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    VGA versus NTSC/PAL

    Howdy,

    I'm gettin' parts together to build out my carPC, but have a question regarding video quality.

    I'm think that a small LCD that's capable of VGA input would have a higher quality picture than the same panel using Composite or other video input. Is this the case?

    Since I'm still acquiring parts, I can get a video card with S-Vid out (or RCA out) and a panel with only RCA in.

    Or, get a cheaper video card and a more fancy display with VGA in.

    Is there a concensus on what approach with yield the best results?

    The panels I'm thinking about are the TM-701L, either with or without the VGA bit or the xenarc flavored 7" wides

    --Thanks!

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    all depends on what you want to run. composite in will have blurry text if the text is small. Hook your computer up to your tv, you will see. I just got a vga screen and love it. If you're willing to put money into this.. go vga
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    Thanks for the quick reply,

    Most interaction (I think) will be through xmms or winamp - so text resolution in picking songs/albums is critical.

    Guess I better go VGA.

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    Originally posted by LarryDoliver
    Guess I better go VGA.
    chu-godit

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    when i ran winamp on a composite in lcd.. i just ran it in double size mode (ctrl+d) then increased the playlist font.. but then searching for music was tough.. if you need to use a composite in then there are many good frontends.. ie media engine

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