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Thread: Sharp 8.4" LCDs on eBay

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    Post Sharp 8.4" LCDs on eBay

    I was going to continue the thread on buying an LCD, but for some reason it wouldn't let me, so... new topic.

    Anyway, I'm just wondering which controller and cable kits those of you who purchased one of the screens are using. I'm also curious as to how well they are performing for you and if you are having any problems, etc. I'm thinking of getting one and want to figure out the total cost of the LCD + controller + misc cables. Oh, did anyone else notice that after only 4 of those sold at $40/ea, the seller re-listed them at $50/ea? You'd think after selling a whopping 4 of them they'd cut the price, not kick it up another notch...

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    gizmo is the only one on the board to have it working. i bought
    one but don't have a board yet. gizmo used the controller kit
    at flat-panel.com for $260. i was trying to find a cheaper solution but it sounds like this is the only way to go. octagonsystems has a pc104 inferface controller for it priced around $250, but the you still need the backlight inverter.
    i am still looking around. if you find anything please let me know.

    -paul

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    does anyone know if this will work with the sharps.
    i need to hunt down if there is a cable though.
    http://www.jumptec.com/navi/lcd/sprint6.html

    -paul

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    Just reading through the description, it looks like that would work, but you will need a cable and backlight.

    Im thinking I might sell mine <sniff, sniff> It works great, its just to big. I cant figure out where the hell to put it !

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    since this thread seems to be becoming a journal
    of my investigations into the sharp. i guess i'll keep it going...

    well i have followed almost every link on the sharp controller
    page and have done other searches and still can't find
    any deal significantly better that flat-panel.com for the Sharp
    8.4". I have called several companines and distrinuters of lcd
    controllers and can't find anything better than the $260 deal
    at flat-panel. Now there many SBC (single board computers)
    that have LCD controllers built in that would work, but since
    those are pretty pricey (and i don't see any on ebay) i
    haven't considered those as an option.

    if i do come up with something i will post it.
    stay tuned.
    paul

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    i think the Book PCs have LCD capability.

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    gizmo,
    that is my other problem. in order to fit that LCD in my truck,
    i am going to have to take out the heater/vent/AC control panel
    and move it somewhere else, which will probably me a task
    in and of itself. But i think the 8.4" would be much better than
    a 5" or 6". plus i don't know where i am oging to get a 6" color
    vga lcd for a reasonable price. this is turning into a big problem.
    i was looking at your pages and i really like your hardware, but
    have you thought about integraitng that LCD into your dash
    instead of having that mount sticking up?

    -paul

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    Thumbs up

    Caviar, are you sure? do you have a link i could check that
    out? that would be great it true......

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    Yeah, I really want to put the lcd in-dash, but it means I loose my head unit - and I really like my head unit.

    I can fit a 6.4 to 6.8 indash, but I cant figure out where I could put an 8.4 .... maybe if I mooved the ac controles, but then I have to make a custom dash for it - thats a lot of work. And I really like being able to pull out my LCD when I have to park in the "bad part of town"
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