Screens You CAN and CANNOT Use

If you're making a portable you probably need something to watch it on. (Unless you want to guess what's happening in the game, but I wouldn't advise that) Anyway, this forum is your "Hacking a pocket TV/screen" one-stop solution. Share your experiences and knowledge here.

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Superduperdrew
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Re: Screens You CAN and CANNOT Use

Post by Superduperdrew » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:32 pm

Would a 3.5" car rearview screen have good enough resolution to play gamecube games without looking pixelated?
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hailrazer
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Re: Screens You CAN and CANNOT Use

Post by hailrazer » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:34 pm

Superduperdrew wrote:Would a 3.5" car rearview screen have good enough resolution to play gamecube games without looking pixelated?
You can but some games text will be slightly hard to read.
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boonba
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Re: Screens You CAN and CANNOT Use

Post by boonba » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:41 am

As a response to the super joy have you ever heard of a powerjoy? They are much smaller and more effective for building an NESp

ProgMetalMan
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Re: Screens You CAN and CANNOT Use

Post by ProgMetalMan » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:53 pm

They're all pretty much the same.
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Re: Screens You CAN and CANNOT Use

Post by wilykat » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:48 pm

Hmmm can I use Atari Lynx LCD panel?

Can I use those $150 Ti graphing calculator with color screen?

:P not listed on the first page. j/k

Many portable DVD players can be used as many of them has A/V input. Depending on the design, you may need to leave the DVD board intact (OK to remove DVD motor and laser) and either hard wire the A/V in/out to be input only or switch to external input only (both should disable onboard DVD functions).

5"-7" portable DVD that won't play DVD but has working LCD can often be found for under $10 plus shipping. Keep in mind older game systems don't look good when stretched on wide screen so check for 4:3 panel for older game systems.

Most 4:3 LCD panels for portable DVD player are using CCFL and would require LED mod to get better battery life. Widescreen LCD is a hit or miss but older, broken players are likely using CCFL as well.

61_revisited
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Re: Screens You CAN and CANNOT Use

Post by 61_revisited » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:19 pm

Any idea if this screen would work for a portable...

7" Color TFT LCD Car Rearview DVD VCR Backup Camera Display Monitor w/ IR Remote


High-resolution picture.
Full color LED backlight display.
With 2 AV input:
AV1 connects to car DVD, VCR and other video equipment.
AV2 to car backup camera.
Parking rearview priority: The monitor will start up automatically, and synchronously display the video from rearview camera when you're backing your car; the monitor will close itself after backing. Scenes will cut to rearview camera automatically while you're backing the car and change back to the original scene after that.
Screen rotatable.
Screen ratio 16:9/4:3 adjustable.
Brightness/contrast/color adjustable.
2 ways to install: standing or mounting.
Low power consumption.
No Audio input or output.
Comes with an IR remote controller.

Specification:

Screen Size:7 inch
Display Component: Color TFT-LCD
Number of Dots: 480W * RGB * 234H
Contrast Ratio: 400:1
Response Time: B→W 30ms W→B 10ms
Video Frequency: PAL/NTSC
Power Consumption: Around 8W
Video: Two way video input
Housing: ABS
Color: Black
Product Dimensions: 193*135*25mm (L*W*D)
Product weight: 379g
Package dimensions: 212x155x93mm

ProgMetalMan
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Re: Screens You CAN and CANNOT Use

Post by ProgMetalMan » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:41 pm

Yes, but it may be big.
ShockSlayer wrote:Proggy's right.
ttsgeb wrote:mfw prog was not only right, but 100% so.

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