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    this is pretty cool, bit pricey though

    http://www.dapreview.net/comment.php?comment.news.2260

    it basicly does everything the average carputer does.
    has a cool screen that changes what you see based on the angle you look at it.

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    That's unbelievably cool but also unbelievably expensive...
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    yeah, the price is way too high for a closed system.
    i believe this is somewhat the future of carputers for the average person though.
    I heard about the lcd screen they are using a while ago, cant remember who makes it, but they were gearing it for regular TV in the living room, where people can watch two shows at the same time.
    They seemed to have intergrated it fairly quickly.
    Although the tech is pretty cool, i dont know if i want to be limited to only viewing certain screens (GPS) while in the driver seat.

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    I heard about that LCD technology to view two images but hadnt seen it implemented yet
    Cool stuff

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    It will be Like $1500 when its gets on ebay. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid_smoke
    yeah, the price is way too high for a closed system.
    i believe this is somewhat the future of carputers for the average person though.
    I heard about the lcd screen they are using a while ago, cant remember who makes it, but they were gearing it for regular TV in the living room, where people can watch two shows at the same time.
    They seemed to have intergrated it fairly quickly.
    Although the tech is pretty cool, i dont know if i want to be limited to only viewing certain screens (GPS) while in the driver seat.
    Toshiba makes the screen, and it is impressive how fast it was integrated. Even though the price is high, with this kind of tech i am surprised they were able to put any kind of pricetag on it at all.
    I agree with your sentiment about being limited viewing while driving, but i can just imagine all the manufacturers jumping at the opportunity for factory systems. thats still better than factory locked gps system that does not let you input any new directions on the move, may be this would allow at least the passenger to put new directions in while driving
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    I can input directions while on the move with my factory gps in my BMW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPuma
    I can input directions while on the move with my factory gps in my BMW.
    then it's a good thing you didn't choose any toyota/lexus. with all the paranoia about gps/video screens, i am surprised that anyone lets you do that on the move.
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    BMW has a disclaimer for that the rest is up to you, in germany versions this disclaimer dosent exist. Maybe the germans are more responsible then us americans. They do block TV viewing whilist driving but a simple device bypasses that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPuma
    I can input directions while on the move with my factory gps in my BMW.
    Same in my friends new C6 corvette. Best looking multimedia GUI I've seen so far. A feature I like about his GPS (I'm sure it's common in most navigation systems now) is that it automatically blocks out letters that can't come after the letter you just typed, like lets say you are trying to type in the street: Meridian, well once you hit 'M' it will show only the letters that can possibly go after M, and so on. I thought it was pretty neat, maybe it could be integrated into MapMonkey!

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