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    screen in-dash or mounted on dash

    What are people's opinions of benefits and disadvantages of each?
    I've looked through quite a bit of completed projects and it seems everybody is choosing in dash screen placement.

    Here is what I see so far:
    In dash:
    Pros: look's OEM, harder to steal?
    Cons: stuck with 7" screen,

    Mounted on dash:
    Pros: can have screen larger than 7"
    Cons: easy theft unless unmounted

    What else?

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    You pretty much have it. Fabricating a screen into the dash is a tougher road to travel... But makes for a nice install. It also is cheaper, in most cases, than a flip out vga monitor. Another factor is that some people just don't have the room to fabricate a monitor into the dash. I am fabricating a screen into the dash for the pc and also doing a flipout for dvds and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnm
    What are people's opinions of benefits and disadvantages of each?
    I've looked through quite a bit of completed projects and it seems everybody is choosing in dash screen placement.

    Here is what I see so far:
    In dash:
    Pros: look's OEM, harder to steal?
    Cons: stuck with 7" screen,

    Mounted on dash:
    Pros: can have screen larger than 7"
    Cons: easy theft unless unmounted

    What else?
    There are many around here that have 8" screens flush mounted in the dash, and there are a few have have ever bigger. It all depends on what space you have avalaible and how do you want it to look in the end. For a more OEM look a 7" screen is the way to go.

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    alright, thanks for the replies

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    Yeah, as above.
    I am trying for the indash setup in my new 2006 honda odyssey, but the pedastil option is a backup.

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