I think I read somewhere that the Xenarc can automatically switch from the PC display to the backup camera connected to the video 2 when the camera is turned on, but mine does not. Does the Xenarc automatically switch?
It does but its a feature you have to turn on in the menu. Go through the menu ("M" button on the Xenarc) until you see something to the effect of "AV2 First" (can't remember what its called exactly) and make sure its on. Also make sure the camera is on AV2 or it won't work.
Boy that was a fast response, Thanks edrex. That's good to know. My only problem is that the screen is embedded into my dash. However, I thought when I put it in that I might need to make some kind of adjustments to those buttons, so I wired to them and taped them up under the center console. Now I need to find some small pushbutton switches to wire up.
Good luck with it. Since you have to go to all that trouble for the buttons, you should first double check that your backup cam is indeed wired to the second Video In. If you are lucky the AV2 First is on by default and you are just connected to the wrong input.
Getting to the wires, checking the Video input will take about 2 minutes. That's why I put all that stuff there. I've already checked that the video is okay. I can add temporary switches using jumpers and hopefully get everthing setup in short order.
BTW, I am in the process of adding the carpc to an Infiniti FX.
If you do have to fiddle with the buttons to get it to switch automatically, it is only a one time set-up. Once the proper mode is set, it should remember that setting every time it is powered up. I tried it on mine when I first got everything. It didn't work the first time I set that mode until I powered down and back up (I think). It is a nice feature, but I'm not ready to cut a hole in my bumper yet for the cam.