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  • 2003 Maxima + 160gig HD = Multimedia

    Hey guys,

    I decided to post up my project up that I have installed a while ago. Similar to a CAR PC, which I was goign to do, I decided for simplicity I am going to use an XBOX instead.

    Here is the link to the XBOX page:
    http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/568958/9

    For the entire car and its mod and full history:
    http://members.cardomain.com/minirx07

    Its still work in progress....

    Tell me what you think!

    Thanks
    ED
    2k3 Max SE 6spd
    Temp setup:
    7" indash screen/Xbox running XBMC
    Carputer coming soon
    My 2003 Maxima

  • #2
    nice car.

    that sucks to be rear-ended so many times.
    2001 Acura CL traded for a 2006 Subaru Legacy GT
    7" Lilliput Touchscreen
    NANO-ITX+m1-atx
    512 DDRsodimm
    60g SATA Laptop HD
    4x Apple DVDslot
    digimoto OBDii
    mS GPS
    mini BT keyboard
    relocated HU faceplate

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    • #3
      I never would have guessed that there are maxima GTGs but if you made a xbox setup then your in the wrong forum.

      Nice car also.
      Mine needs to be updated.

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      • #4
        Wrong forum? whats a GTG?
        2k3 Max SE 6spd
        Temp setup:
        7" indash screen/Xbox running XBMC
        Carputer coming soon
        My 2003 Maxima

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        • #5
          Originally posted by samc
          I never would have guessed that there are maxima GTGs but if you made a xbox setup then your in the wrong forum.

          Nice car also.
          Essential properties of an "MP3car"
          -The car has been altered to play music from a non-standard source.

          Non essential properties of an "MP3car"
          -plays MP3s (many MP3cars play other ogg vorbis, etc)
          -plays compressed audio (many MP3cars play uncompressed audio)
          -uses a computer screen (many, including our founding forefathers, did not)
          -does not use microsoft products (hello, windows, and other xbox modders!)
          -uses atleast some components not available at audio shops (harddrive headunits, jukeboxes, etc, make for an MP3 car too)
          car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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          • #6
            Originally posted by robiewp
            Essential properties of an "MP3car"
            -The car has been altered to play music from a non-standard source.

            DONE. Plays DIVX, JPEGS, DVD, game ROMS, etc..etc... etc..

            Non essential properties of an "MP3car"
            -plays MP3s (many MP3cars play other ogg vorbis, etc)
            DONE. Plays WMV, MP3's, WAV, CD AUDIO etc.

            -plays compressed audio (many MP3cars play uncompressed audio)
            DONE. Plays both compresed and uncompressed as well as streamed audio.

            -uses a computer screen (many, including our founding forefathers, did not)
            DONE. Uses composite outs, but yet i still see many incar pc's running composite video. I could hack the xbox for VGA output for better picture, but the picture is good enough, and text is legible.

            -does not use microsoft products (hello, windows, and other xbox modders!)
            Um... I see many people running Windows 2000/xp on their cars, and I am running a hacked BIOS. Sure the platform is Microsoft but....

            -uses atleast some components not available at audio shops (harddrive
            headunits, jukeboxes, etc, make for an MP3 car too)
            I am running a 160gig Maxtor hardrive, as well as running USB cables, custom IR interfaces etc..

            See i don't understand how an XBOX is not an INCAR PC. it runs just about everyting that an incar PC runs, including LINUX. The only thing i am missing from an incar PC setup is navigation, which i don't need.

            Thanks
            2k3 Max SE 6spd
            Temp setup:
            7" indash screen/Xbox running XBMC
            Carputer coming soon
            My 2003 Maxima

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            • #7
              damn smart if you ask me, I like the steering wheel control interface
              Nano ITX / 512 MB / 60 GB / Panasonic slot load / M1-ATX / Bu303 / Sound blaster 24 / PPi amps / rockford sub

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              • #8
                Ok so it is an incar PC, excuse my ignorance. But what would be hot is if you can get a usb gps receiver and a program to run on that xbox.
                Mine needs to be updated.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MiniRX7
                  I am running a 160gig Maxtor hardrive, as well as running USB cables, custom IR interfaces etc..

                  See i don't understand how an XBOX is not an INCAR PC. it runs just about everyting that an incar PC runs, including LINUX. The only thing i am missing from an incar PC setup is navigation, which i don't need.

                  Thanks
                  I think you missed my point. I was saying it was rediculus to say you were in the wrong place. I was calling those 'non-essential properties of an MP3car'. That is to say, things you don't need for it to qualify! No need to give me a bullet by bullet response, i was stating why those things aren't necessary. My paranthetical notes explaind why each requirement would be absurd as necessary, and thus i see as non-essential to the 'mp3car'
                  car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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                  • #10
                    Great work, the only downside in using an xbox is that you must use an invertor...How long can you keep the xbox working with the engine off and still be able to start your car ?

                    Congratulations again, that xbox media center is great i always wanted to mod my xbox and now more than ever....
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                    • #11
                      Honestly guys, I wanted to do an incar PC, but it was absolute hell thinking about stripping down my leather iinterior to get all those cables running back and front..

                      As for the invertor, I assumed it was going to be horrid, but it turned out ADVANTAGEOUS... I used a relay against my starter and accessory wires of my ignition so now i don't need to have a tank circuit. BTW, there is no noise at all from the invertor throughout the whole system, until I bought the stupid AV cable from Sounddomain.

                      I am on a fix for this... But right nwo, i am working on custom fiberglassing everything into my dash...

                      thanks for your opionions..

                      I believe later when i have more time, i may go the PC route, but with my boot up time of 5 seconds, the versatility of a wireless remote, and simplicity of the xbox console, i am goign to have a tough time adjusting.

                      As for USB GPS, i think it is possible if you run linux..

                      ED
                      2k3 Max SE 6spd
                      Temp setup:
                      7" indash screen/Xbox running XBMC
                      Carputer coming soon
                      My 2003 Maxima

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