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    New Xenarc MDT-X7000 for CES 2007

    (***UPDATE*** - On Sale now at Mp3car.com http://store.mp3car.com/Xenarc_7_IN_..._p/mon-049.htm)


    Just wanted to get a quick post on the new Xenarc MDT–X7000, and my apologies for the picture quality.

    First just want to say thanks to Xenarc for giving me the opportunity to have my Scion xB in their booth #6619 at CES 2007 again; and working with me on this “Toy xBox” project.

    The MDT –X7000 prototype model could be the answer to a lot of issues that the majority of “carputer” peeps have and conveniences/functions that they need. I have installed several systems and my biggest issue was finding areas to but USB connections power on buttons, and all the external devices etc. The MDT –X7000 prototype has two USB ports right on the face, a PC/PWR, Menu buttons and a DVD/CD player AM/FM Radio.

    Since this is a prototype and no installation manual it appears to be a straight forward install it is a single DIN unit and the connections/inputs-outputs are as follows

    Power, Acc Power, Ground
    Touch Screen USB connection
    AM/FM antenna connection
    RCA Video 1&2 inputs, Video out
    Speaker Front & Rear connections for the Radio
    What appear to be DVD/CD maybe even Radio outputs for front/rear/center and sub
    SVGA/VGA connector and DVI connector
    Remote/Power Antenna connection
    Dimmer/Illumination connection
    Wired Remote Connection
    Wireless Remote

    I think that is it but as you can see from the pic a whole $@# load of wires. My conversations with the techs at Xenarc might get designs going for a hide-away module for all the connections - I/O’s; a bonus for all those tight stereo compartments.

    Before getting the MDT –X7000 Prototype I was sort of hesitant to go to a flip up because of the look etc but with all the features and room under the single din unit I could maybe do a card reader or more USB, I/O connections.

    One last thought is that would be a dream dash unit added feature is a Bluetooth connection for cell phone and mic that is built in. Maybe for us Double Din cars a double din version and or a optional lower panel to fill the pocket space and provide extra I/O’s and card readers microphone etc. (just a thought for the upcoming cell phone laws in CA.)

    I look forward to CES 2007 and hope you can stop by and check out the great Xenarc products and my “Toy xBox” Scion xB.





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    Xenarc MDT–X7000

    Quote Originally Posted by Toy_xBox View Post
    Just wanted to get a quick post on the new Xenarc MDT–X7000, and my apologies for the picture quality.

    First just want to say thanks to Xenarc for giving me the opportunity to have my Scion xB in their booth #6619 at CES 2007 again; and working with me on this “Toy xBox” project.

    The MDT –X7000 prototype model could be the answer to a lot of issues that the majority of “carputer” peeps have and conveniences/functions that they need. I have installed several systems and my biggest issue was finding areas to but USB connections power on buttons, and all the external devices etc. The MDT –X7000 prototype has two USB ports right on the face, a PC/PWR, Menu buttons and a DVD/CD player AM/FM Radio.

    Since this is a prototype and no installation manual it appears to be a straight forward install it is a single DIN unit and the connections/inputs-outputs are as follows

    Power, Acc Power, Ground
    Touch Screen USB connection
    AM/FM antenna connection
    RCA Video 1&2 inputs, Video out
    Speaker Front & Rear connections for the Radio
    What appear to be DVD/CD maybe even Radio outputs for front/rear/center and sub
    SVGA/VGA connector and DVI connector
    Remote/Power Antenna connection
    Dimmer/Illumination connection
    Wired Remote Connection
    Wireless Remote

    I think that is it but as you can see from the pic a whole $@# load of wires. My conversations with the techs at Xenarc might get designs going for a hide-away module for all the connections - I/O’s; a bonus for all those tight stereo compartments.

    Before getting the MDT –X7000 Prototype I was sort of hesitant to go to a flip up because of the look etc but with all the features and room under the single din unit I could maybe do a card reader or more USB, I/O connections.

    One last thought is that would be a dream dash unit added feature is a Bluetooth connection for cell phone and mic that is built in. Maybe for us Double Din cars a double din version and or a optional lower panel to fill the pocket space and provide extra I/O’s and card readers microphone etc. (just a thought for the upcoming cell phone laws in CA.)

    I look forward to CES 2007 and hope you can stop by and check out the great Xenarc products and my “Toy xBox” Scion xB.





    That's cool! Is it on sale yet? Where can I get it?

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    wow, that looks nice. Screen still the same though? No progress towards transflective? I love the fact that this model has a built in slot load. Things are moving along

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    Sorry I don't have a ETA on a release date in 2007. This is a prototype to use at CES... I have to give it back after the show and wait like everyone else for it's release but it will be worth it once the finished product is done. That will give me time to fabricate a face plate to move the unit to the lower portion so the screen will not stick above the dash as bad.

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    drooooooool!

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    I like the dual USB's in the front as well at the slot load........I want one....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toy_xBox View Post
    Sorry I don't have a ETA on a release date in 2007. This is a prototype to use at CES... I have to give it back after the show and wait like everyone else for it's release but it will be worth it once the finished product is done. That will give me time to fabricate a face plate to move the unit to the lower portion so the screen will not stick above the dash as bad.

    Since it has USB input, I presume it can be use for the car pc. How's the touchscreen? Sensetive? Also can it be adjust left and rite? Through hand adjustment or motor?

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    info from xenarc

    hey all,

    just got some info from Jason Huang @ xenarc, who said that this is supposed to be available on march 1. pricing won't be known until it's in production.

    so i guess it's not in production yet, so maybe march 1 is a bit optimistic? anyhow, just thought i'd share. cause i'm droolin too....

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    mm would love one of these

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    Sorry Peeps for not following up just got back into the daily grind after CES...

    The unit I had was being tested and the designers are working the firmware and I was only able to test out the some of the features.... this is what I found on this one:

    The USB ports work great with simple devices ones that do not require a lot of power like external drives and some WIFI devices.

    The Screen has 10 settings for angle for vertical adjustment no horizontal on the one I had.

    Touch screen works like my original Xenarc screen

    On the way to the show I ran the system non stop for 4-5 hours and had no issues, screen stayed put did not shake on me and did not feel weak when I used the touchsreen and pushed to hard on occasion.

    During the show I had my box connected to a Cascade 90 amp power supply. The computer was running off the new CarNetix CNX-P2140 (more info http://www.carnetix.com/P2140/CNXP2140.htm ) the screen under normal conditions had no ripples. I did however have some light ripples while running all the Varad lighting and cranking the sound system to uncomfortable listening levels (yeah-yeah to loud to old, I know).

    One issue I had is, and maybe it is part of my anal retentive over protective power layout and switch/relay system I have to the CarNetix CNX-P2140 power supply. But I had two instances were the system would freak out and I had to power down the unit to clear the USB signals to be able to access the DVD/USB ports and touch screen. I do believe it was not the fault of the hardware just my layout of relays and disconnect switches which I have in place to avoid draining my battery when it is garage for long periods of time.

    Overall I like the Xenarc MDT-X7000 and see the benefits it will bring to carputer installs. I would only hope that a double din with these features is in the works but for now I will be fabricating a custom bracket to better fit my dash and appearance of the install.

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