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    Post MP3 & Alpine combo question...

    I have an Alpine IVA-C800 in my dash and was curious if anyone had ever played with adding an MP3 machine to it using the A/V inputs?

    I am really trying to cut down on the physical amount of hardware to cut power usage and reduce the physical loss if I blow it up or it gets stolen.

    What I was thinking is that I could use the audio input for the actual MP3's and the Video input for the winamp display.

    Any thoughts? Suggestions? Expeiriences?

    Tripp
    Tripp Whitlow

    2000 Ford F-350 C/Cab Dually
    1988 Porsche 930 Cabriolet
    1969 VW Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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    Tripp that is what i want to do. just trying to save up for these in dash motorized lcds.... kinda expensive. you just need a video card with video outputs.

    i dont think any1 has done it here becuz the alpine and clarion in dash lcds are very expensive. I recall someone here with a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse has the same Alpine as you, but dont remember their nick though.

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    oh looky here, Tehota has one also
    http://www.mp3car.com/cgi-bin/ultima...c&f=2&t=002074

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    Caviar, Thanks for the reply. I am going to get with a few people that I deem to be much more knowledgeable than me soon to see if this is plausable.

    I know you guys say that a low end PC will work fine but I am thinking that if I can pull this off then I am going to want to add a monster so to speak so I can do other things as well.

    The one thing that really holds me back is the space limitations on the vehicle. I am doing this to a 2000 Ford F-350 Crew Cab Dually. While the truck is physically huge compaired to most vehicles there really isn't an abundance of storage space in the cab area.

    One thing that is going to be done to resolve this is to remove the front and rear center consoles and replace them both with one long console that reaches from the dash to the back of the cab.

    This is where I plan to hide my amp's, inverters, and equalizer. I'm not trying to build a big bass machine as that is not my style so I am undecided about the use of capacitators.

    While the vehicle isn't my primary commuter car we do still use it ofen for road trips and just for the pleasure of driving it. Thanks again for the comments and for the URL to the other discussion as I found it most interesting.

    Best wishes,
    Tripp
    Tripp Whitlow

    2000 Ford F-350 C/Cab Dually
    1988 Porsche 930 Cabriolet
    1969 VW Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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