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    Question My older project looking for USER INPUT!!! Please

    First of all I would like to say hello to everyone and a BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!


    I started my "carputer" project almost 3 years ago. At that time I was looking for some info on it but could not come up with ANYTHING. Three years later, I found you all. (Just when I was thinking about selling my "carputer" project.)

    Well, I am sorry if this is the wrong area to post this, but I dont have pics (yet) of my car setup. But I am NOW thinking about redoing it all (thanks to this forum)

    My Amp



    The Stealth concept was created after careful observation and listening to the most beautiful and musical amplifiers at the World Finals. The need for an amplifier which could be flush mounted without elaborate baffles and cover panels was obvious. Stealth fills this need, and is designed to reduce custom installation time by 80%. In addition, we designed Stealth to perform flawlessly into 1-ohm loads, with the musical ability of amplifiers three times it's cost.

    Stealth Series high performance amplifiers feature our patent pending flush-mount heat sink and chassis for invisible wiring, 1 ohm stability, variable low and high pass crossovers, variable 0-18dB bass boost, line outputs, on/off subsonic filter, all mosfet design and full protection

    More info on my AMPS specs here





    Pioneer AVM-P9000R mobile-AV receiver

    Now your car is the ultimate drive-in theater. Combine the Pioneer AVM-P9000R with the XDV-P9 DVD player and you can experience movies in gut wrenching Dolby Digital/Pro Logic and DTS™ surround (5.1 Channel) sound. Even better, this headunit is also an extravagantly featured audio receiver, with a powerful tuner (Supertuner III™ with RDS), built-in equalizer (EEQ™) and power amplifier (MOSFET 45x6). It provides exceptional flexibility, allowing you to add multi-CD players and other components (IP-Bus System Control). Video features are equally astounding, with multiple video inputs and outputs (including optional navigation system and TV tuner). Most welcome, may be the new Pioneer Virtual Theater GUI (Graphical User Interface), which takes full advantage of an easy-to-use 3D virtual reality-style system and gives you complete control of your system.

    Features:

    5.1-Channel Multi Sound Reproduction Capability
    Built-in Dolby Digital (AC-3)/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic Decoder
    6-Channel DAC & 6-Channel DSP
    New Digital Sound Field Control (SFC) for Multi-Channel Sources (Musical/Drama/Action/5D Theater)
    MOSFET-45 (45Wx6-Channel High Power)
    Optimum Sound Reproduction for Car Environment
    New Rear Positions
    Cabin-EQ (Sedan/Wagon/Mini-Van/SUV/Custom/Off)
    Cabin-EQ Expert (P-EQ/Time Alignment/Level)
    Optimum Downmix for Normal Speaker Layout
    EEQ™ Performance Chip
    3-Band Parametric Equalizer
    Easy EQ (EEQ™) Switches 5 Factory, 1 User EQ Presets (Super Bass, Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Flat, Custom)
    Selectable Loudness Control (Low/Mid/High/Off)
    Pioneer Virtual Theater Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    Easy Control & Confirm in Full-Color Virtual-Reality World Graphics
    Spectrum Analyzer & Level Indicator
    Supertuner III™
    24-Station/6-Button (18 FM/6AM) Presets
    IP-Bus System Control:
    DAB Ready
    6 & 12 Multi-CD Players
    Component Single-CD or –MD Players
    DVD Player
    TV Tuner (GEX-P7000TV)
    Voice Commander (CD-VC50 & CD-VC60)
    AV Inputs & Outputs
    6 RCA Preouts (FR+FL+RR+RL+Center+Subwoofer)
    Optical Digital Input for AC-3/DTS/Linear PCM
    RGB Output for Front Display or Optional TV Tuner
    Video Source Output(RCA-type, NTSC/PAL Video & L +R Audio) for Rear Display
    Video Source Output(RCA-type, NTSC/PAL Video & L +R Audio) for Add-on Game Consoles, VCR’s and Others
    Video Input for DVD (NTSC/PAL Video)
    Audio/Video Independent Selector for Front Display
    Independent Video Selector for Rear Display
    New Wireless Slim Remote Control





    Pioneer AVX-P7000CD

    Features

    7" Diagonal Wide-Screen TFT Active Matrix LCD Color Screen with 5 Selectable Viewing Modes
    Fully Motorized Unit with Display Angle Adjustment
    RGB Input
    All Playback Controls Located on IP-Bus Controller Headunit or Visual Audio Master Unit
    IP-Bus Passthrough for MCD Connection
    Ultra Slim Profile Built-In CD Player
    AGC (Automatic Gain Control) for Optimum CD Tracking Performance
    Playback Compatible with Digital Audio CD-R (When Disc is Finalized)
    Auto Dimmer Control
    AR (Anti-Reflection) Coded LCD Color Screen
    Adjustable Display Brightness
    Remote Control Sensor
    Detachable Face Security™ with Theft-Deterrent Flashing LED





    Pioneer XDV-P9

    Presenting a 6-disc changer unlike any other - the XDV-P9. In addition to playing standard audio CD/CDRs, it can handle DVD-video and video-CD discs. Combine it with a Pioneer A/V master unit and you can select and play either audio or video discs. A digital optical output provides Dolby? Digital™ and DTS™ multi-channel surround when connected with the AVM-P9000R. For further flexibility you can connect the included Remote Eye and use it with a rear-passenger video system. Versatility is this unit's middle name.

    Features:

    6-Disc DVD Video/Video CD/CD Player

    Built-in MPEG2/1 Decoder

    96kHz/24-bit D/A Converter

    Controlled by IP-BUS Headunit-- Full Control by AV Entertainment Master Unit and External Control by Any IP-BUS Headunit

    Stand-Alone Use with Supplied Remote Sensor for Rear AV Entertainment

    Optical Digital Output for AV Entertainment Master Unit (DTS/Dolby Digital/Dolby Pro Logic/Linear PCM)

    Analog IP-BUS Output for Front + RCA Out for Rear (Dolby Digital/Dolby Pro Logic/Linear PCM)

    Composite Video Output (Front + Rear)

    GUI with Joystick-type Remote Controller & New OSD

    Remote Controller Compatible with Multi-DVD Player, Navigation System and AV Entertainment Master Unit

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    Pioneer AVIC-505

    Pioneer mobile navigationmakes basic operation so sane and simplified you enjoy high-mileage benefits virtually immediately. Even utilising the full system potential is more fun that fuss. For the finest quality navigation, the easy choice is the Pioneer Voice-Controlled Car Navigation System. Please check with your local Pioneer dealer for availability of Pioneer navigation products in your country.





    Pioneer GEX-P7000TV

    Can Serve as a System Controller for Basic and OEM Applications, or as a Component of Full Visual Audio Systems and IP-Bus Headunits for TV Tuner Integration
    NTSC VHF/UHF Compatible TV Tuner
    24-Station Presets (12 TV1/12 TV2)
    TV Station Naming by Voice (with optional CD-VC60 Voice Commander)
    RGB Output for Front Display (AVX-P7000CD, AVX-7000, AVX-505 or AVD-505 required)
    RGB Input (for AVIC-505 Route-Guidance Navigation System or AVM-P7000R Visual Audio Controller)
    Audio/Video Independent Selector for Front Display
    2 Audio/Video Inputs (RCA-Type, NTSC Video & L+R Audio) (for add-on Game Consoles, VCRs, and others)
    Independent Video Selector for Rear Display
    Audio/Video Output (RCA-Type, NTSC Video & L+R Audio) for Rear Display
    IP(Interactive Pioneer)-Bus System Input/Output
    TV Tuner Control by AVM-P7000R or selected Pioneer IP-Bus Headunits
    Pass-Through for MCD Connection
    FM Modulator (for connection to FM Stereo radio) featuring:
    12 Selectable Modulating Frequencies* (87.9 - 90.1 MHz, 0.2 MHz Steps)
    7 Selectable Modulation Levels*
    Diversity Antenna Input (4 Channel) (optional AN-G3 Antenna available)
    Wireless Slim Remote Control
    Picture Adjustment (Color, Hue, Sharpness)





    Coleman Powermate 800 Watt Power Inverter

    Features:
    Excellent quality.
    A heavy duty jumper cable is included with the inverter
    Turn your vehicles' battery into multiple AC outlets! 800 watts continuous. 1600 watt high surge.
    12 volt DC to 120 volt AC power inverter.
    Provides household current from any 12 volt power port.
    Run power tools and worklights. Run refrigerators and microwaves. Run space heater or cooling fans. Chain Saw, power computers, printers, TV, VCR and peripherals.


    Specifications:
    Max. continuous power: 800 watt
    Surge capability(peak power): 1600 watt
    Optimum efficiency: up to 90%
    No load current draw: <0.8A
    Input voltage range: 11-15VDC
    Waveform: Modified sine wave
    Outlets on inverter: Dual 110V AC 3 prong, grounded with ground fault circuit interrupter
    Fuses: 4 x 25 Amp (spade type)


    Safety Features:
    Short Circuit Protection: Automatically shuts off until short is removed
    Over-Voltage Protection: Automatically shuts off when input exceeds 15 V DC.


    Low Voltage Alarm: Audible when battery discharges to 10.6 V DC.
    Under-Voltage Protection: Automatically shuts off when input is less than 10 V DC.
    Overload Protection: Automatically shuts down unit when continuous draw exceeds 800 watts.
    Thermal Protection: Automatically shuts off when surface temperature exceeds 150 degree F.


    Features:
    Anodized Aluminum Case: Provides durability and maximum heat dissipation.
    High Speed Cooling Fan.
    On/off switch.
    Positvie power input terminal.
    Negative power input terminal.
    Dual Standard North American 3 Prong AC Receptacles.
    Battery cable clips included.





    Rockford Fosgate 1.0 Farad Capacitor

    Rockford Fosgate stiffening capacitors are designed to improve the overall performance of your amplifier by offering instantaneous current for greater bass transients and wider dynamics. The CP7400 is built with the strictest tolerances for an ultra low ESR design. The CP7400 comes with 24kt gold plated terminals and a charge/discharge resistor.

    Specifications:

    1.0 Farad Storage
    16 Volt Rating, 20 Volt Surge




    This is the BEST PART ABOUT IT!!! (I think)
    Da CARPUTER



    Specification:

    Material: Exclusive heat dissipation and light weight alloy
    aluminum
    Finishing: Hair line finished with clear anodize

    Dimension(WxHxD): 7" x 2" x 10" or 177.80mm x 50.80mm x
    254.00mm
    Front Access: 2 x USB(2.0), Firewire and Audio port

    Cooling: 40mm x 40mm x 10mm Fan

    Main Board: VIA mini-ITX EPIA-M motherboard

    Drive Bays: 1 slim media drive and 1 slim Hard Drive(2.5")

    Internal Power Supply: Built-in 60W DC power board

    External AC Adapter: -- Input (AC 100~240 V)
    -- Output (DC 12V, 5A) 60W




    (To sum it up, its about the same size as a standered CDROM. 1000 mh/512 ddr 266/40 gig HD)


    I know some of this is a little old. Thats where I would like some info. What should I change? Add, remove? I play more Music Videos then audio cd's. 9I do play some audio cd's tho)

    Please, give me your info. I want to redo my whole system. I will also be using these forums as a guide and posting here to give an update! I am going to love this place, about time I found something like it!!!!!

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    Sorry if this is the wrong area or if this post is too long (I wanted to get all the info out) The forum would NOT allow me to post all in one topic, so I had to use 2.

    Again, please give me some advice on what you think I should change/add remove, replace. Thanks again and I hope to see this forum grow!

    Thanks again!!!

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    wow, i would be happy with all that. Is it not cutting it or what? I think you could definately add an opus power supply to it. www.opussolutions.com
    92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

    93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

    90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar333
    wow, i would be happy with all that. Is it not cutting it or what? I think you could definately add an opus power supply to it. www.opussolutions.com

    From my understanding, This would replace my power converter as well as my power supply going into my "carputer"

    This would hook into my computer and then to my cars battery? I guess the only problem I could think of is how would it hook into my computer? I tguess I would have to cut a hole into my case?

    As far as this system not cutting it for me, I think its too much stuff in a 94 mitsubishi eclipse. The computer does MOST of the stuff I want it to do w/o all the extras. (I still have 2 12's in a box not listed) The only thing the computer cant do at this point is my Nav system. The screen in NOT touch either and was thinking about getting one???? I dont know the differance between mone and a touch screen and how well it works. (Mine NOT a touch screen tho)
    Another problem I dont like is using a cordless mouse and 2 different remotes with my system (wireless mouse, main remote and the DVD remote.)


    TY very much for this post, I will look more into it for sure!!!!!

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    the opus will be pretty close to what you have now, but it hooks directly up to the battery. ITS NICE nicest one available, it will keep your pc from restarting when turning your engine over, atomatically starts it up when you to turn your ignition on and will auto shut it off also. Aprox $180-$190.

    You can probably add a touch screen kit to your screen if it is 7" there is one available at www.digitalww.com, also if you want to keep your exisiting screen and the quality isnt as good as youd like you can buy a VGA kit also available at digitalww that will definately improve the quality of your display. check these places out for your screen needs www.digitalww.com, www,dscustoms.com. Touchscreen are awesome! Hopefully this should get you goin in the right direction

    peace
    92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

    93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

    90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar333
    the opus will be pretty close to what you have now, but it hooks directly up to the battery. ITS NICE nicest one available, it will keep your pc from restarting when turning your engine over, atomatically starts it up when you to turn your ignition on and will auto shut it off also. Aprox $180-$190.

    You can probably add a touch screen kit to your screen if it is 7" there is one available at www.digitalww.com, also if you want to keep your exisiting screen and the quality isnt as good as youd like you can buy a VGA kit also available at digitalww that will definately improve the quality of your display. check these places out for your screen needs www.digitalww.com, www,dscustoms.com. Touchscreen are awesome! Hopefully this should get you goin in the right direction

    peace

    How would a touch screen work with my current 7" screen? My pic comes in great! Only problem I see is the text next to the icons. (running XP)

    My screen runs off my pioneer AVM-p9000
    (I cant run my screen w/o it)


    Also, you say it will aoto start and auto shutdown my carputer when I turn on/off my computer. Is it doing a hard shotdown? (Just cuts the power) or auto shutdown?


    Also, one other question, what good is a touch screen? I run windows Media player, Could I just touch the screen to goto the next track? What would it do for me?

    Thanks again for your input!!!

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    Its just a panel that fits over your screen. It Is independent pretty much other than its over the screen. just install it over your screen (no need to mess with your existing screens electronics) and plug the USB cable in and power and you have a touvhscreen. Its about $95 i think.

    When you turn your key it will act as if you pressed the power button your computer, when you turn the ignition off it will send a signal to the computer telling it to shutdown, then after about 10 mins (if the computer hasnt shutdown already for some reason) it will automatically cut power.

    I think touchscreen is the best! No need for a mouse, you can touch the play buttons, stop next, everything else you can do with a mouse all while driving. plus its much cooler!

    Sounds like you have a pretty tight system.
    92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

    93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

    90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar333
    Its just a panel that fits over your screen. It Is independent pretty much other than its over the screen. just install it over your screen (no need to mess with your existing screens electronics) and plug the USB cable in and power and you have a touvhscreen. Its about $95 i think.

    When you turn your key it will act as if you pressed the power button your computer, when you turn the ignition off it will send a signal to the computer telling it to shutdown, then after about 10 mins (if the computer hasnt shutdown already for some reason) it will automatically cut power.

    I think touchscreen is the best! No need for a mouse, you can touch the play buttons, stop next, everything else you can do with a mouse all while driving. plus its much cooler!

    Sounds like you have a pretty tight system.


    O shi! It sounds like something I need Bad!!!!! I hear about people using them (from here in the forums) but where can I get pics of what they look like? (on top on my screen) My 7" display hides itself (see above) would this still work?

    Also, if this is the case, I guess I could sell my 6 disk DVD player (my carputer has a DVD cd rom) I could also sell my T.V. turner, as well as my Nav system?

    I see other have built a nav system into their carputer? I am looking into seeing how this was done.

    Again, This touch screen Display sound like it will work for me. TY for your info!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloCon
    O shi! It sounds like something I need Bad!!!!! I hear about people using them (from here in the forums) but where can I get pics of what they look like? (on top on my screen) My 7" display hides itself (see above) would this still work?

    Also, if this is the case, I guess I could sell my 6 disk DVD player (my carputer has a DVD cd rom) I could also sell my T.V. turner, as well as my Nav system?

    I see other have built a nav system into their carputer? I am looking into seeing how this was done.

    Again, This touch screen Display sound like it will work for me. TY for your info!!!!
    http://www.digitalww.com/7TSK.htm here it is, look at the measurements and try to think if it will fit or not (my bet is that it will)

    http://www.digitalww.com/TouchKitInstalation.htm this will give you an idea of what your install will be like.

    You can buy a TV tuner for your computer. Also you can buy a GPS antenna and software, so you can replace your nav system.
    92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

    93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

    90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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