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    800X1280 narrowscreen???

    O.K., this is my latest idea under construction & I'm looking for opinions here.

    i am planning on replacing my lilliput 8" with something that has a little more screen area, a 12.1" widescreen turned sideways, to give an end user resolution of 800X1280 max.this will give the approximate same thing as an 8" over an 8" without the seam . One problem I will have is that I can't find anyone that can provide a touch screen overlay for this widescreen, so I may have to go without it initialy.....I think I can live with this since i have a convienient mouse in my center console. another problem I see is that no one provides a front end skin in anything like this resolution.............wonder how much work it would be to modify something like this. first picture is my truck as-is & last is a photoshop image of what it is projected to look like, what do you think both good & bad..............I would like some opinions please.......... btw, this screen is lvds & run directly off of my pentium m dell laptop motherboard, & will be modded for highbrite with "xennon backlight daytime booster", which I will document here as it is done............
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    thats cool as, let us know details of progress
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    the lcd......
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    whered the other pictures go?
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    ...& the final rendition, I made the screen a lttle to large, but you get the idea.....
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    another "view"........
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    awesome idea id just be concerned with thieves im gonna put 2 touchscreens in my van got one now waiting to be hooked up
    but im just concerned on how to mount it in such a way thats its an absolute ***** to remove/steal

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    Where did you get the screen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redmage
    Where did you get the screen?
    ditto!
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    this screen is an lvds screen, it is a 12.1" widescreen, I think it's 16:9. it is from a dell 700m laptop that I will be installing in my car to replace the p4 currently installed. I looked at all of my options to go with a low power, low heat design, & the via seemed to anemic to replace a p4, & Istarted looking into mobile processors, as they have all of the attributes that are needed in a car install. I looked into the commell board, but in the end I decided a centrino laptop would have everything I was looking for.

    I originally just planned on chopping the laptop up & installing it to the lilli, but in taking it apart I held this screen in my hands & the smoke started coming out off my ears, hmmmm, the rest is what you see here for consideration...... turns out that the dell ati board is awsome, & it is bundled with this rotating utility that makes this 80X1280 possible. I am really thinking of seeing if I can get an 8" screen that will interface with the laptop board the way this one does(direct lvds), & try to keep the clean factory look of my current install, I'm a little afraid this larger screen install my start to look a little TOO over the top, but then again It may also wind up being pretty cool.

    since I'm not sure I figured to ask you guys what your thoughts were. I do have the ability to install this screen as I have the skills to build, & I own a body shop with body men & painters on staff, but it will involve modding & ultimately painting the dash pieces which to me takes away from the clean factory look of the moulded textured original abs black dash, which I have already went to great lengths to preserve.

    to install this screen the way I would install it will take alot of work to get it to look "right", & i'm also trying to decide if the end results are going to be worth the effort...........

    OPINIONS PLEASE>>>>> I don't normally give a **** what anyone else thinks of my stuff, but here I'm hoping to get input from others to help me decide...........

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