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    Lilliput I give up! Looking for Alternatives.

    I purchased a converted in-dash lilliput touch screen from digitalww about six months ago. Had three good months before the touch screen started not to work. This eventually got worse. I must have installed the drivers and change USB ports about a dozen times. From what Iíve read on this forum, it looks like it could be a cable or touch screen controller problem. At this point, I give up; I donít want to mess with opening up the screen and try to guess whatís wrong.

    Here are my alternatives to a touch screen:

    Griffin Powermate

    Lite-On wireless keyboard with mouse

    Niveus PC Remote w/mouse control

    Ortek Wireless Mobile Keypad

    These are some examples of whatís available off the shelf and without customization. Iím sure there are other equivalent products. I like to find out from people that donít use a touch screen but use one of these products. Success stories? Pros and Cons?

    Update: I went with the Niveus Remote and the Lite-on keyboard combo. The remote allows me to control most functions and I use the keyboard to enter address for GPS nav. I also switched from Frodoplayer to Centrafuse. For what I need (MP3, GPS, Divx Video and DVD), Centrafuse seems to be a better front end for me.
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    Wondering why you are staying away from the touch screen now?

    just because of your bad experience with the lilliput?
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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    get a xenarc

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    I use the Gyration wireless keyboard and mouse. It's a lot more expensive than the IR keyboard you listed but it's RF and I buried the receiver in the dash.

    Works fine and I change the songs with the multimedia controls on the keyboard. Unfortunately, that means you have to have the keyboard out on the seat next to you. Also, for any type of mouse work I have to pull over to do it.

    Touching the screen seems to be the best way but I'm in the same boat as you -the touchscreen I have just doesn't work and just makes the screen dimmer and there's a LOT of glare on it. I gave up on it.

    Best option would be if there was some type of voice front end, but there's not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    Wondering why you are staying away from the touch screen now?

    just because of your bad experience with the lilliput?
    It took one full day to install just the display. To uninstall to either fix or replace is something I would dread. Everything else is working perfectly, I just need to look for an economical and timely way to control the PC.
    Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

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    lol - one full day to install the LCD!! God forbid!!

    hehehe

    welcome to the world of customization....none of this stuff happens over night....

    hell look at my page, my install is going to take over a month....
    Jan Bennett
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    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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    the Niveus is just a rebranded ATI Remote Wonder.
    available at newegg.com for $33, and the
    Remote Wonder 2 is $45.

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