Post Can someone offer some advice on a good LCD

    Hello all, I am new to this and would like some advice on a good lcd screen to buy for my mp3car. I want one that is color and backlit, and preferably already prewired to fit a serial, or parrallel port. Any advice would be great.

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    well, #1, ure not gonna find a colored one that plugs up to serial or parallel, those are only for the alpha-numeric LCDs, meaning they only display song title, etc. no graphics. #2 you have to get a LCD with RCA connections and therefore need a video card with TV-out. Probably the most popular LCD thats already wired and ready to go would be the one from partsexpress.com. Check the link below. As far as a video card, check compgeeks.com (check the link below). Thats a mid quality, about 12MB, there maybe cheaper ones, but the brand spankin' new ones are 32MB for about $125. Good luck with it.

    for LCD display http://www.partsexpress.com/sites/Pa...ll/viewproduct

    for Video card with TV Out http://www.compgeeks.com/cgi-bin/det...s&sku=205-2212
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    about that last video card...

    "Note: The TV output is active when there is a 3D application or game running
    and will NOT display the Windows Desktop"

    Just thought id put that in in case anybody didnt catch it looking at this particular card.

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    Go to http://www.flat-panel.com this is Earth Technologies they have LCD kits with the PCI controller, Backlight inverter and everything else u need (no need 4 a tv out card)... Check out my site at http://www.angelfire.com/az/lawnmowerman mine's 800x600 and 18bit color 10.4". later

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    Originally posted by grandamp3:
    well, #1, ure not gonna find a colored one that plugs up to serial or parallel, those are only for the alpha-numeric LCDs, meaning they only display song title, etc. no graphics.
    <SNIP>
    Dunno how I attached my 128x64 dot matrix GRAPHIC lcd to my parallel port then...! Seemed to work OK, I was drawing lines and triangles and stuff at one point (I stopped short of texture mapping, I thought that was getting silly). I must have been halucinating. :-)


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    To Rob Whithey

    well, as much as that smart **** was required, u missed my point. What I meant was graphics as in the windows screen etc. Is your screen in color? that was his main question, I just put graphics in to help explain the point I was making. If you want cheesy dot matrix graphics, then go ahead, by all means enjoy, but I believe the original post was asking about color, is yours in color?! doubt it.

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    flat-panel.com has color LCDs that are driven by the serial port. Actually, it is only a controller for teh serial port to drive TFT panels.
    check it out.
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    multimedia.celica,

    I know this is offtopic but the email I sent to you was bounced back. The question is, how are you going to be mounting that lcd into your car? I ask this because I'm thinking about buying myself one of the new celica's and needed some ideas. Thanks in advance.

    -BlkDragon

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