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    That flickering is probably only with TV tuner video, right? I've tried it with the webcam, but it looks fine. It could be the 15/30 Hz video on... well, it doesn't show that info. But video playback shouldn't do it.

    It sounds to me like 9" is much better. Higher resolution and probably true 24 bit. Sharpness is going to be the same. It looks better than the 7" Lilliput because it's using the native 800x480 instead of the 800x600 resized down plus it's digital instead of VGA so no noise.

    I'd say it's more of a secondary monitor, but I have a 26" as primary and a 42" as secondary. In a car along with a primary 7" this would do everything the primary can do except be the desktop. Well, it doesn't disable "Make this the primary monitor" but I'm a little hesitant to try it.

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    While researching this monitor, I keep reading terms like Mirror, Extended & Duplicate and I don't really understand how the terms apply to monitors; so tell me if you think the Mimo will work for what I'm hoping to do.

    I want to run my laptop (closed) in the car (out of sight) with a Mimo hooked up and mounted near my dash for viewing my topographical GPS maps (IE: mobile mapping). I will be making a custom mount for this purpose. I plan to get my GPS signal from a USB GPS puck and I can either operate the laptop via a usb mouse, wireless mouse or; I'd like to operate it from the Mimo if possible.

    Is this asking too much? The grey area seems to be weather or not I can fully control the laptop via the Mimo.

    If not the Mimo, what other decent, similar solution choice(s) do I have?

    In case anyone is wondering, I don't need a full in car PC, since the only time I'll be using this setup is while doing offroad navigation. So other times all of these items will be removed from my Jeep.

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    It should work fine for that.

    Extending the desktop means adding real estate. For example you have 2 monitors that are 800x600 next to each other, and the right is extended to the right. When you move windows off the right edge of the main display, they will drag right into the next monitor. Basically you have a 1600x600 desktop extended over 2 monitors.

    Duplicate just shows the same on both. That's what you want. You can also duplicate monitor 1 & 2 on 3 and such, but that usually scales.

    Mirror and Flip are a seperate thing. Mirror is like what you would see if looking at it in the mirror. Flip is upside down like what you'd see in a mirror laying flat below the monitor.

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    the usb displaylink monitors are better then you would think. some manufacturers are even coming out with usb-only 19" and larger monitors now, so that gives you an idea how reliable they think they are too.

    the only other part that sucks is you cant run more then 10ft of usb cable before the screen doesnt want to work. least not with my gear, but a $20 usb active extender would work...

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    It works with a 6 ft + the 4ft that it comes with. I built a little ammeter extension, tested my 7" and it takes 1060mA. So if it doesn't work on an extender or non-powered hub that's why. Most likely to get range beyond 10 ft it's going to need a powered 4-port hub.

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    I have one of the 7" doublesights and it looks and works great, Im installing one of the 3m capacitive touch screens on it tomorrow to see how that works. But what im currently having a problem with is using it as an only monitor, i have it set up as my primary just fine with the doublesight being 800x480 resolution and the secondary monitor being its normal resolution, but when i dont have a monitor plugged into the vga the resolution goes down to 720x480 instead of 800, not a huge difference but making RR (which doesnt work great with 800x480 right now for me) not appear right, and gets rid of useful screen space.

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    Why does everyone want to use a USB monitor as a primary? I just don't get it. We've gone from PCI to AGP to PCI Express with faster graphics excelerators. CPU bogging USB video is like bypassing half the power of the PC. Why use the slow plug when the fast one is right next to it?

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    I seen a lot of guys using these on the home automation forums, there are even drivers for hooking them up to a SheevaPlug. This, a plug and a thumb drive are all you need to run a computer in your car.
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    The SheevaPlug has no GPU, so it's a good option. That wasn't exactly the question though.

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    i like it because of the screen and the price its a good screen for cheaper and since i was planning on putting a capacitive touchscreen on it anyways why get one that has a resistive touch on it. And it was the best for the money in 7" lcd the usb wasnt what i wanted but can use it so went with it.

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