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    Pictures of NON-VGA monitors running Media Engine? Please Help

    Hello,

    I hear many talking about how "unreadable" text is on a non vga monitor but wanted to see how bad it is if the ONLY use will be to run Media Engine. (I will not be accessing the windows gui at all except for setup)

    I have a 7 inch widescreen in dash and really do not have the funds to replace it this early in the process. (Upgrade later)

    Is it really true that on the Media Engine MP3 list (or radio, etc) that I will NOT be able to easily read the display?

    If you have any pictures or would be willing to post some I would appreciate it. I do not want to build this if it will not be usable until I can afford the VGA version of a monitor.

    Thanks in advance,
    Kevin

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    here are some pics on my TM-701L. The first is during daylight so its barely visible.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Thanks

    That does not look so bad to me....anyone else?

    Also what "nit" is that monitor and is it hard to see during daylight? (Or is it just the daylight AND camera causing it to be difficult to see.)

    Thanks again!!

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    media engine was made for non vga screens. So all the text is very readable. People in my back seat can read the playlist text on the screen. I have a 6.8 inch tft 250 nit screen. Media Engine looks great on it.
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    honestly its not bad. I mean I also cannot afford to upgrade to a dash built in xenarc or anything. the tft-lcd is not that blury, just hard to see during the daylight. I have perfect 20/20 vision and I can see the screen just fine.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    hijinks21, Thanks for the input.

    samc, I might be in trouble though as I only have one eye at 20/30 (I was born blind though and they still let me drive)

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    Originally posted by samc
    honestly its not bad. I mean I also cannot afford to upgrade to a dash built in xenarc or anything. the tft-lcd is not that blury, just hard to see during the daylight. I have perfect 20/20 vision and I can see the screen just fine.
    Also the reason for poor day light visibility with TM-701L is the touch screen panel. Since the panel is the same as xenarc then the brightness is the same 250 nits. Xenarc 7" + touch monitor will look exactly like TM-701L with touch. I am looking into getting some anti-glare film for our touch panel so maybe it will help a little.

    Here is some pics of TM-7002S (no touch panel):

    http://www.digitalww.com/images/TM701Ldvd.jpg
    http://www.digitalww.com/images/TM701Lmappoint01.jpg
    http://www.digitalww.com/images/TM70...ntdetail01.jpg

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    digitalww,

    So are you saying that if I use one of your touchscreen kits for my DA-7169 that I will loose visability?

    Also have you put on on a DA-7169? (I remember a post where you stated that you were going to try one but never saw if you did or not.

    Thanks,
    Kevin

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    Originally posted by khiser0001
    digitalww,

    So are you saying that if I use one of your touchscreen kits for my DA-7169 that I will loose visability?

    Also have you put on on a DA-7169? (I remember a post where you stated that you were going to try one but never saw if you did or not.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
    All touch panels (resistive) will dim the Monitor a little and they also add glare. That is why during the day the touch panel reflects a lot and it is a little harder to see at different angles.

    DA-7169 - our 7" touch panel will not fit this monitor, the panel is a little too wide.

    Armen

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    Crap!!

    Digitalww,

    I was planning on using this monitor with your touchscreen overlay

    hhhhmmmm.....

    Couple of questions then. 1st I noticed the monitor has a circuit board on the back. Is it possible to remove the monitor from the case, use one of your touchscreens, and then mount it behind the factory panel? Got any ideas of how I would make the RCA inputs work?

    What is a low cost solution that you might be able to offer? (Considering I want to see it in the day and want touchscreen)

    I was thinking maybe I could use one of your 7 in monitors remove it from the housing and mount it flush. What do you think? What size is the actual screen assembly if it in no in the housing?

    What about an overhead flip down screen? Are they sturdy enough to use as a touchscreen? Do you have any that would fit the front light assembly of an Escape?

    I think I might go nuts as I thought this monitor would work for now

    Thanks,
    Kevin

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