Which Monitor?

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Madmux17
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Which Monitor?

Post by Madmux17 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:33 pm

What monitors (brand and model) are people having success with on xbox 360 laptop builds? I dont want to buy a dud.

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Re: Which Monitor?

Post by humakabula1 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:16 am

i cant help with the brand name part but i can say this;
popular screens are the ones with inbuilt speakers, i can tell you its a lot easier to merge psu's if you pick a screen that has its own power brick. (older ones)
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Re: Which Monitor?

Post by Madmux17 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:08 am

humakabula1 wrote:i cant help with the brand name part but i can say this;
popular screens are the ones with inbuilt speakers, i can tell you its a lot easier to merge psu's if you pick a screen that has its own power brick. (older ones)
Very useful info thanks.

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Re: Which Monitor?

Post by mako321 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:22 am

humakabula1 wrote:i cant help with the brand name part but i can say this;
popular screens are the ones with inbuilt speakers, i can tell you its a lot easier to merge psu's if you pick a screen that has its own power brick. (older ones)
Its own power brick? It doesn't matter, most screens run off only 12v or 12v and 5vdc. Not too hard to run from a 360 PSU in my opinion. (I will be using a 175w power brick on my jasper/screen, though)

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Re: Which Monitor?

Post by humakabula1 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:14 pm

If it has it's own psu you don't have to cut the screen pcb in half to seperate the power part,
it's all in the psu, plus you can simply splice the power cables together
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Re: Which Monitor?

Post by mako321 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:44 pm

I've never had to do that in my monitors, the PSU was seperate from everything else. It's all about the monitor, I guess I just got lucky :P

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Re: Which Monitor?

Post by Madmux17 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:33 pm

Well I bought a Compaq s1922a today because it was the only 18.5" the local best buy had with built in speakers and jack. I went with best buy because I had a gift card that covered 80% of the cost $-)
I'll crack it open later this week and see what I have to work with. Here's hoping!

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