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    USB Scan Convertor? Such a thing?

    Is there such a thing? I am using a single board computer in my truck and want to run a standard ntsc LCD. I guess I could go with one of the scan convertors off of ebay but then I'd have to run a power inverter just for that. I have a DC-DC PSU for the computer. Can anyone tell me what they think would be the best route? I searched but didn't find much about how people are powering their converters. Any help is appreciated.
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    Jesse
    2001 Ranger XLT Off Road
    Sony CDX-C910, Sony CDX-U303
    Sony XA-300 USB->unilink adapter
    In dash 5.8" LCD
    Infinity Beta 3 way component set
    4 - OZ Audio 250L 10" subs
    2 Sony XES-M1's, Sony XES-M3
    Esoteric Audio wiring
    Toshiba 7020CT laptop with DVD docking station.

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    I use a USB powered VGA->PAL/NTSC Converter - works perfectly, I'm in the UK but I'm sure you can get one wherever you are.

    The USB is only used to power it - The Actual video comes from the VGA Socket. It has VGA in, S-video and phono out.
    Car: About to change

    Player: VIA Eden, 256Mb RAM, Bootable from 64MB Compactflash, 40GB MP3 HD, IRMan, Wireless Keyboard, 5.6" In-dash TFT, 12v DC-DC, running Windows XP Embedded with Wireless LAN, Mobile Internet, GPS Sat Navigation.

    == Running MediaEngine for the front end whilst I build a front end in VB.NET, but may stick with ME 2.0 ==

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    You have exactly what I am looking for. What is the brand name and model number of the one you're using? Let me know.
    Thanks,
    Jesse
    2001 Ranger XLT Off Road
    Sony CDX-C910, Sony CDX-U303
    Sony XA-300 USB->unilink adapter
    In dash 5.8" LCD
    Infinity Beta 3 way component set
    4 - OZ Audio 250L 10" subs
    2 Sony XES-M1's, Sony XES-M3
    Esoteric Audio wiring
    Toshiba 7020CT laptop with DVD docking station.

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    There is a similar one made by trust.

    The one I am using is one called e-TV - Model Number JUT500.

    Available in the US from:

    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/jinco/etvusbcon.html


    Spec:

    Features

    Converts resolutions up to 1024 x 768 x 16.7 million colors to NTC and PAL TV standards

    Plug and Play with no software setup, no any power adapter needed

    Simultaneous display on TV, desktop VGA monitor and notebook computer

    No dependency on any VGA type

    Freezing, zooming, and panning of the video image

    Record directly form computer to VCR

    For both PC & Mac computers

    Specification

    External VGA to Digital scan converter

    Resolution: 640 x 480 up to 85 Hz, 800 x 600 up to 85 Hz, 1024 x 768 up to 60 Hz

    Supports composite- Video and S-VHS output software

    3 selectable flicker reduction filter Video Input

    15 pin VGA analog RGB signal Video Output

    S-Video connector

    Composite Video connector

    VGA connector

    Scart cable included (PAL version)

    Power

    5 volts DC @ 300 milliampere

    System Requirements

    IBM - Compatible

    MS-DOS 6.0 and up, MS Windows 95 OSR2.1B. Windows 98, Windows 2000

    Available USB port
    Car: About to change

    Player: VIA Eden, 256Mb RAM, Bootable from 64MB Compactflash, 40GB MP3 HD, IRMan, Wireless Keyboard, 5.6" In-dash TFT, 12v DC-DC, running Windows XP Embedded with Wireless LAN, Mobile Internet, GPS Sat Navigation.

    == Running MediaEngine for the front end whilst I build a front end in VB.NET, but may stick with ME 2.0 ==

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    Thanks a lot of the info. I will definitely be getting one of these. Now I just need a diskonchip for my single board computer and I'm set.
    Thanks,
    Jesse
    2001 Ranger XLT Off Road
    Sony CDX-C910, Sony CDX-U303
    Sony XA-300 USB->unilink adapter
    In dash 5.8" LCD
    Infinity Beta 3 way component set
    4 - OZ Audio 250L 10" subs
    2 Sony XES-M1's, Sony XES-M3
    Esoteric Audio wiring
    Toshiba 7020CT laptop with DVD docking station.

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    HI WebAssist - where did you you buy the usb scan converter in the uk, and how much was it?

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    You can get them from most decent computer shops - not PC World! )

    It was about 60 I'll get some photies posted up soon. I may also be able to get a bulk lot of them if anyone is interested. Lemme know.
    Car: About to change

    Player: VIA Eden, 256Mb RAM, Bootable from 64MB Compactflash, 40GB MP3 HD, IRMan, Wireless Keyboard, 5.6" In-dash TFT, 12v DC-DC, running Windows XP Embedded with Wireless LAN, Mobile Internet, GPS Sat Navigation.

    == Running MediaEngine for the front end whilst I build a front end in VB.NET, but may stick with ME 2.0 ==

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    ahh PC World - the bastion of the uneducated masses! I hate the place. I might be interested if you do instigate a bulk buy - it dephends upon the price and cash flow (around the 20th of each month is good as I get paid then).

    thanks for the info - incidently where did you get your screen?

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    I have two - one is for sale, Its a 5.6" LCD screen from America running on NTSC, very good screen but at the same time I got hold of a 5" PAL Screen.

    If you are interested its a LM-501 - with a pre-moulded headrest kit. I can post pictures, specs etc if you wish

    PM me if you are interested and we will agree a price.
    Car: About to change

    Player: VIA Eden, 256Mb RAM, Bootable from 64MB Compactflash, 40GB MP3 HD, IRMan, Wireless Keyboard, 5.6" In-dash TFT, 12v DC-DC, running Windows XP Embedded with Wireless LAN, Mobile Internet, GPS Sat Navigation.

    == Running MediaEngine for the front end whilst I build a front end in VB.NET, but may stick with ME 2.0 ==

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