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Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby TadCool » January 22nd, 2014, 5:33 pm

So, the worst happened and you have to replace the 32" LCD of your Vewlix. What would be the best option out there? :think:
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby crunchywasp » January 22nd, 2014, 5:55 pm

:think:



... :think:



... suicide maybe?

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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby TadCool » January 22nd, 2014, 6:10 pm

You should worry! :mad: :awe:

I'm probably entering the Vewlix C club soon, so one must be prepared. I know nothing about LCDs. :(
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby crunchywasp » January 22nd, 2014, 6:19 pm

Congrats in advance :thumbup: :awe:

TadCool wrote:You should worry! :mad: :awe:

It's definitely crossed my mind :oops:
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby TadCool » January 22nd, 2014, 9:30 pm

:awe: :thumbupright:

I wonder if any 32" LCD will fit there. I'm guessing no. :think:
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby crunchywasp » January 22nd, 2014, 9:44 pm

Not without a lot of hacking. The monitor's a commercial type LCD and essentially frameless (in a plasticky tv frame sense) with a bunch of fans on the rear of the case. I don't even think the holes in the mount are VESA compliant. Here's a pic from the manual (ignore my red scribbles)...

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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby Pete » January 22nd, 2014, 9:48 pm

Just buy a coffee table put a lcd tv on top & wire up a Boardmaster supergun & you'll have the same thing :lol:
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby TadCool » January 23rd, 2014, 3:20 am

I guess if your screen is supposedly dead, hacking another in wouldn't be a bad option - if not the only. :think:

Let's say you can just shove another 32" screen there; which one? What brand/model would make a good replacement to the original?

Or, what TV would give you 'Vewlix F quality'?
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby markedkiller78 » January 23rd, 2014, 8:46 am

A modern, decent spec lcd / led will be much better pq than the F.

The F has an old, by today's standards, screen.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby Inky » January 23rd, 2014, 10:11 am

It was a while ago but I googled the vewlix F's model number and Alibaba or some site similar were selling F monitors for much cheaper than I expected.

I can't look at the back of my F now since it's in the UK and I'm in New Zealand...

..of course this could just mean it was a cheap Chinese knock-off :(
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby cools » January 23rd, 2014, 10:32 am

Pete wrote:Just buy a coffee table put a lcd tv on top & wire up a Boardmaster supergun & you'll have the same thing :lol:


It'd be quieter too.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby Braintrash » January 23rd, 2014, 10:36 am

Why bothering with cabs...
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby TadCool » January 23rd, 2014, 12:35 pm

markedkiller78 wrote:A modern, decent spec lcd / led will be much better pq than the F.

The F has an old, by today's standards, screen.

That actually crossed my mind, it just makes sense. Thanks, mate. :)

Input lag would be something to worry about?
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby markedkiller78 » January 23rd, 2014, 5:01 pm

TadCool wrote:
markedkiller78 wrote:A modern, decent spec lcd / led will be much better pq than the F.

The F has an old, by today's standards, screen.

That actually crossed my mind, it just makes sense. Thanks, mate. :)

Input lag would be something to worry about?


True. Lag seems to be a massive issue just now.

Thinnest, depth and smallish bezel. Once you decase it, it shouldn't be that much of a job to hook it up.

That being said, alibaba did have commercial monitors for sale. It might be worth a try. Most panels (stuff) are made in China, so I doubt the quality will be much
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby cRacKh0rN » January 23rd, 2014, 5:47 pm

Sorry to go slightly OT but does the C have a better monitor than the F then?
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby Braintrash » January 23rd, 2014, 5:49 pm

Nope. Same monitor.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby denson » January 24th, 2014, 8:33 pm

I don't know how different the mounts are, but there is a guy on YouTube who has a Samsung LCD in his Lindbergh cab. He de-cased it and used the Lindbergh trims...I'm sure he's on here too (Fagin?) so it's always possible I'm sure :)
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby meijin » April 28th, 2014, 2:16 pm

I'm also interested in this topic :think:

Does anyone know a good replacement panel by now?
Afaik some Vewlix revisions have consumer grade panels, so it should work to buy such a TV and use the panel in a Vewlix (or not?!)
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby Jan » April 28th, 2014, 3:29 pm

The Chinese Vewlix do. Should be no Problem to replace a Vewlix Screen with a normal 32" LCD.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby TadCool » April 28th, 2014, 3:45 pm

Neo_Arcadia wrote:Should be no Problem to replace a Vewlix Screen with a normal 32" LCD.

This is extremely nice to know. :awe:
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