single or dual carpc quest
I'v searched this forum for dual computer setups, but unfortunately had no luck.
What I want to achieve is the following functionality:
3 screens, with the usual stuff minus video in the dash and 2 headrest screens for the backrow. The back screens are for video only and these screens would show the same source. The front would run GPS, radio or MP3 audio and OBDII apps, while video with seperate audio should be able to run at the same time for the back screens (through IR headphones). I can't imagine i'm the only one wanting this kind of thing.
Now for my quest, should I go for 1 beefy computer (P4 mobile maybe) or should I go for 2 seperate pc's (probably 2 VIA baords). I'd like to control all from the front screen. Putting a DVD in the front, this would then be read from the front PC and played / viewed on the back PC. Controls for start stop, pause would still be run on the front PC / TS.
Either way, i'll run into headaches, i'm sure. Getting the single PC to do independant sound and dual video out or getting the front PC to control the back PC with a dual setup (I think girder and a serial link should be able to do the trick). I've not looked at the price difference, but that's a smaller priority. I'm more worried about getting it to work and have smooth playback of audio and video at the same time. Having the possibility to have the backrow video on the dash screen when wanted, would be nice too, it's not essential. I have absolutely no idea with which setup this would be easiest.
Please tell me you're thoughts, links, idea's or anything that can help making my mind up.