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    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...
    http://www.bixnet.com/slpousdvcodr.html
    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:
    http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f7...c/IMG_3907.jpg
    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...
    More info: http://priuschat.com/index.php?showtopic=15858&hl=

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    sounds like a brilliant idea, that way you don't have to cut up the dash at all.

    onlyt hing i'd suggest is not to go for an external enclosure as this will be too big to fit in the lcd (if there;'s room in there in the first place).

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    With some creative engineering and a little fabrication work, you can squeeze a slim laptop optical drive and it's IDE adapter into a Xenarc 700IDT in-dash unit.

    There was a guy here who was interested in developing a product about a year and a half ago. It went nowhere.
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    What I'd like is a motorized retractable in-dash DVI display with a built-in standalone DVD player. Such a unit would be perfect for me. Give it a video output to send the DVD video to the rear headrest screens, a video input for the rearview camera, maybe a TV tuner if we're feeling frisky and it'll be all good!

    What's with all of the VGA displays anyway? My Mac mini has DVI, I'd like to put it to some use!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolcat
    What I'd like is a motorized retractable in-dash DVI display with a built-in standalone DVD player. Such a unit would be perfect for me. Give it a video output to send the DVD video to the rear headrest screens, a video input for the rearview camera, maybe a TV tuner if we're feeling frisky and it'll be all good!

    What's with all of the VGA displays anyway? My Mac mini has DVI, I'd like to put it to some use!

    The DVI part is no problem, just a matter of swapping out the lcd controllers.
    Adding the dvd drive too, in a motorized? now you are asking for a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    There was a guy here who was interested in developing a product about a year and a half ago. It went nowhere.
    That was me... I couldn't figure out a way to make the screen fold out cleanly... I didn't want to do it one way, but I later figured out that I didn't really have much of an option. I'm still interested in making this, but I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, so don't wait up for me...

    My current idea is to put the screen on rails to pop out, then have a fourbar linkage to fold it up or down, depending on your preference - you'd have to pick up or down when you install it, not on-the-fly. If anyone wants to talk about it more, PM me.
    Old plans out the window because of an accident .
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    See this:
    http://www.outriger.biz/Business-Act...ducts/Tilt.htm

    If you are able to contact them and have an answer with some prices i'll pay you!

    Let me know please!
    I cant have an answer, it seems a good housing and it's motorized!

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    I been looking for the same product.
    However my hat goes to UCC. I like this half din dvd player. it could solve alot of my problems. If i could just find the specs/size of it.
    http://www.outriger.biz/Business-Act...oducts/DVD.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPI Geek
    That was me... I couldn't figure out a way to make the screen fold out cleanly... I didn't want to do it one way, but I later figured out that I didn't really have much of an option. I'm still interested in making this, but I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, so don't wait up for me...
    No, it wasn't you, unless you used to be Vicci and subsequently registered with a different name.
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    I got a reply from Outriger:

    Dear sir,

    Received your e-mail with many thanks. Please see our price level and feel free to contact me again any time
    to take a step further. Since Bosch, Hyundai and, Siemens are using these tilt mechanism, you can guarantee the
    quality.

    SHT-2600 : USD 25.00 FOB Busan MOQ 2000pcs
    SHT-2700 : USD 28.00 FOB Busan MOQ 2000pcs (must check whether you use touch screen and other specs you need)

    In case of Half Din DVD player, four U.S.A. buyers have been importing so far.

    Half Din DVD player : USD 85.00/set without license fee. FOB Busan. MOQ 500 sets

    Car PC

    We've produced mini PC since March 2004 but, the estimated launching date of car PC will be beginning June. Kindly understand.

    Thanks and regards,
    SeongHae Kim
    So, $25 for the half DIN screen assembly, $28 for the full DIN screen assembly, and $85 for the half DIN DVD player. With miniumum orders of 2,000 for the screen assemblies, and 500 for the DVD player, we're talking about a serious group buy!
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