Originally Posted by maxfli
Have you looked at this model? 800 x 480 with USB that would consume only USB out from DMC-1000. One model has touchscreen ability which would be pretty cool if you could get it to work.http://www.macworld.com/article/1386...9/02/mimo.html
Because many higher resolution digital picture/video displays have USB inputs (but no analog video inputs) I asked John Rico at H/K about using the USB connector or the RS232 ports for that purpose, and here is my question and his reply:
3. Can either the USB or RS232 ports be used to interface with a touchscreen remote/display?
RS232 port is only compatible with Audio Access WHEN systems
USB port, From the owner's manual, mentioned many times: Do not connect computers, keyboards, MP3 players, pointing devices or other peripheral products here.
Now comments on the 10" Haier HLT10 portable TV: It is a nice little display, really just a bigger and higher resolution version of the 7" model I tried earlier. It has the flat black rubberized finish that I liked, plus it moves the input connectors to the left side, which works better for me. Unfortunately it also has that multiple AV input that takes audio and video in one connector and they provide a small breakout cable to input audio and video from another source. I had to get a small female to female RCA adapter from RS so I could use my longer RCA coax cable, and that worked fine.
As a battery powered TV I thought the Haier was pretty good, though it only picked up 4 local OTA signals using the small telescoping antenna - a better antenna is a must here. PQ is pretty good, comparable to a small CRT analog set of simlar resolution, though not as bright and contrast not as good. It comes with a removable tabletop stand and also has a convenient fold-out stand in the back. Viewing angle is critical, as you PQ suffers greatly more than a few degrees off axis either vertically or horizontally, but it swivels vertically several degrees on the tabletop stand, so that should not be a problem. It does have minimal resolution to read the OSD from the DMC1000 so it will work for that purpose. Text is still blurrier than I would like from a digital display but I think some of the problem is the composite video output quality from the DMC1000. Even on my 42" ED plasma the OSD is not as sharp as it should be. H/K messed up by making the text too small, which is also part of the problem. If the Haier had HDMI input it would be perfect (maybe the next model?) and the same is true of the 7" model, which really is the ideal size. But while the Haier will do the trick and doesn't take up much space on my side table, the more I think about it the more I am not sure if it is worth the money just to use with the DMC1000. I tend to pick an album and play it through, so the TV doesn't have to remain on, and of course I can create a play list or que and listen with the TV turned off. I do like the fact it could be used as a TV in a blackout, and if I keep it that will be the main reason. I bought it at Target as they were the only local vendor, but it is cheaper of course on the net - Amazon has the best price - $149 plus free shipping.