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    Just wanted to post my initial thoughts on the 700IDT. I just purchased it used from another mp3car member.

    As soon as you hold the unit, you know it's manufactured with high quality materials. The unit is a freaking brick - it doesn't use the cheap plastic that most other non-motorized units use. Instead, it's constructed mostly of metal and assembled very nicely. Product design isn't that great (as I'll expand upon below), but it's a very solid unit.

    The wide power input option is great. You can basically hook it up directly to an accessory or battery line in your car (i.e. any unregulated 12v).

    The unit's pop-out mechanism is solid as well. It works pretty well. To open the monitor, you just give a gentle push in the area with the fake blue button (you can see it in a picture of the front of the unit while it's closed). The monitor pops out and goes upright in one motion. No more pulling out and adjusting. To close it, it's as simple and folding it down and pushing it back into the mechanism.

    The unit is also very long. It's about 3-4 inches longer than my Pioneer Premiere HU. The brackets in the back provide the basic clearing room for the cables. There is obviously a huge product design issue here - why didn't they just recess the cables into the unit, especially considering how large it is. You will need a DEEP dash to install this properly.

    The BIGGEST gripe I have with the unit is that it does not have standard ISO/DIN mounting holes. Sure, you get a nice sleeve, but there are no standardized mounting holes. It seems like they drilled two rows of holes on both sides of the unit. None of the holes lined up with my Lexus factory stereo bracket (which is ISO spec).

    Other than that, amazingly, I think the unit has a few bad pixels. I may have to send it in to Xenarc to get fixed. And the touchscreen software is a little screwy. I got real used to the old touchscreen software on my 700TSV and I've had a tough time getting my settings to the way I had them on my 700TSV.

    -HD

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    Quote Originally Posted by hd54321
    Just wanted to post my initial thoughts on the 700IDT. I just purchased it used from another mp3car member.

    As soon as you hold the unit, you know it's manufactured with high quality materials. The unit is a freaking brick - it doesn't use the cheap plastic that most other non-motorized units use. Instead, it's constructed mostly of metal and assembled very nicely. Product design isn't that great (as I'll expand upon below), but it's a very solid unit.
    I agree.

    The wide power input option is great. You can basically hook it up directly to an accessory or battery line in your car (i.e. any unregulated 12v).

    The unit's pop-out mechanism is solid as well. It works pretty well. To open the monitor, you just give a gentle push in the area with the fake blue button (you can see it in a picture of the front of the unit while it's closed). The monitor pops out and goes upright in one motion. No more pulling out and adjusting. To close it, it's as simple and folding it down and pushing it back into the mechanism.
    Yep.
    The unit is also very long. It's about 3-4 inches longer than my Pioneer Premiere HU. The brackets in the back provide the basic clearing room for the cables. There is obviously a huge product design issue here - why didn't they just recess the cables into the unit, especially considering how large it is. You will need a DEEP dash to install this properly.
    This right here is my bigges complaint. The connector locations in the back are not optimal for fitment. The power connector is in the center, and it interfered with my bracket. I had to beat my metal brack back behind the dash in a little to get that to fit. Then the VGA connector, it sticks out too far as well. I agree the connectors should have been recessed.

    The BIGGEST gripe I have with the unit is that it does not have standard ISO/DIN mounting holes. Sure, you get a nice sleeve, but there are no standardized mounting holes. It seems like they drilled two rows of holes on both sides of the unit. None of the holes lined up with my Lexus factory stereo bracket (which is ISO spec).

    Other than that, amazingly, I think the unit has a few bad pixels. I may have to send it in to Xenarc to get fixed. And the touchscreen software is a little screwy. I got real used to the old touchscreen software on my 700TSV and I've had a tough time getting my settings to the way I had them on my 700TSV.

    -HD
    My unit has been great. I just need to be educated on hooking it to a cleaner power souce. The touchscreen software has behaved flawlessly for me. Then again this is my first experience with touchscreen software, so take what I say as you may..
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    Update: I had to send my 700IDT back to Xenarc because of an issue with the bottom of my desktop appearing on the top of the screen. I was using the Powerstrip settings in the Xenarc FAQ along with a Radeon 8500 video card (Catalyst 5.2 drivers).

    Xenarc confirmed the issue and recommended I change the Powerstrip setting for Horizontal Geometry > Front Porch > 40

    They also replaced my whole unit because of one dead pixel. Talk about service! They were awesome! The replacement unit looks brand new. Kudos to Xenarc!

    -HD

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    Install Pics

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    Gladiator divx


    Touch games



    smoke visualizations

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    Please more pictures!

    Oh my God! You have a Jetta (or something that's close enough)! I have an '01 Jetta, and I really really want to buy one of these screens, but...

    Does it interfere with the cup holder? (Stupid question, but my idea is that an unfolded cup holder (with cup!) might help prevent theft by obscuring the screen.)

    Can you take some pictures of the screen in light, so I can see how it fits in the dash? Closed?

    Thank you so much!

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    I dont have the digicam right now, but if you buy this monitor you will have to make some modifications on the monitor because it doesnt fits completly....
    The vga conection is to big, so you must push your dash further back or simple make some modifications on the monitor itself and push the vga conection inside the monitor.
    I think a user has done this, the monitor its great(to bad about the size with the vga conection) but i have a crack on the touchscreen and i will have to send it back...



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    Thanks.

    It looks like it interferes with the cup holder, since it does stick out a bit. Would you happen to have a view from above with the screen closed?

    Chris - cej102937

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    Out of nowhere, while I was touching the LCD today, the touchscreen cracked. I can't freaking believe it. I wasn't even pressing it hard.

    I hope Xenarc will fix this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hd54321
    Out of nowhere, while I was touching the LCD today, the touchscreen cracked. I can't freaking believe it. I wasn't even pressing it hard.

    I hope Xenarc will fix this.

    Same thing hapenned with my Xenarc, for the second time.....
    I think it some kind of problem with the construction of the monitor itself, the crack started at the botom corner of the monitor both times
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    Isn't Xenarc supposed to be of superior quality compared to Lilliput?

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