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DIY projector using phone LCD screen. Answered

Hello every body.

My first post on these forums, and here goes.

I have been looking into projectors and considering the cheaper route of building my own.

As I want the projector to be HD and small at the same time, I figured one of the newer phone screens would be suitable (which I have located a reseller of). I do not have any particular screens in mind. To get to the point though, are there any controllers out there that would allow me to connect a screen with dvi / hdmi? As with larger tft panels where you can buy a kit, or such as the device used to bridge the LVDS to hdmi connectors (one example here). I have been unsuccessful in my search for these so far.

I assume that most of the screens use different connectors rather than a common standard data connector, which could hinder this.

Thanks for your time.


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8 years ago

DIY isn't always cheaper. What makes consumer electronics cheap is the parts are purchased in bulk offering huge discounts.

In your case you'll have a heack of a time finding a compatible controller that will be able to interface with your screen and give you HDMI output. If one is found it will likely cost about as much as a cheap HD projector you can pick up at a retail store.