What do you guys think about this screen?

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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guanu...
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What do you guys think about this screen?

Post by guanu... » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:14 am

well it seems to be a good option for those who cant find a ps1 screen no?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/7-TFT-LCD-Color ... 1146425152" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: What do you guys think about this screen?

Post by hailrazer » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:58 pm

No.

It's 7" .... to big.

It's 16:9 widescreen and not 4:3 not the same as the PS1

Horrible contrast ratio, and a horrible resolution.

So once again ...... NO.
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Re: What do you guys think about this screen?

Post by threedog » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:49 am

I don't know that it would be too terrible. There are a few N64 games with a widescreen option, and though this screen is quite a bit bigger than a lot of other portable screens, it's still small enough that the widescreen "stretch" might not bother you too bad. And it's cheap-ish. It is a pretty big screen though, but if you should happen to be building a sort of "laptop" style device, why not go for a bigger screen?

But... if you're having trouble finding a PSone screen, check Ebay for a Zenith Xbox, Gamecube, or PS2 screen. They are exactly the same as a PSone screen, but you can still get them brand spankin' new, still in the box for about the same price as that 7 inch monster. I guess people haven't figured out it's the same screen yet, because of how much cheaper they tend to be.

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Re: What do you guys think about this screen?

Post by lexxion83 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:04 pm

I built my Wireless Video Interface with similar screen but MUCH better resolution 800x480.

http://www.chinavasion.com/china/wholes ... n_for_Cars

Few things about the above screen:

1. 800x480 resolution. Looks really good even with composite video
2. Can run off 7.4V no problem.
3. Top viewing angle is kind of small (about 25 degrees)

It has 4:3 option so you can enable via menu.

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Re: What do you guys think about this screen?

Post by guanu... » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:03 am

thanks guys those were the best answers i could get
well since its not supposed to be a fancy project im pretty sure im going to get this one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-5-LCD-4-3-Col ... 2c6713a43f" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
the problem now is the speakers how do i add them on that screen??

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Re: What do you guys think about this screen?

Post by ProgMetalMan » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:14 am

They need to be separate.
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Re: What do you guys think about this screen?

Post by guanu... » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:37 pm

can you give me an example of speaker i could use? oh damn one more thing to connect to the battery

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Re: What do you guys think about this screen?

Post by guanu... » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:19 am

ooh nevermind i had made some mistakes with my ps1 screen so i couldnt use the ribbon thing to sold so i tought i had lost it but i found
this tutorial so i can use it again \o thanks

http://moddedbybacteria.files.wordpress ... uction.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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