WOOHOO! UPDATE- It's working! -- HELP! Ugly picture - sharp LQ9D161 and Allens Cont
Thanks to Toto, Infrared, and littlej for suggesting to wire the LCD and controller differently. Pinouts for colors are
ro to r2
r1 to r3
r2 to r4
r3 to r5
and so on for the other colors.
Now, here's the downside. Just like several of you have said, 12bit is not good enough for DVD. Film Movies look pretty bad, cartoons look OK but not great.
But who the hell cares you're watching a 8.4" screen in a car. It's sure better than nothing! Plus it's TFT VGA and not composite so for the PC screen it looks really sharp. I'm hoping it's good enough for GPS and it certainly is going to be great for Winamp!!!
Thanks to everyone for their help.
Now time to get the touch screen going. Anyone know how to connect the touch screen controller to the serial port? DennisK didn't provide a pinout and the link he shows for pinouts is not for the same touch screen controller.
Finally, I'll be ordering hirose cables and will be placing a bulk order. I need 3 or 4. If anyone needs one let me know. I can get the 1 to 1s and for the LQ9D161 to Allen controller too.
Price will probably be around $31 plus shipping.
Let me know if you're interested and I'll order extras.
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I bought the LQ9D161 LCD from that guy on Ebay but can't get it to work right with Allen's controller.
Has anyone been able to get this combo to work and look good?
I built a custom hirose 31 pin cable using the pin out of Allens controller and the pin out of the LCD but the picture looks terrible. Specifically anything that is white or bright comes out orange and yellow. There seems to be to much contrast or brightness but contrast adjustments don't help and the brightness adjustments don't do anything. I can tell the picture can be better because when a scene fades dark the picture looks much better (not to much contrast) just before it fades to black.
Blacks, greens, and flesh tones look pretty good.
I'm not expecting DVD movies to look perfect but certainly better than this.
Did I screw something up?
Am I missing a color on the controller or VGA cable?
Has anyone seen this before?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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