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    Avic-n1 touchscreen as computer input?

    Hey guys, first post here..

    Is there any possible way to use the avic-n1's touchscreen functionality as the input device for a computer? Im interested on doing a an avic in the front dash, with either a comp on the aux or my "special" xbox . The xbox, obviously, would not need the functionality, but the pc having it would be nice.

    Reason being for the avic setup in the front is because im driving a 2003 Mazda6s, and there's been problems with the Ac controls going out. We're still waiting on a functional, working dashkit.

    Any help would be great. Thanks.

    -ZiXeR

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    unless you break apart the AVIC-N1, theres not really a way to do that. Since it communicates with itself somehow and is prob not done through a USB cable.

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    avic n1 had nav mp3 and all that..if you have the n1 why use a carputer?? either just install it and thats that or sell it and build yourself a sweet carputer with a vga screen..just my 2 cents.

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    only reason because the dask kit will allow for an easier install, many people have run into electrical problems messing with the headunit in the front, and i dont wanna have my climate controls blank out on me...

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    ive got the kenwood ddx in dash and was investigating the same prospect about a month ago. the touchscreen on the kenwood has to have some sort of serial connection to the pc to relay the coordinates of each touch.

    i'm completely against having a keyboard and mouse in my car, too much clutter for my tastes. the only way to resolve this is to

    a: remove the face of the avic and tap into the pioneer ribbon cable.
    b: use a mouse/keyboard/trackpad whatever to input the controls
    c: get a i/r receiver to use the in dash's remote control

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    I have the AVIC-N1 and the only thing it really needs is internet access. I actually took out my LPC-301 (little PC) and Xenarc and replaced it witht he AVIC-N1. The carputer was kewl but required a lot of time to tweak everything to get them to work together. The AVIC-N1 has GPS, DVD, MP3, WMA, CD, AUX inputs, XM-ready, backup camera, and voice control, and vehicle dynamics. It all worked without any patched or constant updating. Just a much cleaner integration in my opinion. Got about $2K with all of the extras so it's not for everyone.

    Anyone looking for a LPC-301???

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    thats funny, i have the avic-n1 and im looking to build a pc and sell the avic

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    I don't think you will ever see a dashkit for the Mazda 6 ...sorry

    But - honestly it would be easiest to take the panel off and fit the LCD where the radio face is on the panel ....grind and hack away - yes you ruin the stock radio 99%, but it's worth it.

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    before you go and ruin your HU. You first need to make sure it has good enough resloution for a PC display. 95% of indash DVD units only display about 330,000 pixles, you need one putting out like 1.15 million to get a good PC picture. So make sure yours has good enough resloution first.

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    Directly from Crutchfield (Pioneer AVIC-N2) :

    "This unit is equipped with a motorized 6.5" color TFT active matrix, widescreen LCD that serves as a video monitor and system information display. The display has a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a resolution of 1440 x 234 for a total of 336,960 pixels."

    That is what my Clarion in dash DVD had and I did a test and ran a Video output to it from my laptop. It looked like crap. It was verry blurry. This is the same reason you simply can't just hook up your TV and use it as a monitor. Most TV's don't have good enough resloution.

    Hope this helps!

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