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    Question Needing A little upgrade to Carputer

    I need a little help with my setup. First here are the specs of everything.

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 5.7L Hemi 4x4

    Stereo-
    Pioneer DVD/CD/MP3 Head Unit DVH-P5000MP
    Pioneer GEX-P910XM XM Tuner
    Lilliput 7" Touchscreen with 2 LCD Headrest monitors
    Rockford Fosgate Power T15004 375W amplifier
    Rockford Fosgate Power T30001bd 3000Wamplifier
    4 - Rockford Fosgate T115D2 Power Stage 1 15" dual 2-ohm subwoofer

    Computer-
    Motherboard: ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
    CPU: Athlon XP 3200 Barton 400 FSB
    RAM: 1GB PC4000 DDR
    Video Card: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB
    CD-Rom: 8X External DVD-RW Drive
    Hard Drive: 1 Terabyte (1000GB) 5 Hard Drives
    Power Supply: Antec True Control 550Watt

    Power Situation:
    2 - 160Amp Alternators
    3 - Optima Yellow Top Deep Cycle Batteries
    1 - 1000watt inverter
    From inverter to a Tripplite 800 watt battery backup connected straight to the computer.

    Here is the situation....

    I am doing a custom in-dash install with the Lilliput Touchscreen that will connect to the computer and the DVD Head Unit. I have built a custom computer case for underneath the front seat. I have a Directv receiver installed going to the computer.

    First... I need a cheap solution to add GPS to the computer that will display on the touchscreen.

    Second... I want to add 8 cameras to the truck for 360-degree view. It needs to go through the computer, so I guess I need some kind of capture card, but needs to accept 8 cameras. I am also needing software the will display the video, possibly like a quad screen effect and possibly record video.

    Third… I need software to record video from a TV Tuner Card for Directv.

    What I need:

    GPS receiver / Antenna / Software
    8 Color Cameras / Capture Card(s) / Software with quad screen and DVR
    Software to record video from Directv from TV Tuner Card

    Thanks,
    jcorey2293

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