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    Arrow general car setup

    I have a 2001 v6 accord.. there is really nowhere to mount an lcd, the whole dash area is covered pretty well, so I was thinking about removing the stock 6cd indash changer (its very nice.. but i can always put it back.. and id rather have 40gb worth of mp3s and movies) and putting a 7" sharp widescreen into the double DIN slot, should fit perfectly.

    Only thing is then, how would i control audio input from the computer to the stereo, since i wouldnt have a headunit at all, and what about the volume control?

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    You would need to run external amps to drive the speakers.
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    could you tell me how id know what type / power amp i would need? do i need to find out how powerful my speakers are? ..and do amps draw alot of power? i wanted to be able to watch movies or whatever for an hour or two with the engine off, or at least in park

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    Why is watching movies in your car on a 7" screen of any importance? Unless of course you have a significant other that you want to convince to stay in the car with you, but if that's the case it really doesn't matter if the movie stops 20 minutes in, does it?
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    telek: the pc wont stop 20 minutes in! i left my car off for 4hrs and it started fine(pc was running along with the inverter). his pc and lcd wont take up that much battery power even "if" he runs an inverter. unless theres something im missing. even if he was to watch it in the car with the car off, how long would you be watching it anyways, unless you are waiting for like 3 hrs to pick someone up.
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    As for amps, most head units today supply about 120 watts. You could probably go up to 200 with factory speakers. As long as you don't have your music full blast you should be good for a couple hours with your car off (if you have a good battery). I have a 85 watt amp powering a couple 10s and a 110 watt head unit. I can go about an hour and a half with the volume full blast.
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    Originally posted by Maveric:
    <STRONG>As for amps, most head units today supply about 120 watts. You could probably go up to 200 with factory speakers.</STRONG>

    actually that is 120 watts max by four channels so 30 watts per channel max which is about 15 watts rms, most factory speakers can not hanndle 200 watts rms, unless there is absolutely no distortion in the signal

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    well, i have 6 speakers.. 2 in the back (6x9 i think) that are 20W each

    then 2 on the front doors, dunno the wattage but probably less

    then 2 by either side of the windshield that are small

    any tips for what kind of amp i should get?

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    If you are going to have a computer with a nice 7" screen in the car then why in h&ll would you want to keep the stock speakers hooked up to an aftermarket amp?? At least buy some Coustic (or other cheap aftermarket speakers w/ a warrantee) if you are going to get an aftermarket amp. Do it right the first time and you won't have to do it over again! and maybe yet again!

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    I used a touchscreen in my car. My lcd is 6.4" VGa though. I don't know where in the h3ll you'd find a 7" touchpanel. A 6.4 would fit nicely in an accord and it would be angled well (if I'm not mistaken). I also use a wireless keyboard in conjunction with the touchscreen. You might find some ideas here.
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