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Stupid question

Post by Falco » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:15 am

This might be a really dumb question, but... I hear about everyone getting their PSone screens for $20-30, but all I can find on eBay are upward prices from $50, or combo sales...

Is there a reliable place to look for these screens with reasonable prices, or do I just have to wait for a deal on eBay?

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Re: Stupid question

Post by J.D » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:18 am

Prices are anywhere from $20 - $60. The screen itself is also kinda getting rare. You can actually find better deals for the screen when they are bundled with a PSOne. My suggestion is to by those Xbox screens, as it is exactly the same hardware as the PSOne screen, they are not hard to find, and they will only run you about $45 new on eBay.

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Re: Stupid question

Post by Falco » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:30 am

Thanks for the tip, I found a few reasonable deals on the Xbox screens... They all appear to be the same model as the PSone screen regardless of brand name, too, which is interesting.

But speaking of different models, do you think a screen like this: http://www.matelectronics.com/acatalog/G8270.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; would be just as good a choice as a PSone-similar screen, considering the larger size and despite the widescreen look?

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Post by eagle5953 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:28 am

1. I think that's an Intec screen, which are considered to be of poor quality.

2. If memory serves, the screen isn't that big.

3. In general, larger screens tend to draw more battery power.

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Re: Stupid question

Post by vskid » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:47 am

Zenith is the brand that uses the same guts as the PSone screen. You'll be ok using one made for any system, GC, Xbox, or PS2. I don't know of any other brands that are the same.
That xbox screen you linked to is probably 7". Pretty big for most handheld portables, and it stretches the image from most systems.
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Re: Stupid question

Post by themadhacker » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:56 am

the verge screen is also the same as the zenith/ps1
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Re: Stupid question

Post by Falco » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:26 pm

The square screen I linked to was 5.4" and for $10 less, but then again it does seem to be widescreen.

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Re: Stupid question

Post by snowpenguin » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:44 pm

Trust me, that screen is known to suck. Don't get it.
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