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Old February 1st, 2006, 06:17 AM   #46
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You got it 200% right Dennis.
The reverse function simply rotates 180 degrees, and that's what you need if you want to use a 35mm adapter. So the image flips both vertically and horizontally in that case. Sorry for the confusion.

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Old February 1st, 2006, 06:54 AM   #47
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I have seen LCD's that have the same v/a input for PS and Xbox, but I am wondering if there is a way to hack that and come out with RCA inputs?
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Old February 1st, 2006, 07:14 AM   #48
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ive rigged an xbox portable monitor for rca input
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Old February 1st, 2006, 04:19 PM   #49
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I'm looking for an LCD screen as wel. Currently this one seems very interesting to me

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-7...33632431QQrdZ1

It has a native res of 800x480. Right about perfect for NTSC, but I'm living in a PAL country so I should actually go for 800x600. But screens with this resolution are 4:3. So if I letterbox to 16:9 on that one, I'm just not using 120 lines so I might as wel buy the native 16:9 800x480 one...
Did anyone in a PAL country come to the same conclusion? Or is there something wrong in my reasoning.

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Old February 1st, 2006, 04:34 PM   #50
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This looks good with 16:9 and S-video input! Remove the touchscreen, and you're set. How do you know it's 800x480 native? I don't see that in the listing.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 05:09 PM   #51
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*mumbles* yea that's the same LCD screen I have, that I'm currently using with my GL2 + Letus.

I have to warn you though, the more I've used it the less satisfied I've been with the sharpness of the image. It may have that high resolution for a computer VGA signal but it certainly doesn't look very sharp when the image is fed in through S-video.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 06:06 PM   #52
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Any how-to on how you did the RCA input?
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Old February 1st, 2006, 06:22 PM   #53
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Not sure what you mean...just plugged it in.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 07:04 PM   #54
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I'm considering going with the 7inch model instead. The 629GL. It's resolution seems perfect for DV (800x480).

Lilliput 7" VGA Touchscreen 629GL-70NP:
http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=42{7}17{1}81{25}42

My only issues are the fact that its aspect ratio is 16:9, but my DVX100 outputs a 4:3 ratio. Any idea what that will mean for my image? Will it just show a 4:3 image in the middle (wasting screen real estate) or will it stretch it out?

A second option is the XENARC 800YV
It's 8 inches with a 4:3 ratio and X/Y flip. The resolution is 640x480, so it's not as good as DV
http://www.xenarcdirect.com/store/pr...cat=250&page=1

This may be the highest resolution manufactured at this aspect ratio. Could I be wrong?

Thanks for your input.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 07:32 PM   #55
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Sorry Ben, I meant Andrew Todd when he said :

**ive rigged an xbox portable monitor for rca input**
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 03:45 PM   #56
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the more I've used it the less satisfied I've been with the sharpness of the image.
Do you think that's because of bad quality of the screen, or because the resolution is not high enough (so all of the 800x480 screens would give the same result, so I should go for a higher res screen)?
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 05:14 PM   #57
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I think the monitor Ben is using is a low res monitor. I'd be surprised it it actually had a 480pixel vertical resolution. Perhaps, that is the reason for the blurriness. Also, was the touch screen removed? If not, that too can make it blurry.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 08:14 PM   #58
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Bad quality. It's got the resolution (VGA input from a computer looks crisp as anything) but I don't think the s-video electronics take advantage of it. Yes, the touchscreen is removed, which helps a little.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 06:41 PM   #59
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mmm I guess you get what you pay for, it's quite cheap. And there's no real other choice, other 7" screens do not have an s-video input at all. And I dont want to spend more than $1000 for a pro screen.
BTW I saw some other posts where people complain about the 7" lilliput being a bit washed out as well.

Layi, be careful, none of the 7" lilliput screens have an s-video input although that's in the description of mp3car.com. Have a look at www.lilliput.cn . Only some of the 8" screens have an s-video input.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 06:49 PM   #60
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Would RCA inputs be sufficient? What's the difference in the video quality? Thanks.
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