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    Oh boy! And only $50! What a value!
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    i really dont think $50 is that bad tho.got all the option i can think of.

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    nah its not that great.. they will only sell you a light verson of their software... I think mediacar is the best option for now and .. it's FREE!!!
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    Again I see a few good and bad things being said about us which in all is a good thing. We tell people that do not have the money to try the forums so thatís why we check up on it once I a while.

    I would like to add a few things about drivesoft.

    Price is not $3000 and then goes up. Actually, if you had every option we offered it would barley go over 3200. That would be every possible accessory made. Most of our systems that are sold are much less then that. Even after mark up from a retailer you can get something for around $2000. I know that still is kind of pricy but it is all new and warranted product. Our client which mostly the large SUV and high end car drivers would never want to build something own there own. Too much trouble and the learning curve is a little tough for the ordinary guy.

    We should never try to compare Home Brew with commercial. It is two different animals. As for as our software and some saying that is better well I think that you all should know that we will never put out what we or capable of all at once. Wait until next year and you will see what we mean. Also I think after having over 15,000 copies sold with hardly any tech support needed and people not emailing us every day asking about fixes and updates etc like on many forms is pretty good.

    Also I see some one said our unit is just a big home PC is a case. PC maybe but not big. Just so you know it is about the size of a 6 disc cd changer. I think that is very fair in size.

    PSU issues. Do you think that people know all what you guys know about PSUís? However I remember just a few years ago I was on this forum I everyone had inverters still. We have 12volt since 1998. I am not saying no one else did but I am saying if so, it was only few who did.

    We are properly licensed, we follow all rules and we spend allot of money on demo cars that appear in show all over the US like at SEMA and CES. We have reps in cities that also need to get paid. Profit is important and we are not ashamed to admit it but we are not making as much as some say. Like saying the product can cost up to $5000. I would not pay that much either.

    We also make a lot of small parts and a few main parts too. We write drivers that are better then some of the stuff on the market. We take all the fat off of everything and build a real lean system that works day and night with out a problem.

    Here are some examples:

    You guys use LCD's some like us but we use higher end components inside like the touch controller. Also like the new LCD that we build in-house that vibrates when you touch the screen so you now when you doing an action. It helps you feel what youíre doing.

    The XM PCR problem that just arrived last month. We new about that a year ago and designed our own part in waiting for the XM Direct to take over. Unfortunately it is a proprietary part combine with our own drivers to stop people from sniffing the port and doing the things the XM dos not want you to do, which I wish we did not need to do but as I said be for we pay the fees and follow the rules. After we built the XM Escalade for the XM booth at CES last year we had already began that new part. I fact it was the Drivesoft interface the was streaming live video from Washington to Las Vegas along with real time traffic, weather and stock quotes using prototype XM equipment. If there is any doubt I am sure I can find a picture or 2 of that prototype we built.


    I see where car audio maq made it sound like if you did it yourself it will be ugly and incorrect. We know that is not true. I have seen some very nice work coming out of forums but we all have to say that we have seen some really bad fire hazards too. But that goes with any industry that there are DIYer's involved. Look at Home Depot. Most people shopping there have now Idea what they need and that shows clearly when the screw that house up and then spend more money then they would have in the first place to have someone fix the screw up and the fix the project they started in the first place.


    Last note:
    I understand the point some of you are making:

    Why buy a DELL desktop when you can build and better one on your own for cheaper. I agree I would never buy a off the shelf desktop. I would be disappointed in my self.

    Or if you have to replace your motor in your car why spend 6000 on some factory motor when you can build and faster one for cheaper.

    However, not every one can build a desktop PC or and high performance engine and even some who could would not waste their time because maybe their job pays allot more then they could save build it.

    Again thanks for the good comments and thanks even for the bad ones. It keeps us on our toes.


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    Demo

    I think that a lot of us are wondering what your software is like do u have a demo with some limitations to get a feel for the software? I believe it would be very benifical for Drivesoft if they got users like people on this forum to believe in their products.

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    the only thing i see about it that i havent found on this forum yet is how to convert that entire pc system to use 12v instead of a power inverter.

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    Wait... you didn't find that on these forums, did you MX3? Geez... I've been searching and searching and haven't been able to figure it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kinggargantuan
    the only thing i see about it that i havent found on this forum yet is how to convert that entire pc system to use 12v instead of a power inverter.

    you're killing me!

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