ONCE AGAIN, I ask has anyone actual received one of these 2008 units? Is the packaging marked 2008 and can they confirm there ARE LCD back light with a 500:1 contrast?
RedGTiVR6: As a consumer hoping to buy a "GOOD" LCD under $500 my concern is that there is no part number change. Almost every manufacturer changes there part numbers for this exact reason as to not confuse the seller or consumer of what product they are receiving! ( Please contact them again and urge them to fix there manual and part numbers, as I will not be purchasing one until I can verify that 'mp3car 2008 Lilliput LCD' sells is in fact "BETTER" then every other one out there.
From what we've seen and what others who have purchased them have posted, there is a NOTICEABLE difference in the product. I'd urge you to read here for starters (linked to from the product description): http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/lcd-...lilliputs.html
The only way to see if it's a 2008 or the previous model is by the monitor's casing. The new one's casing is wider on one side and thinner on the other. The older model has equal size sides. I have used the new ones and really can't see that much big difference in quality.
There was no change made to the Lilliput box when the 629 was upgraded to LED in 2008. So no, the box will give you zero indication regarding what model is inside.
We buy only 2008 LED backlit - and I understand production is over for the old version.
There are still people buying them on Ebay, the old one. I stated how you can tell the difference, this means that the WRX kit will also not work with this screen, in case you didn't know.
Yes, that is what I'm saying. I was going to use the WRX kit with this screen for a customer, I took the new screen apart and placed it on the kit, to my surprise it didn't fit. I mean, it will fit in the opening, but since the dimensions changed, you could see the side of the LCD once installed and there is no way around that. After seeing that it didn't fit, I compared both of the old/new 629 casings and that's when I noticed that the new one had a wider one side then the other as opposed to the old 629 that has both sides the same.
So, what I did was custom mold the screen onto the bezel, which came out much better then using the WRX kit, looks as it came from the factory.
I have no idea why they decided to change the dimensions, but they did. I found out the hard way, but found a solution for it.
I have fired off an email to the maker of the kit to get a confirmation on this. While I hate to doubt the poster, this is the first I have read about it. Also, if you look thru the MP3 car store and ebay, there is a 7" Lilliput (model 701 I *think*) that you can clearly see where one side is larger than the other. But the model 629 showes to have equal sides, and looks to use the exact same case even on the newest LED models. That doesn't mean that there isn't some difference underneath the case, but the reply wjc04wrx made on the previous page seemed to indicate that you can see the difference without ever cracking the case open, which leads me to conclude he might have inadvertantly purchased the 701 model.
FirebirdTN - The pics that you have seen of the new 629 on the store and other places is of the old 629, they just used the same image. If you do see a pic of the new 629 you will see that the casing is different. The casing for the new one is wider on one side then the other.
I am not new to this and I know the difference between a 629 and a 701. I install complete systems in cars and have lost track of how many Lillis I have taken apart. The new Lilli will not fit in the WRX kit, which I have as well, because of its off centered new design. Let me know if you're looking for a better/optional solution of having the screen molded into place which it turns out really nice.