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    Question Adding a VGA screen, possible ?

    Hey guyz,

    Ok first i'm tried searching, but waow it's been a few hours and i came up with nothing. It's either that it has not been posted yet or i'm using all the wrong terms to search. So plz don't ask me to search.

    And now for the question.

    Ok i'm about to buy a In-Dash DVD/MP3/VCD 7" LCD thing. It's a single Din insatall. Has 2 RCA inputs, non Touch.

    Is there a possibility or a kit or something available that i can turn this thing into a VGA screen ? I would like to use this with my carputer that im' getting ready for my car ? I've seen that there are kits available to turn it to a touch screen but what about VGA ?

    So is it possible or i'm just dreaming bout it. ?

    Waiting to hear from you guys.

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    Keep dreaming.
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    Okay I had to....... Read this faq then post if you have more questions.
    FAQ: VGA vs. Composite (Video) Screens
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    Thanks for the link, but i donno how that answers my question. I've read that b4 btw.

    Any other info that i'm looking for plz ? Like there iz nooooooo way what so ever ?

    Need help guys common.

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    Okay I guess i will for this one time try to answer this short and sweet. NO. There most likley is no kit for that, call the manufacturer and they will probably say the same.

    You can use the aux video in for a carputer but like the faq said it will look like crap. Your unit only has composite input and if you want to connect you carputer to it you will need a video card with composite out or svideo if your carputer and screen support it.

    Hours of searching should have told you the same. Hopefully this will help the next nOOb trying to ask the same question.
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    Okay I guess i will for this one time try to answer this short and sweet. NO. There most likley is no kit for that, call the manufacturer and they will probably say the same.

    thanx for the help, ya i did ask the manufacturer, they said no. is there anything in the market within 500US ? i dont need TS just a single din 7" vga and dvd/mp3/vcd player ????

    You can use the aux video in for a carputer but like the faq said it will look like crap. Your unit only has composite input and if you want to connect you carputer to it you will need a video card with composite out or svideo if your carputer and screen support it.

    i know all that stuff, i've been long enough with computers and know lots bout it, but this carputer thing is all new, and i've no local help what soever, so u'll have to bear with me and my qss.

    Hours of searching should have told you the same. Hopefully this will help the next nOOb trying to ask the same question.

    ya i searched alot, but nothing came up about the vga upgrade, plenty bout the resolution which i know bout.

    N hey would it be possible to buy a non in-dash vga lcd and rip it somehow to throw it in the in-dash that i have ? wud that work ? just a wild thought.

    P.S. im buying everything off the net, nothing locally available.

    Thanx for the help guys,
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    I think the xenarc or lilput have din size screens that are under 500.

    thanx for the help, ya i did ask the manufacturer, they said no. is there anything in the market within 500US ? i dont need TS just a single din 7" vga and dvd/mp3/vcd player ????
    Not an easy answer. Probably no. Someone else might know more about that. Two things here

    1. dvd/mp3/vcd player with screen in dash. Probably $1000, not sure about the one your about to buy. aux in means crappy video for a carputer later.

    2. VGA Screen. Anywhere from $170 to $500+ depending on what features you want. I just bought an 8 inch generic touchscreen for 170 shipped. But then you would need the carputer to handle the DVD/MP3/CD/VCD/AVI/MPG/DIVX/GPS/WiFi/TV/XM SAT/and general applications. Which also range in price depending on what you already have in computer parts.

    edit: http://www.logicsupply.com/product_i...roducts_id/363 xenarc touchscreen
    edit 2: http://www.mp3car.com/store/index.ph...46d0892c2bafe8 mp3car sells everything you need

    And so you dont ask somewhere else. Buy an opus for your DC-DC PSU. I dont have one but they come highly recomended here. And touch screen, what can I say about touch screens. Its really a must have feature. keyboard and mouse are really hard to use while driving. I love mine and its not even installed yet
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    Thanks for the help. I tought that i could just pull out a vga screen and throw it into the in-dash that i'm buying.

    Actually as i do not have these kind of stuff available locally, i normally buy 'em directly from the manufacturers not even retailers over the net. I'm getting a single din in-dash 7" LCD plays dvd/mp3/vcd/ all in 1. Costing me round 400us shipped to me.

    and as for my carputer, i'm getting a laptop, that will b doing all my mp3 and divx playback thing. As i don't get things locally here, i don't want to go into a opus or something that i'll have minimum support to if things go bad.

    Regards,
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    Don't think there is a way to do this. You're HU outputs video signal. The screen that come with your HU is a video screen. If you switch it out with a VGA screen, you'll have to find one that:

    1. Fits the enclosure on your HU. Very unlikely.
    2. Has RCA inputs. Likely, but you'll have to hack your HU to work with them. Might be hard. Could destroy the HU.
    3. Touchscreen. Might work for your HU but might not work for your car PC. There's a thread on here somewhere that somebody got a Kenwood touchscreen to control their PC but it was a *****.

    Bottom line - not likely, absolutely not easy.
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    Well i never said it wud be easy, but with help from you guys i'm sure i can do something. out of the three points that u mentioned Bugbyte, i'm not interested in Touchscreen(yet), the only main concern iz that if i can put in a VGA screen and get it to work, but i don't think it's going to be anywhere easy as u said. But i have an uncle who is a electronics tech, i'm going to check with him, and if i get something out from him, i'll post it here.

    Now after reading the psx lcd hack, i'm just thinking to go that way.

    I'll update this thread if something happens.

    Peace.
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