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    VGA Necessary for GPS?

    I got a complex question. I need:
    -in-dash LCD
    -cheap(~$200-400)
    -VGA connection

    The screen will primarily be used for GPS navigation (some mp3/dvd playback too). I would prefer it be touchscreen, and have software with on-screen keyboard (winxp included?--other software suggestions?).

    I'm guessing I need VGA because I want to use GPS (true/false?)
    Does anyone have experience with a non-VGA screen using GPS software?

    If anyone could offer any alternative suggestions, it would be appreciated.

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    Another Q

    One more thing:

    According to this FAQ cproaudio says
    High resolution composit screens have LCD screens that's capable of VGA resolution but the controller has only RCA input. DigitalWW's TM-701L is one such screen. You can purchase VGA controller for it and turn it into a true VGA screen.
    What is the quality of this screen (TM-701L) with a VGA connection?--Is it better than a standard connection?
    Where can I find a VGA controller for it?

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    Legatolesmans, http://digitalww.com/VGA_VIDEO_MODULE.htm

    Considering the cost and time of ordering those to seperate and isntalling it yourself you might as well order http://digitalww.com/DWW-7VGA.htm

    I ordered my two weeks ago Still waiting on it to be shipped.

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    I did GPS for a while on a 5.6" TFT (non VGA screen) and it was basically useless......

    I think even on a 7" screen that is not VGA you will quickly be buying thicker glasses.....

    I have no experience with indash screens, so I defer to others on that....

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    where can you buy JUST the VGA controller? i have a TM-702L

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    pros, open your eyes and read my first response.

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    ^ i am looking for JUST the vga controller, your link is for a $300 'bundle'

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    controllers are $300 from http://store.earthlcd.com
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    I have wrote a review on this housing, you can read it here If you want to write a review also, then be my guest :-)

    hope the info helps you make up your mind

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    Exclamation Yup, VGA

    I tried going the "cheap" way and get a TFT 7 inch widescreen lcd...ouf, what a waste of cash. The text in Microsoft Mappoint even raised higher was unreadable...you'd sooner get into a car crash than figure out what street you are ON!

    Trust me, get REAL a real VGA LCD.

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