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Thread: GREAT DEAL: 10.4" Touchscreen - Samsung LCD $215!

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    Yes, it's the "desk stand". Which has two mounting holes it it. It can be mounted in just about any position. I'll post pics later.

    Anyway, I don't know what kind of vehicle you have, but be warned, 10.4" is MASSIVE. If you don't have a full-size truck/SUV, I would recommend sticking with an 8" screen. You have to experience the 10.4" screen in person to appreciate what a behemoth it really is.

    Even in my Tahoe, it's a big damn screen. It will be a little more reasonable when it's removed from the case and mounted in the dash. There's another good 1.5" of case to deal with as well, so it's rather bulky.
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    my screen came with a desk stand, and a right angle adjustable bracket that could be used in making a mount. i took my recently purchased 10.4" shark and did the "3M upgrade" (ESR, DBEF-E, X-BEF 90/50) and the results are amazing. The colors are drastically more vibrant and the picture is sharper. Now only to get rid of the horrible glare... maybe a SAW touchscreen upgrade soon...

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    UK Seller on eBay...

    Hi All,

    Just found a UK seller on eBay and the item appears to be located in the UK as well.

    eBay Item: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/8-INCH-TOUCH-S...QQcmdZViewItem
    Sellers Store: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/easttowestonline
    Seller Screen Name: easttowestonline
    Price: 112, Including Shipping

    I've gone for the 8" model, shipping is by Parcel Force 24, so hopefully it will be here by Saturday for me to play with! This means I can avoid mowing the lawn and going to the dump (I promised the wife I would, hehhe)

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    anyone tried this screen with no touchscreen? is it even detachable? If so, how is it on direct sunlight with no TS? (brightness, contrast, glare, ...)

    Thanks
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    the 8 inch

    Well, I just made my first purchase toward toward either a carputer (if I can do it) or home entertainment component (if not). I didn't think I'd have the space for the 10 inch and may not have the space for the 8 inch either, but I bought one anyway (here) and the price was right. Any and all suggestions welcomed. I have no idea if I can pull this off, but what I lack in knowledge and skill I make up for in persistence. With luck, a little help, and a few recommendations, it will go in the car. Thanks ahead of time.

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    As promised, I took some pics this afternoon before I went to bed (I work nights) so here you go.





    The stand did come with the "bracket" that another poster mentioned, it's really just a 2-part stand, but the bracket itself can be used independently of the "Stand".




    Visibility is pretty impressive as well. Although it doesn't do well in direct sunlight, and I wouldn't want to use it in a position any lower than I have it now. This won't be a problem because it's going to replace the head unit, and a/c controls (the reason for the gaping hole beneath the tape deck (which is now going to house the DVD drive)). Wow, does that make sense?





    Anyway, I'm considering doing the "M3 upgrades" to this screen, since it's very hard for passengers to see the screen, and it should improve visibility in "direct" sunlight. Direct sunlight has a pretty negative effect on the screen. It's still usable, but visibility suffers noticeably. Direct sunlight shouldn't be that much of an issue, since the dash is actually pretty well shaded, and I'll be getting darker tinting sometime before next summer, but every little bit helps.

    I'll now stop boring you guys to tears. I'm going to start a worklog if anybody cares...
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    the 8 incher

    My 8 inch version came in today. A tad heaver than I thought. Set up was easy, but it isn't very accurate out of the box and needs calibration as it was off by about an inch. Really short of documentation and what there is is very cryptic, until you get to the CD. Then poking around you'll find what you need for 89/ME/NT/XP/DOS/Linux.

    The screen color and clarity were excellent. The 8 inch version has the buttons on the bottom edge. Like the 10 inch versing, the USB and monitor cable come out the bottom, but the power plugs in on the side. I guess it was too much to expect that they'd all plug neatly in the back.

    Getting back to the touch screen part, not only was it off quite a bit, but it seemed much less responsive than I was expecting. I have a Mio GPS 310X and it's very accurate and sensitive. While installing the touch screen set-up utility used to calibrate it, my system hung up while scanning com ports and I had to dump it a couple of times before I got it working. Once installed and ran the calibration utility,the sensitive was greatly improved. That maybe typical, but this is my first experience with this type of screen.

    The hard part is coming since at 8 inches, it's bigger than my dash can accommodate. All in all, still pleased.
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    The 9-point calibration will improve things even more.

    I don't know why you're complaining that you had to calibrate it. Hell, I even have to calibrate my Pocket PC Phone touch-screen if I do a ROM update, etc, and the screen is MADE specificly for it. Calibration is something to expect with touch-screens.

    That was some fast shipping you got though. Maybe I just have really awful luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermoptic View Post
    Paul, if you plan on keeping it in the case, then you could reposition that I/O connector board and then drill/dremel access for the USB and power cables. Either below or in the rear. There are a lot of options.
    I put a video rca receptacle in the back. All I did was drill a 1/4' hole for the receptical and splice it into the existing wires from the i/o board (yellow for signal & black for ground). It works perfectly and I use the power plug on the rgb cable to power it.
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    I mis-spoke myself if it sounded as if I were complaining. This is a learn as I go thing and I had no idea what to expect. Outside of the usual commercial applications like the ATM, I've only had two touch screen devices. Any complaints are more likely artifacts of my learning curve. And you're correct, the shipping on my screen was pretty quick. No complaint there either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uraijit View Post
    The 9-point calibration will improve things even more.

    I don't know why you're complaining that you had to calibrate it. Hell, I even have to calibrate my Pocket PC Phone touch-screen if I do a ROM update, etc, and the screen is MADE specificly for it. Calibration is something to expect with touch-screens.

    That was some fast shipping you got though. Maybe I just have really awful luck.
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