That looks like it is the same display I got, just Ardafruit branded and with unnecessary stuff on it
It is indeed perfect for the build, you can find a similar one on Aliexpress searching for: "IPS 1.54 inch SPI 262K COG TFT LCD Screen with Adapter Board ST7789V Drive IC 240*240".
I am currently moving, so I made no real progress on the modules I will get back to it as soon as we are done, I still have quite a few VMU's and parts here
I like the IR module idea, would be a great little programming project!
@nilly , Strider
I had to cut quite a lot of case to get the display aligned - it sitz veeery close to the buttons. I even had to cut one side of the Dpad because that would have touched the display - but it works and you cannot see it when it is closed!