Keep in mind that you can do "surgery" in such ways that it will not likely be noticed when you resell it (i.e. behind panels, under consoles, under seats, etc..)Originally Posted by tizoc
It should effectively identical to installing a G4. The only real difference (for our purposes) is that FR is included with the Intel.a) I have not yet found anywhere on the internet a set-up of an Intel Mac Mini (These ones have "official" front row!) with a lot of step-by-step pictures.
Eh. Either will work. The Intel mini offers better support for virtualization (i.e. able to use most Windows Apps (without booting to Windows) at a reasonable speed). And FR is included if you want to use it, otherwise it's a wash for the near term.should I go with a G4-based model at all?
These are redundant (unless there are other AC devices you want to power). There shouldn't be anything scary about the P1900 for you. Wire it in and hide it behind the dash, then when you want to pull the Mac out it will be easy to pull out. If you aren't comfortable installing it yourself, a good car audio shop will do it for you (just let them know you want to be able to easily remove it when you sell the car).----> Belkin Power Inverter (AC Anywhere™ F5C400-300W) $59.99
----->Carnetix P1900 and P5V adapter.
This is the SCARY component....do I need this at all? can the inverter take care of it? Is this compatible with the new Intel Mac mini?
My Lilli came with a USB/VGA cable that is about 4' long. I would guess that the Xenarc would be similar. Unless you want someone in your 3rd row (I think the TB has a 3rd row, right?), if you have the Mini in the center console that should be enough.I don't really like it since my ideal set up would be to hide the monitor from the dashboard! I want to be able to use the monitor more as a tablet that has enough cable to be move around the passengers on the back of the car.
Go look at the LCD forum. There is no good 12v LCD for this. The only real solutions so far have been build bigger backlight, but it won't be "handheld" for a few reasons then. They haven't figured out a good drop-in replacement yet (though they are talking about some transflective skins lately).ALSO..... I've done some research around and it is hard to find a slim LCD that has a decent contrast ratio, wide-angle view, brightness and dvi input.
Check somewhere like Crutchfield or your local car audio shops for tips on this (the Audio forum here might be able to help too). Yours is old enough it probably has an adapter available.1) Audio input. My trailblazer has an "AUX" port but not a built-in Audio out (like many new 2006/7 cars!).
How hard is it to place an audio out port on it?? Anyone with experience?
Hope that helps some.