View Poll Results: How did you get and use Streetdeck?

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  • I Paid, Own and Use Streetdeck.

    78 69.64%
  • I work for streetdeck and got a copy for free

    1 0.89%
  • I Paid and Own a copy but dont use it anymore.

    10 8.93%
  • I Paid, Own and use streetdeck lite.

    13 11.61%
  • I am a developer and use the Developer edition

    1 0.89%
  • I am a beta tester

    7 6.25%
  • I got a copy for free for being a moderator

    2 1.79%
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Thread: How many people Own and use Streetdeck

  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3 View Post
    OK, I am game.... what hardware are you running?
    I'm still waiting on a couple pieces to finish the install but the computer is setup and ready to go...

    Aopen mp945-vdr...1.67 Core 2 duo, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD to run off a Carnetix power supply. USB GPS receiver and Copilot 10 live for navi. 1 DIN indash slide out 7" touch screen. I got the non motorized version so I can tilt the screen left/right. Verizon XV6700 bluetooth or USB cellular modem.

    I'm leaving all of my car stereo bits in place and running the pc audio through my head units AUX input instead of relying on the pc 100% of the time for ICE. The PC is small enough to fit in my glove box so wiring will be a snap and I'll have access to the DVD player from the driver's seat.




    As far as "buggy" goes, you can try to argue semantics all day but the fact is that for my setup the software I downloaded as a demo did not function without crashing. Some may have the patience to try and work all of the kinks out. Me personally, I don't have the patience and I don't feel the product is worth the $200 UNLESS it is running perfectly with all advertised features functioning at 100%. This might be the case for someone and I bet the product is great when running on the Infill, AS it was designed. I make these concessions. BUT, I also feel, IMO, that since there are such tight constraints on compatible hardware/OS that UNLESS you are going with the recommended HW/OS, the product is not worth purchasing. Sure there are some nifty features...the demo video had me excited enough to download and install the demo for a try. That's what the demo is for. I'm not going to bash SD as a company...you guys seem to have your ish together pretty well and do a good job communicating realistically about the product. For me, it's not worth it and I think that's probably the case for a lot of people given the HUGE range of hardware/OS configs that exist in the car pc market.

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    I think very few people on the board actually use streetdeck with the infill T3.. or the new G4

    I myself run it on a custom setup and I have zero issues as far as the program crashing

    I do have a power supply on the blink.. but thats a different issue alltogether...

    I hope you find a frontend/solution that works for you... thats why there are so many different ones available through these forums
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    It seems to me more people are interested in being able to design their own skin for the front end that actual features. I really like the touch screen gesture control of SD...that is super slick. Other than that, what am I missing in terms of functionality with not going with any front end? What do these things do that WXP can't do? I could very well be missing some key features and benefits.

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    Roadrunner has gestures as well.. and the point of a frontend is not to dostuff that you cannot do with other applications.. its to tie them together into 1 interface
    and mke it easy to use without having to look at the screen
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    they actually make using a PC in the car while driving safe and easier to do than trying to find buttons on a Windows desktop.

    They make finding the buttons for your media player easier as well (safer).

    Using OBD-II scanning software is much easier in streetdeck than it was in just the software.

    Navigation is easier as well.

    It's not a matter of what you can or can't do for most people, it's a matter of how much easier it is to actually do those things.

    If you find yourself not doing many of these things because you can't do them while driving, what's the point in spending all this time and money on a CarPC when you can't even utilize the features that draw you to a CarPC in the first place?
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    Well I setup my desktop to have big icons of the programs I will be using and to accept 1 touch as a double click. I can easily tab back and forth between applications just by touching the program on the bottom bar. I'm not sure what else there is to it in terms of "tying things together". This is my first go at this so I'll be the first to admit I'm a bit green but I'm just not seeing what all the fuss is about.

    As for diagnostics, my needs are a lot more involved than what SD can offer in this regard. I didn't see any graphing or data logging capabilities. I use AutoTap for this and would still use it even if I ran SD.

    Navi, yes the gesture interface with the navi is very slick. I would be making a concession here but I've also heard some mediocre reviews about the Mappoint platform in general. I'd have to compare the two to know for sure.

    Here's what I'll be doing with the car pc

    navi
    video
    mp3
    OBDII
    email
    web searches

    Some I can do while driving, some would need me to stop or have a passenger to operate safely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XAAMOTTOMAAX View Post
    Well I setup my desktop to have big icons of the programs I will be using and to accept 1 touch as a double click. I can easily tab back and forth between applications just by touching the program on the bottom bar. I'm not sure what else there is to it in terms of "tying things together". This is my first go at this so I'll be the first to admit I'm a bit green but I'm just not seeing what all the fuss is about.

    As for diagnostics, my needs are a lot more involved than what SD can offer in this regard. I didn't see any graphing or data logging capabilities. I use AutoTap for this and would still use it even if I ran SD.

    Navi, yes the gesture interface with the navi is very slick. I would be making a concession here but I've also heard some mediocre reviews about the Mappoint platform in general. I'd have to compare the two to know for sure.

    Here's what I'll be doing with the car pc

    navi
    video
    mp3
    OBDII
    email
    web searches

    Some I can do while driving, some would need me to stop or have a passenger to operate safely.
    If you are happy then all is well with the world.
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    unhappy t3

    I recently bought a infill t3 with SD off ebay and have had nothing but problems with it. SD crashes often and now the cover over the dvd drive is refusing to open or display any information. Lucky the power button still works! SD is good for listening to MP3's but its easier to do everything else through windows. Ohh and the radio has never worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by daneprocter View Post
    I recently bought a infill t3 with SD off ebay and have had nothing but problems with it. SD crashes often and now the cover over the dvd drive is refusing to open or display any information. Lucky the power button still works! SD is good for listening to MP3's but its easier to do everything else through windows. Ohh and the radio has never worked
    Did the t3 come with a copy of SD to reinstall? I don't know anything about the purchase, but you might consider that the previous user made modifications to the install/windows that is affecting StreetDeck...if possible, a clean reinstall of both might fix your problems.

    While I was building my computer, I ran StreetDeck and the same install of Windows for more than a year, and had several issues that I thought were Streetdeck related, but it turned out that a reinstall of Windows fixed many of the reliability issues I was experiencing.

    Just make sure to get your machine and check codes from StreetDeck before you format/reinstall, and email or call support to let them know what your plans are first.


    Good luck.

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    The unit came pre-installed with SD, I have emailed the seller trying to get a copy but with no success. Im new to all of this and wasn't keen on deleting all the information without knowing that I could re-install what I have already. Im from Australia and I haven't found any places that know anything about SD yet!

    Quote Originally Posted by parksgm View Post
    Did the t3 come with a copy of SD to reinstall? I don't know anything about the purchase, but you might consider that the previous user made modifications to the install/windows that is affecting StreetDeck...if possible, a clean reinstall of both might fix your problems.

    While I was building my computer, I ran StreetDeck and the same install of Windows for more than a year, and had several issues that I thought were Streetdeck related, but it turned out that a reinstall of Windows fixed many of the reliability issues I was experiencing.

    Just make sure to get your machine and check codes from StreetDeck before you format/reinstall, and email or call support to let them know what your plans are first.


    Good luck.

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