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    Soldering is easy. Just remember that you heat...

    Soldering is easy. Just remember that you heat the wire and the heated wire "draws" the solder into the connection. Get a decent solding iron, because with this hobby, you're likely to do a lot of...
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    Save it. The paypal thing is only good for 60...

    Save it. The paypal thing is only good for 60 (or so) days. Paypal won't help you. I've ordered from Armen and had good luck and bad luck. The problem is that business transactions shouldn't...
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    Thin skin, this new...

    <In my best Yoda voice> Thin skin, this new person DevilsMentor has... </yoda>

    Seriously, read, read, read. Then read some more. Spoonfeeding in here doesn't happen. On to the relevant...
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    This is a hobby. I'd say if you want to have...

    This is a hobby. I'd say if you want to have something that you buy, install and it just works, get an off-the-shelf system. If you enjoy tinkering and can occasionally stand not having access to...
  5. Thread: Yo

    by peecee
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    Ok, what do you want to tell us? You're giving...

    Ok, what do you want to tell us? You're giving us VW owners a bad name by just saying hi without asking a question...
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    Exactly my problem. I've got 2 terabytes of...

    Exactly my problem. I've got 2 terabytes of music and video. I've come to the conclusion that I'll probably use some sort of syncronizing program like the one v8 scimitar has. Isolating the...
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    Looks pretty cool. I added myself, but I put...

    Looks pretty cool. I added myself, but I put myself at my parent's house, which is nowhere near my current place of residence. ;)

    Odd, I just noticed BugByte is up in my neck of the woods. I...
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    Most good dc/dc power supplies (m2-atx, opus,...

    Most good dc/dc power supplies (m2-atx, opus, dsatx) provide startup/shutdown capabilities. There is usually no need for a separate psu and a startup/shutdown controller.

    Sounds like the others...
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    In addition to what Darque said, what type of...

    In addition to what Darque said, what type of vehicle you have and what type of sub you want sort of work together. You can get a standalone sub that will mount to the vehicle, a powered sub that...
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    Unless you want to have to turn the unit on and...

    Unless you want to have to turn the unit on and off every time, attach the ACC cable to a switched source. There is a menu option to set the unit to automatically turn on. It's extremely convenient.
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    Except for those people who 1) Don't have a...

    Except for those people who

    1) Don't have a cigarette lighter or
    2) Have a cigarette lighter that is hot all the time.

    I like the fact that my computer accessories are only powered from my...
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    What kind of speakers do you have? How many...

    What kind of speakers do you have? How many speakers do you have? If you have factory speakers, it is doubtful you'll need much more than the head unit is putting out.
  13. Thread: HD Radio?

    by peecee
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    HD Radio?

    Has anyone been able to find a reasonably priced HD unit other than the JVC KD-HDR1? I'm not a big fan of Sirius or XM radio yet, but would like to get HD for my carpc. My headunit was damaged and...
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    I'll add to what our forums elders have already...

    I'll add to what our forums elders have already stated...

    If you think you've got a detailed list, you don't. You have some ideas. A detailed list will list the exact parts and pieces and...
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    Keep in mind that having a carpc in your car is...

    Keep in mind that having a carpc in your car is not a simple operation, it's more than anything you can imagine. It's a hobby. Did you ever play with trains when you were a kid? Were you satisfied...
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    Yes, cut the power wires in roughly half - so you...

    Yes, cut the power wires in roughly half - so you can reconnect the brick if possible. You'll need to figure out which lead needs to be positive and which one needs to be ground, but you can do that...
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    SATA drive is the only deficiency...do a laptop...

    SATA drive is the only deficiency...do a laptop drive or if you feel really adventurous, compact flash drive.
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    I use a slim slot load DVD drive, but have a case...

    I use a slim slot load DVD drive, but have a case that goes from the slim ide connector to usb. It's missing the pin because the interface is keyed. It's fairly standard.
  19. Thread: Making a car pc

    by peecee
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    1. Please use some punctuation. It is very...

    1. Please use some punctuation. It is very difficult to read on the first try without periods, commas and other important concepts.

    2. Read the FAQ. Most of these answers are covered there.
    ...
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    I've been a very happy user of the dstx for...

    I've been a very happy user of the dstx for almost 3 months. Summer has completely buried me with work, but thank goodness I had my hacked in carpc. The stuff talked about on the first page as...
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    I have an open access point on my home network. ...

    I have an open access point on my home network. I have the guys in my company's internet security team try to crack in to my home network about once a month, when they happen to be coming over for a...
  22. For us yanks, awg is the standard by which all...

    For us yanks, awg is the standard by which all wire is measured (from Wikipedia):

    American wire gauge (AWG) is used in the United States and other countries as a standard method of denoting wire...
  23. Thread: Placing Screen

    by peecee
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    Every time I see LowLux's car I think of MadMax...

    Every time I see LowLux's car I think of MadMax for some reason. :D Having such a cool car would seem to dignify an equally cool old school-style install. Cutting that dash should be all that bad. ...
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    Modern winamp? Bah, I like the 2.x series! :D ...

    Modern winamp? Bah, I like the 2.x series! :D Plus, I've become quite attached to using the frontend and just building playlists on my home computer and transferring them over.
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    I read through it a few times. Although I was...

    I read through it a few times. Although I was laughing too hard to remember everything, and the tears streaming down my face from all the laughter made it difficult to type. :)

    I should have...
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