View Full Version : Double-DIN user 15 + years going single ( picky ) need help.

06-05-2013, 09:16 PM
Well I find it near impossible to read the net anymore and make a decision so I'm going to try a forum. Basically I have been in to Double-DIN's and mp3 cars ( computers ) for the last 15 years. My last car used a tablet and had all the bells and whistles I could ever want. Looks like car stereos are finally catching on so I may give it a go.

I had my eye on the pioneer avic brands for a long time but all of that is now out the window as my new ride is a single din and I'm not going to custom mod this car. Except for the n series ( see below ). I'm way to in to the 7 inch screens so I looking at flip outs or screen attachments.

1) I'm a big android guy love to write apps. So I dont mind that as an os if I cant have a windows system like my tablet.

2) must play everything under the sun, dvd to mp3, and lots of media options.

3) I'd like it to use a mouse along with touch, the avic hacks allow this in some models. Not a big deal.

4) not limiting the price on this so any thing is game.

5) Looking for something with a following, as I like to play with options and hacks.

6) must fit in a full din ( single din )

7) A internal SD drive or storage of some kind.

8) peripherals would be nice. Mainly inputs like blue tooth remote controllers or usb inputs. For example with a computer I can add cameras, mice, game controllers, and remotes. Would be nice to have the option ( guessing that not going to happen ).

What I have looked at.
Pioneer AVIC n series: Looks like a great product but I here things always go wrong with it and Pioneer does not want to help.

Power Acoustik Ingenix PNX-721: looks like a lot of fun but no one ever wrote a review on it. And I think its really rare that or new.

Clarion NZ501-3 I here nothing about good things with these, its near the top of my list.

Hope this is not an unreasonable first post, apologizes if it is.

Just ran across this

Its like a tun of none name companies. All making pc stereos.

06-09-2013, 05:48 PM
I decided to start this forum

adroidcarputer.freeforums.org - Index page (http://adroidcarputer.freeforums.org/index.php?sid=9aa91b42c74158f07fb7f703ab331798)

I'm working on 10 forums as it is on this topic and there is so much talk in the matter. If anyone is interest and can help please stop by.

06-09-2013, 05:52 PM
I have the Clarion NX501 DD and love it. Great all around head unit!

06-09-2013, 09:18 PM
None of the aftermarket head units I'm aware of are going to give you anywhere close to the customizable experience you're looking for. The software is all locked down, and you will not find internal disc storage or external UI controller support.

If a reliable DVD multimedia touch screen with the features you want is ever going to come to market I doubt it will come from one of the big manufacturers. It's way too niche to be profitable for them.

06-09-2013, 10:30 PM
sounds like you want a carputer. you will find limitations on most commercial products. I like Alpine's latest offerings with Android support