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Alright I have been looking to mod a lcd into a mini itx case. At first I was going to just use the tried but true psone screen however I really would like widescreen. Anyhow the screens used for carputers are too expensive and I am not daring enough to buy the individual pieces to put a screen together so I have been looking at different screens for consoles.

 

So far I am leaning toward the madcatz because of its size and the fact that it already has s-video. MadCatz Clicky

 

Pelican also makes a screen but its Screen resolution is only 480 x 234 and has no composite video.

 

Anyone have any thoughts as to whether I should go with madcatz or not?

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Depends on the resolution, and if it has VGA internally. The big reason people use the PSOne screens is because you can wire up a vga connector to it and run it straight from the vga out on any video card with perfect clarity.

 

Even running s-vid will blur the picture. Hell, even component is blurry compared to vga.

 

 

EDIT: Here it is for 97 shipped if you are getting one: http://www.x10.com/electronics/allcategori...mad_catz,4.html

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Lilliput 7" Wide Screen TFT LCD Display with Touch Screen

800 x 480

site: http://www.lilliput.cn/619.htm

review: http://www.bigbruin.com/reviews/lilliput/index.php

 

another 800 x 480 touchscreen

store : http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=47

 

Xenarc do a whole load of them: http://www.xenarc.com/

and some dude shows a guide to how to mod it: http://www.talix.com/

 

i didn't actually know all this, i just googled for it because i was interested ;)

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yup... an NTSC PSOne screen is 640x480 and they're discontinued afaik...

 

the PAL version is 720x576...

 

i believe you can get these 800x480 screens on ebay... maybe if you get a regular one instead of a touch-screen version and it's been like imported from asia or w/e then it might be cheaper...

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hardnrg the car ones are just too expensive for me. The psone screens can be had for 30 bucks off ebay. Also from what I have read you get a better picture with composite video from the pson screen then by doing it through vga.

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Also from what I have read you get a better picture with composite video from the pson screen then by doing it through vga.

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:blink: I don't know where you've been reading, but composite will NEVER look better than vga.

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