I am considering this display for a project and wondering if I need the USB to Serial adapter or not. http://www.4dsystems.com.au/product/3/20/Arduino_Display_Modules_and_Shields/uLCD_32W_PTU_AR/
Here is a quote from Sparkfun regarding it:
Like the other displays from 4D Systems you will need a USB Serial adapter to program this module. Unfortunately, our FTDI Basic Breakout won't work. Check the related items below for 4D Systems' FT232RQ breakout.
If it is needed I wonder why it is not included in the package from 4d systems. I don't mind the price, the problem is that the breakout will not be available until late next month. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11814
So do I need it? Or is it only for some special cases?