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    I have a NEC NL6448BC20-08 now what?

    Hi All,

    I searched a bit before deciding to post, but I just got my hands on a NEC NL6448BC20-08 and that's all just the screen, nothing else as of yet (wink wink)... But now what do I do with it? I searched around to see what I needed to hook this up in my car, but couldn't find exactly what I needed. Is there anyway you guys could tell me what I need to get this working to a pc so I can place it all in my car?


    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjPaj
    Hi All,

    I searched a bit before deciding to post, but I just got my hands on a NEC NL6448BC20-08 and that's all just the screen, nothing else as of yet (wink wink)... But now what do I do with it? I searched around to see what I needed to hook this up in my car, but couldn't find exactly what I needed. Is there anyway you guys could tell me what I need to get this working to a pc so I can place it all in my car?
    Oh goodie! I'm the first to tell you that there's a function on the top menu. If you'd used it, and used it properly, you wouldn't have posted this, Little Billy.

    The smart-assed simple answer is that you hook the screen up to your computer next and make sure the thing works!

    In reality, you're going to need a computer, a power supply setup, and all the devices, wiring, cables, attachment mechanisms and audio adapters/equipment you need for your ride, your car stereo, your computer, your power supply, etc. and hook it all up in the car.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    Oh goodie! I'm the first to tell you that there's a function on the top menu. If you'd used it, and used it properly, you wouldn't have posted this, Little Billy.

    The smart-assed simple answer is that you hook the screen up to your computer next and make sure the thing works!

    In reality, you're going to need a computer, a power supply setup, and all the devices, wiring, cables, attachment mechanisms and audio adapters/equipment you need for your ride, your car stereo, your computer, your power supply, etc. and hook it all up in the car.

    **Walks into thread reads this guys post, looks up at name of forum and sees the word "newbie", then re-reads his original post and sees that he did state that he did use the " " and didn't come up with what he wanted and so he thought maybe if he posted his problem he would get helpful then realizes that he could have gotten more help from a dead headless monkey than what this "funny" guy posted. Thanks little billy.


    So can anyone be of some usefulness or should I expect more of the same anwsers?

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    If you haven't already, did you try reading the FAQ near the top under the banner? There's alot of good info there. As far as your question, it's a bit broad and ambiguos. Try supplying more info. ie. what do you want to do with your "carputer" (GPS, DVD, mp3, 802.11x, etc.)? how much do want to spend? what kind of car do you have? what kind of hardware are you interested in? etc. ... Pretty much the last part of what DarquePervert said is accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleGeek
    If you haven't already, did you try reading the FAQ near the top under the banner? There's alot of good info there. As far as your question, it's a bit broad and ambiguos. Try supplying more info. ie. what do you want to do with your "carputer" (GPS, DVD, mp3, 802.11x, etc.)? how much do want to spend? what kind of car do you have? what kind of hardware are you interested in? etc. ... Pretty much the last part of what DarquePervert said is accurate.

    Thanks Uncle Geek, I guess I was a tad vague on what I am looking for, but basically all I have is the TFT Monitor, that's it, just the monitor, no cables, nothing. So I was curious as to what I need to hook it up to my computer via my VGA output. I have an older pc that I upgraded to include a DVD-ROM and I want to transition this into my car and somehow hook up my monitor to the PC. I heard it was possible, through much googling, that I could hook this monitor up to a VGA output on my PC, but the info on what exactly I needed was limited. So I found this site and searched and searched, but maybe I somehow overlooked what I needed, so I figured I would post and someone would help.

    Again allow me to reiterate what I am looking for.

    I have a NEC NL6448BC20-08 TFT LCD Monitor, bare, no cables or anything.
    I have an older PC with a new DVD-ROM that works and plays DVD when hooked up to a normal PC monitor.
    I want to transition this PC into my car. I have the perfect location for monitor and PC, so I need no info on that.
    All I am curious in is how I get the monito hooked up to my PC, what do I need to buy, how do I do it, etc. Money isn't an issue.

    Thanks again in advance for any welcomed help.

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    Sounds like you need the controller card and backlight inverter. I just sold mine (complete kit) on ebay for $260. I originally paid $700 for the "kit"! That included LCD panel, controller, and backlight inverter. Where did you find this? The only place I know that sells the correct controller and inverter for this LCD panel is earthlcd.com. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjPaj
    Thanks Uncle Geek, I guess I was a tad vague on what I am looking for, but basically all I have is the TFT Monitor, that's it, just the monitor, no cables, nothing. So I was curious as to what I need to hook it up to my computer via my VGA output. I have an older pc that I upgraded to include a DVD-ROM and I want to transition this into my car and somehow hook up my monitor to the PC. I heard it was possible, through much googling, that I could hook this monitor up to a VGA output on my PC, but the info on what exactly I needed was limited. So I found this site and searched and searched, but maybe I somehow overlooked what I needed, so I figured I would post and someone would help.
    Yeah. Just a tad.
    Sorry if I was overbearing. I tend to be that way. I loathe people who simply want all the answers spoon-fed.

    TFT monitors are limited in display resolution. 640x480, I believe.
    They work, but aren't as sharp or as clear as a VGA monitor. I'm sure you've noticved that smaller VGA displays are pricey.


    Again allow me to reiterate what I am looking for.

    I have a NEC NL6448BC20-08 TFT LCD Monitor, bare, no cables or anything.
    I have an older PC with a new DVD-ROM that works and plays DVD when hooked up to a normal PC monitor.
    I want to transition this PC into my car. I have the perfect location for monitor and PC, so I need no info on that.
    All I am curious in is how I get the monito hooked up to my PC, what do I need to buy, how do I do it, etc. Money isn't an issue.

    Thanks again in advance for any welcomed help.
    You can go two routes for the video:
    1) There are VGA -> RCA Composite adapters to send the computer's video to the TFT display. (Example: http://www.datapro.net/products/CSV-925B.html)
    2) You can get a video card that has a RCA-Composite out, that would go right into the TFT display you have. (Example: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...p?EdpNo=235814)

    I found a PDF with the specs here: http://earthlcd.com/zlcd/downloads/nl6448bc20-08.pdf.
    The luminence is a bit low, so in bright sunlight, reading the screen could be difficult. It does appear to be backlit. I have no idea how helpful that would be in the sunlight.
    According to the specs, this is a raw display. That means you're going to have to either locate a power cable for this or make one. You choose the path of least resistance there. It does look like it requires 5v for power, so it could be powered off your motherboard.

    So make sure you've got enough power going to your motherboard, whether a standard ATX P/S into an inverter or a specialty DC-DC P/S.

    But that's a whole other thread... Nay, a whole other forum...
    Good luck.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    TFT monitors are limited in display resolution. 640x480, I believe.
    They work, but aren't as sharp or as clear as a VGA monitor. I'm sure you've noticved that smaller VGA displays are pricey.
    "TFT" has absolutely nothing to do with resolution.
    TFT is the type of lcd panel. Thin Film Transistor. They come in VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, WXGA, WVGA, UXGA & WQVGA. (maybe others)

    Resolutions as follows:
    VGA: 640X480
    SVGA: 800X600
    XGA: 1024X768
    SXGA: 1280X1024
    WXGA: 1280X768
    WVGA: 800X480
    UXGA: 1600X1200
    WQVGA: 400X234

    These numbers are the native resolution for a standard. Meaning VGA is 640X480, nothing more, nothing less.
    An lcd can display any resolution below the native, and through the controller, resolutions can be tweaked to fit a panel. Much like the Lilliputs, Xenarcs, etc. These panels are 800X480, yet can display other resolutions. Hardware decoding rovides this, not the lcd panel.
    So, for example, a panel with SXGA resolution can display 640X480, 800X600, 1024X768 and 1280X1024.

    Regarding the panel mentioned in this post, the NEC NL6448BC20-08, is 640X480 resolution, 300nits bright, and 6.4" diag. Nice panel, and I have the controller for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    You can go two routes for the video:
    1) There are VGA -> RCA Composite adapters to send the computer's video to the TFT display. (Example: http://www.datapro.net/products/CSV-925B.html)
    2) You can get a video card that has a RCA-Composite out, that would go right into the TFT display you have. (Example: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...p?EdpNo=235814)

    According to the specs, this is a raw display. That means you're going to have to either locate a power cable for this or make one. You choose the path of least resistance there. It does look like it requires 5v for power, so it could be powered off your motherboard.
    This is, quite simply, wrong. This panel requires an LCD Controller to output video signals, H & V Sync, Power, Clocks, and Grounds to the panel. You CANNOT just rig a cable, put power to it, connect it to some magic video card and poof! instant LCD monitor.
    You will spend money for nothing going this route, as it won't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorcity
    This is, quite simply, wrong. This panel requires an LCD Controller to output video signals, H & V Sync, Power, Clocks, and Grounds to the panel. You CANNOT just rig a cable, put power to it, connect it to some magic video card and poof! instant LCD monitor.
    You will spend money for nothing going this route, as it won't work.

    Ok so when I was searching around based on prior info, some of didn't make all that much sense to me, like how would any of those connect to my monitor? I see there is a small plug, but it doesn't look like any of those aforementioned products would fit my monitor.

    So since you said his info is incorrect, could you please provide me with what I would need, I keep hearing about this "controller" but what and how do I get my hands on one? Oh I did come across the invertor for it, is that a good thing that I have it?

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