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    Lilliput UM-70/C/T - standalone?

    Does anyone know if the Lilliput UM-70/C/T can be used as a standalone monitor, such as in a carputer setup? It says on the site that it can be used as a primary display, but I don't know if that requires that there is a second (non-USB) monitor connected as well. I know that is the case for many of these monitors.
    Last edited by bjornix; 06-07-2013 at 09:17 PM.

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    The problem with that screen as primary is that you see nothing until windows is up and running. no bios or bootup can be seen so if you have problems you won't know. I think it would be great for a backseat or second display screen though. Just my 2 cents SNO

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    I know there are some disadvantages with using an USB monitor, but properly integrating the display (molding) isn't really an option - there is no room for it and I don't want to mess up the original interior. I'm looking at using a dashboard mount to avoid that and also so the screen can be removed in seconds. A standard monitor with three cables would be more time consuming to connect and disconnect and it would also leave more cables hanging around cluttering which is a dealbreaker to me. I can live with the fact that I might have to take the computer indoors for debugging once a year.

    Anyway, can someone confirm if this works? If not, can someone recommend a different 7" USB monitor that they know works as standalone?
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    Just to answer my own question;

    I got a mail from Lilliput support today and they confirmed that after the initial setup with a traditional screen (VGA/DVI/HDMI etc.) the Lilliput UM-70/C/T will be able function as the only display. They also mentioned that the screen would be blank until Windows had loaded the drivers. Also worth mentioning is that when you use USB monitors the CPU is used to do the compression/encoding that the display card would normally do so expect a higher CPU load. This is the same for USB sound cards as well.

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