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    Well, i know that when you hold your hand close to the fans the make less noise but it seems they also spin (much) slower. So then i think i wil get overheated. Especially when having a dvd in the drive makes extra heat. Also, all the dashboards i`ve seen don`t have much space behind/in the DIN compartement. Also ther is a big cable bulk or GPS, Keyboard, etc etc.

    To be honest, i don`t really see the advantage of having it in a DIN solution. The functions on it are great (i.e. built in BT, bios Media Player and poweroff) But they can be controlled with the remote that comes with it (except BT). I would have feeled more with a Voom like enclosure with a IR (for remote) extension.

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    I like the idea of playing DVD through the BIOS, and shutting down without draining your car battery, the noisey fans would be a pain, maybe you can replace them with better less noiser one?

    can you tell us or take some pictures of the internals? I'd like to know what is in it in terms of MB, DVD unit, upgrades possibilities etc.

    PEACE
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    Hi, i`ll try to make some pics cause it is already open for the mem upgrade. And about the fans, i don`t think that`s possible because of the height. It`s the size of the fan that should be bigger to reduce the noise and how fast it will have to spin. But there is no space for a bigger fan.

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    Hi Mate,

    Thanks for taking up the offer to get some pix. BTW, if you can provide any further details that would be sweet.

    Cheers
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    I have a 53mb PDF manual on this product that explains quite a bit about it. I don't have anywhere to host it. If anyone is intersted in seeing it, let me know and we can make a plan.

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    Ross from suncam

    could you just put a used tower with a ac power suply .. thats what i did! well it was olmost new but only cost me like $400 with the screen and tower.. keep in mind this is just feed back! Im not too good with pcs so let me know you thoughts.. thanks guys Ross from www.suncam.tv

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    Aisdale: is it a technical document or something, because the (paper) manual that came with the Car PC is about 14 pages or so if i am not mistaken. A PDF manual that`s 53 MB big would be rather large for 14 pages i think .

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    Carma PC, it's a dashtop computer.

    I found their other listing.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Car-PC-Carma-PC-...QQcmdZViewItem

    I just bought one and it's killer. I upgraded mine to an SP13000 with 512MB ram. The front buttons are programable for use in winamp which is beautiful. I can control my music without a touch screen and save some money. The front USB ports are also slick.

    The only problem as I see it is; by upgrading the mobo I lost the hardware media player function. This is known as the etBios. It's a layer of firmware loaded in the eeprom chip as a post jump. It's made by a company called elegent technologies and it loads before windows in the bios.

    http://www.elegent.com/etDVD/index.htm

    The company doesn't return my emails. Does anyone know how I could retain this function on the SP13000? It's really nice, and they even have a firmware web browser.

    P.S.
    I talked to one of the Carma pc people and just found out they sell a barebone unit. :unches himself in the face:: I wish I would've found that out before I hacked this one up.

    Check it out:
    http://www.carmapc.com


    Quote:Your second link doesn't work?

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    I found a simular item on ebay. In fact it looks almost identical. They claim to use a TC10000 motherboard, which is pretty good for multimedia and DVDs. I emailed the seller and they also have a SP13000 model. They're selling the complete package for 2k or just the head unit for $450.00.

    It seems like it's worth the cash, I'm seriously thinking about. Thoughts?

    $450.00
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Carma-PC-The-Fir...cmdZV iewItem

    or

    $2,000.00
    http://stores.ebay.com/Dashtop-PC

    If someone actually gets this let me know if it's fast enough to run media center.

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    That`s the same as the one i have, only i have the 1GHz CPU. And i can`t imagine it will run MCE smoothly.

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    Gamer64: hehe its acutally 7 pages :P .... fark knows why its 53mb. It does have a couple images tho - still seems a bit big.

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