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    Do I *really* need VGA?

    Hey all,

    I know this has been covered over, and over, and over again but I'd just like to get a personal response to it. The primary use for my CarPC would be for MediaEngine to listen to MP3's and let my passengers watch movies, if I wasnt using GPS, Mobile Internet or anything like that, is there any valid reason for me spending an extra 100+ on a VGA screen or should I go with the cheaper Composite screen?

    I realise this won't come with touchscreen in most cases but many companies offer addon kits or I could source out a touchpad style device similar to a laptop's and a keyboard on ebay?

    Thanks,
    Paul

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    Try hooking your PC up to your TV when running at 640x480 and 800x600.

    Then, hook it up to a standard PC monitor and see

    Try to get a TV about the same size as your PC monitor

    If you like what you see on the TV, then composite will be OK for you. If not, then get yourself VGA

    That is the best, and most honest way for me to tell you whether you need VGA or not


    Garry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Confused
    Try hooking your PC up to your TV when running at 640x480 and 800x600.

    Then, hook it up to a standard PC monitor and see

    Try to get a TV about the same size as your PC monitor

    If you like what you see on the TV, then composite will be OK for you. If not, then get yourself VGA

    That is the best, and most honest way for me to tell you whether you need VGA or not


    Garry
    You must have that part about hooking the computer up to a tv ready to cut and paste! It seems thats the best way to explain this to people like me who need it in plain terms! Thanks again.

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    *switches on TV already connected to Radeon*

    ah!

    Thanks guys, anyone know where I can buy one of these little laptop touchpad things, the UK ebay scene doesent seem to have many kicking about!

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