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    Macbook Pro Connection to Kenwood DDX512

    Ok so here is what I am looking to do and I will want some feedback and such. I am soon to be installing a DDX512 Kenwood DVD Navigation Touchscreen into my 2000 Jetta. I have a macbook pro that i want to locate in my trunk, then do a video and audio out to the head unit and into the a/v inputs on the unit. Then I want to create a way to charge the macbook pro while it sits in the trunk obviously. I will probably only use the mac to run music files from itunes via the dashboard application. However the trick I would like to figure out is...using the mac remote, how would i control the computer. I was thinking of some kind of remote sensor or something but i dont know of any product like this that exists. But I will update you on how this goes and how this is working out.
    2000 Volkswagen Jetta

    -Kenwood DDX512 DVD Touchscreen
    -4 Kenwood 3 way speakers 50W
    -2 Kenwood Twister Subs 1200W
    -Kenwood 2500W Class D Mono Amp
    -Akita 18" Black Racing Rims
    -20" x 7.5" Kumho Racing Tires

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    i appologize not run itunes with dashboard, but rather frontrow
    2000 Volkswagen Jetta

    -Kenwood DDX512 DVD Touchscreen
    -4 Kenwood 3 way speakers 50W
    -2 Kenwood Twister Subs 1200W
    -Kenwood 2500W Class D Mono Amp
    -Akita 18" Black Racing Rims
    -20" x 7.5" Kumho Racing Tires

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    Remote buddy. But if you only want to play music, just get an iPod.
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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    well i still want the computer functions as well, however if the computer is in the trunk how will my remote reach the the sensor in the trunk?
    2000 Volkswagen Jetta

    -Kenwood DDX512 DVD Touchscreen
    -4 Kenwood 3 way speakers 50W
    -2 Kenwood Twister Subs 1200W
    -Kenwood 2500W Class D Mono Amp
    -Akita 18" Black Racing Rims
    -20" x 7.5" Kumho Racing Tires

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    Remote buddy allows RF controllers. Check out their web site for supported hardware.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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    o i thought u meant like get a remote buddy, but gotcha, i will check them out
    2000 Volkswagen Jetta

    -Kenwood DDX512 DVD Touchscreen
    -4 Kenwood 3 way speakers 50W
    -2 Kenwood Twister Subs 1200W
    -Kenwood 2500W Class D Mono Amp
    -Akita 18" Black Racing Rims
    -20" x 7.5" Kumho Racing Tires

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