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Old 06-29-2005, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am trying to turn my old system into a little workstation in the living room, in a little space i have. there's plenty of room for the tower in the entertainment center but i need a small ish monitor to kind of build into something like a picture frame or what have you.

what is the feasibility of using something like this:



http://www.isellsurplus.com/product....8812&C=18&S=98

as a monitor with a desktop PC? what kind of plug/interface does it have? can i just plug it into a VGA port on my desktop or no? also how hard is it to build something to hold it, since it seems to have rough, unfinished edges and no real casing to speak of...

thanks!
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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this is a cut and paste from the link you posted.

** NEC VGA 10.4-Inch Color TFT LCD NL6448BC33-31 **

General Features:
- Model number NL6448BC33-31

- Screen 10.4" diagonal screen
- Drive method Amorphous Si TFT active-matrix
- Display area 211.2(H) x 158.4(V)mm
- Number of pixels 640 x 480
- Display color 262,144 colors
- Pixel pitch 0.33(H) x 0.33(V)mm
- Pixel arrangement RGB vertical stripe
- Luminance 350cd/m2 typical
- Backlight 2 cold cathode fluorescent lamps
- Backlight inverter None
- Contrast ratio 300:1 typical
- Viewing angle Up 40o, down 45o, right 50o, left 50o typical
- Response time 40ms max.
- Input signals Digital RGB(6bits), dot clock, H-sync, V-sync
- Power requirements 3.3V(or 5V)
- Power consumption 6.8W typical
- Operating temperature 0oC to +50oC
- Storage temperature -20oC to +60oC
- Outline dimensions 243(W) x 185.1(H) x 11.5 max.(D)mm
- Weight Approx. 530g

about how easy to make a case for it, I guess it depends on how skillful you are :-)
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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this is a cut and paste from the link you posted.

** NEC VGA 10.4-Inch Color TFT LCD NL6448BC33-31 **

General Features:
- Model number NL6448BC33-31

- Screen 10.4" diagonal screen
- Drive method Amorphous Si TFT active-matrix
- Display area 211.2(H) x 158.4(V)mm
- Number of pixels 640 x 480
- Display color 262,144 colors
- Pixel pitch 0.33(H) x 0.33(V)mm
- Pixel arrangement RGB vertical stripe
- Luminance 350cd/m2 typical
- Backlight 2 cold cathode fluorescent lamps
- Backlight inverter None
- Contrast ratio 300:1 typical
- Viewing angle Up 40o, down 45o, right 50o, left 50o typical
- Response time 40ms max.
- Input signals Digital RGB(6bits), dot clock, H-sync, V-sync
- Power requirements 3.3V(or 5V)
- Power consumption 6.8W typical
- Operating temperature 0oC to +50oC
- Storage temperature -20oC to +60oC
- Outline dimensions 243(W) x 185.1(H) x 11.5 max.(D)mm
- Weight Approx. 530g

about how easy to make a case for it, I guess it depends on how skillful you are :-)
i DID read that, i'm not that lazy, i'm just a little uninformed.
does that highlighted digital RGB part mean i can just plug it into my PC? that's really what i'm getting at... i don't know what the technical information listed above really means...
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