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Treetop
August 25th, 2004, 09:39 PM
Planar 12.1" TFT LCD Monitor/ Touch Screen Capable $149.99 (http://www.softwareandstuff.com/MON10121.html)

Just received one earlier this evening...

Not a bad little unit for the price.

Promixis
October 1st, 2004, 05:03 PM
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Treetop
October 3rd, 2004, 10:48 AM
First line :)

Some people, however, have had some problems.. Some have received dead units, no power supplies, etc. These are refurbished so there is some risk...


The unit I received works well and came with all parts (except a serial cable)

Discussion at Cocoontech (http://www.cocoontech.com/index.php?showtopic=556&hl=planar)
Discussion at Homeseer (http://ubb.homeseer.com/eve/ubb.x?q=Y&a=tpc&s=697298074&f=9352978952&m=196102826&p=1)

Mastiff
October 3rd, 2004, 12:51 PM
Very nice! If you order that, Mike, how about ordering one for me as well? I'll pay you over PayPal or whatever, then you can check that the thing works before you ship it to Norway! Kind of a pain in the ... to get it here before I discover that it's broken! It would be perfect for my car! Does "pretty please" cover it? :roll:

Promixis
October 3rd, 2004, 06:16 PM
Hm... interesting.

I just don't want another computer in my house. So if I use that display, how could I drive it using another PC..? A dual monitor setup? How does the touch screen interface with the PC? Can I do the cableing over CAT 5?

Treetop
October 5th, 2004, 12:37 PM
I just don't want another computer in my house. So if I use that display, how could I drive it using another PC..? A dual monitor setup? How does the touch screen interface with the PC? Can I do the cableing over CAT 5?

That's how I currently have mine set-up. In the 3M drivers set-up, it allows you to choose the monitor (primary or secondary).

It interfaces via serial cabling. There are devices (expensive though) that will allow you to send serial and even vga over cat5. Here's one example (http://www.zantech.com.au/minicom/vdt.html). I also came across this a while back too. Vga over cat5 (http://home.iprimus.com.au/dougburbidge/vgaovercat5.html)


It would be perfect for my car!

It may be a little big for use in the car. Not the diagonal size of the screen, but the depth of the it... it measures 1 3/4" (or 4.445 Centimeters) deep. Its pretty bulky and the bezel around the screen is between 1 and 1.25 inches. Now, if you were to remove the screen from the housing...

Mastiff
October 5th, 2004, 02:41 PM
No, no. Not to build into the dahsboard, for my kids in the back! Hung from the ceiling, so they can choose music, play games and watch movies.

MingisDew
October 5th, 2004, 10:41 PM
did they replace the touch layer, or is it all scratched up?

Treetop
October 7th, 2004, 11:05 PM
No, no. Not to build into the dahsboard, for my kids in the back! Hung from the ceiling, so they can choose music, play games and watch movies.


Ahhh... gotcha

The screen is made of glass. I dont think they replace em, but then again, mine wasn't scratched up.

Mine came with three dead pixels (cant see em unless you look for em) and the whites have a tinge of yellow to them. Not all units exhibit this, but after reading about some problems some people are having I think its a crap shoot to wheather the unit will be DOA, without a power cord (it uses a weird connection: similiar to s-video but with 4 pins (I think), dead pixles, yellow tinge, etc

The yellow doesnt bother me, as I dont have a white background for my front-end.

Mastiff
October 8th, 2004, 02:15 AM
Sounds a little too dangerous to order to Norway at all, then.