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    New car - new car pc, maybe? Some help :)

    Hi all

    I have been running a car pc in my W210 320CDI for about 3 years now.

    My car has comand mercedes navigation and a parrot bluetooth kit.

    For this reason, I only used the car pc (running centrafuse) for listening to music, and for recording a camera facing out of the front.

    I tried using centrafuse for bluetooth phone stuff but It wasnt remotely reliable, and kept disconnecting, people couldnt hear me etc. I even went down the SOHO echo cancellation card and soundbeam microphones

    Anyway, back onto point. I have recently replaced my car (with another W210, but an E55 AMG this time). In the new car I have factory comand with TMC and bluetooth phone function which ties in nicely with the dashboard and displays route information on there, I have no need to change this.

    So I am wondering, what is the point of going through the effort to install a new car pc? I will be installing front and rear facing dvr cameras in the new car, and an idependant solution is more reliabled than trying to do it with 2 web cams through the car pc.

    Granted, its been about 2-3 years since I looked around the car pc scene, has it changed at all? Am I missing something.

    Thanks

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    Nothing? I have decided to continue with the car pc idea, as I really miss it.

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    The most that has changes is speeds of processors and software has gotten better. I never used centrafuse with my
    Phone, only to play music via Bluetooth. I use centrafuse more
    Than ride runner ...just my choice. Welcome back to the hobby.
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    Variable Bitrate chris350's Avatar
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    As for reasons why to get back into it? Just for the love of it. My opinion as of now, I can't see myself buying an alpine or brand X for my car audio system.
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