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    I'm down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knubile
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    What end of town you in, what do you drive?
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    West end. Work in the east. Protege5.

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    I live in the west end, baseline fisher area, work in bells corners, and im asking what you're driving to try and find some ideas to work with my setup in such a small space... Not to rob you knowing you got a sweet setup yourself. LMAO
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    I just discovered this thread looking for comments on the Xenarc 700TSV. I have a fully functional carpc "between cars". It was installed in an Infiniti FX35. I need a screen now since the van doesn't have a built-in nav screen like the Infiniti did.

    btw I live in the Bathgate area off of Montreal road. I used the PC in the Infiniti for a good year and a half with very few problems. Mine was a bit unique in that I had to use a sync combiner and an ATI card that would generate a pixel clock below 17 Mps that the onboard VIA unichrome chipset would not do, since the OEM monitor in the infiniti was of the 15kHz fixed-frequency variety. I purchased a touch-screen overlay but in the middle of developing my frontend, I found that an RF remote was more practical so that's what I went with. The PC is linux (Gentoo) based.

    We bought a Ford Freestar (we needed something more practical but man I miss the horsepower already!) and am planning on installing the monitor in the dash-top glovebox and will probably mount the PC in the center console.

    What I have:

    Hardware:
    VIA MII-12000 MB, 160 GB HD, Edimax PCMCIA WiFi card, ATI Radeon7000PCI video card, sync combiner circuit, paralell-port-controlled micro relay bank (used for switching between the car's RGB feed and the computer's, as well as enabling/disabling the navigation VSS signal), X10 Lola RF remote, Hauppage PVR250, C137 case, M1-ATX PS. I had an M1 die on me and fried a motherboard in the process that I was building for someone else, so I think I would go with an Opus if I were to build another. I've heard horror stories from others who have had this happen to them so it definitely wasn't a one-time problem.

    Software:
    My own custom-developed frontend dubbed "Silverwolf" soon to be "Silverwolf 2" in about 3 months God willing , Xine, FMOD libraries, vsftpd and some other unique backend software developed by yours truly. I am (or rather "was" at the moment) using Xine for forwarding the car's built-in DVD video feed back to the front monitor, as well as for playing DVDs stored on the HD and watching TV (using the IVTV drivers). FMOD is used for all audio output (mainly MP3 playback) except when using Xine. Speech synthesis is done using Festival. The new "Silverwolf 2" will be using it's own "pseudo-synthesis" with pre-recorded phrases, numbers, etc. so I'll be dropping Festival but it does work very well.

    As for cold-weather experience, there were two insances this last winter where it dropped below -20C when the HD wouldn't spin up until the car warmed up inside, which took about 5 minutes. Any temperatures above that and I didn't have any problems.

    If anyone is interested in meeting up, I'm game...
    Silverwolf 2 is dead.
    Silverwolf 3...?

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    I wouldn't mind meeting up thursday at the Canadian Tire in Nepean, car night in the parking lot ACROSS from Canadian Tire... Could organize something... Actually, if you guys wanna work something out, MSN works (im not on alot since I don't have it at work AND my net at home is garbage... [email protected] <---- email me, its better, or call\text me: 613-513-ORGY

    We can organize something...
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    anyone wanna meetup this week?
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    I'll be on vacation for this week and next but I'm up for meeting afterwards. I proabably won't have an install to "show off" since I recently traded my car in and haven't re-installed it in the new one yet, but I can bring it with me to show what I had. Anyway it would be cool to see what others in the city are doing...
    Silverwolf 2 is dead.
    Silverwolf 3...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by intuitionsys
    I'll be on vacation for this week and next but I'm up for meeting afterwards. I proabably won't have an install to "show off" since I recently traded my car in and haven't re-installed it in the new one yet, but I can bring it with me to show what I had. Anyway it would be cool to see what others in the city are doing...
    I don't have much to show off either, I'm at the first stage of testing and curing dead batteries and crap... I met up with Knubile and he convinced me on a few things, gave me many brilliant ideas, and helped me out with my setup. Just bringing your stuff with your car will allow us to throw ideas at you for your setup. 3 or 4 brains are better than 1...
    Teach me.

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    testing 1-2-3... is this on? is this on?

    Hello? Ottawa? Anyone home?

    Where do you guys meet?

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