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    Lightbulb Have an idea for Mini monitor....

    Last week i bought a Samsung Digital Photo Frame 7" and when reading the manual, i found that can also work as a Mini Monitor as a 2nd USB monitor. (I don't know if it can work also as 3rd, 4th etc....)

    As i'm on vacations, away from my cockpit, i connected the photoframe to my laptop and i had a 2nd expanded monitor. I downloaded PM's GC demo and i saw that was working acceptable.
    Because the laptop is not a high performance and does not have a special VGA, i had below 150points in PM's test. Maybe this will be the same in my normal PCs, i don't know.

    But.... for lower EICAS a digital photo frame 7",8" or 10" will be a very nice and cheap solution (7"= ~55euros), than to buy special VGAs costing more than 300-400 euros.

    Maybe there are more products like this in the market, having best 3D graphics performance.




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    Re: Have an idea for Mini monitor....

    Wow that is great.....

    I think you have just broke the barrier now, I can assure you now that there are going to be alot of people wanting to buy these from now, this is fantastic!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Samsung-Digita...#ht_5560wt_991

    Great Price too!

    I knew this was going to come one day!

    Thank you.

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    Re: Have an idea for Mini monitor....

    Hi guys,

    I have also looking around photoframes to using it in FMCs.
    There is some photoframes, you can also connect to videocards tv-out, not only Usb.

    Marco

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    Re: Have an idea for Mini monitor....

    Been thinking along those line myself, think the 7" is a tad small. Been keeping an eye-out for 10" versions, but as yet I've not been able to locate any. Here in the UK, I've been looking in PC World, Comet, Jessops, Currys....,,none as yet.

    Thanks guys.....John P.

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    Re: Have an idea for Mini monitor....

    Check also this 10" here : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SPF1...474840-1655917

    They must have the label "Mini monitor function"


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    Re: Have an idea for Mini monitor....

    Nice find Eddie!

    Like I say, you just need to bite the bullet and try things out instead of

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    Re: Have an idea for Mini monitor....

    Fantastic Eddie, that's slick!!!!!

    Did you happen to see a 5"?

    BTW, I made your photos visible.

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    Re: Have an idea for Mini monitor....

    Looks like there are quite a few versions that'll work.

    SPF-72H
    SPF-75H
    SPF-83H
    SPF-85V
    SPF-83H
    SPF-83P
    SPF-105P
    SPF-107H

    I'm sure there are other versions. The 7" is 800x400, 8" is 800x600, 10.2" is 1024x600.

    Looking at the specs on the SPF-71 version the resolution is too crappy to use and I can't see the option for mini display so don't get that version.

    The pricing on these will make doing a glass cockpit or faking instruments with an LCD pretty cost effective. I saw one of the 8" versions on ebay for around $55USD.

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    Re: Have an idea for Mini monitor....

    There is a big selection at NewEgg:

    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...l-Photo-Frames

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    Re: Have an idea for Mini monitor....

    Even have 10.4" for those needing a display for a G1000.

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