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    No way Mongrat I'm not saying you are dissin me at all. Just didn't sound right about talking about systems getting stolen that's all. I know you guys didn't mean anything by it. What type of system do you have Mongrat and how was your install process,

    Reggie

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    It's cool to be able to reply to you from the truck. Don't you just love computers!

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    Cool man, sometimes text onscreen can be cornfusing.

    Your replying from your truck?
    What kind of connection are you using? Cellphone?

    Have you guys seen this:

    http://www.kvh.com/tracvision/A5/index.asp

    as for me Reggie, I just got my stereo sounding decent and I need to score a digi camera to post some pics.
    As for MP3s right now Im just using an Archos Studio Jukebox 10.
    But im collecting up parts for my carputer.
    Ive got almost everything except the 2 biggies, DC-DC power supply and Touchscreen, Im thinking Ill probably get that In-Das 7" Touchscreen with VGA from Digital WW, but thats alot of cash so Im waiting.

    Right now Ive got an Athlon 1.1GHZ sitting here with 384MB ram, 40 gig hard drive and a Soundblaster card. 64Meg Geforce PCI with Svideo and Composite out.

    Ill have GPS of course, and as a bonus, Im hooking up my computer-Controlled Shortwave Radio Tuner, although I dont expect much performance out of that while moving.

    One cool thing im planning on is a USB hub in the dash so I can plug my Archos Jukebox in and have a spare 10GB of music, along with the ability to swop out songs off the carputer and have unlimited portibility.

    Anyways. Its all money right???

    ~Mongrat

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    Hey man that sounds nice, I like the USB hub idea. That sounds like another project . How do you like that Jukebox? I'm using Media Engine and I'm very happy with it. I can't wait untill it's complete. Also I'm using 802.11 from outside my house. I wish I could go further, but the prices for things like that is up there. That TracVision looks promising, winder if it will have internet support or mabe it does.

    Reggie

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    The Archos Jukebox is actually a handheld walkman-type player.
    The computer software for it is called Musicmatch, which seems pretty nice and has skins for it, but the Music Library feature is a little wierd, It doesent like to list different albums seperately.
    Im still tryin to figure it out.

    ~Mongrat

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    oh yeah, that Satellite thing will have internet, and fast too, I think it will be nearly as fast as an DSL connection, its somthing like 500K downstream......

    ~Mong

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    Originally posted by reggiek945
    I understand what you guys are saying; itís not just in there to be stolen. I have a Compustar alarm system with pager, that was the first thing I had installed in my car after I got the rims. There are three Police officers in my area alone, one next door. I know that anyone can steal your car at anytime but they sure are going to have to try hard to get mine and if they do it was meant to be. I thought this site was for anyone to post the carputers and get some sound advice. Looks like everyone wants to just down me for some reason. Maybe I'm taking this the wrong way but read the post on this site and you tell me,

    Reggie
    You're taking my post the wrong way for sure. You do have nice stuff... but FYI. I was parked next to a patrol car when my first system was stolen.

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    dude, reggie that tahoe is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

    since this thread is from april, i'm assuming you've done some more cool things to that car!

    i've got 2000 tahoe z71 (old body style like yours), and looking to put in a similar setup.

    how many of those usb ports do you use off the mo-bo?

    also, if i have an in-dash dvd/cd/mp3 player w/0 a screen, would i be able to distribute the video from that AND from the carputer, into the lcd's in the headrests, and the xenarc 7" near the dash, using the equipment you have posted in the beginning of this thread?

    let me try to simplify this. the ultimate goal is to have the front xenarc 7" lcd independent from the 2 headrest lcds. for instance, i would like the xenarc to be able to display video from the head unit and carputer, same as the lcds. but i would also like to have the rear lcds display the computer, while the front displayed the HU video. or for xenarc to display video from the carputer, while the rear headrests display video from the HU. Also, how would you distinguish which audio would be heard while 2 different medias are playing?

    ok- i understand that you may be confused by this post, hell i would, so if you're kind enough to help and have any questions, just ask.

    Eric
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    Reggie, check out 802.11 G...if you have B then you're getting bad distance and bad speeds. G offers 54 - 100 mbps of speed and is a great improvement over B. You can get a Wireless PCI card for about 60 bucks at Best Buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Providence
    Reggie, check out 802.11 G...if you have B then you're getting bad distance and bad speeds. G offers 54 - 100 mbps of speed and is a great improvement over B. You can get a Wireless PCI card for about 60 bucks at Best Buy.

    Thanks Providence, I was looking into G. Tell me, are you using it and how big of a difference do ou see in real time? Thanks inadvance,

    Reggie.

    By the way guys I have made alot of changes and I mean alot of changes to my system. I will be posting the picks soon, it's more steath and cleaner. Thanks for all the comments also. You never know what you can do untill you have comments from other techies as yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiek945
    I thought this site was for anyone to post the carputers and get some sound advice. Looks like everyone wants to just down me for some reason. Maybe I'm taking this the wrong way but read the post on this site and you tell me,

    Reggie
    Reggie, wut do you meand "down you" put you down? dude, we are all praising your stuff!!! we love it! we just dont want anyone to steal it! look at my truck!!! (link in my signature) if you look inside you can't see a computer party anywhere in sight, is all disguised .... I dont want people to know there is like 2 K of computer parts they can just reap off from me!

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