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Thread: finalizing plans need some help deciding on witch route to go

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    finalizing plans need some help deciding on witch route to go

    desision #1

    option 1 ) cram everything into my glove box
    pro
    convienet and close to where the display should go, can change cd's in route dont plan on doing that much but dvds woudl be nice
    cons
    may not fit and i lose my glove box

    option 2) mount a case in my trunk
    pros
    easy to get at, 12v plug in trunk, less noise, easier access to sount interface ( vw thing dont ask)
    cons
    moer elaborate mount , running wires will be longer and i dont know how that wille effect the vga , and will reqire me to tap power in multible space's
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    desision #2 power

    option 1) opus
    pros
    nice, auto switch on with car start and delaies shutdown neat
    cons,
    $$$$$, dont know how to wire it

    option 2) regular atx psu with a inverter
    pros
    cheaper , i know how to install it , have a 12v in turnk
    cons
    sloppy, now nifty start or stop for ocmptuer , may blow fuses
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    desison #3 display

    option 1) in dash non motorized touch screen
    pros
    cool, more secure, clean
    cons
    expensive,

    option 2) touch screen mounted on vent
    pros
    cheap
    cons
    may "tempt" people to try to enter my car with out permision forcing me to cut there hands off and shove them in there @#$#@$@#

    option 3) non touch screen non vga indash
    pros
    cheap , clean , secure
    cons
    not touch screen so ill have to re think the whole input system
    not as cool

    option4) overhead ts or non ts
    pro
    everyone can see, more secure ( hard to see from standing angle)
    cons
    more wireing ,power, seems flimsy ,everyone can see
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    thanks for casting your votes AND OR alternatives to my options
    im trying to get things concret so i can start buying parts

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    should have noted

    i have a 2000 VW passat gls

    i plan on useing the carputer for ( in order) mp3's, navagation, dvd's , obd-II info( if needed)

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    im installing into my 02 Jetta so Im sort of in the sameboat as you.
    (1) I opted the trunk because only downfall is Id have to run cables/extension (no biggie for me). I wouldn't advise tapping off the trunk 12v. Also the turnk is cooler then the interior of the car so win win situation. Anyway my glove box is tiny as hell I don't know about the passat one.
    (2) definately a dc-dc psu, opus if anything.
    (3) Im going to convert a lilliput into an indash housing from digitalww.com.
    And touchscreen is almost necessary now.
    (4) and I can't do overhead because I have a sunroof.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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