I'd like to have some feedback (power, status, voltage, etc) on my current Robotics project, and another project that's on hold. Rather than a bunch of LED's, I'd like to use an LCD display with a few lines of text. I'd like a product that I buy to be well supported and I don't want to spend any more money than I have to. For my purposes, it would be better if the product was not an actual shield or if it was that it had a remote wire kit/diagram, so I can mount it away from the Arduino. The Arduino I am using in these projects is the Arduino Mega ADK, and on one of the projects, most of the first 12 pins are already in use, so something that doesn't use those pins, or can be moved easily, would be best.
I've seen LCD displays at Radio Shack and Micro Center and Fry's go for $35, yet I see other ones online for less than $10. I've heard that some are a pain and some are really easy to use.
What is your opinion on a well supported LCD display that meets those above criteria?
These are some of the ones that I found:https://secure.robotshop.com/cytron-lcd-keypad-shield-arduino.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=joshttp://compare.ebay.com/like/181010168298?var=lv<yp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbarhttp://www.amazon.com/LCD-Module-Arduino-White-Blue/dp/B003B22UR0http://www.amazon.com/SainSmart-Display-Arduino-MEGA2560-MEGA1280/dp/B007MYZF9S/ref=pd_sim_pc_56