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    iphone makes me re-think about my carputer... anyone has same ideas?

    I decided to throw it out there. I am an iphone owner (not AT&T I use it on T-Mobile). And my biggest problem became that I am pretty much completely disappointed and not happy with the way my lilliput touch screen works after using iphone touch screen.

    I realised that over a year that I have had carputer, I preferred to use my small keyboard to regulate sound or next/previous track.

    I am thinking maybe get rid of lilliput screen altogether and put cheaper screen without touch screen. Especially that I use it so rarely.
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    "anyone has same ideas?" <-- I'm not sure what idea you're referring to in your post. What are you rethinking? What's different? If you don't want to use the touchscreen, then you don't use it. If you want to take off the touch capability, just pull the touch glass out. Why would you replace it with a cheaper screen? Quality will only get worse with a cheaper screen. Since your setup is done, why rip it apart? I don't understand what it is that you're "re-thinking".

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    no offense bro the iphone is neat but this post sounds spamish. i doubt youd spam but maybe its not spam but fanboyism. i went to the apple store the other day to see the hype and i was notable surprised. however if you want swirly graphics and a touchscreen kb buy streetdeck. I wish roadrunner had a few more bells and whistles (its only a matter of time) but at least i dont have to be limited in capabilities and and all out war with cell phone companies unlocking etc. if the iphone works for you thats awesome but the carputer is less liekly to lead to a car accident

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    I am not a spammer. Look at my post history. The onlypoint I was trying to make is that I have come to realise that lilliput touch screen is simply not as pleasant to use. I spent more than $300 on LCD kit. Anyway I am not even an apple fan, I was just sharing an observation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f1vlad View Post
    I am not a spammer. Look at my post history. The onlypoint I was trying to make is that I have come to realise that lilliput touch screen is simply not as pleasant to use. I spent more than $300 on LCD kit. Anyway I am not even an apple fan, I was just sharing an observation.
    i meant no offense i could see by your post history ur not a spammer, it just for a second sounded like it thats all. i think what your looking for is smoother frontend navigation , right, like a nice transition of gps music etc. right? i know id like an iphone'ish interface but i wouldnt rip out my install for it. sound like your system is working well as is u just wish it were a bit zippier right?
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    well not really iphonish navigation ad much as iphonish touch screen quality lilliput frustrated me many times.
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    this thread does not make any sense. I totally agree with Psyrex, Why would you take out the liliput and replace with a cheaper screen just because you dont like the touch capabilty? you can just disable it.

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    Once again I paid lots of $ for special subaru kit that's why I was thinking of returning some of it back that is all.
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    Well, it just doesn't make sense what you want. If you think the touch part sucks, going with a a cheaper screen doesn't help your cause. You'll need to go with a much better (expensive) screen if you want better touch response. If you think you're saving money, selling the lilli LCD used probably would be the same price as getting a cheap LCD new. I don't see any or minimal refund from the exchange since you're not switching out the whole kit, only the screen or touch panel. If you don't like the interface, it has nothing to do with the lilli LCD or touch.

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    Ok I probably can't express myself in English. I will attempt once more:

    1. I have learnt over the years that I use small keyboard (that sits on passenger seat) more than I use touch screen to regulate volume, navigate previous/next track etc.

    2. Now that I have have used a "device" with a perfected touch screen function (not design but how touch-thing works), I want to use lilliput less and less.

    So maybe what I want to do is to sell touch screen LCD and buy same size LCD that is not touch screen so I can return some of the money I spent. I bought Kit #4 from this site: http://www.mechatroniks.com/wrx/ordering.html ($483).

    Sorry English is not my language, I have tried my best.
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