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    Quote Originally Posted by hd54321 View Post
    Look at any other aftermarket or OEM navigation that has a built-in hdd. The most advanced units max out at 30gb.
    And all of them suck, hence the reason none of us are purchasing them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAE51D View Post
    Ironic you tell me not to speak for everyone, but you did the same thing below. ;-)
    Really? Please point out where....
    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Now maybe you've got an assload of disposable income to squander on an overpriced HDD installation, but most people don't.
    Frankly, I think paying twice what a HDD goes for on the market is stupid. I can understand why people would do so if they have no knowledge of how to install.
    I don't see it... Unless it was in another part of the message you cut up for quoting, but I didn't see what you're talking about there, either...


    I tend to agree, but if that's what I must do to get a bigger sanctioned HD and still retain a warranty (plus it saves me the time and aggravation of doing it myself), then so be it.
    You & I come from two very different schools of thought, I guess.
    If I want to upgrade my computer, even something designed NOT to be user-upgradable (like the G4 or a laptop), I'm going to do it myself. I'm confident in my skills and experience enough to know that I can swap out a piece of hardware.

    I also understand the target market of the mp3car.com store. They are marketing it at Average Joe Moron (which is obviously not you, so please don't think I've got my flamethrower on! ). It's not aimed at most of us tinkerers nd hackers and code monkeys.
    Based on the simple fact that the specs of the G4 aren't sufficient for your taste, that tells me that you aren't their target market.

    This is meant to be an in-car iPod killer, basically. How many iPod owners upgrade the drives in their units? (Rhetorical question - In this crowd, I know there are some that do and have!)

    And that brings me back to my logic that I stated previously...
    If you want to tweak your hardware and modify it, then the G4 isn't for you. You should look into building your own or purchasing a pre-built unit that may not be as sleek and cool-loking as the G4, but will allow you to change whatever parts you want as often as you want.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I think the way to go for the tinkerer who wants to get an OEM looking install is a double din monitor w/ or w/o amp like the one panda is working on -or the one that's already out there- which is attached that to a stand alone pc mounted somewhere else in the vehicle. That way, you get the nice standard looking screen combined with the ability to easily remove and tinker with the pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Really? Please point out where....I don't see it...
    You said this: "Now maybe you've got an assload of disposable income to squander on an overpriced HDD installation, but most people don't."
    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    This is meant to be an in-car iPod killer, basically.
    I strongly disagree. first of all, my iPOD has 80GB, so right there they've charged about $1700 more than an iPOD that has more capacity. This unit does way more. it plays movies, CDs, Radio, backup camera, GPS, WiFi, can email, surf web, can do anything a PC can do and more. If anything, it's a HU killer and puts all those $1400 nav systems to shame - kicking their asses up and down the block.
    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    And that brings me back to my logic that I stated previously...
    If you want to tweak your hardware and modify it, then the G4 isn't for you. You should look into building your own or purchasing a pre-built unit that may not be as sleek and cool-loking as the G4, but will allow you to change whatever parts you want as often as you want.
    Your logic is flawed. it is perfect for what I want. An easy to install CarPC. I don't want to install a separate LCD, and Computer and wire that all up stringing between the front and rear of my car, tearing it all apart. I want a drop in 2DIN replacement. This seems so rediculous that we're all arguing over a simple change as a HD upgrade.

    Again, yes I have the competence to physically change the HD, as do most of us here. That's not the point. The point is the support and warranty afterwards. This is an expensive device that will have a lot of abuse from hot/cold, road bumps, etc. If it breaks while under warranty, I want to be covered. If I put in a HD, I just bricked it for all intents and purposes. This discussion has nothing to do with technical abilities of any of us, or even of the masses. It has to do with what the customers want. All they have to do is offer either a larger hard drive as standard, or offer two models and charge more for the "non-standard" one. It's literally that simple. Supply and demand will take care of the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAE51D View Post
    You said this: "Now maybe you've got an assload of disposable income to squander on an overpriced HDD installation, but most people don't."
    Ummmm. OK.
    I don't see "most" as being a broad generalization, but whatever...

    I strongly disagree. first of all, my iPOD has 80GB, so right there they've charged about $1700 more than an iPOD that has more capacity. This unit does way more. it plays movies, CDs, Radio, backup camera, GPS, WiFi, can email, surf web, can do anything a PC can do and more. If anything, it's a HU killer and puts all those $1400 nav systems to shame - kicking their asses up and down the block.
    Your iPod also doesn't do GPS navigation, play DVDs or allow you to rip CDs to music files (as well as many o the other functions the G4 has that your iPod doesn't, even with its bigger HDD).
    Never mind that you still have storage space for THOUSANDS of tracks on the HDD on the G4 out of the box, despite having OS & software loaded. You can store enough music on the stock HDD to have continuous music for a cross-country roadtrip and never hear the same song twice.

    I agree that it puts all the in-dash DVD/Nav/all-in-one units to shame, without a doubt.

    Your logic is flawed. it is perfect for what I want. An easy to install CarPC. I don't want to install a separate LCD, and Computer and wire that all up stringing between the front and rear of my car, tearing it all apart. I want a drop in 2DIN replacement. This seems so rediculous that we're all arguing over a simple change as a HD upgrade.
    I'm not arguing.
    I understand your points. I'm simply saying that the mp3car.com is not marketing this at you. You're not Joe Average Moron.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I know its been mentioned before, but external USB Hard drive , its not very hard to hide...

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    I have a few questions:

    1) I live in Kuwait. The heat here is insane. it reaches 50 degrees in the shade in July & August. I park my car in a shaded lot at work and home and most places around ... but sometimes I might end up leaving the car in the sun for a few hours. Would that casue a problem to the system or the screen?

    2) Another Kuwait - related question: can I use any mapping software with the G4? I assume that most systems will have either a US or Europe maps.

    3) I have a 2002 passat and it came with a hands free phone already connected to the car's sound system. Would it make it much easier to connect a BlueTooth hands free to the G4? And does the G4 syncronize the contacts on my mobile to it?

    4) I noticed in some images that the interface has different colors ... is this a customizable thing? Can the lights on the unit itslef (buttons and knobs) be customizable as well? I like the red buttons and knobs on my passat and LVOE the blue screens. I want it to look as OEM as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinlekiller View Post
    I know its been mentioned before, but external USB Hard drive , its not very hard to hide...
    That pretty much ends this whole rant, doesn't it Kevin?
    I couldn't agree more... get a small external HDD (like the SimpleDrives, they're only slightly bigger than an Ipod) and be done with it.

    By the way, MP3Car store folks, doesn't the G4 come to the store from Korea with the HDD already in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nola111 View Post
    doesn't the G4 come to the store from Korea with the HDD already in it?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annobis View Post
    I have a few questions:

    1) I live in Kuwait. The heat here is insane. it reaches 50 degrees in the shade in July & August. I park my car in a shaded lot at work and home and most places around ... but sometimes I might end up leaving the car in the sun for a few hours. Would that casue a problem to the system or the screen?

    2) Another Kuwait - related question: can I use any mapping software with the G4? I assume that most systems will have either a US or Europe maps.

    3) I have a 2002 passat and it came with a hands free phone already connected to the car's sound system. Would it make it much easier to connect a BlueTooth hands free to the G4? And does the G4 syncronize the contacts on my mobile to it?

    4) I noticed in some images that the interface has different colors ... is this a customizable thing? Can the lights on the unit itslef (buttons and knobs) be customizable as well? I like the red buttons and knobs on my passat and LVOE the blue screens. I want it to look as OEM as possible.

    1. 50c hasn't been tested, but should be ok. The G4 will not start until it is cool enough due to an internal thermal sensor.

    2. You could have streetdeck launch another mapping program that supports the middle east. However, you would NOT have the tight integration that you would get if you were using US/Canada/Europe Maps.
    For example (mute mp3s when giving routing instructions, skip audio tracks with a gesture while in nav mode)

    3. We can not confirm phone compatibility at this time. On some phones we do contact sync. A full list has not been developed yet.

    4. The Colors are fully customizable with slider bars. I will try to upload a screen shot.

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