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    Galleon GAL-250E What do you think of this?

    Hi there. new to the game. . . Pretty good with tech stuff. .i have been installing stereo's and what not for years. And I own a computer shop so tech is not a problem. . . New to mp3 cars and just wanted to know what you think of this low buck system.. .
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Carputer-GPS-voice-Wireless-Internet-7-touch-screen_W0QQitemZ260058647468QQihZ016QQcategoryZ798 34QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    I really do not need anything fancy and was just going to buy a screen and run some front end software off of my laptop... heck i figured for a few more bucks. . i could just get this and have the whole shebang.. it comes with the gps reciever. a 2 gig p4 computer. and a screen. . . . i know its not a top of the line system.. . But i was wondering if some of you experienced experts could please take a look at this for me and tell me what you think . . . I will be adding my own dvd drive to it. . and my own wireless card as i see that it does not some with them. . . . .. but i think this will make a cool addition to my 93 passat. .

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    Chris

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    15 views and not one comment. . .This is a busy board i thought i would be flooded with messages already. .. . . Went to the companies web site . . and they have a board. . . .i am the only one on the board. . . first member except for the admin. . . . .Wow. . . I gather that the pc is a Compaq Slim evo. . . If this thing comes even close to the specs that they advertise then it should be ok . . .pentuim 4 2 gig 40 gig hdd 256 meg ddr. .
    decent setup to start with i think . . .hope the touch screen is not a total piece of crap. . . . ..come on guys give me some opinions.. . . hoping that it comes with a 12 volt power supply too. . . .heck i could have supplied an old computer. . . there feedback on ebay is less than Stellar. . . .90 points. . .and i saw that one of these sold really cheap ( 220) and the seller claimed to be out of them . . . . . hope i get mine. . . . sent payment. . . no word from them yet. . . .got there buz number. . . .no answer today at all .. . . i am anxious. . . .!!!!! want to knwo when it is going to ship . . .

    cant wait. . . to get my feet wet. . .

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    Build it yourself.

    No need to buy a premade unit, and truth be told, I wouldn't trust a fully built unit from Ebay. They make no mention of powering the unit, yet they imply by everything that it is plug and play. They also, very shady like, link to the digitalww.com website, in an attempt to imply that thier system is being used by all those people on the DWW website. That vendor is way shady, and I wouldn't deal with them at all.

    Do it yourself, and do it right. If you want premade, go to the MP3car.com store and buy it there. They stand by thier products 200 percent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxiclows View Post
    15 views and not one comment. . .

    Search engines do go through to index pages too which generates more views.

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    I see. . . . Well I called the company today and they seem legit. . .

    Basically if anyone is interested. The system comes with some no name 7 inch screen and a comapq evo slip pc a gps Street Atlas and all the calbes and a power inverter. . . not the best way to go by far . . . But ill figure something out for it to make it decent. .
    it seems to be a good deal . . .i got all of it for 400 shipped. . 405 actually. . . and lost on one that went even cheaper. . .

    he pc itself
    is a p4 2 gig with 256 of ddr and a 40 gig windows xp pro with COA

    heck if you figure that the screen is worth 150 bucks and the gps 100 the xp pro is worth 150 theres your value right there. .. . you are basically getting hte computer for free. . . Heck if the screen is decent I might just sell off the computer as a pc and use a high end hp laptop that i have.. . that has screen issues .. . and have about zero invested leaving me more $$$ to expand on it. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxiclows View Post
    I see. . . . Well I called the company today and they seem legit. . .

    Basically if anyone is interested. The system comes with some no name 7 inch screen and a comapq evo slip pc a gps Street Atlas and all the calbes and a power inverter. . . not the best way to go by far . . . But ill figure something out for it to make it decent. .
    it seems to be a good deal . . .i got all of it for 400 shipped. . 405 actually. . . and lost on one that went even cheaper. . .

    he pc itself
    is a p4 2 gig with 256 of ddr and a 40 gig windows xp pro with COA

    heck if you figure that the screen is worth 150 bucks and the gps 100 the xp pro is worth 150 theres your value right there. .. . you are basically getting hte computer for free. . . Heck if the screen is decent I might just sell off the computer as a pc and use a high end hp laptop that i have.. . that has screen issues .. . and have about zero invested leaving me more $$$ to expand on it. . .
    O.K., so, you ask for your opinion, are told not to do it for a couple of reasons, yet you decide that you know better, and will do what you want. Hey man, you want to spend your money on garbage, instead of getting something you will be happy with, from a legit vendor with 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, cause perhaps you might sell it and use your laptop, go ahead. It is your money, and you are free to be STUPID with it. Everyone has been stupid about money one time or another.

    Why don't you just use the damn laptop (which you never mentioned) , get a screen, and a $30.00 power unit for the laptop, and be done with it. Total outlay, under 200 bucks or about there. But no, instead you go and spend 400 bucks on some no name brand screen, with out a Power supply that will run you another 200 bucks because the unit is a P4. You obviously know better then me, and the other people who gave you advice.

    You OBVIOUSLY have done no research, and have not read the forum AT ALL. If you had, you would have a small inkling that the laptop would probably be perfect for car use, and that you have no real need for a 2.gig P4 unit in the car, and that it will be ALMOST impossible to power that unit in the car with a DC-DC PS, which is the BEST solution.

    Good luck, and let us know how it turns out. Oh ya, and do a search on AUTONODE, to find out what can happen when you don't deal with "legit" companies like the ones that sell on ebay.

    Michael
    ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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