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Recommended Displays

Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:40 pm

Hi;

Not sure exactly what small display I need or want but have been browsing EBay, there appear to be lots on offer.

Can anyone recommend small displays, or which ones to avoid, I am not sure what kind I really want or need yet so I am currently looking at both touch screen and standard displays small (3.5 and larger 7 inch ish)

There appear to be a lot more available on Ebay than when I first looked but I wanted some advice to avoid buying a duffer!!

A search for Raspberry Pi Displays brings up loads http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from= ... y&_sacat=0

There are some real cheap ones (£15.99 2.8 Touch Screen) and some more expensive ones (49.99 7 Inch http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-Screen-Boar ... 35dc4ceba9), if possible I'd also like some GPIO pins spare for other uses especially if use in a Robot but if used as a Multimedia Device it would not be so much of a problem I guess.

Possible future uses to give you some idea of what I am looking for would be:
1. Carputer / Car Multimedia Device.
2. Hand held retro game machine.
3. Display for AI Robot, to display a face (A bit like Holy from Red Dwarf) (Currently playing with Jasper Voice Recognition).
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Re: Recommended Displays

Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:54 pm

Hi;

I thought I'd get a couple of responses to this, anyway, found a few more on Amazon, any thoughts:

The Tonec 3.5 Touch Screen:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LN9MYCO/r ... EZ9C&psc=1

And this 2.8 Touch Screen:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F1G7NNK/r ... RDQN3LD9HN

Sainsmart 7 Inch LCD Display - Reviews mention no instructions though?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/SainSmart-Displ ... i+displays

A Sainsmart 7 Inch Touch Screen - Mixed reviews on build quality and again instructions and power supply?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/SainSmart-Scree ... i+displays

And this Tontec 9 Inch LCD - No power cable though??
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tontec%C2%AE-Ra ... i+displays

And an Adafruit 2.8 PiTFT
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adafruit-Touchs ... i+displays

Thanks
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Re: Recommended Displays

Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:20 pm

I recommend checking out Adafruit. This joint is run by electronic enthusiats and they offer great amount of ressources for all of their stuff.

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Re: Recommended Displays

Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:00 am

JonnyAlpha wrote:Hi;

I thought I'd get a couple of responses to this, anyway, found a few more on Amazon, any thoughts:
JonnyAlpha wrote:The Tonec 3.5 Touch Screen:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LN9MYCO/r ... EZ9C&psc=1
Mixed reviews on amazon, I have no personal experience. Supplied case is only suitable for A or B not A+ or B+.
JonnyAlpha wrote:And this 2.8 Touch Screen:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F1G7NNK/r ... RDQN3LD9HN
Very expensive for its size. I have no personal experience.
JonnyAlpha wrote:Sainsmart 7 Inch LCD Display - Reviews mention no instructions though?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/SainSmart-Displ ... i+displays
Reviews of the board clarify the problems with assembly so you should be OK from there. No installation instructions required, plug the HDMI output of the Pi into the HDMI input of the controller board. No power cable supplied.
JonnyAlpha wrote:A Sainsmart 7 Inch Touch Screen - Mixed reviews on build quality and again instructions and power supply?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/SainSmart-Scree ... i+displays
Assembly as above. Having to build the touchscreen drivers from the CD could be a hassle if you are unfamiliar with the process. No power cable supplied.
JonnyAlpha wrote:And this Tontec 9 Inch LCD - No power cable though??
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tontec%C2%AE-Ra ... i+displays
No touchscreen, no mention of assembly instructions (but above review for sainsmart displays suggests that the Tontec displays do have instructions on their website). much like the sainsmart displays above except slightly larger. one reviewer mentions that the RPI text falls off the bottom of the screen, this might be fixable in HDMI settings.
JonnyAlpha wrote:And an Adafruit 2.8 PiTFT
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adafruit-Touchs ... i+displays
I have one of these, the touch sensor has broken (broken connection from screen to board (within 2 days of purchase, or already broken when I got it, I'm not sure which)) and I find it too small for general use. I expect I'll find a project to use it on one day.
Doug.
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Re: Recommended Displays

Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:15 pm

Ha, all!
All those displays are good, but are there any, which i can use with Display connector?
I do not want to use GPIO for LCD...
All modern LCDs have 4 lane LVDS interface and raspberry has 2 lanes...

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Re: Recommended Displays

Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:48 am

tracerav wrote:Ha, all!
All those displays are good, but are there any, which i can use with Display connector?
I do not want to use GPIO for LCD...
All modern LCDs have 4 lane LVDS interface and raspberry has 2 lanes...
The raspberry pi has 0 LVDS lanes.

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Re: Recommended Displays

Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:10 am

Jessie wrote:The raspberry pi has 0 LVDS lanes.
Jessie, thanks for your reply.
Maybe you can give me an advice, which LCD to use with this 30 pin display port? What for is this connector? All the solutions that i saw are using GPIO or HDMI connectors.

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Re: Recommended Displays

Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:52 am

The DSI connector is for the official Raspberry Pi Display, which is to be released "soon". Probably before the end of the year.

Apparently it is a non-trivial task to connect any other display as the interfaces are non-standard and the Pi will need firmware changes to support each individual display.

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Re: Recommended Displays

Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:53 am

rpdom wrote:The DSI connector is for the official Raspberry Pi Display, which is to be released "soon". Probably before the end of the year.
Understood.
Thank you and good luck!

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