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    Talking Please help a newbie choose a display...

    I'm ready for a display. I'm running mpxplay for my mp3s. (I have win95 booting to dos). Currently, I'm using my carputer only for mp3's. What do most suggest: Getting a character lcd (2x16, 2x40, etc) to display the songs or should I just go ahead and get a color display?

    I say I'm only going to be using this for mp3s, but I also once said that I have no need of a new head unit and now I've gotten one.

    If I go the color display route, are their any suggestions? Ex: Is a $200 Emerson that much better than a $90 Pyle?

    Thanks for the input.

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    Wrong forum. Moving it to LCD/Display.

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    If you're using your computer for music and nothing else I'd go for a character display, but to each his own. I like them because they're less expensive and take up less dash space.

    If I go for GPS someday, I'd probably want a stand-alone unit anyway. Heck, if they made an economically priced stand-alone mp3/wav/etc unit that suited my needs I would've bought one a long time ago and been done with it. But again, to each his own.

    As for size, you'd know better that I. It's just a matter of figuring out what you want displayed and picking out a display that's sized appropriately. For me a 20X4 display was more than adequate.

    Feel free to take a look at my homepage (or any of the other user site) for ideas.

    As for examples of DOS-based systems with color displays, I can only remember one off the top of my head: Gutter's old system. Here's a link to his homepage:

    Hope this helps.


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