Any experience with this? Looks like it does everything I want from a carputer (gps, mp3, divx) and it has a vid input. Looks just right size to fit in a double din.
Anyone with any experience with this? Either the screen must be bad, sound is terrible, etc.... I would LOVE to know.
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coolnavis.com.... coolnaviusa.com, etc...
somehow I figured people on this board could google. It's made by coolsat, who typically does fta receivers.
It's a dual core risc processor, it can picture in picture with nav/media, and is running windows mobile. Hardware-wise it looks like the best thing I could think of for a car. Only issue would be to customize the software, but since it's win-mobile, that sounds easy....
(I am addicted to album art, and would need to modify the media player)
It is touch, 7" widescreen, video input, sd/usb/cf.
I can't find anything not to like about it.
It's about 400 on ebay.
While it's a nice little device, you can only have 2GB of music on it at a time...Car PCs have basically an unlimited amount of space capability... you just need a big enough PSU to be able to handle 4 1TB HDs....
. Processor : DUAL Core ARM Processor (SDRAM : 128MB)
. Operating SYSTEM : Windows Mobile for CORE Version
. GPS Receiver : Sirf III
. DISPLAY : Wide 7" Touch Screen
. LCD Resolution : 800*480 WVGA
. Memory : 2GB CF Card
. MAP Coverage : USA & Canada
. Storage Slot : 1*SD & 1*CF 2GB
. Power Supply : DC12V 1.5A (12V) CAR Charger
- FM Transmitter Frequency: 88.1Mhz __ 107.5 Mhz
. SIZE : 187(W)*127(D)*26(H) mm
. WEIGHT : 470g
That was the info I was looking for.
However, sunlight readable???? anyone know specs on the screen?
It's very readable in the sunlight.
The photos I took represent how it looks where I mounted it, the view-ability and the clarity is great.
It has brightness control, contrast, etc. you can go into night view mode if you want.
With any screen mounted in a vehicle, it will be more or less visible where you ultimately place it.
What specs do you need for the screen?
Is it transreflective? Nits brightness / contrast? antiglare, or polished screen?
toyota double din location (I have a tacoma, and sienna) requires good off angle viewing, and little/no glare.
Also, media player10 for mobile, and album art????
Silabs or adstech fm... (probably need to write a win mobile app for fm....)
This shows how it fits into a double din of a 06-08 Civic
Windows ce 5 core edition, no album art, it's a first gen Coolnavi product. Comes with it's own media player, etc. you can write your own stuff if you want.
It's only a $400 7' Navi/media player. It has features that a $1300 in dash navi wished it had, it lacks some too, but it's a solid unit with a lot of possibilities.
It does come with an fm transmitter, built in video encoder. It's a geeks Navi, anyone who wants to play with it's capabilities can.
If it doesn't wash in direct sunlight, it must be a good screen, possibly transreflective -- thanks.
I love my toyota, kinda like you do your 8thgen civic. I ran 330,000 problem free miles in a tacoma, that I reluctantly had to part with to upgrade to a 4 door tacoma, because of growing kids. Translation -- the toyota stays ;-)
I'm a geek, I work in a software company, and have access to everything msdn, that's why the coolnavi appeals to me. media player 10 for mobile supports album art, so that would be the ticket there. I also need FM receiver, because I want a replacement for a HU, not just an add on nav. Silabs has a CE usb driver, but no stock application. adstech, hasn't so far been responsive to requests about a ce app. Wonder who I could push to get that done...... hmm..
I know this sounds odd, but for me, fm and media would be 90% of what I'd want this for. I almost never need a nav. (90% of the time, I'm commuting to work, and I know that route, and if I'm on vacation, I flew there... a permanent mount in my truck doesn't help much.)
And the price? $400 is what you'd pay for a xenarc screen alone, and this out of the box is a screen AND a higher functioning carputer than many whose posts I've read.
Back on topic. What is the os loaded on? Is there built in nvram? How much? Is there a restore boot option (example: hold down 2 keys while powering on) to reflash from usb? (always want the 'unbrick' option available)