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Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Mon May 13, 2019 6:24 pm

I was wondering if there were any plans to have a display for a smaller bezel screen?

The one on the current screen is too wide for my current project and I wouldn't want to try to trim it and risk trashing my screen.
I would go with a different one, but I like using the DSI connection and having capacitive touch.

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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Tue May 14, 2019 9:31 am

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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Sat May 25, 2019 7:55 pm

I'd rather have a bigger one, 10 inch or 12 inch. If we' asking. ;)

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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Sat May 25, 2019 9:14 pm

mtktm wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:24 pm
I was wondering if there were any plans to have a display for a smaller bezel screen?

The one on the current screen is too wide for my current project and I wouldn't want to try to trim it and risk trashing my screen.
I would go with a different one, but I like using the DSI connection and having capacitive touch.
Well, there this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KKB5YS9

It's smaller and lower resolution, but if the goal of your "project" is smaller size, then it might be suitable. I haven't tried it personally, it just came up as a recommended product and I saved the link for future reference.
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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Sat May 25, 2019 9:41 pm

There are lots of small PiTFT GPIO connected touch screens out there. https://www.adafruit.com/?q=pitft
And small HDMI etc screens, https://www.adafruit.com/product/2232
I posted links to Adafruit as I buy from them and IMHO there stuff is of good quality. Me being in Canada, and them in the US works out for me shipping wise. I'm sure there are other retailers selling similar items. Getting other DSI connected displays is near impossible, as near as I can tell..

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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Sun May 26, 2019 12:05 am

alphanumeric wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 7:55 pm
I'd rather have a bigger one, 10 inch or 12 inch. If we' asking. ;)
Likewise. In addition, during one of the early interviews given by Dr. Upton, he indicated an intent to follow the 7" screen with a 10" one.

HOWEVER, in addition to the "no pre-announcement" policy, I suspect that the 10" project was quietly dropped, more's the pity. I'd buy a minimum of 2...

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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Sun May 26, 2019 9:31 am

I have one of the 7 inch screens on a portable bread board setup. It goes from room to room and out on my deck in the summer when I fell like tinkering. The black bezel goes very well with the black openbeam aluminium frame I built it on. And mounting it to the frame wasn't all that hard.
Getting older now and eye site isn't what it used to be lol. A bigger screen would be a benefit for me. Nothing wrong with smaller screens, just not currently what I'm looking for. There are lots of the PiTFT's out there some somebody is using them, thats for sure.
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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:51 pm

Sorry. For what ever reason I haven't received any emails saying that anybody replied to this thread....

What I meant on my original post is, the 7" Display is correct for what I need.

The issue I have with the screen is the black border part being too wide.

I know there are other 7" screen options but I like the capacitive touch and the DSI interface to the board.

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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:28 am

mtktm wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:51 pm
Sorry. For what ever reason I haven't received any emails saying that anybody replied to this thread....

What I meant on my original post is, the 7" Display is correct for what I need.

The issue I have with the screen is the black border part being too wide.

I know there are other 7" screen options but I like the capacitive touch and the DSI interface to the board.
At this point, it appears to be unlikely that the RPF/RPT will do anything further in this area. I'm not even sure that the effort to get the 7" display to market has ever paid off the development cost.

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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:52 am

Just ordered my second 7 inch touch screen. And a SmartiPi V2 case to put it in with my Pi 4B. A slightly bigger screen would work better for me and my aging eyes. 10 inch or even 12 inch. It all depends on what your going to do with it. Smaller will work for a lot of people, I do believe Adafruit etc sells a fair number of tiny PiTFT displays. Somebodies buying them.

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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:38 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:At this point, it appears to be unlikely that the RPF/RPT will do anything further in this area. I'm not even sure that the effort to get the 7" display to market has ever paid off the development cost.
Eben seemed to indicate a few months ago that an updated touchscreen is still a possibility during his AMA on Tom's Hardware

Q: I'm a huge fan of the official Raspberry Pi 7" touchscreen. Are there any plans to release a larger 10" touchscreen down the road? Any possibility of an updated 7" touchscreen that will position the Pi in reverse (arranged so the power cable does not plug in on top)? Will there be an updated case for the 7" touchscreen for the Pi 4?

A: An updated touchscreen is drifting towards the top of our to do list. Definitely hear you on plug positioning. We don't do a touchscreen case at the moment, but I'm aware of at least one third party who is investigating a Pi 4 + touchscreen case.

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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:36 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:28 am
I'm not even sure that the effort to get the 7" display to market has ever paid off the development cost.
I thought the only "failed" product was the Pi A+, selling a "measly" 10,000 or so units.
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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:37 pm

Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:36 pm
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:28 am
I'm not even sure that the effort to get the 7" display to market has ever paid off the development cost.
I thought the only "failed" product was the Pi A+, selling a "measly" 10,000 or so units.
That was the A (of which I have two). The A+ sold quite well.

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Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:35 pm

Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:36 pm
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:28 am
I'm not even sure that the effort to get the 7" display to market has ever paid off the development cost.
I thought the only "failed" product was the Pi A+, selling a "measly" 10,000 or so units.
The quote from Dr. Upton was that the Model A "only" sold 100,000 units. There are undoubtedly SBC makers that would consider that a roaring success. The A+, on the other hand, has sold well enough that it is still available. Apparently "smart display" makers fell all over themselves snapping up the A+ to add to displays.

I wasn't saying that the 7" display failed, only that I wasn't sure it had earned out its development cost. This is because it took much more time and trouble to bring it to market than was expected at the start of the project. (Or so one would infer from the time it was first discussed and when it finally became available.)

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