View Poll Results: Is Streetdeck worth $200

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  • Yes and I already own the software

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  • Yes but I cant afford $200

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  • NO and I would never pay the $200 or even $50

    3 8.82%
  • NO buy I would pay $50 or possibly $100

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Thread: Who thinks streetdeck is overpriced?

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    Who thinks streetdeck is overpriced?

    So let me start by saying I like the software and its good, but $200?
    Your out of your F#@%!*& MIND.

    Basically it goes like this, when compairing to most other front ends this one is crazy overpriced and isnt that much better. I use media portal with a custom skin, I also still have my meedio and was thinking of seeing what i could do with that to add gps and make a custom skin which is really easy with meedio.

    Both of those are free, meedio wasnt but now it is since its called free meedio or something now.

    IMO and im sure ALOT of people will agree that streetdeck cant even compair to media portal but yet its 200% times to costs ??????

    Why is this and who here that makes UNDER 30k a year is actually buying this front end?

    Or even under 40k for that matter?

    My liliput 7" was $180 and my laptop for my car was $250
    Thats $430, now why in hell would I spend nearly HALF of what MY ENTIRE SYSTEM costs just for the front end ????

    You guys are on drugs, if you dropped the price to say $50 or maybe even $100 you would seriously increase your sales so much that it would offset the lower costs.

    Im sure almost everyone here would agree that that would prefer to run streetdeck over other front ends so with a lower price im sure most people would jump on board.

    I just cant believe in this DIY type community theres people literally bending you over and not even lubing you up with vaseline first.

    And dont give me a bunch of bs about what it took to make it, Im a software designer, heres my website www.burnersware.com , and yes its a hacker type website and I was even considering being a dick and just hacking the software and putting it up on all the torrent sites but instead I though "you know maybe I can just talk some sense into these guys".

    Who knows, I already made a skin thats close to streetdeck for media portal if anyone wants it and Im working on a meedio skin with gps that will be pretty much exactly like streetdeck minus the $200 price tag if anyone wants that.

    Hope to hear something back from the streetdeck guys on this and I would prefer to keep this discussion open in public because I know this is on alot of peoples minds.

    Thanks all and sorry for the rant.

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    And does Meedio include map data and a navigation engine?

    Does meedio allow you to control external mechanical devices?

    Does Meedio offer bluetooth phone compatibility?

    Does Meedio include OBD-II integration?



    Frankly, the price of StreetDeck is on par with other commercial in-car frontend software.
    Meedio is just a media portal, no more. StreetDeck is far more than that.

    Oh, and I'm sure that the threats of hacking the software for your site will be very well received by the developers.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    1) you are not sorry for the rant.... otherwise you would not have posted.
    2) if you do not think the price is worth what you get... do not buy it.
    3) Who are you?
    4) why are you *****in about it instead of using a less expensive option?

    Note: I am not part of the street deck crew, but I am tired of the threads complaining about SD.

    Do something useful, please
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    And does Meedio include map data and a navigation engine?

    Does meedio allow you to control external mechanical devices?

    Does Meedio offer bluetooth phone compatibility?

    Does Meedio include OBD-II integration?



    Frankly, the price of StreetDeck is on par with other commercial in-car frontend software.
    Meedio is just a media portal, no more. StreetDeck is far more than that.

    Oh, and I'm sure that the threats of hacking the software for your site will be very well received by the developers.

    Yes I am intregrating a nav engine and thats actually really easy
    yes you can control extrernal devices
    no to the blue tooth but Ill figure that out once I can figure out some usefullness for it
    I dont have an obd II car so cant do nuthing there

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3 View Post
    1) you are not sorry for the rant.... otherwise you would not have posted.
    2) if you do not think the price is worth what you get... do not buy it.
    3) Who are you?
    4) why are you *****in about it instead of using a less expensive option?

    Note: I am not part of the street deck crew, but I am tired of the threads complaining about SD.

    Do something useful, please
    1)yeah u got me
    2)Ummm duh?
    3)Im a software designer trying to get some input and possibly make streetwhatever lower their price
    4)/sigh thats like saying why try to buy an electric car instead of poluting the world like the rest of us


    Im working on a meedio skin that will have alot of features of streetdeck but the only thing I dont like is that meedio is dead, they where bought out. I bought meedio before it was free and have loved it because its soooooo damn easy to program for. My media pc had all the plug ins and emulators and all ran through meedio cause it was easy to do. hence why Im using it instead of media portal.

    BUT media portal is also nice if u know how to program for it, I dont. Im sure sooner or later media portal (if deemed enough demand) will make soemthing for the car since they already made a killer free media center front end and the all mighty infamous xbox XBMC which is also free.

    Just saying $200 is crazy high, Im doing something about it, mayeb streetdeck will see this and consider lowering their price, if not I hope everyone just downloads my free skin and gives the finger to streetdeck for their highway robbery price tag.

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    Oh lord.... another one.

    These post are pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polo6979 View Post
    Oh lord.... another one.

    These post are pointless.
    Yeah but Im actually going to do something about it. So NO this isnt pointless but im thinking I might just have to charge for my skin now since it seems everyone here likes over paying for things :/

    I dont get you guys, Im a software designer with a link to my site and my work and Im offering to make a streetdeck clone for free and all you guys wanna do is *****, what gives?

    So no one here cares this software is obviously seriously over priced?

    I mean like I already said, I wouldnt even care if it wasnt a DIY community. You dont see people charging $1000 for a fully assembled megasquirt fuel managment system just because a haltech costs $1500.

    NO they charge about $400 because were all for the same cause, sticking it to the man, but the man here is STREETDECK. Why do they wanna be the man? Why arent they helping support and build the DIY car pc community instead of trying to be microsoft?

    But I guess no one here cares so Ill just continue to build my clone and let this thread die off and keep it all to myself and you guys can keep getting bent over.

    Thanks for the input btw

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    I do not believe you are being constructive.

    Build your own (sounds like you are headed that way) as for the electric car comment.... build your own for that as well. More expensive but better for the environment... it should also keep you from whining about the price.

    Your original post asks " Why is this and who here that makes UNDER 30k a year is actually buying this front end?

    Or even under 40k for that matter?"

    Then you claim to be a "software designer"... I would hope a software designer in Michigan is getting more than 40, but that is not really a concern for the cost of SD. The potential customer base will either buy it or not.

    Looks like you are in the not part of that group.

    Your approach is not going to cause a positive influence for your potential relationship with the SD crew, I know I am not impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3 View Post
    I do not believe you are being constructive.

    Build your own (sounds like you are headed that way) as for the electric car comment.... build your own for that as well. More expensive but better for the environment... it should also keep you from whining about the price.

    Your original post asks " Why is this and who here that makes UNDER 30k a year is actually buying this front end?

    Or even under 40k for that matter?"

    Then you claim to be a "software designer"... I would hope a software designer in Michigan is getting more than 40, but that is not really a concern for the cost of SD. The potential customer base will either buy it or not.

    Looks like you are in the not part of that group.

    Your approach is not going to cause a positive influence for your potential relationship with the SD crew, I know I am not impressed.
    Funny you say that about the electric car because I am planning a project very soon and am already part of a DIY grass roots electric car community. Now if someone on there wanted to charge $800 for something worth about $100 im sure it would get the same response as this, because there not GM and its DIY. Its for the community man, cant you see?

    and NO i dont make over 40k a year, maybe over 30 on a good year. Wanna know why? I DO IT FOR THE GAMING COMMUNITY.
    You just helped to prove my point with that comment, and just made it easier for me to prove my point. Im sorry I dont rape people on my software. I only charge $15 for lifetime access to all of my software and if you do a google for other people making the same stuff you will see they charge about $25 A YEAR YES YEARLY they charge more then I do all together.

    Im not trying to get rich off doing what I love and what people love me for doing. But I will tell you that everyone in my community praises what I do and will stick by me through anything BECAUSE I DO IT FOR THEM. NOT to make my pockets as fat as I can.

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