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    Best in dash display to use?

    Hi Everyone,

    I have been reading/searching through this forum for the last few weeks to find answers to some of my questions, but one of them keeps coming up blank.

    I'm trying to figure out the best VGA touchscreen to use in car. (1992 300ZX)

    From what I gather the two most popular ones are the lilliput and xenarc 7" screens. Are there any others that are good quality?

    I notice the xenarc now has an antiglare filter whereas I can't find any reference to antiglare for the lilliput, so assume it doesn't have any filter. If so, does anyone find glare to be a problem with their screen?

    Don't know about in the states, but here in Australia the Xenarc is a lot harder to find and a fair bit more expensive, so I want to make sure the extra expense is really worth it.

    I am also considering one of the 8" screens due to the ability for 800x600 resolution, or is that a waste of time? (considering most skins seem to be 800x480).

    I would prefer a motorised VGA touch screen, but appears that there aren't any on the market yet? Is that correct?

    Thanks for your time
    Cheers
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by tHeSmUrF
    From what I gather the two most popular ones are the lilliput and xenarc 7" screens. Are there any others that are good quality?
    Most other in-dash monitors don't have a VGA (15-pin DSUB) input. There is one by LinITX, I believe. Someone on these forums is running one and is rather fond of it.

    I notice the xenarc now has an antiglare filter whereas I can't find any reference to antiglare for the lilliput, so assume it doesn't have any filter. If so, does anyone find glare to be a problem with their screen?
    Glare is always an issue. Suggestions:
    Tint your windows.
    Only drive at night.
    Recess your screen DEEP into your dash.
    Get the Xenarc.

    Don't know about in the states, but here in Australia the Xenarc is a lot harder to find and a fair bit more expensive, so I want to make sure the extra expense is really worth it.
    From what I've read, the problems with Liliput appear to be ones of build quality. The people who get them installed have them crap out soon thereafter, resulting in a pain in the *** warranty return. From what I understand, the image quality and functionality is very good when the units work. Personally, I'd say the lack of risk is worth the expense. Soem others might not think so.

    I am also considering one of the 8" screens due to the ability for 800x600 resolution, or is that a waste of time? (considering most skins seem to be 800x480).

    I would prefer a motorised VGA touch screen, but appears that there aren't any on the market yet? Is that correct?
    They have been on the proverbial horizon for a while now. We'll see them one day, and hopefully soon.
    Just not today.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I just purchased the 706 .. i think it is the same as the LinITX model.

    I have not installed it in the car yet, but testing in the house has been great. Sharp, bright, and the touch screen works very well.

    I will have it mounted in the car this weekend .. and the carPC running in the next week or two.

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