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    Mac Mini and Pioneer AVH-P5700DVD

    Any ideas that might work?

    I own a pioneer dvd player (details in the bottom). I was wondering how i could implement a pc with this.

    Can i dispaly a video from the pc on it?
    Can i use the thouchscreen for it?
    Can i play music from mac mini on hard drive over it?
    Can i still use it as a reg radio without turning on pc?

    or do i have to take it apart and really modify it somehow to be able to do this. i mean this thing i can maybe sell for the same price i would pick up a in dash tft diplay only anyway.

    All i want is to be able to use it still as a reg. radio without turning on the mac-mini, play music from CD/DVD (ev. dvd movies as well). The lcd act. only needs to be operateable when the pc is on. and all the other crap as well for sure. like odbII, gps etc.

    Any ideas that might work? i gotta be sure before i pick up a mac mini and start taking it apart. they won't take it back then lol.

    can i supply enough power?
    for GPS?
    ev. a 2nd or bigger hdd (about 320GB instead)
    to support usb keyboard and mouse?
    can i built in a radar detector within the pc as well (couldn't find info about that)?
    some other (up to 2) small devices on usb port at the same time? (small printer, gamepad, etc.)



    i would make a custom case for that one then, when u can tell me that works together or not. maybe a possibility to take the pc with me when needed?
    otherwise i will stay with my dvd player alone a little longer

    Mac mini

    1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
    2GB (2x1GB) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
    160GB SATA
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory
    DVI output port with support for VGA, S-video, and composite video connections via adapter4
    Connects to external display with digital resolution (DVI) up to 1920 x 1200, analog resolution (VGA) up to 2048 x 1536
    Four USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 400
    Built-in speakers, optical digital audio output/headphone out, optical digital audio input/audio line in
    Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)
    Built-in 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11g); built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
    Apple Remote
    DVI to VGA adapter

    and

    Pioneer AVH-P5700DVD

    Display
    Screen Size/Aspect Ratio 6.5 inch/16:9
    Pixels QVGA (480x234x3)
    Touch Panel
    Anti-Glare Screen Coating AG
    Graphical User Interface Basic Grade
    Background Picture 2 BGP, 1 BGV
    Dimmer Control Intelligent
    Picture Adjustment Brightness, Contrast, Color, Hue, Dimmer Settings
    5 Selectable Viewing Modes
    Motorized Display Open/Close
    Selectable Angle Setting 50-110 degrees
    Automatic Display Positioning
    DVD/CD Player
    DVD Video Playback DVD,DVD-R/RW
    CD Playback CD,CD-R/RW
    Compressed Audio MP3 (CD)/WMA
    ID3 Tag / WMA Text CD-R/RW
    CD-Text Yes
    Auto Scroll
    CD Track List CD Text Only
    Sampling Frequency 16/22.05/24/ 44.1/48/ 88.2/ 96/176.4/192kHz
    Quantization Bits 16/20/24-bit:Linear
    Frequency Response 5-44,000Hz at 192khz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 97dB (1kHz)
    Dynamic Range 95dB (1kHz)
    Distortion .008% (1kHz)
    Navigation
    Navigation Optional AVIC-88DVD
    TV Tuner
    TV Tuner GEX-P5700TV required
    AM/FM Tuner
    Supertuner Supertuner IIID
    24-Station/6-Button (18FM/6FM) Presets
    BSM (Best Stations Memory)
    Receiver Features
    IP-Bus System Control
    XM Satellite Ready
    iPod Adapter Ready
    Multi-CD Control
    DVD Control Dual
    Auxiliary Input CD-RB10 or CD-RB20 required
    External Unit Control 2
    RGB Input
    AV-Bus Input
    Composite A/V Input 1(Rear Out)
    Back-Up Camera Input
    Composite A/V Output Yes
    Audio Features
    Built-in Speaker Power MOSFET 50Wx4
    Continuous Power Output 22Wx4
    Equalizer 3 Band Parametric
    EQ-EX
    Loudness Low, Mid, High
    DSP Optional
    Source Level Adjuster (SLA)
    RCA Preouts 3 Pair Preout
    General
    Detachable Face Security
    Remote Control Optional (CD-R5)
    Warranty 1 Year

    thanx a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdali View Post
    Any ideas that might work?

    I own a pioneer dvd player (details in the bottom). I was wondering how i could implement a pc with this.

    Can i dispaly a video from the pc on it?
    Does the Mac Mini have TV-out? If so, use that output. If not, you'll need a scan converter.
    Be prepared for a poor-quality image, though.
    Can i use the thouchscreen for it?
    No.
    Can i play music from mac mini on hard drive over it?
    Yes.
    Can i still use it as a reg radio without turning on pc?
    Yes.

    or do i have to take it apart and really modify it somehow to be able to do this. i mean this thing i can maybe sell for the same price i would pick up a in dash tft diplay only anyway.
    You'll be happier that way. Look for a screen that has a VGA input.

    Any ideas that might work? i gotta be sure before i pick up a mac mini and start taking it apart. they won't take it back then lol.
    Why would you need to take it apart?

    can i supply enough power?
    YEs. Get a Carnetix P1900.
    for GPS?
    Yes, but I believe the choices for GPS navigation for MacOS are very limited.
    ev. a 2nd or bigger hdd (about 320GB instead)
    I believe so, but a MAc user could tell you for certain.
    to support usb keyboard and mouse?
    Macs dn't have PS/2 ports anyway.
    can i built in a radar detector within the pc as well (couldn't find info about that)?
    Not that I'm aware of, but you can interface with a Valnetine One.
    some other (up to 2) small devices on usb port at the same time? (small printer, gamepad, etc.)
    Yes. Why would you want a printer in your car?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Arrow USB radar Detector?

    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post

    Not that I'm aware of, but you can interface with a Valnetine One.
    http://www.valentine1.com/

    for anyone interested

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    SEGeek...I'm not sure what the point of posting a link to the V1 was for....but what Darque was referring to was the fact that there's a piece of software out there that will take your V1 and display it on the screen of your car...it's not a USB radar detector.

    V1 Virtual Display : Skinnable Valentine One to PC Software

    tdali - did I talk to you on the phone yesterday?

    (I talked to someone about putting a small reciept printer in their cars yesterday...)
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    no you didn't talk to me on the phone, i would remeber, lol.

    MAC OS?
    i wouldn't use mac os. i would run windows xp pro on it (cause i own that one already, and have created a fast boot windows with nlite i use - 8 sec.) all software i use is for pc and not for mac. and the mac mini is an intel chip with the possibility to run xp as well. i would only run xp for example. i know a lot of people love mac os, but for me it wouldn't make sense to get used to it. i run on all my computers same modified desktop, setup etc. when something is wrong it is more easy to fix that way. the reason i want to take a mini is that it has a lot of power and good graphics quality for its price and size. not even a reg. mini pc can beat that.

    the reason i want to change the mac mini case would be to implement some other stuff i need in there (for OBDII, and other stupid gadgets etc.). i am not sure but i don't think it would really fit, so i was thinking of modifiying the case and make it look like a part of my car or something. i will get a new one soon (want a lotus elise, we will see - otherwise it would be a bmw). the best thing would be if i can take it along with me (pc) and use it as a desktop computer if needed. like a docking station.

    thanks for your help and anserwing the questions as good as you can. when i start the project i will document it as well.

    about the printer!
    so i can print an advertising sample, print a contract etc. i have a web-design company, do flyers etc. and so many times it would have been great when i would have had a small portable usb printer with me to speed up work or even win reluctant customers because they are hot right now, lol.

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    pioneer navigation

    where did you get the AVIC-880DVD, or how did you get navigation set up on it? I know it doesn't answer your question, but id really appreciate it if you would help me out.
    Thanks man

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    The answer to this topic is no ...but possibly.

    http://indashpc.org/new/

    Those guys have been working hard making PC to HU adapters...both for stock (Dodge, Honda, BMW etc) HU and for Pioneer brand HUs.

    I don't know if the newest units are up to speed...but only 6 months ago the Pioneer interface was first beta released.

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