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    Raw monitors?

    I was thinking about these touchscreen raw monitors for a carputer i want to start building but i havent really seen anyone use it i was wondering if someone can tell me the pros and cons of them. Heres what i was looking at http://www.qualitymobilevideo.com/lcdm102w.aspx

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    1 - Don't crosspost.

    2 - That monitor has only composite video input. That will require special consideration to get video form the PC to the monitor. In addition, the image quality is likely to be sub-par.

    3 - The brightness is only 300NIT. That will make this model difficult to read in direct sunlight.

    4 - It isn't a touchscreen. You never mentioned whether you want/need that functionality. It is the preferred method of PC control in the vehicle.

    A raw monitor isn't a bad idea. However, knowing what you're purchasing and how to adapt it to a PC install in your ride is more important.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Sorry about the crosspost i wasnt sure it went through the 1st time. Now with that monitor it has a option for touchscreen and a vga output,but your saying its not bright enough to read in sunlight how much should it be?

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    at least 400 nit's.

    but there are other things that affect sunlight readability as well-- touch screen overlays, other treatments can also affect how easy it is to read...

    there is a sticky at the top of this lcd section that goes into more detail on screen treatments..

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    Well thanks for the help cause i want to get the monitor 1st. By the way i was doing some looking around and i found a 11.2" touchscreen wit 500nit and its cheaper than the 1 i posted above so maybe i'll give it a try and see what happens. I also have dark tint and dark interior does that help to my advantage?

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    somewhat. but i am sure you do open your windows occasionally-- during those times, the quality of the screen can make a difference.

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    Thats true but a transflective screen is just way too rich for me. I know sometimes you gotta pay to play but jeez i'll buy a 60" led hdtv 1080p for the same price lol you know

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    i would love a 60" screen for $600....

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    i would love a 60" screen for $600....
    I'm guessing you didn't mean to be taken literally but ......

    50" for 399.95 ($638.60)
    http://www.richersounds.com/product/...350/lg-50pj350

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    that's not 60" for $600! it also doesn't help that i'm in the US, so shipping a oversize item like that would also be killer..

    i'll give it a couple years more for the price to drop a little more...

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