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    VGA vs. Video

    Hey guys, great forum. 1st post, go easy on me

    i am planning a dual display system in my vehicle (in dash & flip down). if i have a vga touch-screen 7" for the front (for dvds, gps, mediacar, etc), can i save myself some money and just get a non-VGA, for the flip down for dvd's only?

    is there a big difference for DVD's oicture wise (not alot of text) when comparing VGA vs. composite? i know that VGA is 800x484 (or something), what is it coming over the composite feed?

    Craig

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    I think what comes over the composite feed depends on the video card. Some cards resize whatever resolution you're using and send it down the composite, while some (like my laptop), you need to change the resolution on the computer to 480x320 to get proper dimensions on the TV. I don't have one of those Via boards, so I don't know what they do.

    As far as getting one VGA and one composite monitor, I don't see any problem with that.
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    thanks for the quick response VM69, appreciate it.

    what is the quality of a headunit with a built-in display? is it as good as VGA?

    basically, i have a brand new laptop I was thinking of using as a source for feed DVD's/GPS to the monitor(s). it sure would be nice to just have a headunit that has a 7" screen with VGA type resolution. im worried about the screen being too easy to steal, i would rather have a removable face-plate deck where the screen slipped into the slot.

    Craig

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    Headunits with built-in displays will only give you composite input, so GPS (and any other computer text) is gonna suck. Plus, most of those headunits go for upwards of $1000 (usually more). You can get one of those 1 DIN pop-out monitor mounts, but you'd have to relocate your head unit, or ditch the HU altogether. Or you could just get glassy (fiber, that is ) like some folks on here.
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    thanks again, buddy.

    do you have a link to the pop-out din mount? if i had double din, couldn't i put the deck in the bottom one and the screen in the top?

    Craig

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    I think this is the one folks are using:

    http://digitalww.com/indashhousing.htm

    Sure, if you've got double-din, you could do that. Or, if you've got double-din, you could relocate/remove the HU and glass the monitor right into the double-din opening.
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