If you're looking for a premade hard drive based system I would go with the Neo35. It has a docking station so you can move it between your car and computer and it is under $300
find more info here: http://www.neomp3players.com/
1983 BMW 733i
Cyrix 166 32MB with MPXPLAY And no display. Player sits on the back seat with a keypad in front. Someday I'll mount this thing for good...
Gathering parts for carplayer v2.0!
I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the Clarion Auto PC?, is only a prototype or is for sale already?, at last i want to know any opinion about the aiwa cdc mp3 (the mp3 in dash player) so if anyone have tryed it please let me know
Hay, I think Clarion's Auto PC is out. I think I saw this thing at Circut City. It had an lcd screen that went into the head unit when turned off. It has 2 other optional screens and a dvd player and I think it had a cd changer. It looked prity cool but too conplex. I pressed stop and couldn't get the dvd to start again!
I'm sure if you do a search for Aiwa, then you will find some info on the CDC-MP3. I tried the unit and was excited about the ability to play MP3's in my truck. That soon faded to disappointment with the poor radio reception, signal to noise ratio and ugly display. I have since pulled it out, installed a Pioneer 6200, with the P-bus to RCA adaptor for input and am waiting patiently for my NEO 35. I went on a 800 mile trip and took my Laptop with me. I hooked it up and had 8gigs of music at my command. It sounded great, and my laptop has ****ty sound. I still plan on a Carputer, though it's primary purpose will be navigation, DVD and Games.
A carputer?!? What in the hell is that?