Portable 6 inch HDMI monitor?

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    So I want to build a Vita-like handheld with a 6 inch 1080p screen and HDMI input for my PS4 as an alternative to remote play. The screen must be thin enough. Any suggestions?
     
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    I'm all in for those kind of DIY-gagdets, would you mind sharing some more info about your project?

    -What hardware should be inside your Handheld? Low power like PI-Zero or mighty like an UP-Board...

    -What kind of housing you wanna use? With a 6 inch display a used WiiU Gamepad would give you enough space for powerful hardware and a decent battery. But it's not really slim...

    -What do u wanna do with your handheld? Some low end emulation or full fledged gaming incl. streaming games from PC/PS4?

    -Whats your budget/skill? Have you done some kind of tinkering/soldering in the past and are you aware that those kind of projects eat up a good amount of money from start to finish?

    For reference, here is a handheld-project, i've done some years ago:


    Greetz Toastytwo
     
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    Nothing fancy. Basically I aim for a portable HDMI monitor like this:
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    Instead of using a smartphone as a display, I want to use a real display with HDMI input. I found something here. It's a 6 inch 1080p screen with a HDMI board from china. It looks a bit naked. I don't know how to do the housing yet. Too bad a flat phablet-like device with micro-HDMI input doesn't seem to exist :/
     
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    Yeah, i get it! The "Vita-like" has put me on the wrong rails... ;)

    Just source ebay for a broken 6" tablet and hot glue the full-hd display in!

    Since you'll be wired (hdmi) anyway, no need to put in a battery, just an extra plug to power the display.

    But i don't think playing this way will be comfy, even the slimmest hdmi cables are kinda sturdy/heavy. Not to mention the weight of the display itself...

    You wanna use a DS4 and a craddle to hold the display?
     
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    The weight is not a problem. I will figure something out. Here is something else I found, but it's 1 inch too short and holy shit, the price.
     
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    If the hanheld is android you can install a PS4 remote play apk.
     
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    I already have an android device with remote play. The point is to NOT use remote play as the quality doesn't compare to a direct HDMI connection.
     
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    What are your thoughts about using this as a screen? I have no idea if it's IPS or what the response time is.
     
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    So I got the 6 inch display, but its resolution is 1080x1920 and not 1920x1080. It probably was disassembled from a smartphone. It also has weird banding. It's like a lottery with buying something from overseas. I'm thinking about giving up and living with crappy remote play :hateit:
     
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    Just wait for the Nintendo Switch ??
     
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    Because the Switch has an HDMI-In port, right?
     
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    I doubt it but you never know what the big "N" has planned, it just might have more HDMI ports than my TV.