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Thread: 640 x 480 Passive Matrix Color , 6 inch eio, or parts express?

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    Lightbulb 640 x 480 Passive Matrix Color , 6 inch eio, or parts express?

    Hello! Okay guys. I need to get a lcd for my system. Shold i get the 640 x 480 Passive Matrix Color VGA LCD with ISA controller from AllTech (it works right of the box correct?), the eio 6 inch one (i would need to pay soemone to make it operational since i have no electronical experience and would the creative labs decoder card at http://www.accessmicro.com/productin...d=HDCLDVDINLAY be bale to alos be my video output for the lcd or would i need a sperate video card?), or should I get the parts express (it works right out of the box right? and is it pretty easy to see? what res can it run?) If I can get my hands on an i-opener I am going to mess with that thing Well please add your input! thanks!
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    I have the grey-scale 640x480 LCD w/ ISA controller. You definitely cannot see it in direct sunlight but if you can get it in the shade it quite descent - i only have real visibility problem during very sunny afternoons. I opted for this over the Sharp 6" because I didn't want to hassel with the electronics of getting it working and I heard the font resolution was poor. The LCD is 9.5", I wish is were smaller (6" would be cool) but all-in-all it was certainly worth the $90 i paid. When I was ordering the LCD the guy told me they were going to have the color LCD soon and that it was much more visible in sunlight and had a better viewable angle...

    The grey-scale LCD worked out of the box on 6 different motherboards except one from Gigabyte and I don't know why. If you haven't already bought your mobo, and you want this LCD, I would wait until the display comes in to buy your mobo because if it doesn't work you'll have time to trade in your mobo for a new one...

    In my opinion the VGA display is more flexible in the long run, but you're definitely gonna need room in you car to use it.

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    Well thank you very much for your input. Your right, 9.5" is quite large... I am thinking now of opting for the 4 inch parts express. (9.5 is just tooo big. And I dont want to have to mess with getting the sharp running.) So...hum. I do want to be able to read file names. So I am not sure now...hehehe. I will have to ponder this. Plus I am trying to get my hands on a I-Opener. Anyone else wanna tell me how the 4 inch parts express one works and the 5 or 6 inch eio one? Thanks!
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    1964 Ford Falcon powered by a 1993 Mustang 5.0 EFI, AOD transmission, with disc brakes up front and more mechanical goodies
    The Player
    Gone! Soon goign to repalce the screen based system i HAD with an iPod. http://mp3falcon.crazyshaxs.com

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    if money is no object, you could check out the LCDs at www.flat-panel.com . I think they have some 6" screens there.

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