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    Retracting trouchscreen VGA LCDs?

    Do they make any decent VGA touchscreen LCD solutions that also retract into the dash? So I guess we're talking 7-8" max, but I'd really feel better about having one if it wasn't in plain view all the time.

    Cost is also a big consideration for me, but I understand these things don't ever come cheap...

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    The key word in there is "decent".

    There are several models manufactured, but I haven't seen one that has been plagued with issues, mostly of build quality.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    i've seen a few on ebay, the fascia in my opinion looks herendous, which puts me off buying something for that price, on looks alone i would say that the product was not "decent" just chuck [Motorised VGA touchscreen] into ebay to have a look for yourself

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    well, what kind of price should I be looking at then?

    Is $250 (about lowest that I've seen on e-bay) an ok price? or will I be buying a crappy unit?

    Also, is a 7" unit usable for XP or would I need a extra frontend for it?

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    If you can do it, just mod your dash to fit a screen. I had a motorized screen and it was built sturdy, but had major issues with the touch panel since my A/C vents would hit it. I sold it and decided go with a Lilliput EBY701. The motorized screen I had was a K-90. I think the sell it on http://cartft.com.... Only thing I hated about the screen was that it doesnt sit flush with the dash, a large part has to stick out of the dash.
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    My issue is with having a computer screen exposed in my car... thus the "retracty" part. there have been a few vehicle break-ins in the area I'm moving to, so the less crap that can be seen from the road, the better.

    Thus, I'm also putting a locking toolbox in the trunk of a volvo station wagon, a 2-way remote alarm system, and hopefully an internal fish-eye video system with cellular relay back-up... but that's another thread altogether.

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    I think most motorized screens stick out from the dash, so I would say that might attract thieves. Unless you can somehow cover that up, I would say the most secure way would be to fit a normal screen in the dash, then fabricate some crappy looking faceplate to cover it up.

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    ... but not as much.

    here's another idea I found a while back:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-...adio-fake-out/

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    That's actually what I am trying to attempt. I made a post here on my fabrication, but I have been too lazy to finish it:

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/fabr...ticks-out.html

    With a screen that sticks out like that, it's really hard to make it look right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jongscx View Post
    My issue is with having a computer screen exposed in my car... thus the "retracty" part. there have been a few vehicle break-ins in the area I'm moving to, so the less crap that can be seen from the road, the better.
    A retractable screen is a lot easier to steal than one that is fabbed in OEM-style.
    Think about it. It would be no different than yanking out a headunit.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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