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    Well first of all I need to make mention of how great this site is... Ive been searching up on some topics I am curious about and finding a lot of good information, however I cant find everything but I've been making a few very specific searches...

    I figure I should introduce myself as well.. My name is Jason and im from Holland, Michigan... I have a 93 Supra TT which I am currently trying to develop a "SupraPC" for.. my in-dash 7" 16:9 head unit is what I want to use for my primary display but im not sure if it will work... its a Pioneer 7300DVD which folds out and has front/slot loading DVD in one unit...

    My head unit has RGB input, however its not 15pin like you would typically see (my Pioneer HDTV has 15pin DSUB for RGB/VGA) but this sucker has some odd 20pin interface which I think is pioneer exclusive, unfortunately... I was wondering if there is any way to possibly convert from a standard VGA DSUB15 Cable coming out of my GeForce gfx card to the 20pin RGB format so I can get some true quality signal which wont look "tv-outish" ... if I could convert from DVI that would work too, my card has both outputs..

    I cant find ANYTHING which will mate with this cable so I had to ask, im already going to hook up the sound with the I-PBus to RCA converter through the multi-cd input on the back (changer) but the video is confusing me, im almost to the point where I want to buy a seperate 10" LCD or something and have it in a similar location to my head unit because I know that is doable without TV out quality.

    Any advice on this is greatly appreciated, I want FULL crisp quality which I cant achieve from TV Out, Also can anyone link me to information on how to make my pc go into auto suspend mode when I turn my ignition off, I heard that it would consume so little power it could sit for days without draining the battery if it was in extremely low power standby mode... I dont want my pc booting/rebooting when car is started or shut down, rather go into standby so when I start the car its on instantly (also to be safer on the power supply and not cause other issues)

    Thanks a lot, and once again... great site!
    1993 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo (Silver)
    1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo (Black)
    SupraPC is currently in the works
    http://www.pooshda.com
    http://version6.pooshda.com

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    Unless an option is available I think I have decided to use a 10.4" Sharp laptop LCD with LCD controller card for my display now, been reading up on it and it seems like a much better solution, $300 isnt really that much when it comes to getting a high quality picture from a PC in a car imo.
    1993 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo (Silver)
    1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo (Black)
    SupraPC is currently in the works
    http://www.pooshda.com
    http://version6.pooshda.com

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    • #3
      Check with Pioneer (if you havent already) and see if they sell a cable which will attach to the 20 pin interface thats on the screen. They might have an adapter cable that would give you 15pin D-sub or DVI into it.
      Project AutoBoxen: Coming along, almost ready to hook up in the car.
      Celeron 500, 192mb ram, 8gb hdd, other stuff.
      '91 Mazda 626: Its free, so ill use it.

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        Ill try them.. thanks, I checked their website and all of their accessories figuring if they did it would be listed there... but I should try anyway so thanks for the suggestion, it would be awfully convenient if thats all it takes for me, but I have doubts...
        1993 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo (Silver)
        1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo (Black)
        SupraPC is currently in the works
        http://www.pooshda.com
        http://version6.pooshda.com

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          Re: New here... saying hi and I also have a question

          Originally posted by pooshda
          Ive been searching up on some topics I am curious about and finding a lot of good information,
          Good so far...

          however I cant find everything but I've been making a few very specific searches...
          OK.

          I have a 93 Supra TT
          We can work around that.

          My head unit has RGB input, however its not 15pin like you would typically see (my Pioneer HDTV has 15pin DSUB for RGB/VGA) but this sucker has some odd 20pin interface which I think is pioneer exclusive, unfortunately... I was wondering if there is any way to possibly convert from a standard VGA DSUB15 Cable coming out of my GeForce gfx card to the 20pin RGB
          More than likely, Pioneer will be able to supply a cable for that application.

          Any advice on this is greatly appreciated, I want FULL crisp quality which I cant achieve from TV Out,
          This may actually be your only choice if Pioneer does not supply a VGA adapter cable. I wouldn't worry about it too much, since with a good quality scan converter (>$150) you should get near VGA resolution (at least with DVDs).

          Also can anyone link me to information on how to make my pc go into auto suspend mode when I turn my ignition off, I heard that it would consume so little power it could sit for days without draining the battery if it was in extremely low power standby
          You want to search for "shutdown controller". And you will likely need Win2K/WinXP for it's power management capabilities.
          Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
          Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
          "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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            Thanks a ton man... Yea I use Windows2000 or WindowsXP only.. I cant really stand any other MS OS's to be honest, Win2k I prefer over XP, however I switched to XP corp recently again (3rd time) to see If I can finally like it enough to stick with it

            haha the Supra comment was funny... I've been on the RX7 forums and a lot of you do seem to have something against supras, although (many, not all) Supra owners seem to have some kind of "*******" reputation I have gathered fortunately you dont need to chalk me up as one of those guys... I have the utmost respect for all kinds of cars, wether it be a 68 Camaro, a Z06, or a Skyline GT-R... I love my cars.

            Im hoping Pioneer will have a solution, however if they do not I probably wont even use my in-dash for the pc and just plug the sound into it, that way in multi-cd mode I can still have all the EQ/display functionality for the sound and then Ill route the video signal to a Sharp LCD with LCD controller and all that (been looking into that all day yesterday) it seems as if it will be the best solution for me since I want a PC quality picture.

            DVD playing, if I ever even play DVDs will be handled by the pioneer unit exclusively since that is built in... everything else ill use the PC for...

            Anyhow, really appreciate the help.
            1993 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo (Silver)
            1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo (Black)
            SupraPC is currently in the works
            http://www.pooshda.com
            http://version6.pooshda.com

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