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    Question Do I need a VGA display?

    I got an old laptop off ebay to power my car pc but i'm pretty sure it only outputs in VGA (the manual didn't list any NSTC/PAL compatibility). Would I have to get a VGA display to use with this laptop or can I just get a wire that converts VGA to RCA video(red/white/yellow - the yellow one)? The wires are pretty cheap but I don't want to waste $15 to get a wire just to test it and find out it doesn't work.

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    depends on what you want to run on your setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by hijinks21
    depends on what you want to run on your setup

    I mean will it actually WORK? Will an LCD screen meant for component video pick up a VGA signal properly?

    Gonna be running media engine.

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    you would need a scan converter, and those things arent $15
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardPC
    you would need a scan converter, and those things arent $15
    Yep, they are more like 100. The extra cost of a scan converter to run a composite display isn't worth it. If you had a tv-out it would be a different story, but I think you should just go for a vga screen.

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    like this?
    http://www.pccables.com/cgi-bin/orde...502&rsite=link

    Would it be worth me just getting a VGA panel instead?

    I'm hoping to go with an in-dash (not necessarily motorized) unit and I want to try to keep it <$450 w/ touch kit. I was looking at one at digitalww for $360 w/tsk installed which was in dash, but it's component. The vga version is $550 ish in dash w/tsk. Is a vga lcd panel really that much more?

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