Ever thought of replacing 7" screen in Pioneer/Kenwood/etc fold units w/lilliput?
I was thinking about a clean unit, and thought about buying a used unit (if I had the money) and replacing the screen in one of the aftermarket screens with a lilliput screen. You could keep all the functionality of the stock unit while still being able to switch to computer. The have aux inputs, and you would use the video ouput of the unit you buy, and plug it right back into a video input in the unit that goes under the seat. Same thing with the computer though, you would have to conver the VGA to RCA's and use another video input to show on the screen. While viewing that screen, you do all the computer stuff. when you switch to the other video input that is the actual system, you can use the buttons to scroll and do whatever else it does. You can then utilize the radio, DVD, and other options it provides.
You would also be able to use the amplifier the radio provides instead of needing an amp as well. This may seem like it takes the point out of having the computer, and the only reason I thought of it is becasue I wanted to use something that looked nicer that was in dash. The radio is normally the worst part of any front end, and you could would also have the DVD/CD player right there as well.
The older units were 6.5, but the bezel is so wide I bet I could fit one in. Those I can pick up for around $350 on a good day to try it out, but it all depends on the unit that comes with and whether it has the amount of optional audio and video inputs you would need. You could even plug in the output of the headunit into the aux input of the screen to use (that sounds better) and use a button to switch over.
Is this a stupid idea, or a waste of money, or does it take the point of the computer out. I don't, I just get the radio and DVD/CD in a pretty package.
Just something I was thinking of.
Edit: in something like this