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    Question 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?

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    you are the market. quite possibly all 100% of it--this might have been the first, or maybe the second time i've seen any request for it, which is still well behind flip-out screens.. i think it you would need to convince at least half the people running carpc's to get one for any manufacturer to seriously consider making any. which would be better then what the flip-out screens sold to.

    carpc's are a very niche market, so it's hard for new products to break into the field because there is such a low return on the investment.

    but i encourage you to build you're own and show everyone how awesome their setup could be with it!!

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    I'm also interested in something like this- I've got a Jeep and a Touring motorcycle that I'd love to replace head unit with a single din display (that should be cake to waterproof) and carputer.

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    I recently have been looking for this. Double din I can find, but I figure I'll have to build this single din one on my own.

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    i think your best bet is to get one of those head units that have a screen in the correct dimensions, and then hack it to work with a vga input-- not easy by any stretch, but so far, i haven't come across any full-color 1.5" x 7" screens.

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    Digi key has some screens that should work for me (I don't need anything fancy) that I should be able to use. Should be able to hack something up using a raspberry pi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nalav View Post
    Digi key has some screens that should work for me (I don't need anything fancy) that I should be able to use. Should be able to hack something up using a raspberry pi.
    This I would like to see!

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    Me too, I can't say for sure though when I'll get around to doing it or how much my ideas might change by then though

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    also check out matrix orbital as well-- last i checked, they really only make mono-chromatic lcd's, but it's a start..

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