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    What are people's opinions of benefits and disadvantages of each?
    I've looked through quite a bit of completed projects and it seems everybody is choosing in dash screen placement.

    Here is what I see so far:
    In dash:
    Pros: look's OEM, harder to steal?
    Cons: stuck with 7" screen,

    Mounted on dash:
    Pros: can have screen larger than 7"
    Cons: easy theft unless unmounted

    What else?

  • #2
    You pretty much have it. Fabricating a screen into the dash is a tougher road to travel... But makes for a nice install. It also is cheaper, in most cases, than a flip out vga monitor. Another factor is that some people just don't have the room to fabricate a monitor into the dash. I am fabricating a screen into the dash for the pc and also doing a flipout for dvds and stuff.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by johnnm
      What are people's opinions of benefits and disadvantages of each?
      I've looked through quite a bit of completed projects and it seems everybody is choosing in dash screen placement.

      Here is what I see so far:
      In dash:
      Pros: look's OEM, harder to steal?
      Cons: stuck with 7" screen,

      Mounted on dash:
      Pros: can have screen larger than 7"
      Cons: easy theft unless unmounted

      What else?
      There are many around here that have 8" screens flush mounted in the dash, and there are a few have have ever bigger. It all depends on what space you have avalaible and how do you want it to look in the end. For a more OEM look a 7" screen is the way to go.
      Renault Megane...the OEM look

      The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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      • #4
        alright, thanks for the replies

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        • #5
          Yeah, as above.
          I am trying for the indash setup in my new 2006 honda odyssey, but the pedastil option is a backup.
          2006 Honda Odyssey
          Lilliput 7inch touchscreen
          Travla C158 case
          VIA SP13000, 512mb ddr, 110Gb Hard Drive
          slot loading DVDROM/CDRW
          802.11B, Bluetooth, Wintvusb
          IG 3,01 NA
          Roadrunner
          A mile of wires and a ton of solder and a prayer or two.

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