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    lcd brightness rating

    wondering what i should be looking for as far as brightness in an lcd monitor. Most of the cheaper one are in the 250-300 cd/m2 range. Is that good enough for a car? I imagine its a lot brighter in a car and would wash out the picture. Should I be worried about contrast ratio too?

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    find one that has 300 or 400 nits..

    look at xenarc..

    the extra $150 goes a long way...... don't waste your money and wish you had something better the whole time..

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    umm... what size range are you looking at?... and are you looking VGA or Composite?

    300 - 400 nit VGA screens are generally not too cheap.

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    Super Hi-Res 7" Xenarc for $289..

    http://www.xenarcdirect.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=700V

    To me, that is CHEAP when you compare to the others..

    If you want a good lcd, you're paying $200+

    If you want a cheap LCD, you're paying $100ish and you're getting a Pyle, Legacy, or Farenheit... I'm not saying they suck, they just aren't that high quality..

    If you REALLY want to go cheap, DennisK has some 7" LCDs that are like 150 nits and he sells them for $59!

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    Originally posted by maxcosity
    Super Hi-Res 7" Xenarc for $289..

    http://www.xenarcdirect.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=700V

    To me, that is CHEAP when you compare to the others..
    please see my post again...

    i stated that 300-400 nit VGA screens are not cheap.

    composite screens are cheap, because they have low resloution. there will always be some sort of trade off.

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    Originally posted by mp3z24
    please see my post again...

    i stated that 300-400 nit VGA screens are not cheap.
    Yeah sorry..

    The Xenarc VGA is $400.

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    yeah, i wanted something in the 10-12" range, VGA. Only needs to be 640x480 though, but high color

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    Maxcosity, suggested buying a screen with 300-400nits, however all the screens in the UK seem to quote cd/m2. Also he suggested the Xenarc which is quoted as being 280cd/m2, i.e its in the same range as the screens apoc519 was looking at. So why would these cheaper screens not be suitable or more importantly whats the diff between Nit and cd/m2?

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    Nits and cd/mē are nearly the same.

    But if youīre looking for an real sunlight readabel tft panel, look after the 10,4" LQ104V7DS01 panel from Sharp. (1 to 1 pin compatible with theire LQ10D42, LQ104V1DG11 / DG21 Series)

    Itīs an transflective 640x480 Dots panel, with cfl backlight. In direct sunlight conditions it provides a real brilliant picture quality.

    During the evening or in cloudy situation you still have 250 cd/mē, due itīs cfl lamps.

    The second panel whichīs also great is the 12" LC121S1-(A1MT) from LG, itīs also an 800x600 Dots transflective panel. This one comes in a real shrink housing (overall dimensions, 261(H) Ũ 199(V) Ũ 6.5(D) mm). This one only comes up with 90 cd/mē. But itīs picture quality is not brilliant.

    The next one, would be the new 10,4" panel from Fujitsu called FLC26XGC6R.
    This one is only reflective, with cfl frontlight. But it comes with an resolution of 1024x768. (Itīs from theire tablet pc edition)
    Fujitsu would pull this panel in mid of may, latest in june, into the market. Only say, this one kicks ***. Never seen such a good reflective panel in the market.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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