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  1. CNX P2140 ACPI over USB to control

    by , 06-23-2009 at 04:26 PM


    Goce from mp3Car takes us through the steps to use your p2140 to hibernate and wake up from hibernation of your laptop.

    Materials needed:
    -Laptop
    -CNX P2140
    store.mp3car.com/Carnetix_CNX_P2140_185W_DC_DC_Regulator_p/pwr-026.htm
    -PSUmoni
    carnetix.com/support.html
    -Vehicle installation

    Make sure you watch our last video to learn how to wire the p2140 to power your laptop!

    Part 2 coming soon.

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 02:58 PM by optikalefx

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    How To Videos , Products and Technology
  2. Intel D945GCLF2D motherboard

    by , 05-18-2009 at 11:28 AM


    Some forum members were already talking about this mobo but I thought I would shine some light on the subject. I had a chance to play a little bit with it and see if it's working etc.

    Form factor Mini-ITX /micro-ATX compatible
    Processor Integrated Intel® Atom™ processor 330 with a 533 MHz system bus
    * One 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
    * Support for DDR2 533/667 MHz DIMMs
    * Support for up to 2 GBΣ of system memory

    Chipset Intel® 945GC Express Chipset and
    Intel® I/O Controller Hub 7 (ICH7)

    * Eight USB 2.0 ports
    * Two Serial SATA ports (3.0 GB/s)
    * One parallel ATA IDE interface with UDMA 33, ATA-66/100 support
    * One serial port
    * One parallel port
    * PS/2* keyboard and mouse ports

    I tested this board with the following config:
    - 80 gig seagate SATA hdd
    - 300 w power supply
    - 2g of DDR2 800MHz Buffalo ram (1 stick)
    - Dell mouse and keyboard (both usb)
    - memorex external DVD via usb

    The board was able to install XP Home flawlessly, and so far, is very quick. Startup time 46.8 seconds and shutdown time was 8.5 seconds.

    You can't look at this board without comparing it to the previous LF2 model.
    Unfortunately the only thing I was able to find, along with others here on the forum, the S-Video is the only difference. The previous model has it and is priced on newegg for 79.99 and this model doesn't have priced at 76.99 on newegg.

    So it seems for $3 less you can get a board without S-Video. Why not include DVI or display port on the next model?


    Talk about this, and see other pictures on our forums

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:13 PM by optikalefx

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  3. New 7 inch DVI touchscreen by lilliput

    by , 05-12-2009 at 11:41 PM


    Lilliput is getting ready to release their new 7" touchscreen that has native DVI and component digital out. Previous models such as the 629 had only VGA, Composite and S-Video.

    What is great about this monitor is that it's now extra versatile. They left the pigtail plug on the monitor and just added the extra DVI and component cables. That means you have the option to output to 5 different video sources, DVI, VGA, composite, component and s-video.

    The connectors for DVI came out of the bottom of the unit, whereas the pigtail connector came out of the side. So this may affect some installations but just be aware that it *may* be changed.

    The digital output was, in our opinion, more defined in terms of the colors. More specifically the blacks were blacker and the whites were whiter.

    The only down side we noticed is that the DVI output seemed to have off colors. The ocean in the video seemed very green, even though on VGA it was blue.

    All the settings for the test were brightness 50% Green 50% blue 50% and red 50% with a resolution of 800x600. They ran from the same ATI graphics card playing BBC's blue ocean on VLC player.

    This product should be coming soon to the mp3Car store, so look out for it.

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:06 PM by optikalefx

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    Products and Technology
  4. Dash Command Lite Goes for a Test Drive

    by , 03-10-2009 at 05:17 PM


    In this video blog we test out Dash Command Lite – an innovative way of displaying OBD-II data. Talk about this on our forums in our blog talk section. Buy dash command lite here & get 10$ off the final version when it comes out in late spring or early summer

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:21 PM by optikalefx

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    Products and Technology , mp3Car News
  5. CES 2009 - Lilliput & Their New Products

    by , 01-14-2009 at 07:35 AM


    We talk with John Xu, the US representative for Lilliput. He tells us about some new models that are in the works.

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:25 PM by optikalefx

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    Technology Events , Products and Technology