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    Cheap HDMI input monitor

    I'm looking for a cheap ($75 or so) HDMI input monitor, roughly 7 inches. I'll be using it to connect to a PMP with HDMI out for my kids to watch movies on until I can afford a real carPC. It doesn't need audio as that will be fed through the car stereo. Any ideas? Thanks!

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    Add roughly 100 to that price and that might get you a used one.
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    I'm not looking for a touchscreen monitor, just a basic screen to watch movies on. I can get a Lilput touchscreen for under $200 or a AV input screen for around $50. Surely, there's something in the middle for HDMI input somewhere. What about component input? The will work too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xm41907 View Post
    I'm looking for a cheap ($75 or so) HDMI input monitor, roughly 7 inches. I'll be using it to connect to a PMP with HDMI out for my kids to watch movies on until I can afford a real carPC. It doesn't need audio as that will be fed through the car stereo. Any ideas? Thanks!
    i think its an impossible project, 7" with HDMI starts from ~$140 on ebay...
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    Hmm. I gues that's out the window. Here was my plan. Maybe someone can suggest an alternative.

    This is to be a temporary setup that for now I can move between mine and my wife's cars. I have two kids and want to provide movies for them because we do a lot of driving. What I've been doing is using a PSP that I connect to the stereo with an FM Modulator, but they have to share the screen which is tiny. I can get one of the cheap chinese PMPs with video out (either HDMI or component is all I've found) for around $135, and I wanted to grab a second screen so they could both watch. I just can't find a suitable second screen (HDMI or component).

    This is only a temporary setup until I can afford money for a carPC for both vehicles, that's why I'm not wanting to spend a lot.

    If I can't get a second screen working, I'll probably just get a PMP and figure a way to mount it in between them, but would prefer separate screens.

    Thanks for the help. Once I start working on the permanent rigs I'll start a build log.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xm41907 View Post
    Hmm. I gues that's out the window. Here was my plan. Maybe someone can suggest an alternative.

    This is to be a temporary setup that for now I can move between mine and my wife's cars. I have two kids and want to provide movies for them because we do a lot of driving. What I've been doing is using a PSP that I connect to the stereo with an FM Modulator, but they have to share the screen which is tiny. I can get one of the cheap chinese PMPs with video out (either HDMI or component is all I've found) for around $135, and I wanted to grab a second screen so they could both watch. I just can't find a suitable second screen (HDMI or component).

    This is only a temporary setup until I can afford money for a carPC for both vehicles, that's why I'm not wanting to spend a lot.

    If I can't get a second screen working, I'll probably just get a PMP and figure a way to mount it in between them, but would prefer separate screens.

    Thanks for the help. Once I start working on the permanent rigs I'll start a build log.
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    low quality for low price... but works well as temp solution...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FPeter View Post
    click1, click2, click3, click4

    low quality for low price... but works well as temp solution...
    Those are all composite inputs. There are plenty of cheap screens like these but none of the PMPs I'm interested in are compatible.

    Yeah, low price, but that's all I can afford to keep the kids happy until I can build a quality system. I think they're just going to be out of luck and stuck with sharing 4.3" PSP screen for now. No point in spending much money on a temp solution. I'd rather save for the big guns and get it them sooner.

    Thanks for the input though!

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