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Old 24 January 2008, 05:43   #1
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TFT LCD Display

This one may be a bit out there, but I'm just wondering how possible it may or may not be. (Of course, it CAN be done, probably, but the question is how much work?)

How difficult would it be to adapt a TFT LCD from an old laptop computer to be plugged in to the video port of the Amiga? Are most of them digital or are they analog? I am assuming that analog would probably be much easier.

Ideas?
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Old 24 January 2008, 07:09   #2
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@JD

Firstly depending on the age of the desktop, may infact deem that you cannot use the panel as the panel matrix and logic are all intergrated into the laptop video system. However modern-ish laptops have interchangeable screens so with the right dongle every thing is possible.

You would need a xx pin (depending on model of panel) digital to analogue converter. IF you could find one copatible with the lcd display panel, then you could buy one, they average around £45 including postage, which arguably means you could be a small second hand LCD monitor for less.

once you have analogue converter you will then need to *up* scan the analogue output of the Amiga. there are many ways you can do this from internal Scan Doublers Flicker Fixers, to external ones. the latter being the better option in my book.

you can pick up a very reasonable TFT/CRT TV Tuner that also has multiple inputs for SVideo / VGA (not sure if its 15kHz applicable) / Composite / RF. this will set you back around £35. (you can get a lot more expensive ones!!!)

combining the above unit with either an analogue to digital converter to LCD panel, or just LCD Monitor will suffice quite nicely.

I hope that helps you out a bit.
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If you wanted a small TFT display the screens for Playstation1 (PS2/XBOX maybe?) are hackable to show Amiga display
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I think them joytec things are composite are they not?

hmmmmm.. theres lots of things like that about... and especially cheap on ebay atm.
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Old 24 January 2008, 09:47   #5
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If you wanted a small TFT display the screens for Playstation1 (PS2/XBOX maybe?) are hackable to show Amiga display
Composite, RGB & Svideo are possible with most of them.
The orig. Sony PS1 screen does RGB. I have a cheap-o PS2 screen that does RGB, most of them have the ability but the wires are not on if you know what I mean. Only word of warning I can give is messing with cheap-o-make-you-console-portable type screens is the resolution is usually crap on most of them.

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Oh no... I've made another project for you I'm sure you could find a way to fit it to your A600 and have it in the car or something

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Old 24 January 2008, 14:32   #7
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my friend, i have a far... far FAR... way FAR cooler project than that for FEB
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Old 24 January 2008, 22:08   #8
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Oh no... I've made another project for you I'm sure you could find a way to fit it to your A600 and have it in the car or something
F**k off that's my idea! lol
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F**k off that's my idea! lol
I been at it too, with a Pansonic ToughBook screen, not much look so far.
So I guess we are all at it
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I have a 7" LCD im thinking of using instead, Its VGA but has a composite input too before I stripped it so im confident that it will sync down to Amiga levels
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From my Huge Collection of useful Links,
Quite a few TFT-Screen Data Sheets :
http://physio.phys.szote.u-szeged.hu/bbalazs/bb/lcd/
Good Luck, you will need it
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I have a 7" LCD im thinking of using instead, Its VGA but has a composite input too before I stripped it so im confident that it will sync down to Amiga levels
I got a PS2 screen that takes composite, RGB & Svid, but by god the res is crap on it, letters look like there missing bits, its that low
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I never said a word

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So I guess we are all at it
... snigger ....
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