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Robahr24
09-19-2008, 06:19 PM
Thinking about a alpine w505 or cheaper touchscreen hooked up to a mini pc. I never actually put a pc in the car before but im sure if I get the right info on how to do, i definitely could. I usually just listen to music with a lot of people in the car, but it would be cool to hook up a xbox 360 and do whatever i need to do on my hu.

Main concern is how fast the computer will respond and what touchscreens out there are almost as nice as a w505.

zerodb
10-08-2008, 04:52 AM
Thinking about a alpine w505 or cheaper touchscreen hooked up to a mini pc. I never actually put a pc in the car before but im sure if I get the right info on how to do, i definitely could. I usually just listen to music with a lot of people in the car, but it would be cool to hook up a xbox 360 and do whatever i need to do on my hu.

Main concern is how fast the computer will respond and what touchscreens out there are almost as nice as a w505.


Personally, I just gave up on my carPC setup and bought a 505.

I'm very happy with the fact that my stereo works EVERY time I turn on my car, just the way I want it to. The carPC setup gives you a billion possibilities but also a billion things that can go wrong. Ultimately, though, the things I REALLY used my carPC for were music, videos, nav, and bluetooth. And the 505 (or a number of other units out there) can do all of those things without introducing a host of other problems along the way.

Robahr24
10-08-2008, 07:57 AM
Yeah, I figured the problems you can have with a computer, its the same thing but just smaller. Plus the screen will probabaley be wayy better than the pc screen.

zerodb
10-08-2008, 02:35 PM
Yeah, I figured the problems you can have with a computer, its the same thing but just smaller. Plus the screen will probabaley be wayy better than the pc screen.

you can get really good PC screens but they cost almost as much as the 505 does.