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    Pioneer F series

    Pioneer has series of 2-Din head units that are CE based and support standards like USB, SD cards, Bluetooth, 800x480 etc. They have been cracked to the point of a full CE desktop.

    Since these units are so much cheaper than the existing all-in-one car PC solutions, it might be worthwhile to consider either:

    1) Could existing frontends be ported to the CE platform

    2) Could a nano x86 board be interfaced to the existing peripherals in this unit.

    Here is a link to images of what the hardware looks like:
    http://www.avic411.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17049

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    couldn't see any pics, maybe you need to be registered.

    Interesting thoughts, although.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDog View Post
    couldn't see any pics, maybe you need to be registered.

    Interesting thoughts, although.
    Maybe so, I'll see if I can move some over

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    Here you go:
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    I really thought there would be some interest in this. I am currently trying to get an RDP client installed on this unit and try to get a remote desktop from a PC, it has a full 800x480 resolution.

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    This could be pretty interesting since the hardware is reasonably priced compared to some of the new units that are available. If I could spend the $700 on the Pioneer unit then add a few things it would still end up costing half of what's out there now. And, it would have a very nice looking installed product.

    Where are the links for people "adjusting" the device to get the CE frontend?
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    http://www.avic411.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17542

    Very simple, just put these files on an CD card, put it in the slot on the front and turn the unit on. This will get you to a full CE interface. It is very stripped down though with only the basics.

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    Can you get TomTom installed on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wywywywy View Post
    Can you get TomTom installed on it?
    I haven't heard of anyone trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wywywywy View Post
    Can you get TomTom installed on it?
    Yes! There has been a lot of progress on this including Tom Tom, iGo8, and an audio player. C'mon guys, lets get some cooperation going here, this could be a very cost effective solution. The F 500 can be bought for 400 to 450 bucks and is about the size of a 7" monitor but is a complete system with bluetooth.

    http://avic411.com/forum/viewtopic.p...er=asc&start=0

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