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    Quote Originally Posted by Jensen2000 View Post
    Hi Mal,

    Thanks for pointing this European vendor out. Their displays do look intriguing and I'll look into them a bit more.

    We have an established relationship already with Inelmatic in Europe and they have similar products to the XF700 in the 8" and 10" range. Brightness is in the 800-1000 nits range for these sizes, but price jumps significantly to $900+ when going to these larger monitors.

    In our experience, it's not the individual hobbyists that are interested in these units, but larger companies looking to use them for industrial and special purpose applications. As mp3Car seeks to dab into both markets, introducing these here in the U.S. is definitely a possibility. However, as you can imagine, the amount of capital needed to hold this inventory is substantial. We usually wait for a corporate or government customer to express interest first before bringing products like this on our store and offering them to the individual hobbyist. As I think you found out, it's difficult to convince distributors to sell in quantities below 100s of units at prices that can easily be translated into reasonable MSRPs for end users. Sometimes "muscle" is needed in the form of a large corporate order first to facilitate that initial shipment.

    Another thing to consider in the automotive market is not just brightness, but how well the monitor is able to 'redirect' sunlight away from your eyes. That is, you can have the brightest monitor in the world and it still won't outshine the sun. Therefore, for customers seeking a monitor that appears brighter in all sunlight conditions, we recommend the Inelmatic XF700 or mp3Car Sunlight Readable Lilliput 669 in the 7" range. You do bring up a good point, however, that offerings are somewhat limited in the 8-10" range.

    Lilliput just recently introduced their high brightness 7" models with HDMI & DVI. I will also try to work with them to get the 8" and 10.4" models to market quickly.

    Again, thanks for the heads up on this vendor. Keep the product suggestions coming! ;-).

    Stephen
    Stephen,

    Thanks for the reply. I was hoping the reason you guys only offered Lilliput or Xenarc monitors was better than "we have relationship w/ them", and you showed me that it was. I understand supply and demand. I guess w/ the size of this forum I am easily fooled to think the demand is larger than it truly is. Working two consumer markets makes alot of sense for MP3Car.

    Since I am in the market for a display for my project, I am finding I do not mind paying $600 - $700 if the product is worth it. Manufacturers should know not to try to sell consumers "flat screens" w/ "crt" technology at "flat screen" prices.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jensen2000 View Post
    Lilliput just recently introduced their high brightness 7" models with HDMI & DVI. I will also try to work with them to get the 8" and 10.4" models to market quickly.
    How much "persuasion" do you think it will take? I live in Vegas, I know some people.

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    Hi again Mal,

    We could use some 'persuasion' with respect to some other aspects of our business (i.e. fighting fraud, non-paying customers etc.)... Can you help with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jensen2000 View Post
    Hi again Mal,

    We could use some 'persuasion' with respect to some other aspects of our business (i.e. fighting fraud, non-paying customers etc.)... Can you help with this?

    Stephen
    I'll see what I can do.

    On a more serious note, I found another display manufacturer right in our own back yard.
    Q-Vio in San Diego. Might be easier to deal with them than a company in Switzerland. Display otions .

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    Looking into this vendor today. Looks interesting. Thanks.

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    PN: QD090WXIAA-00 – In development, demo available soon
    -----9” WXGA (1280 x 800)
    -----1000 NIT Brightness (estimated)
    -----1000: 1 contrast
    -----8 bit color
    -----8W power (estimated)
    -----85-85-85-85 deg. viewing cone
    ----- -0 to +50C operating temp (preliminary)
    • Display Kits available with LED driver-dimmer board,
    input cable, video card and touch screens


    sunlight readable. this does look interesting.... if we could get one of these for $500 or less....

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