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    Hey guys need some help with carputer install

    My base is going to be a laptop since i had one lying around that i could use. a few things im stuck at, one how would i connect the car speakers and my subs to the laptop? two whats the best software to use.

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    you need a amp. and then you just use a 3.5mm to rca adapter cable to split the signal up to the different amps.

    what kind of software are you looking for?

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    So a regular 4 ch amp for speakers then? How many watts? And like roadrunner whats the best one to use on it, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assy View Post
    So a regular 4 ch amp for speakers then? How many watts? And like roadrunner whats the best one to use on it, thanks
    also does it matter if i get a vga touch screen vs a usb one?

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    Assy, check out my thread, similar idea, except i used a pc rather than laptop, and with the help of the great guys on mp3car, i think it worked out quite well.
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    For your touchscreen, it will use usb for the touch interface... the video to the screen will go through either d-sub, dvi, or hdmi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledge1 View Post
    Assy, check out my thread, similar idea, except i used a pc rather than laptop, and with the help of the great guys on mp3car, i think it worked out quite well.
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    For your touchscreen, it will use usb for the touch interface... the video to the screen will go through either d-sub, dvi, or hdmi
    oh i thought it all went from the usb, what monitor do you recomened

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    ok i got my amp installed and ordered the gps dongle and the bluetooth also a usb hub. now would this be a good screen?

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CH0Q8wIwAQ

    and what would i use to turn the laptop charger on and off like a pc would?

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    sorry, i missed your other posts--- stupid moderation que(not the fault of the mods, but the fault of the forum software for not showing it as a new unread post later on)...

    that screen doesn't have a touch screen. i recommend the lilliput 629, or lilliput 669. both have worked excellent for me.


    beware, usb-only screens will not display any info before the pc loads the desktop, so any pre-desktop errors will never show up.


    for power, the best solutions are to use a carnetix 1900, 2140, or dc-dc usb.

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    damn that screen is 200

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assy View Post
    oh i thought it all went from the usb, what monitor do you recomened
    Not the one you have shown above...
    get one of the ones that are listed in the store here, which support touch control etc.. and that suits the size you need.
    For me the one i got was perfect, though a transflective one would have been nicer
    http://store.mp3car.com/Lilliput_619..._p/mon-001.htm
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    http://store.mp3car.com/Industrial_G..._p/mon-068.htm
    though you would want to be very serious about it to get the second one.
    There's a slightly cheaper sunlight readable one, but it only has a 60 day warranty = forget it
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