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    Gps unit with video out?

    Does such a thing exist?
    I,ve got a flip out screen and a very low spec pc setup which isnt powerful enough for gps.
    So a Gps unit with some sort of video out (svhs, rca etc) would be ideal.

    Reason I'm asking is I don't have a lot of money and am doing the carpc thang in stages.
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    The money that you would spend on such a unit (if one exists) probably wouldnt be very cheap. Have you actually tried running gps software on your computer? My Routis 2004 uses maps with like 5-6 colors and only refreshes like once every second or two.
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    Most of the self contained units that do routing and directions cost as much as many of us spent of a full CarPC including a VGA screen.

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    Most of the GPS calculations are done inside the hardware of the GPS unit itself. For your PC, its mostly a display situation.

    I agree with others that if such a unit existed, you'd be paying more for it than to upgrade your PC.
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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Thanx guys,
    I'll just have to save harder then

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