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    Parts list and price, can anyone verify please?

    Okay this is what i want my carputer to do:

    Play dvd's, mp3's, cd's, and fm radio, Gps
    and all of it to be touchscreen.

    This is what i just bought off of ebay:

    ITX motherboard V1000 $111 shipped
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

    512sdram memory $49.90
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...703800705&rd=1

    ITPS Voltage regulator $49.90 shipped
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3493812994

    Power Supply $59.95
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=6703775216

    Fm tuner $32.90
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...118473685&rd=1

    8x dvd player and 20g hard drive i already have

    besides from the liliput touchscreen
    do i need anything else?
    aside from playing movies listening to music and gps, is there anyhting else that's cool i can do? thank you for helping me and giving me advice.

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    My honest opinion:

    Don't get the ITPS or that PW200. (If you've already bought them, then what's the point of asking in this thread?)

    Get yourself either an Opus, or a Carnetix CNX-P1260 plus Morex 60W DC-DC power supply (either separately, or inside a Mini-ITX case from Morex/Travla).

    Either of these options are MUCH better than the ITPS + whatever combination, especially if you think you might EVER want to use your carputer with the engine off, or will want to start the engine with the computer on.

    I personally prefer the Xenarc monitors, as they are built better, and there is much less glare from them than the Lilliput, and the touchscreen is better.

    The only other thing you need is a GPS receiver.


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    Hard drive?

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    hard drive i already have and i have a delorme gps system. i already bought the itps why is it such a bad idea?

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    It's not that it's a bad idea... so much as it is that the Opus is just so darn good and relatively hassle free.

    I'm not sure I agree with the other poster's assessment of how wonderful the Xenarc is compared to the crappy Lilliput, they both use the same LCD module.

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    The ITPS requires at least 13.3V in to get 12V out. This means that when your engine is off, it won't be providing 12V power, so therefore the computer more than likely won't work.

    Similarly, if you need to start your engine, the voltage drop will be too much, and your computer will restart.

    The Opus/Carnetix have much better regulators in them, which accept a very wide input voltage, and I have never had a system restart with the Opus/Carnetix when the engine starts, whereas the same systems on the same car with an ITPS would cause them to restart.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairboy
    I'm not sure I agree with the other poster's assessment of how wonderful the Xenarc is compared to the crappy Lilliput, they both use the same LCD module.
    I've seen them side by side. I've used both of them in the car. The Xenarc is better suited for my car. If sunlight/glare gets onto the Lilliput, good luck trying to read it. With the Xenarc, with MORE sun/glare, I could still read it.

    The touchscreen feels better on the Xenarc (on the Lilliput it feels like a layer of sticky-back-plastic that has air bubbles in it, when you press, it just doesn't feel right. Also, look at the number of problems with Lilliput touchscreens (which I have experienced, my mate's Lilliput worked ONCE in my car, and never again. My Xenarc I've never had a problem with the touchscreen not being recognised or not working)

    One thing I will admit, is that the Lilliput has slightly better colour representation in videos. However, I didn't notice this until I had both of them side-by-side, displaying the same image. The Xenarc has a little bit more "banding", than the Lilliput. That, in my experience and opinion, is the only advantage a Lilliput has. The Xenarc was much crisper, and looked better in everything other than videos.

    My suggestion:
    General use, if it's going to be in sunlight: Xenarc
    Video use only, and can be put out of sunlight/glare: Lilliput


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