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    Rear seat monitor options.

    I have a stock 08 F350 King Ranch with the OEM rear seat entertainment system.

    I am redoing the audio system in the truck and I need to keep a rear seat "DVD player" for mom and the kids. I never...
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    BTW, I ordered the Arduino and CAN shield today. ...

    BTW, I ordered the Arduino and CAN shield today. However, the hard drive failed in my laptop and thus I'll be delayed with starting much until that gets sorted out. I'm hoping everything is here...
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    Me too. I am attempting to swap in a Cummins 6.7...

    Me too. I am attempting to swap in a Cummins 6.7 and ZF6.


    Good. Everyone starts somewhere.

    That would be great. My friend has one too. I'll need to get the messages for things like...
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    Great to hear, Steve. I am going to order an...

    Great to hear, Steve.

    I am going to order an Arduinio board and the CAN shield right now. I'm going to get these over other devices because it affords me low level access to the CAN bus(es) on a...
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    Great to hear, Steve. I am going to order an...

    Great to hear, Steve.

    I am going to order an Arduinio board and the CAN shield right now. I'm going to get these over other devices because it affords me low level access to the CAN bus(es) on a...
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    Hi Steve. I'm back. I'm just ordering my...

    Hi Steve.

    I'm back.

    I'm just ordering my CAN device now. What are you using ? What OS are you using ?
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    Hello. Thanks for the reply. OK, I didn't...

    Hello. Thanks for the reply.

    OK, I didn't know that. The last time I used Labview was in 1990. I'm not kidding.

    I like doing things in Linux. I was expecting to write my own CAN...
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    Great, great thread, people. I need to...

    Great, great thread, people.

    I need to monitor, decipher and send messages on CAN busses on Dodge and Ford diesel trucks.

    Do you think I should start with the Easy Sync or the Audrino shield ?...
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    that makes it pretty easy ! i wonder if there...

    that makes it pretty easy !

    i wonder if there is a document around to explain the interface as well ?

    thanks !

    edit. just found the docs in the docs dir of nghost perfect
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    Great, I'll check into the soruce- and those...

    Great, I'll check into the soruce- and those applications.

    I won't build a stand alone app just for it. I'm trying to emulate an OEM radio system and it will be part of it.

    I've done a lot of...
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    Directed HD radio support in Linux ?

    I'd like to buy a Directed HD radio for use with a Linux car pc.

    Does anyone know where to find the protocol for communicating with the radio ?

    Is there a Linux app somewhere for communicating...
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    I found info on the Directed radio here....

    I found info on the Directed radio here.
    http://www.mo-co-so.com/Directed-DMHD-1000-HD-Radio-Receiver-p/mcs-dir-hdr.htm

    Is the communication protocol for this radio open such that I could write...
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    I know about the Visteon unit, but they are hard...

    I know about the Visteon unit, but they are hard to find and somewhat expensive.

    What is the the Directed radio ?
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    How does the HQCT v1 work other than the issue...

    How does the HQCT v1 work other than the issue with having an input for it ? I'm thinking of getting one.

    How is the AM and FM reception compared to a factory radio ?
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    ???? Thanks for the heads up. The iPad audio...

    ???? Thanks for the heads up. The iPad audio out through the dock is not volume controlled by the iPad itself ?

    Link please !

    I have a 3G phone, but get charged a roaming fee for data...
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    I'm thinking the same thing. I just need a...

    I'm thinking the same thing. I just need a simple one with a good AM/FM receiver and power amp section. The iPad can do the rest.

    Having said that, the X994 or the KIV700 look pretty nice and...
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    That is an Internet based service. If I had...

    That is an Internet based service. If I had Internet access while driving I wouldn't need an AM/FM receiver.
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    Surely they or someone else will fix that at some...

    Surely they or someone else will fix that at some point.

    Charm = do everything a x994 HU would do, ie allow a hands free call, mute the music, etc ? Like Sync in a Ford car ?
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    How good is and AM/FM on the X994 ? I don't...

    How good is and AM/FM on the X994 ?

    I don't understand why we need the head unit to do BT with the phone. Why can't the phone connect to the iPad and have it do the BT stuff and just feed the HU...
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    I'm worried about being able to see the display...

    I'm worried about being able to see the display in bright daytime conditions.

    How is the iPad and the X994 in this regard ?

    Thanks
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    Thanks for replying, Torres. I was looking at...

    Thanks for replying, Torres.

    I was looking at your install. It inspired me to do my truck, which is a Ford Superduty.

    I have a dash space problem. What do you think of mounting the iPad in...
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    iPad install: head unit or no ?

    I'm thinking of doing an iPad install in my truck.

    The big question I have is should I have a head unit or not ? If so, which one ?

    I rarely play CDs. I could easily convert all my CD...
  23. Let me complicate this a bit more by saying that...

    Let me complicate this a bit more by saying that I am doing to use a laptop that only has a simple stereo output and thus I will probably be relying on USB sound devices. What are my options now ?
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    How many of those wires were for the display and...

    How many of those wires were for the display and backlight alone ?
  25. The problem with the Y adapter is that you can't...

    The problem with the Y adapter is that you can't adjust the front/rear balance, otherwise known as Fade.

    It makes sense that soundcards should be able to do a simulated sound field with 4.1...
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