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    Hey so wheres that review? Don't worry about anything fancy shmancy right now. Just first thoughts etc. would be nice!!!

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    Yea, let us know!
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    Okay
    first thoughts

    i don't have my digital camera right now, but i'll post up some sample pics soon

    as this is my first screen, i can't compare it to any of the lilliput or xenarc screens. my initial impressions are that it is of good quality.

    one minor inconvenience is that is only comes with cigarette lighter adapter for the car. no AC adapter, so all testing had to be done in the car. On the box it said it comes with AC adapter, but i guess i'll have to go to my local radio shack to pick one up. The unit uses 8W @ 2.2A @ ~12V.

    it tooks a while to get used to turning the unit on. it isn't a simple "push", you have to hold the power button for a few seconds. The only thing telling you that the screen is on is either a "No-Signal" box, or if you push the PC/AV button to switch between modes, you'll see which mode you are in at the top left of the screen.

    there are 3 basic modes, S-video, RGB (VGA) and CVBS (i think component video). the menu system is simple to navigate. the instruction manual is written in standard broken english that will make you laugh, and doesn't really help at all.

    video quality (IMO) is excellent. it took me forever to try all types of resolutions. from the menu, it seemed like it only takes 640x400 or 720x400. this isn't true. I read the manual and found that it can accept 640x480,800x600,1024x768 and 720x400. I can't remember which ones i tried that worked decently, but there is an option to reposition the screen if one resoution is too wide. Right now i'm running 640x480 which gives me the clearest quality. 800x600 requires scaling and looks a bit blurry. It wouldn't accept 800x480. Might be my video card (geforce2 go), but likely the screen. Many times it has give me "signal out of range". I'll fool around with other resolutions later.

    Touchscreen took a while to configure because i installed the drivers in the wrong order. I did a simple search and found that the lilliput installation is the correct way. Download the latest drivers from http://www.egalax.com.tw/support-drivers.htm and it should work okay. I haven't had a chance to calibrate it since i wasn't in the car, but the touch screen does work. (Touchscreen works even if screen is off)


    One issue i had was that the screen went all white. I searched and found that it was just that the controller cable was loose. I took apart the unit (which was very easy) and reconnected the cable and all was fine. Other issues involve my laptop, not the screen itself, like if my laptop monitor turns off, the screen will turn off too. and i'm not sure how i can set it so that the screen only turns on, not my laptop monitor.

    I'll provide better pictures of the unit in action later on.

    oh, and the shipment comes in by DHL worldwide. I'm very happy with their service. It came extremely fast from hong kong, wrapped nicely, and says "fragile" on the shipment. Excellent.

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    Can you confirm that your laptop was outputting 800x480 and the screen didnt like it? That will most likely blow it for me, I am looking for a cheapo (not necessarily touch) screen for my rear seats...
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    i can't confirm if the SCREEN didn't like it
    it might have been fine, just didn't look that great (too wide, had to scale it down)

    but i can confirm the laptop was outputting it, since i tested it with a regular CRT monitor, and my laptop screen were at 800x480.
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    any chance of making into a motorized screen?

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    i would think it might be possible to install it into a motorized case
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    i was wondering if you have any updates on the screen?
    i'm really thinking of getting it too (if they're no customs duties as i'm from vancouver), any other pros/cons? were you able to get the 800x480 resolution?

    thanks

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    640x480 is perfectly fine. the manual says it can do 720x400, i think 800x480 was possible, but it didn't scale onto the screen right
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    DVD
    Orinoco 802.11b PCMCIA
    nlite WinXP 350MB installed
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    Holux GM210 GPS
    Xantrex Xpower 300

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    How is the picture quality when looked at at an angle, lets say for example its mounted in between the driver and passenger does it lose any quality or color from those positions?

    Also, can you take a picture or 2 of the back connections and cables?

    I'm only asking because I have a $99 legacy 7.2" and its the biggest piece of crap on the planet, the colors are washed out when viewed at an angle greater than oh lets say 3 degrees you get a chrome and brown color. Its sucky.

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