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Old 9th May 2003, 06:00 PM   #1
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Cool In car entertainment...

I'm getting ready to build my "carputer". It will be an Epia 800 system with 256 megs of ram not settled on a hard drive for it yet but will be using a slimline laptop DVD drive. I'm considering one of these as a video panel..not decided yet. My car has a Sony Xplode head unit in it so has inputs available.
I might use an Acer Airkey keyboard/mouse unit to controll it..or do a controll with a laptop "add on" numeric pad.
Hoping for the best and starting with an inverter instead of an Opus DC/DC supply (too much money for me..) If I find problems with the inveter I'll try the procedure that involved removing the comps PSU's filter circuit seen here

It seems there is allways "Another project" just waiting to be done

Stand alone HTPC with a laptop LCD screen.
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Old 9th May 2003, 06:54 PM   #2
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if I recall correctly that display is not very bright
marginal for a car?
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Old 20th May 2003, 03:12 PM   #3
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that screen looks like a great dea for 800x600 resoultion--cant be beat.. i use an inverter in all my car pc installs and i do not have noise... no buzzing humming anything.. i dont think it is necssary to mod the inverter to get rid of noise--- i even used the cheapo 20 dollar one from newegg and its works great

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Maybe you've already seen this, but just in case.

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Old 9th June 2003, 08:05 PM   #5
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come on over to

a plethora of information on exactly what you want to do...

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Old 8th July 2003, 02:07 PM   #6
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Originally posted by mp3z24
come on over to

a plethora of information on exactly what you want to do...


that place still hasn't really replied to my question very well...

"how do you keep you lcd from slowing down during the winter?"

how do the navi systems and stuff like that, work on luxury cars. I mean they haev to work in the winter as well. How do they keep them warm enough to use?
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