Closed Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Reload Thread: Alpine 505 or computer setup?

  1. #1
    Robahr24's Avatar
    Robahr24 is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    168
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Alpine 505 or computer setup?

    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.







  2. #2
    zerodb's Avatar
    zerodb is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ventura, CA
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Alpine 505 or computer setup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robahr24 View Post
    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.




  3. #3
    Robahr24's Avatar
    Robahr24 is offline Senior VIP Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    168
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Alpine 505 or computer setup?

    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.




  4. #4
    zerodb's Avatar
    zerodb is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ventura, CA
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Alpine 505 or computer setup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robahr24 View Post
    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.




Closed Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum