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    Microsoft Surface Tablets

    Lots of good info here:


    Looks like a possible iPad killer for carPC use. The 8 Pro version uses core i5, USB 3.0, HDMI, and the same software as laptops running Windows 8.
  2. C5 Corvette Custom Middle Dash Console with Xenarc 1020TSV (10.2" LCD Touchscreen)

    This is a very high quality build. The console is surfaced to match factory appearance. It would be best to give it new paint. There is also a hairline crack at the top left corner of the frame...
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    Thx for all the advice!

    Thx for all the advice!
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    Mobo is a zotac AM3 that I'll run 45w quad. It...

    Mobo is a zotac AM3 that I'll run 45w quad. It can take 8gb ram.

    Forgot to mention I plan on using Centrafuse.
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    win 7 32 bit or 64 bit?

    Building a new CarPC. I have a Carnetix 2145, and heard their drivers handle 64 bit now. Everything else will be new. Any reasons not to do 64bit?
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    For every 100 pounds, you need to add 15 HP. ...

    For every 100 pounds, you need to add 15 HP. That will keep the power to weight ratio.

    Put in a supercharger and you can put concrete in your doors and really deaden them.
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    WHS for backing up your CarPC..., priceless.

    WHS for backing up your CarPC..., priceless.
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    Well that pretty much answers my question. No...

    Well that pretty much answers my question. No sound card needed since I have processing for that already. Thanks all.
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    Let me drill a little deeper here. Regarding...

    Let me drill a little deeper here.

    Regarding the SPDIF, how does its output differ between that of the mobo and the sound card?

    I understand the sound card's quality will be reflected in its...
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    Two questions: In those cases where the card...

    Two questions:

    In those cases where the card made a difference, were you folks using SPDIF/Opt only? I will not be using any RCA's.

    I have no problem getting a great card, but I may not be...
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    How good is onboard audio now?

    Basically, do I need a soundcard just for video content, mostly h.264?

    My system is high SQ for music with a headunit and sound processing, but I will add a CarPC for everything else. (Down the...
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    So, the iPad is clearly not a CarPC, at least not...

    So, the iPad is clearly not a CarPC, at least not in this version.

    Maybe the ones coming down the pike will be. Google's tablet and the MSI Windpad are rumored to have HDMI out. If Android is...
  13. Zapco DC Reference amps. Utmost in sound and...

    Zapco DC Reference amps. Utmost in sound and build quality. DSP control via your CarPC. Can connect the amps in a string and control every amp and every channel independently. Top of the line.
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    Thinking about JetWay JNC84-LF

    Looking at a CarPC with solid graphics that an ATI 4500 can provide, but also need PCI expansion to run a good sound card (e.g., HT/Omega Claro).

    This board looks good, and I can give it a CPU...
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    Any way any how to do 5.1 out?

    I could live with the limitations of the iPAD in the carpc, except one. Is there any way to get high quality audio and 5.1 out of it?
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    2140 and Aopen MiniPC Voltage Setting

    The MiniPC spec is for operation at 19v, but the 2140 can only output 18.5 or 20v. I am running 18.5, but my video display is noisy when hooked up to the 2140. Any problem with changing to 20v to...
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    You mean the internal speaker actually produces...

    You mean the internal speaker actually produces video interference?

    When I spoke to a tech at Xenarc, he had no idea if negative ground could provide power if it came in through a video source. ...
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    Xenarc 1020TSV Video Noise Ground Problem

    I have video noise that I believe is due to a grounding problem. But I think it is a serious issue with my monitor.

    My monitor is getting negative power from the VGA input from my CarPC and from...
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    Carnetix 2140 video noise

    Still installing my system, and have concluded that the 2140 is creating a lot of video noise. My MiniPC is powered by the 2140 and makes a lot of video noise, this resolves when I switch to the AC...
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    The greatest benefit optical has is less RF...

    The greatest benefit optical has is less RF interference. But balanced outputs can be very musical, and many prefer that analog signal to the jitter seen with optical. I was wondering if AI-net...
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    Which has better sound quality: AI-net or...

    Which has better sound quality: AI-net or optical?
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    The wiring diagrams for the H701 show the head...

    The wiring diagrams for the H701 show the head unit and changer connected with both AI-net and optical for each. Doesn't that mean the AI-net connection is for control only? If that is the case,...
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    Having read posts about this exact issue, but...

    Having read posts about this exact issue, but without first-hand experience as of yet: it seems that you can use the HU as a master volume control for all auxiliary inputs. However, any non-AI-net...
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    Maybe I wasn't clear. I will be going optical...

    Maybe I wasn't clear. I will be going optical out from the pc to the h701. Is there any reason to do so using a usb sound card with optical out versus just the pc's motherboard based optical out?
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    Is there any benefit of using a USB sound card...

    Is there any benefit of using a USB sound card for the optical out to the H701 for multichannel processing? Does the pc's optical out need any processing? I see most of the USB soundcards are just...
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