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Subject: Re: humongous lcds

Re: humongous lcds

From: George Styles <ripnetuk_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-13

Couldnt it simulate the remote display on the iRiver, and then because
Rockbox is open source you can hack the code so as the remote screen
is 640x480 or whatever.

That would make a great in car hifi

g

On 11/13/05, Joseph Jones <bumpycarrot@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah, if all you did was "rewire" it, the best you'd come away with
> would be an image resembling the display from the remote in one of the
> corners. This sounds like an awfully complex project with very little
> pay-off.
>
> On 11/13/05, ian douglas <id@w98.us> wrote:
> > Liberman Shachar wrote:
> > > search for parts, and will this be as easy as rewiering, or will a bigger
> > > lcd consume more voltage/will need some sort of electrical circuit. thanks.
> >
> > Yeah, I'd guess that a larger display would use a lot more power than
> > the smaller screen already on the H100 unit. I'd venture that you'd need
> > an external power supply. Sounds like a neat project though.
> >
> > As for where to look for larger displays, I'm sure there are plenty of
> > resources out there to check, based on which style of screen you want
> > (TFT, etc) and what size you really want. I'm guessing something "4
> > times bigger" than your H100 series screen will put you in the 8" screen
> > range ... here's an example of a screen approx 8.4" diagonal viewing:
> >
> > http://www.sharpsma.com/part.php?PartID=4853
> > it'll do 800x600 resolution, 18-bit color, etc.
> >
> > Here's their list of all 5.0"-8.8" screens and basic capabilities:
> > http://www.sharpsma.com/productgroup.php?ProductGroupID=51&SubProductGroupID=87
> >
> > Problem with that site, of course is (a) they only seem to list SHARP
> > products, and (b) they don't list prices. But you get the idea.
> >
> > As for wiring, I imagine you're on your own for that one. I'm pretty
> > certain that you'd have to come up with your own circuitry to control
> > this new panel (microcontroller, etc), and somehow get signals from the
> > H100 system to tell the microcontroller what to do.
> >
> > Might be cheaper to buy a $400 laptop, wire its power supply into your
> > vehicle's electrical system for power, and use the USB controller to
> > mount the H100 as a local drive and have winamp running on the laptop /shrug
> >
> > Good luck with the project,
> > Ian
> >
> >
>
>
Received on Sun Nov 13 23:47:09 2005


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