i have only had a carpc for a few months now, so its still too early to tell if its worth the hassle. i also think in the years to come, hardware will become more proprietary and easier to setup. right now, especially on the software side, we have a long way to go before the masses can just 'install and use' like they are used to.
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JS8531, i think the issue is, noone really understands what you are arguing. Seems like you were arguing that a carpc isn't a HU. Then you were arguing that the carpc isn't a hobby. Now you are arguing that the carpc as we know it today will be replaced with another better technology?
1) Well of course a carpc isn't a HU. I argued that is because of the current state of software.
2) saying that the carpc isn't a hobby is ridiculous.
3) duh! in 10 years time, we'll be doing something similar, but probably much different. We'll be playing with what then is the latest hardware. Or we may be taking up another hobby totally unrelated like fishing.
Malcom2073 mean't no harm. He openly admitted he gave you bad rep. I think he along with everyone else thinks it's just best to let it go. IF the above are your arguments, there's really no point in continuing to argue them.
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OK everyone knows as well as I do, you feel like giving up on the whole damn thing when something is just giving you a hell of a challenge. But because you wanted it at one point and still havent gotten it. You will keep trying eventually because there is no freakin' way kenwood, alpine or anyother mass produced item is going to even touch what you can accomplish by building your own system. You will try one of the $1000 dash systems out there and be sorrowly dissappointed because you have tasted better.
So yes you can give up, but like a bad drug (good drug, however you look at it) you'll come back to this again.
That's not retaliation on malcom2073's part. It's his attempt to help others see that JS8531 help or information may not be as useful as someone else's. Now before you comment about this, stop and think... what exactly is reputation? A combined rating of other people's opinions about that person. Nothing more.
Please keep the discussion friendly in here or the thread will be closed.
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If you really think that a carpc that does 700 more features and as stable as a top end HU, that being built by some guys in his bedroom is possible then I dont know what else to think really. Its not a good read for the newbies thinking that $5000+ worth of kit and 2+ years of effort is gonna give them the expected results, when in reality this is barely possible at this time, well until the big guys materialized it. In this case it be probably all embeded stuff, again it be classed as a HU.
Regardless I would love to see this super project comes to fruition and of course it must be cheaper than a HU as promised by many. It would be interesting to see BMW use centrafuse/streetdeck on XP as their frontend on their top end model.
As for reputation, its merely a popularity contest.
The main problem is people try to cut corners and/or make the wrong choices when building their carpc. If you buy a bad screen, you cant see it well. If you dont buy a laptop you will have the boot time (not saying desktops are bad, but you should be aware of it if you plan on using one). Using free software that might not work as well as ones that cost money. If you buy good gps software, a good transflective touch screen, a brand new netbook, and stick to the basic functions of a hu (and maybe slightly more like internet) you wont have too many worries and you will save a lot compared to a good name hu like kenwood, and you have the potential to have a much bigger screen and make it look oem.
Not dissing anyone trying to have super cool features, but if they ever get bored of it they can just do things more simple and have a better, reliable setup then HUs which are often slow themselves.
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