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LCD Monitor < 8" ?

Does anyone know of a small, portable, LCD monitor that has a display area of  less than 8" ?  This is for computers that do not need a dedicated monitor. (I.E. proxy server)
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Why LCD?  It would be much cheaper to get an old used 14" CRT.

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14" is too big. I'm not too concerned about cost.  What I need is small size and portability.

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14" is too big. I'm not too concerned about cost.  What I need is small size and portability.

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Smallest I could find:
#MPC 10B 10.4" LCD Panel Mount Display 640X480
US$1295
www.cyberresearch.com
Small, not cheap, they may have others...T

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good job.

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Why not set it up to be remotely accessed and use a laptop or something?
Wellllll.....

You can make one to work on one or two specific machines. Some surplus places have 5 or 6 inch video standard LCD assemblies that would work well with Graphics cards with a TV output. Other places have conversion kits and LCD specific graphics cards for using 8 inch panels out of old laptops. However, if you want to use it with any machine as a service tool, then these options aren't viable. You could get a good general purpose scan convertor to work with the video standard LCDs, but by the time you've got that and 2 PSUs to lug around, then you may as well use a small CRT. Best source for small CRTs are POS (Point of sale) systems suppliers. They may be offering small LCDs these days too.
The problem you will have with these though is that they will mostly only do 640x480, so all systems would have to be set up to use that screen mode. Also generic LCD monitors of around 10-13 inch sizes don't really just "plug and play" they often have a narrow range of scan rates and don't do much scan conversion, they are really for use on one PC, where you can set the right scan rates have the right driver installed etc, I imagine there would be problems quite often, using them on random machines, with no pre-set compatible screenmode. Probably the more expensive and high end LCDs from big names will offer better scan and screenmode compatibility with everything you can throw at them. Unfortunately these guys are concentrating on making larger sizes, not smaller ones. So, I don't think there will be an "ideal" product for you. You either have to comprimise on size, or performance. I know win 9x is fairly easy to deal with, since you can force it into safe mode for 640x480 and change it, but other OSes might be more trouble in anything other than command line mode.

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Road Warrior

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Thank you RoadWarrior for the well rounded answer!  

WingTsunMonk
Hey look what I just found, about time someone made one....
http://www.EarthLCD.com/portamon.htm
A little larger than you want, but it's the best solution of it's type I've yet seen.

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