Instant-on screen idea for truckputer
I've recently completed the computer-building part of my truckputer. It uses a 1GB compactflash card with Win2k installed and the swap/temp files are pointed to a RAMdisk but it takes about 75 seconds to boot which seems like an eternity!
So here's my plan... only turn on the truckputer when I want to. No use in having it turn on with the ignition for short trips around town especially since it isn't my primary music system, just my off-road, no skip music system, among other features.
I really can't stand having the LCD off at any time, so I plan on using one of those television flash card readers with RCA out to my Xenarc 7" which can do a slideshow or just show static images like the truck logo. They are instant on and I would just change the source once the truckputer boots.
It's purely for aesthetics.
Is there any reason this won't work or does anyone have a better idea for instant screen-on?
P.S. Just got my Opus 90w!