Shitty... I'll be needing an LCD Controller board that supports NTSC. These are specialty items and cost around $300 USD. Ouch. I think I'll just buy a 7" flip down Clarion or something like it. Thanks for the info!
Here's a quote I found on one of the LCD discussion groups.
RE:Super simple way to watch TV on an old Laptop LCD panel - August 7, 2002 - "IT DOESN'T EXIST!
You need to buy an interface board to convert the NTSC signal to the digital RGB that the LCD panel requires. This is NOT a trivial task!
The same goes for connecting the LCD panel to a VGA port. Again an interface board is required! This board is simpler than the NTSC to digital RGB interface board, but, not that much easier.
These interface boards are NOT trivial. They have a lot of electronics on them, require at least 4 layer PCBs and high frequency design knowledge. Unless you are an "EXPERT" in electronics you should not even attempt to build one yourself. And even if you do attempt to build one yourself you will soon find that it is far cheaper and easier to buy one off the shelf from www.earthlcd.com or www.digitalview.com or any of the other LCD controller suppliers."
Now don't get the idea that, OK, I'll get a chip and wire it up on a Radio Shack bread board. Most of these chips have around 200 pins and require PCBs with a ground plane.
This post has been edited by Intelligoth: Aug 7 2003, 07:18 AM