Hello from oz!!
Im quite new to this, so please dont tread on me! I've been looking at the idea of a car pc to play mp3's, dvd's and do gps and stuff for a while now, and recently decided to start getting the parts together I need.
Im not too clued up on car electrics and stuff, but I've got a fair idea Im on the right track, just might need to add something more to do with the dc-dc stuff.
The setup I'm going for, is:
VIA EPIA M10000 system board,
slim slot in dvd/cdrw,
40gb 5400rpm 8mb 2.5" hdd,
Lilliput 7" XGA Touchscreen
and an ITPS Power Sequencer.
Im planning to install this in a DIN slot on my Mitsubishi Magna ('99 TH Advance), with the screen sitting just below where the cup holders are :).
My car stereo has an aux input for the sound, so hopefully that will work ok.
I'm just hoping anyone out there with some experience with something similar might be able to give me any pointers, advice or just hints in what to watch out for.
My plan is to see about getting it professionally installed, could anyone recommend an individual/company in the perth area?
Finally, I've also been looking at the different types of GPS software out there to use - Destinator seems to be quite interesting, but there are a few others out too - anything anyone recommends?
Many thanks in advance for any help!