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Thread: Installing Mac Mini in My 05 Alti SER

  1. #1
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    May 2007

    Installing Mac Mini in My 05 Alti SER

    Hey everyone, I've been reading a lot of these forums for over a year now, just restarted to read a couple of days ago. Anyways I have an 05 Altima SER, was looking into a Pioneer Avic Z2, but at 2200$ USD, I rather build myself something that I could be proud of, especially that I have an almost brand new mac mini, not being used everyday...So I thought, why not put it in my car. I've been researching a lot, and had a few goes.

    I know, I know, I shouldnt ask this, but what touchscreen should I get that works well with the mac mini? 7" I think the stock navigation bezel is 7", so which works the best with the mac mini.

    I really want to get rid of my standalone xm satellite radio in my car and incorporate it into my carpc. I will be running windows on my mac, as obvioulsy there is a ton more support for windows then mac. I would like to know what I need to get it to work. I checked out the store on here, and it seems I need a universal tuner and usb thingy to get it working...but does that give me a satellite radio id, and then i call it in to activate it or how does it work?

    How do I plug everything up in my car? My car has a stock amp, but I have no idea how everything works in car audio, therefore I never looked at it...

    Also about how long from engine startup to enjoying my stuff on my mac should I expect? 90 seconds is about right, right?

    This is the list I have till now...please add in if Im missing:
    Mac mini(already have)
    Carnetix P1900 with Mac mini cables
    7" Touchscreen
    GPS antenna (already have)

    Thanks and I will probably add on more questiosn when I think of some.
    Thanks a lot again and I appreciate everyones help in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Wellington. New Zealand
    You already have almost everything that you need. Depending on where you are placing the Mini of course!
    Without going in to all the O/S type arguments, Why run Windoze? You cripple most of the beauty of the Mac. There is way more support for Mac out there than you think. Of course, for other stuff you can run windoze progs in parallels.
    Let me know if there are any specific issues you are having.

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