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    Newbie to MP3car.com, GPS help

    what up. i was reffered here by someone on Sounddomain.com, the Mobile Video forum there blows. Anyway my question:

    I have a Eclipse 7002 in dash screen, Eclipse never made a GPS unit for the 7002, so i was wondering if there is a GPS unit that would work. I was thinkin one that has A/V outputs or just Video outputs so i could just hook it into the inputs on my Eclipse. any help would be great, thanks.

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    well i guess nobody can answer that one. how bout this one....since there was no navi made for the 7002....about how much would it codt to build a carputer? all i would need it to do is play DVDs and use it for GPS....and i would like to be able to hook it to my Eclipse 7002 so the carputer would need a/v outs. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNKYOU007
    well i guess nobody can answer that one. how bout this one....since there was no navi made for the 7002....about how much would it codt to build a carputer? all i would need it to do is play DVDs and use it for GPS....and i would like to be able to hook it to my Eclipse 7002 so the carputer would need a/v outs. thanks
    Well, that one is what this whole site is about. There very many different answers to the question of cost, that is really up to you. But the concept is very possible - take a look around for a while, read as much as you can, and always search first when you have a question, the answer is usually already there.

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    you dont want to use that screen with a computer and GPS.

    It's an NTSC screen, which is about 400 lines of resolution. The closest you are going to get to that with a computer is 480 lines. That means text will be unreadable.

    That would be bad for GPS, can't read street names.
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    thanks i didnt know that... so then i have to set an additional screen then. is there any sites that i could buy a carputer on, or is that something that everyone just builds themself?

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    Mostly people build thiers themself, basic issues are where to mount it, how / where to mount the screen, power supply, and hardware.. If you browse this forum you will find the answers to all those questions. There are places you can buy a carputer but it would be much better if you could make it, also alot cheaper
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    You have to keep in mind that carputer GPS or any other GPS that's not built into the car is really just that. Add on. Don't expect it to tell you where you're are in a tunnel or areas where the sky is unavailable.

    Now if there's a way to communicate the car with the GPS software...say with the OBD-II connector. Then we're going somewhere.

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    Check out my 4runner pictures. I have the same model Eclipse deck and I'm running Copiolt. It works fine for me. If you run a software like CoPiolt,which is NTSC friendly, you don't have to read any small prints.
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