2007 Honda Accord EX-L 6 speed Sedan Carputer Install?
I have a question for the group. I went to my local car audio shop to inquire about installing a carputer in my brand new 2007 Accord w/dual climate control, and they said that there are NO PRODUCTS on the market to allow a carputer since I also have factory XM and need a bus device to install the carputer. FWIW, I also called the honda dealership, and they said that they will install an MP3 player for $650, which I think is a little steep just to have something that plays MP3 discs. My question is since Honda can install a third auxillary input device, is there something on the market that will allow me to install a third aux device?
Thus far I have an older Dell Inspiron 8200 P4 2.0 GHz laptop with 512 MB of RAM, so I think that would make a good MP3/WMA/Monkey Audio/FLAC player for the vehicle. I am thinking of getting a decent touch screen display to put in the bottom cubbyhole, and either mounting the laptop under the passenger seat on a custom made slide out tray or in the trunk. I will also get a decent power invertor if I can not find a direct 12v to laptop connection.
I guess my last question is am I on the right track with the computer I am planning on using or should I invest in something more powerful?