Slot Load DVD in LCD Touch Screen
I'm surprised that with all the searching I've done on google and these forums I can't seem to find a manufactured single DIN fold out (either manual or mechanical) TFT LCD VGA touchscreen WITH a built in slot load DVD drive with a USB interface or something... Does such a unit exist? I just thought this would be a great idea because I am looking at building a VoomPC/Ampie (whatever you want to call it) and the biggest complaint that most people have is that there is no room for an optical drive. Well wouldn't it be better if the drive were integrated into the screen unit on the dash and all you have to do is run two USB cables and a VGA cable (one USB for optical drive, one for touch screen)?
Anyway, if such a product doesn't exist... can anyone recommend a screen, I don't know much about the mechanical folding ones but I imagine it would have to be manual fold out screen to fit a drive in under it, but it would have to basically be hollow underneath the screen to fit the drive in and just cut out the face below the screen to allow the loading of CD/DVD's. I would probably use one similar to this...
I really like the LiIon feature, would be nice that it wouldn't overdraw power from such a lean system as the VoomPC/Ampie and have the ease of USB to run along with the screen cables. Any input on this? BTW, I'm just learning about all this CarPC stuff and will soon have a 2006 Toyota Prius to install it in. I hope for it to look similar to this:
The biggest problem being that this unit was specially designed to manually swing out farther than most other screens (to clear the dash) making it use up all available space for a slot load optical drive...
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