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Thread: VFD Or Blue LCD - USB Pref - Any Suggestions ?

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    Question VFD Or Blue LCD - USB Pref - Any Suggestions ?

    Any suggestions guys ? I want blue text on a black back ground idealy ( like my home DVD player ) prefrably usb how ever I am open to other options. After that I am not sure how you get the display to work so suggestions on that would be great.

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    Terran

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    Just wondering, I've seen a few of these in cars but can't figure out how this can be integrated into a carPC for MP3 playing, is there anyway to have some input buttons as well to scroll through playlists?

    What software would be needed for this (basically is there a VFD for dummies page somewhere lol).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksaw
    Just wondering, I've seen a few of these in cars but can't figure out how this can be integrated into a carPC for MP3 playing, is there anyway to have some input buttons as well to scroll through playlists?

    What software would be needed for this (basically is there a VFD for dummies page somewhere lol).
    Girder works with these as well as wiamp. Thats about all I know but thats the fun of this hobby the learning. Keep an eye on my other web site because when I get some decent links I'll be putting them there...

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    Winamp - sounds like a winner as thats on the drive anyway. Mmmm, run one of these in parrallel with MediaCar?

    Your home site looks interesting Terran, I have Sky+ myself and find it useful, but as you say it doesn't do an awful lot comapred with a PC derived system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksaw
    Winamp - sounds like a winner as thats on the drive anyway. Mmmm, run one of these in parrallel with MediaCar?

    Your home site looks interesting Terran, I have Sky+ myself and find it useful, but as you say it doesn't do an awful lot comapred with a PC derived system.
    The only thing Sky + has going for it is 5.1 sound - hence I may have to get it any way when I use the films again... how ever I can't any justification for them at the mo... nothing but tat. I work on the basis I can buy the DVD instead - any way I digress.

    Thanks all for the suggestions - doesn't look like there is much to choose from out there....

    Terran

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