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    Re: Screens

    Assuming you're not going to need a Hulk of a computer, you could use a Raspberry Pi computer. They have RCA plugs, which you need, as they don't come with a screen anyway. Or a keyboard. Get yourself a floppy keyboard (they're waterproof too), and keep it in the car. You'll need to dedicate a flashdrive for the thing, as they don't come with a hhd (besides, flash drives have no moving parts). And I'm lead to believe the next generation with have wifi and/or bluetooth connectivity. They don't have a powersupply, but you can buy one, though I'm sure you can figure out a way to run it directly from the cars supply.

    Oh, and if you fry it, just buy another one. The most expensive one costs $35.

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    Re: Screens

    Yeah been looking at the raspberry pi and trying to justify a reason to buy one, think you just did it for me haha
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    Re: Screens

    Peter, I honestly can't remember, I'll have to get it out of the box and have a glance over it.
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    Re: Screens

    Just a quick one guys,
    Someone has offered to sell me a maxim mx11-47 7" screen.

    Now, this particular screen says it is a LCD tv/monitor.

    Can someone google this screen for me and tell me if you think it will work for what I want?

    Maybe if I could find a VGA to composite lead converter then maybe I could get it working.

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    here's the blurb
    £35.00 - On Sale

    Ideal for use:

    In the bedroom
    In the kitchen
    On the move
    In the car
    Features:

    High resolution TFT LCD SCREEN
    Full channel VHF/UHF reciever
    Digital tuning
    Auto channel programming
    Rotary telescopic aerial
    On-screen display for picture and volume adjustment
    Remote control
    Built in speaker
    Power indicator
    Audio/Video input jack
    Headphone jack
    External aerial jack
    Detachable battery compartment
    Detachable stand
    300.75 ohm antenna adaptor (included0
    3 ways to operate:

    -A.C. adaptor (included)
    -DC 12V car cord (included)
    -10 pcs ‘AA’ Battery
    Compartment (batteries are not included)




    also on amazon
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maxim-MX11-4.../dp/B0006UYRF8

    also ebay
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-7...6#ht_500wt_949
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    Re: Screens

    Audio/video input jack says it all really, AV input to you and me



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    Re: Screens

    There is a lead with it that connects to the screen and it has 3 coloured plugs on the end, like a composite cable so in thinking a VGA to composite connector should see it working for picture..... Maybe sound too.
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    Re: Screens

    Dan

    The conversion from VGA to composite video is not straight forward or cheap. There are some adapters available but the display quality is often poor. If you need a computer that displays on a small screen it is probably easier to get a computer that outputs composite video already, rather than try to convert from VGA, as most small screen TV type units would accept that as an input.

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    Re: Screens

    Well, I have found a lead for a measly £2 so I'll give it a go, not expecting great results.
    Second option is to replace the graphics card and do it that way. Again not terribly expensive.
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