No announcement yet.

can this be done w/o carputer?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 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

  • #2
    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"
    Take my advice: Do not try to build a system that includes EVERY feature. Start with the basics, build it to a bug free state, and THEN add on.


    • #3
      if the in-dash unit has an input that you could use with the GPS unit, possibly?

      what will said though, need more info!
      Jan Bennett
      FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

      Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!


      • #4
        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.


        • #5

          hehe - reminds me of hte kid in Charlie and the Chocolate
          Jan Bennett
          FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

          Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!


          • #6
            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:

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

            Additional Information:

            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:
            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)


            • #7
              i guess it will not work since my dvd system does not have a usb there soemthing i can covert the usb into a regular input jack?


              • #8
                I don't believe so....usb carries signal over 4 cables I believe it is. Much like serial. Each pin does something different.
                Jan Bennett
                FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!


                • #9
                  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.
                  2003 Subaru Impreza TS
                  Staus: Done.. too lazy to make pictures lol.


                  • #10
                    define "regular input jack"
                    Dr. Ron Paul for President 2008

                    Hope for America -

                    Who is Ron Paul? - Why do we need Ron Paul?

                    CarPC Newbs Start Here: All your questions answered, as if by E.S.P.


                    • #11
                      Will never work.

                      Everything nowadays is a computer of some sort, as is your dvd-player... BUT you need compatibility AND an operating system supporting peripherals and software.

                      The operating system in a DVD-player is VERY basic and simple, won't cut it at all in power, leave alone compatibility with software...

                      Off course you need a lot of processing power to run complicated software. Even more if running on a "flexible" (meaning compatible with lots of software and hardware, also meaning a lot of abstraction layers) operating system that isn't optimized only for doing GPS (windows/linux can do a lot more, but aren't the most efficient because of their portability).

                      Much more then you asked for, but a very complete answer, don't you think?
                      List of front-ends/usefull apps
                      XTroniC | XTroniC Direct


                      • #12
                        thought so, thanks for the inputs