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    It has now come full circle. You need to put a headunit back in your carputer!

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    Yep I've been looking at the venice too. I didn't actually know about it when I started my si4703 project, but now I know how to control an I2C device via an android I'm thinking the venice would certainly be the better option as it can be controlled via I2C as well. Shouldn't be too hard to adapt the code to it. in fact it would probably be easier as it only needs single byte commands and doesn't required complicated timing of register programming like the si4703 does.

    That said the Scosche looks pretty tempting indeed! nice find :-)

    I'm just trying to think about what the setup would be like. Scosche in the boot or glovebox (keeps access to CD, mem card etc available). Cheap tablet in the dash. You could have the tablet going in to the aux on the head unit or via A2DP, but then you'd have to keep selecting aux to get any sound from the tablet. Fine in some cases, but no good for say sat NAV interruption to music playing through the head unit. Or have some sort of auto sensing audio splitter to pick between head unit and tablet, but not sure how easy that is going to be or if one even exists.

    Ideally it would be switched to the head unit by default and switch to tablet when it detects sound from the tablet, that way NAV would happily interrupt the head unit. If I can find this setup I think I'd definitely buy one, otherwise it's just going to feel like 2 separate systems having to switch between them. Maybe I can do without sound from the tablet, not really going to be using it for anything, onboard speakers may suffice for NAV too.

    Suddenly lots of options to consider hahaha

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    found this auto sensing audio switch, but it's not cheap $150+

    http://www.sonance.com/products/accessories/detail/20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lankin View Post
    Well well well....looky what I found. Anyone seen this? I check this stuff regularly and feel like it just came out of left field. It's a head unit made by scoche that is controlled through an android app on your phone (this includes FM tuning/presets).

    http://www.12voltnews.com/blog/2012/...s-app-control/

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...Ryb2xGUkVRIl0.

    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-SCDBTA60.html
    Imagine if they simply made this without the buttons and LCD, just a small black box with I/O and controlled over BT...
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    Quote Originally Posted by James39 View Post
    It has now come full circle. You need to put a headunit back in your carputer!
    LOL I might as well get something like the AppRadio and be done with it and move on to another project. The only thing that stopped me is the lack of DAB radio, I cant see the point of an FM only receiver since Im in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUS View Post
    Imagine if they simply made this without the buttons and LCD, just a small black box with I/O and controlled over BT...
    Hack it and stuff it under the seat, no one will know. Atleast you get your DIN space back for the tablet

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibf View Post
    Hack it and stuff it under the seat, no one will know. Atleast you get your DIN space back for the tablet
    Well, I have no DIN-space left, what I do have is a sungalsses hatch that fits a single DIN-unit, or as you say, hide it. It is a simple and good idea, if it only had DAB aswell...

    But it is definately priced right.
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    i bought the Scochse radio...it works great...it is under my seat and I also have an amp pushing the speakers, for cleaner sound...works well...
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    It would be nice to see a video of how the app works from a carputer guys point of view if you get a chance.

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    ok, here is the video of the software in action


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