Small banned Crappy LCDs

by Coniferous on Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:05 pm

I'm going to be using the ybox2 to make a network health monitor for my desk, Does anyone know of a decent place to get LCDs for this purpose? I did a quick search on ebay for a PSone LCD and they are getting expensive. There has to be something banned that i'm overlooking.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by niksun on Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:22 pm

Electronic Goldmine has a bunch of stuff and its inexpensive:

-LCDs
-An LCD that I've used before

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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by Coniferous on Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:54 pm

This is great, thank you niksun.

Is it trivial to hook digital LCDs like these ones up to the ybox? I'm new to the parrallax chips.
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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by westfw on Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:56 pm

For yBox you want an LCD monitor with standard composite video input, right?
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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by Coniferous on Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:15 pm

That sounds right to me westfw
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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by Amberwolf on Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:21 pm

A number of little media player picture frames I've played with over the last few years have composite inputs, if you are looking for something small in size. As those seem to be getting cheaper and cheaper, I'd expect you can even find the older ones banned on places like Geeks.com and whatnot, eventually.
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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by Coniferous on Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:26 pm

Bingo!

http://cgi.ebay.ca/3-1-2-inch-LCD-TFT-C ... 240%3A1318

Not super banned by any means, but its a starting point. I'm going to be lurking on e-bay for the next little while looking for a good deal, Thanks for the input guys!
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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by westfw on Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:51 am

Many "portable banned players" have the ability to be used as a video monitor as well. I see some NEW 7inch screen players on Amazon for about $80. Also, when these break, it tends to be the mechanicals in the banned player that break; I plucked such a unit out of our eWaste bin that works fine as monitor (but dosn't play DVDs at all.) Car banned players can come with multiple screens and may be another source of monitors...
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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by Amberwolf on Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:27 am

Ah, yes, that's true. I have two identical USLogic brand players that were tossed for the fact they won't play anymore, and I use them as monitors for my videocamera, instead of it's tiny little eyepiece.
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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by middlerun on Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:00 pm

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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by westfw on Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:37 pm

http://www.bgmicro.com/index.asp?PageAc ... odID=12900
(bare display; no power supply (needs 12V); $38; "limited quantity")
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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by Coniferous on Tue May 12, 2009 10:35 am

Thanks for the links Middlerun! I've just purchased the EP-130NP. I'm going to take some pictures of it hooked up to my Ybox when it comes. (Built in speaker too.. Wewt!)
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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by middlerun on Sat May 30, 2009 6:51 am

Cool, I'll be interested to know how that turns out. I've still not got a good screen for my YBox2. I've been trying to find an old portable banned player that doesn't read discs, which I can re-purpose into a YBox2 monitor. I bought one and I was modifying it and when I was almost finished it stopped working. Maybe I killed an IC with static or something. Had to throw it away.
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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by Abysmal on Sat May 30, 2009 5:38 pm

You should look at Brilldea.com...
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Re: Small banned Crappy LCDs

by nezb on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:04 pm

That Brilldea LCD looks like it will go great with a Chumby hacker board too! It seems that this person (who seems to be from the Parallax forums) is selling them in 16:9 format: http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?t=119217
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