7" screen

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7" screen

Post by Krepticor » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:14 am

has anyone thought of trying this screen?

http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/238156.asp

its a 7" LCD for ~$50
it runs with PS2 GC and XBOX (without modification)
wonder if could work?
only thing i do not know is the required voltages for it
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Post by totokan » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:38 am

It depends on the quality of the screen. If it's a shoddy screen, then why buy it when PSOne screens are 25$?
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Post by Krepticor » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:55 am

well im not entirely sure but ebgames just happens to have the screens on clearance and they usually retail for $225

I have not physically seen specs or the actual screen in use so i was just curious if anyone here has

Also the reviews on the product are very good
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Post by Krepticor » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:57 am

this is an actual review on this product
3/24/2004
GREAT ITEM
This is absolutely a great LCD screen for your game consoles. It can be used for Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube which is exactly what i was looking for. It's adjustable and fits on all 3 systems perfectly, the sound that comes out of the screen is marvelous, and the picture quality is pretty good. You can get a s-video cable to improve the screen a quality a bit. It takes some geting used to to adjust to a smaller screen than a television. The price is pretty good since it's good for all 3 systems.The only downsides to it are that you still need to plug the screen and the console power pack into the wall, and it's a little difficult to see clearly on games that have dark backgrounds in them like Resident Evil games or Metal Gear. What it needed was a battery pack you could plug the screen into and the console power pack into as well to make it completely portable. You still need an wall outlet to play otherwise it would have been a five star item.
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Post by Radon199 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:10 am

WOW those things used to be $200 CAD about 6-9 months ago when they came out, $60 CAD is a steal for what they are worth.
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Post by madc0w » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:16 am

yeah, saw that when i was trying to get AC:WW (WHICH I STILL CANT FIND!!! :evil: ) they look pretty good, but kinda big.

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Post by Krepticor » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:20 am

yea this screen seemed to be the choice for PS2p or a GCp since it accepts s-video and could be wired directly the only problem is that i do not =know the voltages required for the thing to run so until my cheap behind decideds to fork over enough money to start my projects i guess im in the dark
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Post by daguuy » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:40 am

IIRC, it takes 12v. i was looking for those cheap before i got my verge so i know a little about them. don't know how many amps it takes though
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Post by Weebl » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:42 am

The screen is fairly good quality, I use it often on car trips and such. I'm surprised that its that cheap, since they're selling it in my local gamestop for about 100. I still think that since PSone screens are cheaper, and just as good quality, go with that. But if you'd prefer a 7" screen, go for this.
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Post by Kurt_ » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:21 pm

I BOUGHT IT
"It's the biggest and cheepest i found for my ps2!!! Nowi can use it in the care for DVD and games!!! NICE!!!!!
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Post by madc0w » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:31 pm

umm, sorry to kinda bump this topic, but does anyone know of a way to get VGA or RGB to work on this screen?
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Post by marshallh » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:47 pm

Do you have this screen?
It's entirely possible that you can feed RGB into it, somewhere. Get on google and search for part datasheets that correspond to the IC chips on the LCD controller.
Eventually you'll find a ADC type chip and you might look for (Analog R,G,B, and Composite Sync) on the pinout.
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Post by madc0w » Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:55 pm

i dont have it, but me and my friend are working on a breifcase computer, and we need some form of a screen (either that or use his small CRT monitor! :P )
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