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    actually, i have an extra xbox and was thinking of doing the same thing. however, i am a big fan of wardriving, and not enough stuff to pull it off with an Xbox. plus i don't exactly have all the room in the world (in a 2dr Honda Civic) so the laptop is doing what i need well.

    love your setup though:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by badandy4you
    Nice job! I was thinking of doing the same thing for my car before I opted for a carputer. I'm curious, how are you controlling the volume since you are not using a headunit?
    Thanks! i'm using my 1/2din EQ in my dash to adjust the volume for the xbox. So-far it has worked out great! It has 2 inputs so i'm able to switch between my head-unit, and xbox with ease!

    Quote Originally Posted by gambit32
    Is that some sort of gooseneck you have attached to the screen? How's that working for you? Where did you get it?
    I picked up the gooseneck off of ebay for 20$ or so, and had to modify it a bit to work with my screen. I can add some more pictures of exactly how i modified the gooseneck if you're interested--just let me know!

    Quote Originally Posted by kandyman676
    actually, i have an extra xbox and was thinking of doing the same thing. however, i am a big fan of wardriving, and not enough stuff to pull it off with an Xbox. plus i don't exactly have all the room in the world (in a 2dr Honda Civic) so the laptop is doing what i need well. love your setup though:-)
    The main reason i ended up going with a xbox, was due to the beautifuly polished Xbox Media Center application that it enabled me to use! There is another project that is porting this media center over to the PC platform as well. But you are right, Wardriving is not an option for the xbox yet

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    Bumping for another round of views.

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    yea i never saw this, nice job,, my initial idea a year ago was to install an xbox,, after mos of research and all the things i wanted to add in i figured id go the extra step and use a PC. I had Far more pros for a pc than the box


    PC

    GPS
    OBDII
    Touchscreen
    were the MAIN points as apposed to

    XB

    5 seconds to load
    Hard shut down
    Cheaper
    Play XB Games


    The PC pros outweighed the XB's for my wants/needs. but cwell to see someone did it so long ago and still has it workin.. Looks nice
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    Thnx.. Yeah it's been working great for me for a long while now. Absolutely no issues so far (knock, knock wood).

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    do you have any noise from the alternater when using the inverter to change from DC to AC back to DC?

    like fuzz or hum in the music and picture?

    cause i am just about to do this but was thinking of using this

    http://secure.llamma.com/catalog/pro...roducts_id=476

    as the input power


    but i if i can save money with no quality loss, well, rock on.

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    that xbox looks like its having a good time on top of that sub. i bet them games take quite awhile to load when you have some bass goin!
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    I do tend to have a slight humm in the audio system at low volumes--tho the video is fine. It's definitly worth a shot, but i haven't tried it myself--would be interesting tos ee your results.

    The only downside would be that you appear to be stuck with only 12v power with that PSU.. (i typically pull my box in/out of my car regularly).

    For remotely powering up i went with this choice:
    http://cheaplpc.com/xir/default.asp

    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35chililights
    do you have any noise from the alternater when using the inverter to change from DC to AC back to DC?

    like fuzz or hum in the music and picture?

    cause i am just about to do this but was thinking of using this

    http://secure.llamma.com/catalog/pro...roducts_id=476

    as the input power


    but i if i can save money with no quality loss, well, rock on.

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    Exclamation Install.

    Niz, Your install is sweet!

    I am trying to install an xbox in my car with just basic audio ASAP - please see my post:

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...d=1#post850526

    I would appreciate your input - be specific please, As I said, I'll have to get everything I need and install in a day or so.

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    Wow how far things have come! :)

    Crazy i just got a birthday email from mp3car and decided to see if my post from 8 years or so was still here and low and behold it was ~. Funny how far things have come and changed since 2003! I still have the xbox, just not installed in the my ride anymore!

    Pretty much my setup nowadays is some kind of iDevice and an adapter to plug it into my stock stereo . Well the only thing stock is the head unit, i beefed up the AMP's and the Low end but kept the look of my 2006 HHR pretty much stock!

    On mp3Car.com!

    -NizZ8

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