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    haha I like the icons and yup all of those icons shown are widgets made my desktop visualizer. Hope you can get your project underway soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpax View Post
    Are you still using Desktop Visualizer? Seems like nothing else is really needed for the UI.
    and what icon pack is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by viceversa View Post
    oh that's a cool site. thanks for the heads up!

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    What are the reasons for using a tablet instead of a car PC and a typical 7" or 8" touchscreen built for double DIN vehicle installation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carson Dyle View Post
    What are the reasons for using a tablet instead of a car PC and a typical 7" or 8" touchscreen built for double DIN vehicle installation?
    I have a typical CarPC with an Atom CPU, and 7" Lilliput touchscreen, but I'm looking at replacing it with a tablet. The main reason is that I'm tired of fighting with different issues:
    - My PC was overheating, so I had to construct a better heatsink and find how to put a couple of fans into a small case.
    - The available Front Ends are basically hacks to make a regular desktop system usable with a small screen and fingers instead of mouse&keyboard. Even if you finally made it work, you should not touch it - the system is very fragile, as there are many dependencies between the components, both hardware and software.
    - It takes about half a minute for a PC to boot.
    - The whole system is pretty bulky, cumbersome and expensive.
    - Very limited selection of navigation software, which can be comfortably used with a small touchscreen.

    Advantages of a tablet:
    - Costs almost the same as only a good car PC touchscreen - not even counting the PC itself.
    - It is smaller than a typical touchscreen - again, not even counting the PC.
    - Uses less power.
    - Doesn't need a special smart power supply.
    - Turns on instantly.
    - The system's UI is designed from scratch to be finger-friendly. The same deal with all applications.
    - Good navigation software. Even just the standard Google Maps/Navigation could be used. Nothing on PC compares to usability of Google Maps on a tablet.

    Of course there are some disadvantages:
    - Cannot be used as a Bluetooth audio/interface to the phone (some might have a solution).
    - Cannot connect a backup camera (there could be options).
    - Cannot install an FM/AM radio (some tablets may have FM radio).
    - If the car is used rarely and for short periods, the tablet's battery may discharge and it will be booting the same half a minute like a PC. Also the tablet needs to be switched on manually in such case.
    - Limited storage for media. If 32/64GB SD card is not enough, have to come up with some external solution.

    If these items are not critical, the tablet seems to be a much better choice.
    Last edited by alpax; 07-24-2012 at 04:00 PM.
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    ^exactly, hit the nail on the head bro.

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    viceversa, is this how you did your audio setup, aside from the dock? This is the biggest portion of my project that is setting me back atm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by viceversa View Post
    Regarding the bluetooth, it is a android limitation...a android device cannot act as a bluetooth headset plain and simple. I have a work around for this and it works great, I bought a external bluetooth headset with 3.5mm output and plugged that up to my EQ aux input. My phone is paired with the bluetooth headset NOT the tablet so when a phone call comes in I just press the aux button on my EQ and there ya go. Look into an app called "Tablet Talk" to get a better idea of it all.
    Hey vice, can you also speak more about this or take some photos of it too? Do you have a link to the actual BT headset you got? I'm really interested in the implementation of this as well, since it's the only portion keeping me from being 100% hands free in the car.

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    Yes that is the same configuration of my setup except I moved to a Hifonics HFEQ which in comparison to the clarion it has more flexibility with LPF / HPF, better knobs and IMO sounds better.

    This is the bludetooth reciever I am using: Samsung HS3000. This plugs into the aux input on the EQ which is then switched by the button on the front. I still havent mounted my bluetooth yet and it's sitting on top of my EQ for now until I finish up with mounting the EQ.

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