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    I am wondering with all these video HU out and the multiple inputs, can a car PC work? As far as touchscreen? most just have the video in (RCA). No VGA. It seems like you would be able to keep the radio,CD, and DVD functions. Thanks

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    Originally posted by Aron8ball View Post
    I am wondering with all these video HU out and the multiple inputs, can a car PC work? As far as touchscreen? most just have the video in (RCA). No VGA. It seems like you would be able to keep the radio,CD, and DVD functions. Thanks
    Search for your answer. This has beem asked and answered AT LEAST 5 times THIS WEEK ALONE.

    Michael
    ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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    • #3
      http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78795

      specifically: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...19&postcount=6

      Quoted:

      Originally posted by Red GTi VR6 View Post
      What kind of screen do I need? Will this (insert typical car audio screen here) screen work? Can I use the touch screen from my head unit to control my PC?

      Don’t worry, you’re not the first person to run into this dilemma, and you certainly won’t be the last either.

      A computer uses what is called VGA (Video Graphics Array). It is a much higher resolution than your typical screen from a Car Audio manufacturer. What this means for you:

      Most car audio screens are composite video. This standard does not lend its self well to the complexity that a computer presents. Your images will be fuzzy and text will be difficult to read. This is one reason we here in the MP3car.com community use VGA screens for our CarPCs.

      The other issue you will run into is the ability to control your computer from that specialized car audio head unit. Most VGA touch screens that individuals are using here at MP3Car.com use either a USB or a serial connector for the touch screen over lay. This essentially acts as your mouse on your desktop. In order to use your car audio head unit touch display, you would have to open up your expensive screen and hack into the wiring, adding on your own USB or serial connector. Then you would have to write your own drivers. If you are well versed in this procedure, then by all means give it a go and be sure to post up your project! But if you’re reading this, chances are you are quite that geeky and would be much happier using a solution that fits your needs much better. May I suggest the MP3car.com store?

      Find out more about Video Standards here: http://www.monitorworld.com/Cables/video_standards.html
      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!

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      • #4
        Thank you RedGTiVR6 for a real reply. I know that composite isn't a very good source for a PC. I'm trying to find how to get CD/DVD function right at my dash and have PC functions as well. from what I've seen the vga screens do not have a DVD/CD slot in them.

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        • #5
          slot load dvd drives are the most popular way of doing this, of course the pc needs to be booted & running, check out the many front ends available, once you have everything setup it does work similar to a multimedia head unit, but with so much more functionality....
          MY NEWEST INSTALL:modded infiniti fx with big screen

          first windows carpc install........my liquid cooled LVDS screen :D

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          • #6
            search about the

            http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...Code=MON%2D017

            The area under where the screen is stored can fit a cd/dvd player. there is a write up on the board somewhere.

            found it http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74201

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            • #7
              very good links there hawk!

              Welcome to the boards btw!
              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!

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