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    GPS Navigation to regular screen??

    Sorry for the newbie question. Alright i have a screen from an overhead monitor without touchscreen with a/v inputs, is there a gps unit that will plug into the screen through the a/v cables? If there is, can you show me some examples of this such unit?

    Thank you so much for the help!,

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    <> Freestanding GPS units (garmin, etc) don't connect 'readily' to external monitors.
    <> Computer based GPS (USB, Serial, BlueTooth, etc) require a PC to sit between the GPS unit and the monitor.
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    Thanks!!

    hmmm... i am planning on using an xbox w/ xbox media center, does anybody have any experience w/ xbmc and gps?

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    currently there is no gps program for xbox, there is linux for xbox but no decent gps software, and even then you wouldnt be able to run both XBMC and linux at the same time, and it doesnt seem as if the XBMC crew is planning on a gps module anytime soon
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    What about something like the Audiovox NAV5000 system?

    http://www.audiovox.com/webapp/wcs/s...ductId=&brand=

    it has a seperate screen, maby the nav cord can be modified to a/v cords? anybody know?

    or similarly the VDO Dayton unit...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...730950599&rd=1

    Both have self-contained "computers" that read the discs its it just the way they hook to the screens...

    I think i am getting closer lol!

    Thanks!

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    Hi, same problem here with my VDO.
    Have full working kit in car but want to install new touchscreen with vga connect.
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    Re: Audiovox - The screens are included...are regular TFT and not VGA and use a proprietary connector from what I can tell. It may be possible to hack the cable to use a regular RCA inpu on another monitor...but I doubt the qualuty of the results. I don't see it using a touchscreen VGA. I doubt it can be bought without the screen. Expensive too...cheaper to build a car PC with navigation.
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    This "prop connector" is my problem. The AudioVox is exactly the same unit as the VDO Dayton unit. I need to lose the sat nav connector and install a vga type. It looks as though I will be installing a dual system with VDO sat Nav, Alpine DVD through RCA and PC through VGA and the sound through the PC to a new Alpine HU.
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