Digital vs Analog TFT LCDs
OK, I tried to do a little searching but I can't seem to find anything on this specific topic.
I want to put an LCD in my car, however I don't know if I should shell out the extra for a true digital LCD or just use an analog one that plugs into a normal VGA port on your computer.
Can anyone give me some advice? Like for example, what do you guys all use? What size is it? Where is it mounted (and how far away from your eyes is it normally)? What do you use it for? Is text easily readable on it?
I want to have a touchscreen display that I can easily read text on. 640x480 is a little small but getting anything bigger than that I think will be difficult (read: $$$$). I'm basically debating between an 8.4" Digital LCD and a Datalux 10.4" Analog LCD. Both are similar in price. I will mount it about 2 feet away from my face in my car.
Also, what nits ratings do you guys think is needed for an in car LCD? I know that some people say up to 1200, but anything above 200 is really damned expensive, and a lot of the real digital LCDs that I see are only like 80 nits. However the Datalux ones are 200nits, which is certainly better, but I don't know what I need. I do know that even a brand new laptop with a screen that is toted to be "readable in direct sunlight" is pretty much useless in direct sunlight, and not very good in company of a lot of light.
Anyways, thanks for all of your help guys!