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    Well I've been threatening to do this, and as I've had the car a week now, it's about time I got it working. So here's my installation of a 400GB chipped xbox into the boot of my S8, it is connected to the rear entertainment system and the main nav screen. Control is either by the xbox controllers or the xbox DVD remote controller and I'm running XB media center. It auto boots in to this in about 15 seconds.

    The dash display showing a film playing....









    Front and rear screen together....



    The xbox installation, dont look at the wires...





    There's a shutdown controller which will shutdown the xbox 10 mins after the ignition is turned off. So you can get petrol etc without having to reboot.
    Audi S8 supercar
    Modded Xbox 400GB HD
    Rear 7" screen & navplus

    Toyota Hiace Van
    Shuttle PIII 866 256Mb 10GB OPUS powered
    MediaCar & Mappoint 2004
    Custom fit 7" TFT VGA TSK

  • #2
    Nice install. Doesn't even look like an XBox any more!

    Derek
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    Downgraded Progress - Starting with another car... 09/13/06

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    • #3
      lo m8.. I knew U had to do something :-) its in your blood ! Quick question.. how are you turning the box on ? is it all auto ? and how have you linked the output ? also I assume your just using a standard xbox controller for it.. this on a extended usb cable ?

      Steve
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      • #4
        Wow, love the install, and LOVE the car. The S8 is one of my dream cars

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        • #5
          Hi Steve

          yeah powering on still to do, manual at the moment, but I have a spare ITPS, the shutdown controller will feed the aux input of the ITPS, after 5 secs the ITPS will raise it's 12V output and I will use this to fire a relay trigger (pulse) across the power switch, simple really.

          Controllers are wireless, The S8 already has an IR link from the passenger compartment to the boot for the DVD changer, so I'm using that for the DVD remote.

          Nice install of your M3 matey.
          Audi S8 supercar
          Modded Xbox 400GB HD
          Rear 7" screen & navplus

          Toyota Hiace Van
          Shuttle PIII 866 256Mb 10GB OPUS powered
          MediaCar & Mappoint 2004
          Custom fit 7" TFT VGA TSK

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          • #6
            Where did you get a 400gb harddrive?

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            • #7
              From the 400GB hard disk shop!

              Hitachi/IBM 400GB IDE HD. 250 UK pounds.

              Also available in serial ATA form.

              www.scan.co.uk
              Audi S8 supercar
              Modded Xbox 400GB HD
              Rear 7" screen & navplus

              Toyota Hiace Van
              Shuttle PIII 866 256Mb 10GB OPUS powered
              MediaCar & Mappoint 2004
              Custom fit 7" TFT VGA TSK

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              • #8
                Wow! Didn't know you could do such things with an X-box.... Awesome car!
                1999 Olds Bravada
                15" In-Dash/7"headrests/AMD 2500+/768/160G/DVD
                Extigy Platinum/GeForce Ti/Opus 150w/GPS/WiFi Bluetooth/Sony Ericsson T610
                Soundstream Amps/RF Components/Subs

                2002 Jetta VRoom6
                *Work In Progress*

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                • #9
                  Craig.. I have looked around somewhere a normal ATX connector to Xbox ATX connector, this would enable you to use your pa70 on it :-) save you hassle then, You could use the power on switch from that to turn your box on and off then. Have a look at http://www.tribemods.com/cgi-bin/sto...=8697461_37637 this might just do what your looking for :-)

                  Steve
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                  http://www.FreeICE.co.uk

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                  • #10
                    Beautiful! Xbox installs are by FAR my favorite! Enjoy
                    -NizZ8
                    ! Xbox Blazer !
                    . NizZ8.com .

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                    • #11
                      ah man! That looks delicious! Very clean looking setup even with the wires Does the nav screen in the dash swivel from left to right? Thats the impression I get from the first pic.
                      Status: [|||||||||-] 90% finished
                      My 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo SS Install

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                      • #12
                        Cheers dude, yes the screen pivots around the center, therefore it moves to 8 different angles. up/down/left/right etc.

                        Craig
                        Audi S8 supercar
                        Modded Xbox 400GB HD
                        Rear 7" screen & navplus

                        Toyota Hiace Van
                        Shuttle PIII 866 256Mb 10GB OPUS powered
                        MediaCar & Mappoint 2004
                        Custom fit 7" TFT VGA TSK

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                        • #13
                          Very nice.
                          Mine needs to be updated.

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                          • #14
                            That looks like complete ****! You could have at least waiting to install this untill you got the cash for a nicer car.


                            On a more serious note now.... How were you able to run the video to your factory navigation display? Was there a input for auxiliary video?
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                            MKIV VW Jetta
                            How do I get sound to my car?

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                            • #15
                              Very nice install, even though your steering wheel is on the wrong side
                              肚子笑痛了
                              S60 Install

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