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    2005 Subaru Forester XT Dual Dash Screens

    UPDATE: NEW IN DASH MOTORIZED SCREEN PICTURES.

    Pictures in this post have been updated with the new DWW-750J Screen that I installed today. It is replacing the DWW-700M which was having a lot of problems. Less flashy, but it seems to be working better. Pictures were taken with the screen brightness at about 15 for night driving. Which is why it looks so dim.Take a look:





    Howdy, I just finished the new carputer out, in the new car. Her name is Alice. After the untimley demise of the old carputer due to getting the new car, and having too pull everything out of the old one. (although I'd say it's worth it). The new system is as follows:

    Motherboard: Migrus M4-845Q
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz, 400 MHz FSB
    RAM: 512 MB
    Video Card: ATI Radeon 9250 PCI
    PSU: Opus: 150
    Hard Drive: 120 GB Maxtor
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX
    Screens: DWW-750J
    .............Dww-7VGA (taken out of the in dash mechanism and mounted in the shroud)

    HU: Alpine 9855
    Door Speakers: Front - JL Audio XR650-CSi
    .....................Rear - Alpine SPS-171A
    Subwoofers: 2 Kicker CompVR 10" in a custom downfire box
    Amplifiers: Door Speakers - JL Audio 300/4
    ...............Subwoofers - Kicker KX 350.4 Bridged


    The screens are set up so that the top one always shows GPS. Nothing else. (this can obviously be changed, but I like it this way) It means much less distance from my eyes too the road if I'm glancing at the GPS screen while driving.
    Ok, now with all that nonsense out of the way, here are some pictures. More will come up in the next day or so as I get the chance to take some more.


    A few pics of the car itself





    Both Screens Open


    Up Close Open


    Closed


    The PC under the passenger seat


    The Navi Screen power switch, and the PC Power Switch


    Sub Box

    I will get more pics posted soon. Hope you enjoy

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    Wow, nice. Looks pretty stock when the in-dash screen is folded away. Dual screens would be awesome, I'm always running out of room in my Lilliput

    I always think I'm downloading pictures of a WRX when a picture of a Forester starts to load and hasn't got down to the headlights yet.

    Good work though, turned out nice!

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    Wow that is nice

    I don't know anyone who keeps their first carputer after "tweaking" them.

    She looks beautiful.

    Is that Map Monkey running?
    Spent all my money on carputers now I have to work a real job.
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    It's FreeDrive. running. I also have Map Monkey on there, but it's been giving me a lot of crap in this install for some reason. Not allowing the PC to shut down properly. So Unless I can get that resolved, I'll be sticking with Free Drive

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    nice install i like it, good to see dual screens
    how are you running the gps off svid or composite i suppose right? cause the card only puts out one vga
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    thats not the same one as I have. WTF is up with making so many different versions of a card with the same name. To clarify this is the card I have. It's the CompUSA version of the 9250 with 128 MB Mem on it. It's a dual head card, one DVI and one VGA. Just using a DVI-->VGA adaptor.

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    I am a little curious how you get the screens to stay that way, are you using software to always run GPS on one?

    When I set mine up it will be dual screen, well sort of. I want the front screen to be my controls and gps and the back headrest screens be for movies only and I am a little curious how to set that up.

    Thanks.

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    For mine I just used the settings in the GPS software setup to move the window to 801. Because both screens are set to 800x600 this moves it over to the right screen (which is mounted above).

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    That is one sick setup, great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techy101
    For mine I just used the settings in the GPS software setup to move the window to 801. Because both screens are set to 800x600 this moves it over to the right screen (which is mounted above).

    Thanks! And that is great work there!

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