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Thread: After Years of thinking about it, finally building a carpc

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    Ok, I was just thinking about something else. So the PC will have 1 output for audio (which is 5.1 or 7.1) and I understand you take that to RCA -> AMP -> car speakers. How do you go about having the front, rear and left and right? If you split the output to RCA from the PC with this http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA280_.jpg doesn't that just make it left and right and the front to rear non-existent?

    Actually the system I'm looking at has RCA outputs already



    Am I going to have to do it through a crossover/equalizer or even my amp to control the fader settings?

    Or even this


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    VM7000 7"Desktop TFT LCDMonitor

    +1

    i have three of these (1 broke, 1 disassembled, and 1 untouched)

    i got them for about 100$ via fleebay each

    GUTS:
    hitachi lcd display and ccfl tube around all side, not just 2 lil tubes on top n bottom

    lcd controller board looks exactly the same as the more expensive liliput except for where the vga/power connectors are soldered but i dont have part numbers or liliput board on hand, just goolge pics so its not fo-sho.

    the usb touch screen is the same cheap ones off ebay as well, 7" resistive touch overlay going to a small board thats stuck to the lcd controller.

    taking one of these bad boys apart is a PITA! they use a LOT of glue to hold the screen to the front half. and i dont think its regular hot glue ether.

    the conectors for the display are proprietary connector that resemble s-video cables. i have cut one up and they are not copper wires but look solderable (i dont think thats a word really) but i havent got that far yet.

    !!! disassembly is not reversible !!!

    PERFORMANCE:
    display is sharp, it is a real vga display, its not one of those ones that convert vga to rca and distorts the picture, but it does have two rca inputs

    its NOT direct sunlight readable although its fine in the daytime

    restive touch is what it is... ok

    the software for it is good. bunch of calibration settings, bunch of driver settings for things like Xtime hold=right click, and more

    END: good budget display and parts do come up here and there for those opps! moments

    i think thats it... kinda long winded but a display is a large portion of the carpc cost so its good to know what your gettin

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    Well I already have the EBY-701 and currently working on the bezel fitment. I'm just a little confused about the audio setup in my last post.

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    So I've been doing some more reading and I've been looking at the Creative Labs USB Sound Blaster Audigy2 External Sound Card



    The PC I'm looking at has optical out and this external card has an optical in. Argh, just trying to find an easy way to have the fader and balancer options

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    I will be watching your thread closely because I'm in the exact same boat as you. I've been thinking about this for years but never had the guts to do it.

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    nice find, glad you haven't abandon your carpc project...

    alot of amazon's reviews said that the audio was laggy but the same reviews didn't say what connection they were using, usb (expected) or optical (superior).

    but as a side note, centrafuse has front/back left/right adjustments and you should be able to reassign the stock "line-out" 3.5mm stereo plug to "rear-output" with software. then go to any store that has car audio stuff and you can usually find a 3.5mm plug to rca adapter. confused yet?

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