Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Using car PC without display?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Using car PC without display?

    I'm almost ready to put my car PC into my car. The problem is that I haven't settled on what I'll do for a display. I will have a Tablet PC I can use to remote desktop into it.

    Anyone got any thoughts on how useful it will be to have a headless car PC in the car? How much use can I put it to?
    Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
    Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
    Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

  • #2
    Put in an character LCD display. Good site: www.matrixorbital.com
    PowerVoice v1 | NaviVoice Source
    GammaControl v2.4
    SKINbedder v3

    1995 Lexus SC300

    Comment


    • #3
      Should have mentioned that I also have a USB array microphone lying around that I'm intending to build into my setup.
      Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
      Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
      Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Arathranar
        Should have mentioned that I also have a USB array microphone lying around that I'm intending to build into my setup.
        NaviVoice to control Frodoplayer or Road Runner.
        PowerVoice v1 | NaviVoice Source
        GammaControl v2.4
        SKINbedder v3

        1995 Lexus SC300

        Comment


        • #5
          Besides a mic, what other input devices were you going to use?
          My Install

          Software:
          CFiG v1
          iGuidance Plugin for CF

          CarShell
          Working shell for a CarPC

          StopWatch
          StopWatch plugin remade for centrafuse RC1

          Comment


          • #6
            Aside from the last two months, I have never had a video display in my car (6yrs). After wearing out the sidewalk from hauling my carputer into the house, I got a junk monitor from a family member and tossed it in my garage. Boy, did that help!

            (I was running MO displays, which don't cut it when some error dialog pops up!)
            http://www.jeepmp3.com/
            CarPC Stolen. Starting over.
            Ne1 recognize the avatar?

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by PatO
              (I was running MO displays, which don't cut it when some error dialog pops up!)
              Use OVR's last error function if you're using the OVR plugin made by me and LCDC
              PowerVoice v1 | NaviVoice Source
              GammaControl v2.4
              SKINbedder v3

              1995 Lexus SC300

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by alti
                Besides a mic, what other input devices were you going to use?
                I've got a GPS but that's not much use without remote desktopping in. It'd be nice to be able to play my music by speech control using NaviVoice. Maybe I'll give that a go.

                Where can I get one of those Allbrite's from anyway - that might resolve my display quandary.
                Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
                Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
                Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Arathranar
                  I've got a GPS but that's not much use without remote desktopping in. It'd be nice to be able to play my music by speech control using NaviVoice. Maybe I'll give that a go.

                  Where can I get one of those Allbrite's from anyway - that might resolve my display quandary.
                  The thing is that you won't be able to select the album by voice, but just navigate by saying next album, etc...

                  Read up on the problems he's been having with his allbrite... ouch
                  PowerVoice v1 | NaviVoice Source
                  GammaControl v2.4
                  SKINbedder v3

                  1995 Lexus SC300

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    the allbrite is a quest, if you really want one i can definately stear you in the right direction but the setup is not cheap, and you have to find a screen. (neither the setup or the panel are sold anymore)
                    My Install

                    Software:
                    CFiG v1
                    iGuidance Plugin for CF

                    CarShell
                    Working shell for a CarPC

                    StopWatch
                    StopWatch plugin remade for centrafuse RC1

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      if you want voice controlled media playback, may i suggest a combo of windows xp, windows media player 7+, and plus! xp ?. plus xp comes with a voice command program for media player which works quite well.
                      Your everyday carpc geek and tech guru at your service. *bow*

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I think finally u will still end up to have a LCD monitor for display because without the LCD display is better to buy the ready made mp3 player or juke box rather than u build it on ur own, am i rite?
                        Richard Ng

                        Sonic In-Car PC

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          i used minewithout display for a while - install phonecontrol and usethe remote control function to skip and puase and whatever with your mobile

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X