thought I'd also give a basic review of the unit. Derrick was great to deal with and very helpful, I went outside of eBay for the sale and saved $10, it was packed amazingly well and turned up in less than a week (from HK to Australia). I purchased the bare HDMI unit for housing in a flip-up dash housing (where a Chinese GPS of similar screen size used to fit, I gutted this and mounted the LCD inside with some tweaking).
- The LCD quality is good for 800 x 480, it seems to default to 12xx x 7xx resolution on my Mac Mini and Mini ITX-based system. I'm still trialling the resolutions but this seems fine with Centrafuse running full screen.
- Direct sunlight viewing is adequate, and better than you'd think for the price.
- Touch screen is accurate and Windows 7 and OS X pick it up without drivers.
- For my purpose, the HDMI connector is mounted in an annoying position, pointing up on the PCB. All the other cables are directed downwards via cables. I can't use the HDMI connector (even with right angle adapter) as it won't fit in the housing. By default though, VGA gives me more resolution choices than HDMI on both OS X and Windows.
- The thin PCB that houses several buttons for brightness/meno options etc I couldn't use, so ended up resoldering the IR connector and doing away with it completely. It's not needed as the IR remove does all the same functions, and everything is saved on power off.
- Tape down all the ribbon cables etc. to avoid them from being pulled or damaged when you work on the LCD.
- The ribbon cable that connects to the VGA connector is extremely fragile, the solder connectors broke without too much effort on mine. I ended up resoldering the ribbon connector onto a dedicated VGA cable that plugs directly into my PC.
- I can't get the "dimming" wire to do anything, it checks out fine and it tapped into the illumination line on my car stereo but nothing happens. Did anyone get it to work?