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    Quote Originally Posted by Belo View Post
    i know this was just came out today, but any plans to sell a capacitive touchscreen of liliputs new 5 wire?

    Some of us aren't to crazy about doing the retrofits ourselves.

    http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...ctCode=MON-123
    You want me to rconvert a 5 wire to a capacitive touch?
    Shouldn't be an issue.
    However, I have not had one of the new monitors apart yet, so I don't know if/what can be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tft_lcd_org View Post
    You want me to rconvert a 5 wire to a capacitive touch?
    Shouldn't be an issue.
    However, I have not had one of the new monitors apart yet, so I don't know if/what can be done.
    well i'd rather just buy it already converted. i'm sure i could do it myself, but my carputer project has been nothing but headaches and i'd rather stop trying to save a buck and ending up with issues.
    09 Pontiac G8GT [decently modded]
    former carputer owner, given up for iphone

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    No go on the capacitive for a 669. The bezel/housing is too small to accept the panel.

    If you are only interested in the 669 for the high bright LCD, I can sell a converted 701.
    It will have the 450 nit LCD with a capacitive touch screen. I also integrate the touch controller into the factory Lilliput USB. No second cable.

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    Hello,I have an older 7" Lilliput 629,does this capacitive touchscreen fit into it?
    Has anyone bought from Europe?How much was shipping?

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    Hello,I have an older 7" Lilliput 629,does this capacitive touchscreen fit into it?
    Has anyone bought from Europe?How much was shipping?

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    I just wanted to say to the OP and other contributors to this thread...I was able to order the materials from the listed links (I went the DIY route) and installed my touch screen and controller today. The install took me well into the night, so I haven't had a chance to gauge the performance in sunlight yet, but I'm already amazed at how much clearer and more vibrant the display looks with the new screen in place. I did this with an older zenarc 700tsv, and the display now looks like a modern LCD bought at a big box store, instead of a second-rate imitation of something meant for this task. Bolder, richer colors, deeper blacks, and more visible detail are all immediately apparent...so much so, that there are about 6 things I noticed about the skin I'm using that I never took note of before, such as the gradual shading in several areas around buttons, etc.

    The screen fit in place in the existing bezel exactly right, with only the aforementioned slight difference in thickness to contend with, as well as egress for the USB cable. I removed the old touch screen as well as the touch controller completely prior to fitting the new screen. Taking note of the advice to leave a gap between screen and touch glass, I lined the outer edge of my LCD with a layer of electrical tape, concealing the metal LCD housing and offering some lift/gap off the screen surface. I also noticed that if I oriented the screen in one direction within the zenarc bezel, the traces on the touch screen overlapped the zenarc bezel on once side, leaving about 1/4" to 1/2" of trace visible at the front...a quick flip of the touch screen 180 degrees took care of that, and the traces were concealed by the bezel on all sides.

    The only problem left at that point was egress for the USB/ribbon cable from and to the new controller, which could be problematic for some with the way the vga plug at the back of the screen is situated on the 700tsv. The existing plug for USB/VGA on the 700tsv sits exacly parallel with the ribbon cable on the new touch screen once installed, and some interesting ribbon cable origami would be involved in bypassing that particular choke point, for persons interested in maintaining their bezel's integrity as much as possible and containing the controller completely within the zenarc bezel. That isn't the route I took. My install is in an 06 Acura TL with the screen mounted in the factory nav location, per moahdhib's wonderful example. As it is equipped with an OEM metal box that's modified to contain the screen behind a factory bezel/trim piece, and the bezel of the screen is slightly dremeled out for fitment anyway, I simply placed a hole in the side of the bezel to bring the ribbon cable out the side near where it attached to the touch screen glass, wrapping it around and mounting my controller behind the unit, outside the zenarc bezel but concealed within the car's existing factory enclosure. I was careful not to stress the ribbon cable to the controller, and I also soldered a ground wire between the mounting hole on the controller board and a convenient ground in one of the unused mounting holes on the LCD controller board inside the display bezel.

    I installed the touch controller software prior to hooking up the USB cable to it, and about 10 seconds of 3-point calibration was all it took. The touch screen performs snappily (it's oh-so-relaxing to operate, and simply in a different league than 4 and 5-wire resistive). I'm amazed that I can write precisely and legibly with my finger on the touch screen's calibration screen. I may now actually have a use for the note-taking feature of my current skin.

    So, this is a mod I can wholeheartedly recommend to those budget-minded folks unafraid of dis-assembling their screens. I don't yet know the performance difference in sunlight, but the change in performance in terms of display quality and the operation of the touch screen is immediately apparent even at night, and well worth the $69 price of admission, imho. I've always had the feeling that my monitor and touch screen were a weak link in the chain of my otherwise nice hardware installation, and now I don't get that "second rate hardware" vibe from the screen at all. It now performs like a modern piece of display hardware, pure and simple.
    I have too much time and too little aggravation in my life, so I built a carPC. ;)

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    Lets see some pics! I have a 2006 tl too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger555 View Post
    Lets see some pics! I have a 2006 tl too
    The weather still isn't cooperating, this is about as bad as I can make it look today, which is still a damn sight better than what I had. These are cell phone pics, so bear with the contrastiness as my camera over-adjusts for my black interior. The aliasing you see in the images is the result of the cell phone camera and the resizing, my camera won't pick up the detailed image from the screen no matter what I do. These two images represent best approximation of what I can see from the driver's seat. I can make it look worse if I view it with my head on the steering wheel or with my head against the driver's side window.




    The level of black you see there is accurate...when the screen is off, it looks much darker/blacker than with the old touch screen. Since black cannot be projected, a darker screen when off will usually indicate a lower threshold for black...and a better rendition of black will benefit in terms of the depth available for all colors...you get deeper blues, reds, etc. I'm really satisfied with the improvement. Even though I can't get full-on sunshine today, you can see where even when the light is directly on it (lower right), you can still see a faithful rendition of color underneath. On my old screen, I could just make out labels that were white on black in such areas.

    I'll grab some shots the next sunny day to show performance in sunlight. Sorry I didn't go out and grab any "before" pics, but trust me, it was as bad as any other of the non-modified Zenarcs of that gen, without high-bright or transflective upgrades. What I'd really like to see is a comparison to transflective with a resistive touch screen of any kind. I wouldn't say right now whether the capacitive screen is the better upgrade in overall picture quality, but let's just say I'd like to see it compared side by side. TBH, I think the transflectives are probably the better overall in terms of quality, but $68 and some elbow grease sure goes a long way toward catching up to it.

    I'd have shown what it looks like with video, but wouldn't you know it, I didn't have any videos available that wouldn't get me permabanned.


    By the way: The offset area adjustment in the calibration tool works the opposite of what I expected: About 12% on each of the top and bottom adjustment yields a fully usable top and bottom edge of the screen for me. No need to adjust the width of the task bar any more.
    I have too much time and too little aggravation in my life, so I built a carPC. ;)

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    Thank you so much for reporting this and the pictures.

    Do you think I could install this capacitive upgrate on my Xenarc 700TSV inside the stock casing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipplingHurst View Post
    Thank you so much for reporting this and the pictures.

    Do you think I could install this capacitive upgrate on my Xenarc 700TSV inside the stock casing?

    I think this could be done, as the touch screen and controller are of comparable size to the stock versions. It would, however, require some wrangling of the ribbon cable from the screen itself to bend to where you have space to keep the controller, and it would also require either wiring in to existing connections for USB (dunno how to go about that) or an additional hole somewhere on the zenarc casing to get the USB cable out.

    If you're not too concerned about fitment of the case, you can definitely get away with the extra baggage with some cajoling...otherwise, it would be a significant project, imho. The main issue is that the fitment for the entire assembly is off a little bit due to the change in thickness of the touch screen, and this is compounded by the presence of the fat USB/VGA cable assembly and power hookups that are integrated into the back half of the case. To be frank, they're in the way. If I were you, I might end up taking a look at either black-boxing the controller and USB assembly on the back of the screen case, or perhaps putting the back half of the case on short standoffs (think PC motherboard to case type standoffs) to allow for additional room between the two halves, then bridging the gap between case halves with some kind of crafted gasket or cosmetic material of some kind. It might even be a project to look at fiberglass or plastic molding to give you more space to work with...In my case, I wasn't concerned about the integrity of the case or of cosmetics, as the assembly is concealed, which made things an order of magnitude less difficult.
    I have too much time and too little aggravation in my life, so I built a carPC. ;)

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