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    There is an option in the bios where you can switch off error beeps on boot, like the keyboard error.

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    The buttons are from radio shack, I custom painted them with a textured paint from Home Depot and then scuffed them a little with steel wool, kinda matches the finish of the dash...then I took phone cable for the quad connector wire and ran it to a old mouse extension cable..cut off on both ends ran one into the BookPC and terminated the one coming from the dash viola, quick disconnect power and reset(the pc is removable, two butterflys and it's out)..to interface I mearly separated the ribbon cable going to the appropriate header and soldered in. I agree I don't like the keyboard, but with the wireless USB Lan to my @home modem in the house, I can scam a couple of mp3s before leaving for work from the driveway (best yet has been 200k sec or so) works pretty far also. I don't have a serial port so are there any good USB remotes or is that an oxymoron..? Thanks

    TJ

    I just noticed the keyboard tip.. thanks I did not investigate that as I need it for now..but it will be gone shortly..I am also thinking abou flushing a small trackball in my drivers door armrest..there is room..and I am a lefty..probably this weekend..ahhh more "finish" work

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    sweet sounds interneting i think u really know what yer doing. I really like the volume idea but im having a center/front/rear channel so i cant use a external control unless anyone has ideas.
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    How are you amplifying those signals..if you are using any type of preamp level outputs, may I suggest some creative work with a few "pots" placed inline before your amps, potentiometers can vary the amount of signal before the gain stage cheaply and can be effective, my only concern would be their build quality and loss going thru them. What type of amplification are you using? and how are you getting a center channel? do you have a 5.1 decoder in the car? If so after you convert the SPDIF out to it's appropriate analog 5 channels(assuming) there is where you can vary the volume, finally if all else fails you can get a "pot" to trim the level of power that gets to the speakers but they have to rated for the give wattage of the progam source..Hope this helps..

    TJ

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    Tehota - you can get a pretty cheap ($39.95) USB to serial converter <a href="http://www.usbgear.com/usa/view_detail.cfm?id=162">here</a> I am not aware of any USB infrared receivers, but I'm sure the guys around here will correct me if I'm wrong


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    http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardwa...ew/default.asp

    im using one of thouse sound cards with rca outs and a 100x4 rms for front/rear channel and 90x1 rms for center channel.

    i got a 8 volt line voltage in the 100x4 the amp has the line booster in it i cant think of the proper term for it. lol it should sound nice i heard a car the other day with dolby surround and it was nice he had emulatonn tured on so his cds where in surround it was nice my rf remote has volume on it but i dont like to find a remote to turn it up and down. I have a touch screen but still if im using dvd on headphones and mp3s on teh stereo i wanted hardware volume. The drive bay attachement this sound card has will be in my dash but it only has front ouptput volume control on it.
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    Was reading your post and you said you wanted voice control.....www.kevmotech.com/trimodalvoice/
    its still an alpha, read the post in the software section. We'll have a beta up soon. but its a hefty 150 MB download. Post any questions in that forum. Nice setup, have any cost estimates?

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    Player: Custom Plexi-glass case, k6-2 500 MHz Proccessor, 250W power supply 13.1 GB removeable HD, 4x20 INVERTED LCD, Voice Control Compliments of TrimodalVoice, IRman, Keypad buttons on LCD

    Car: 1983 Chevy El Camino Conquista, KICKIN CAR!
    Player: Custom Plexi-glass case, k6-2 500 MHz Proccessor, 250W power supply 13.1 GB removeable HD, 4x20 INVERTED LCD, Voice Control Compliments of TrimodalVoice, IRman, Keypad buttons on LCD

    Car: 1983 Chevy El Camino Conquista, KICKIN CAR!

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    Hey MP3_Truck, If I'm not mistaken an Audio Control master volume control (MVC) will give you one volume control for many channels. It's comes in a half-din chassis.

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    I love your setup and I am following in your footsteps because I like it so much. I was wondering how you mouted the drawer to the car. If you could give me some measurements of drawer size I would appreciate it Thanks.

    JackMode

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    Nice setup, clean anyway..

    Trackerballs are great, I just custom sprayed mine and mounted it next to drivers seat on right.. looks fine and works sweet..
    IRMan needs to be at front of car, mines on roof and is kinda sketchy..

    I actually got a question.. I wanna be able to control the volume of my amps like u can the volume of ur sub.. I guess u got a new sub or somet iwth remote volume level..

    Is there anyway to do it on the rca cables?

    I got OLD amps =[
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