Where is the market for a single DIN (non flip out) monitor?
I have spent the last few days looking around at (or I should say, for) single DIN head units with LCDs, or any kind of ultra widescreen LCD/touchscreen module that I could fit into my single DIN hole as the head of a carputer and I cannot find *anything*. The closest thing is the AVX55/AVX77.
This surprises me. I would have thought there'd be lots of people out there interested in a mechless single din monitor. The advantages over a flip out being:
* Keeps the stock look of the car / looks *awesome* (just imagine having a small, sleek glass slab in the centre of the dash that suddenly comes to life with an Android logo with the ignition)
* Less to go wrong
* Much cheaper (if they existed...)
The screen would be too small for 'proper' sat-nav but devices like those from Garmin or TomTom get away with the same amount of vertical space so its not like a carputer with this monitor could not do anything one with a full size one could.
Is there a reason no-one is interested in them? Or is there a lot of interest, just not enough to justify the cost of a highly specialised form factor LCD?