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    PDA for remote

    while looking through the forum reading about imput devices and remotes, i reminded me of my ongoing research of how I can use my PDA to control my car pc. Im still going to use a 7in touch screen to interface with the pc but i also wanted to be able to grab my pda and be able to change songs, load playlist etc. I knew of a program for PPC2002 that did exactly this but forgot the name, ive been asking around on PPC forums but no one knows what im talking about. Oh well dosent matter cause i found this nice gem.

    It lets you control your pc from your PDA through wireless
    And since i plan on putting wireless access in my car so i can download music from my house, this fits in perfect. I can even use it to control the house PC too so i wont even have to get out of the car to download new music Its wireless so i dont have to worry about any IR line of sight issues and while im driveing, i can hand the PDA to a passenger and tell them to browse the music collection and put on something they like.

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    If you have an ipaq you can use this program with the ir port only thing is keeping the ipaq on at all times
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98explorerxlt
    If you have an ipaq you can use this program with the ir port only thing is keeping the ipaq on at all times
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    I dont have an ipaq, i have a Dell Axim. But i kind of want to stay away from IR stuff, dont want to deal with light of sight plus my PC dosent have an IR port so i'ld have to buy one. I allready have all the wifi stuff i need.

    Thanks for the link though.

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    try RemoteAmp or something like that

    there's a few programs that control winamp through Active Sync, 802.11 wireless, or wired enet

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    Quote Originally Posted by freestyler
    try RemoteAmp or something like that

    there's a few programs that control winamp through Active Sync, 802.11 wireless, or wired enet
    I am in the middle of implementing this in my system too. It's a pretty good idea overall, I just havn't been too successful in finding a good program to do it. More importantly, I have to decide between a Dell Axim or HP Ipaq 2215. Help me make up my mind!

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    I dont know if everyone missed it, but there is a link to a app in my first post that seems to do more than all the other alternatives. As far as Dell or The ipaq 2215, they both seem to be the same as far as features go. The ipaq does have bluetooth onboard so thats a plus, but you can get a bluetooth card if you need one for the axim. There are more accessories for the ipaq because its been around a lot longer than the Axim, but time will fix that. Either one you pick will be fine, they both run the exact same OS.

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    VNC has a client for almost any platform, I have used that in the past, also some software called Pebbles PC - http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~pebbles/download.html
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    I've got a program called RemoteAmp which I was using to control my in-car computer...until my iPAQ bit the dust and won't connect to anything via serial or USB.

    Very quick to sync up even 2000 songs over serial, and pretty simple to use.

    Using WiFi it would be much better, cos you can stand outside the car and control the music (useful for any cruises etc you may wish to go on! )


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    you could use it to scare people who look inside your car. just hide behind something

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    I've got a question... First, I'm planning to install a in-car PC as a multimedia head unit replacement for my cd player. I also am installing an IASCA competition sound quality system in the car as well. A portion of the judging is sound pressure level (SPL), basically cranking the system as loud as possible. The rules state that you must control the system from outside the car. Now I planned on using myHTPC to run Windows Media for playing CD's/MP3's. I need to be able to control volume, play, pause and track from outside the vehicle. I also have a Handspring Treo 270 phone:
    http://www.handspring.com/products/c...0SFFOAVAAUIIV0
    and it runs Palm OS 3.5.2H. Would it be possible for me to install a infared USB reciever, install a program like Pebbles, or something similar, and control those features from outside the car with the windows up? I could even take the infared reciever apart, and mount the eye into the side of the dash, facing the glass. Any idea if this could work? Suggestions?

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