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    Quote Originally Posted by h22lude
    I don't want to control the ipod, I would just touch the button on the screen for the ipod so it plays through the HU into the system and control that by itself.

    So I would still have to turn the carputer on and wait for it to load up and then it will work or if I put money and time into could I do without that step? How would you control things with a carputer. I know you touch the screen to pick teh device but say you want the radio, you touch the radio and where is the radio, and how do you control it?
    ok think of things like this. if you want a screen you need software(os) to operate any hardware. so my opinion is if you really really dont want a carputer take out your head unit see if you can hook your ipod up to it and use a monitor or tv screen for xbox/dvd. all the other functions for radio/ipod cd player will work off of a head unit(if the headunit supports all that). your dvd player will have to run to the same screen your xbox is. i dont know what all hardware you have but id say if you are gettin a dvd player or gettin the kit for your xbox you still need a screen. so just go with the carputer my opinion. boot time can be cut down. search forum. plus you have gps,pc games etc... but if you just want what is cheap just get a screen and see if your head unit will work. check back and see if it has rca jacks (in).

    as for the computer controls depends on how you want to set it up. ok its just like the computer you are using now but the screen is touch screen.... that is your mouse....get the hardware you want the software to run it. for radio search forum for what you want either usb or pci fm tuners. how you control your computer is up to you. good luck
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    oh and if you do go with the carputer you can do away with the head unit.
    i dont know much so ima just tell you to read and search pm me if you want to know n e thing else ill help ya.

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    Can you really fit that all into your small lude?

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    Well I can fit a lot in my lude, I have a pretty big trunk but I am going to buy anotehr car (SUV) and that is what I am planning for.

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    well why not just mod the xbox??? it could do all of that if properly equipped and when you want to play a game you can get get out of windows and boot the xbox dashoboard and play the game, pop in a 120GB drive and you could keep all of your games on the xbox's hard drive, along with all of your MP3's and any other software you want. and think the xbox is all that would be neccessary

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    You call the ludes trunk big?

    I had a two Preludes and the trunks are no where even as big as my WRX's trunk and still this STi trunk is smalland has no fold down seats.

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    hcomplyr so you are saying that I can make it so all I have is the xbox and use that as my pc? How is that possible if that is what you are saying?

    leslie I think my trunk is big. Not big like some luxury cars but it can hold its own. I can easily fit a computer, xbox, and subs in there with room. I would have to fabricate something to hold it all to make it tight but it is easily possible.

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    All you'd really have to do is get a mod chip for your xbox. You'd have to use an xbox controller to navigate through the system, but you'd be able to playback MP3s, Videos, DVDs.....and still be able to play all your xbox games.
    - Sony XAV-7W In-Dash 7" LCD
    - Via EPIA 800MHz
    - 256MB SDRAM
    - 40GB HDD
    - Targus Wireless Remote
    - Win 98SE
    See it Here
    or Here (cardomain.com)

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    SO it won't be touch screen anymore? Where can I get info on the mod chip and software needed?

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    Check out these sites:

    xboxmediaplayer.de

    xbox-scene.com

    the-console-corner.com

    xbox-modchips.com

    xbox-info.com

    gotmod.com

    You'll find lots of info. You'll have to open your xbox to install a mod chip and I'd recommend upgrading the hdd. This will void your warranty, but oh well.
    - Sony XAV-7W In-Dash 7" LCD
    - Via EPIA 800MHz
    - 256MB SDRAM
    - 40GB HDD
    - Targus Wireless Remote
    - Win 98SE
    See it Here
    or Here (cardomain.com)

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    whats better xbox or carputer for a touch screen and wanting a radio/ cd player HU, dvd player, ipod and eventually gps which all goes through a system with subs and possibly 5.1 surround?

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