Now, this is a different way of mounting it at the same spot. This time I'd use a steel bar and would leave more of the speaker cover showing, with a minimal open for the support -- most of needed opening diameter would be for the VGA+power cables. Nevertheless, the overall impact would be less, I think, than using the plastic LCD mount. However, I would lose any adjustability, which for me is less important.
Again, I would paint the rear of the monitor black to match the dash, and also wouldn't use the red plastic cover to hide the support and the cables.
This is just of course a try out. I did this in 20 min.
I could really lower it up to the stock monitor, but that wouldn't look as good, I think. But that way it wouldn't obstruct the view, unless you're a very short police officer and try to lower the seat all the way down... ;D
All this to get OBD information and access 500GB of media files (mostly videos), etc. Since the car has NAV, XM radio, mp3 cd player, there's not much else for the computer to do as far as entertainment goes. But to access my huge collection of digital files is a must. Internet in the car is also cool, of course, specially in a road trip. Nothing beats the internet to find exactly what you want, be it a restaurant or a hardware store. Not to mention google, google earth and youtube, they're a topic of conversation by itself.
But we'll see. I have so many projects for the Sequoia, I think this one should be relatively easy, given my familiarity with the Infiniti systems. I'd use a mini-ITX motherboard and a very small case on the glovebox or under the seats. Will see.
Opinions? Will it look tacky? It can't be worse than a radar detector, a cellular holder or a GPS mounted on the windshield, can it? I don't know, that's why I'm asking. ;D