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    can this be done w/o carputer?

    I've searched but didn't find a definate answer. What i wanted to do as a temporary solution for my need of GPS until i get the carputer running is using a usb GPS reciever for my in-dash dvd unit. Is there a way i can connect the reciever and run the map through the DVD slot? I found a thread saying that only a Garmin GPS reciever can do this, so not sure if it is worth a try. thanks in advance

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    huh? well we would need to know what your indash DVD player make and model is. We would need to know what software/maps you have. We would need to know the GPS.

    Without a whole lot more information, i can definetly say "maybe"

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    if the in-dash unit has an input that you could use with the GPS unit, possibly?

    what will said though, need more info!
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    It is a mayron& davis A7 in-dash dvd unit, which plays all CD formats includes DVD. Software is probably going to be anything that is compliance with NMEA-0183...street finder, etc... As for the receiver it is a generic usb connection. This is a experiment but not sure if i should start because im working on my carputer and just want GPS right now.

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    NOW NOW! I WANT IT ALL NOW!

    hehe - reminds me of hte kid in Charlie and the Chocolate factory...lol
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    u need the spec of the gps receiver? hahaha im not trying to hide anything just don't know much about making it work without a computer but these are the spec for the gps reciever:

    UG-200 USB 12-Channel GPS Receiver


    General Features:
    USB interface
    12 channel GPS receiver
    Standard NMEA-0183 V3.01 GPS protocol
    Onboard patch antenna
    4000 simultaneous time-frequency search bins
    SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS) support
    -137dBm acquisition sensitivity
    -145dBm tracking sensitivity
    <10 second hot start
    <45 second cold start
    5m CEP accuracy
    Low power consumption: 90mA
    Magnetic base
    6-foot USB cord


    Regulatory Approvals:
    FCC
    CE

    Package Includes:
    UG-200 USB 12-Channel GPS Receiver
    Driver on 3-inch CD

    Additional Information:


    Requirements:
    Available USB port
    CD-ROM drive
    Software that is able to use a GPS receiver (NMEA-0183 GPS compliant software)
    Examples of NMEA-0183 GPS compliant software:
    NetStumbler
    Rand McNally StreetFinder
    Magic e-Map

    For my DVD system:
    Fully motorized 7" wide screen LCD monitor with 3 position tilt
    Manual adjustable viewing angle (left/right)
    Mini LCD on front panel for easy tracking and station read out
    Full function control buttons with easy read out
    Joystick for convenience function maneuver
    Big rotary style volume control knob
    ISO DIN chassis
    DVD/MP3/CD-R/CD-RW compatible
    Tone control (tremble & bass)
    4 channel preamp line out with separate subwoofer output
    1 optical digital input
    IR remote control
    Auto dimmer
    1 video input for rear view camera
    2 audio/video inputs
    NTSC diversity TV tuner system * 6 disc DVD and 6/10/12 disc CD changer control
    Progressive scan
    Mutli-source control
    6 channel Dolby DTS Ready
    Man 250w power output (50w x 4 & 25w x 2)

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    i guess it will not work since my dvd system does not have a usb connection...is there soemthing i can covert the usb into a regular input jack?

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    I don't believe so....usb carries signal over 4 cables I believe it is. Much like serial. Each pin does something different.
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    No, you cannot just hook a GPS reciver into a DVD system. There are several reasons for this.

    1. There is not port to connect your GPS to the DVD system.
    2. Even if there was a port your DVD system has no GPS mapping software. No you cannot just put software in there because the DVD system will not run it because well its not a computer.

    To make a long story short, your DVD system and a PC are two differnt animals completely.
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    define "regular input jack"

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