Second time Ive asked this question this week, and Im hoping the answer is different this time...what does Dogging mean in the sense stated above? (cos is its got anything to do with sex and cars Im off!!)L22 ARG said:bluetooth is shite, only thing it's useful for is dogging.
Sod the remotes, im using a 7" touch screen. Far cooler, i like cool things.L22 ARG said:Forgot to mention all that. Mine has the possibility of running GPS which I don't want right now, but the software I have is an mp3 jukebox and DivX player, which can be run from any infrared remote. I decided to get a car steering wheel remote as it was the easiest to control the software with whilst on the move, i.e. changing albums, I don't even need to look at the screen.
Yup, you right. I had a copy of window that had a foorprint of 8mb when installed. Couldn't do a whole lot with it thoL22 ARG said:The best OS to install is Win98SE - then get a copy of Win98Lite and strip everything out. I've made my program the Windows shell so it should boot within 10 seconds to the program - I'm working on it so that it could possibly go straight into a random track.
Unless you have a good spec PC, which isn't needed, don't even bother with XP as it'll take it's time to load. You can now get XPLite which does the same as the 98 version. This only costs about a tenner a license.
...and i cant be arsed with cablesL22 ARG said:I can't be arsed with wireless for uploading songs. I've put an RJ45 socket at the base of the centre console, then run an RJ45 cable from the house to the car, uploads an album in about 10 seconds, opposed to 10 minutes with wireless.
Wrong. The bluethooth phone control is awesome. Once you enter your car, the phone control sofware takes control of your phone. It downloads all your contacts. When yu receive and incoming call, you receive a message on the screen, which can also cut the audio. Press the screen to answer and talk. Also, you can send and read text messages via the screen.L22 ARG said:bluetooth is shite, only thing it's useful for is dogging.
Not whilst driving mate. Dunno where you live, but there are numerous wireless access points near me. So, whenever i am near one, i can check my email or whatever. Another reason for the Wi-FiL22 ARG said:What's the point of Internet whilst driving? Also screens aren't big enough to get clear text without having to sit right on top of your screen.
Yes, hopefully gonna have a PS2 or XBOX in mine too eventuallyL22 ARG said:I've also left the option open to connect a PS2 into the screen as it has 2 inputs - the PC actually has a copy of a SNES emulation program which runs quite nicely on the screen, so I'll probably end up getting a wireless gamepad to keep the missus quiet on the long journeys.
I work in IT too, and i want all the bells and whistles thank you please.L22 ARG said:I work in IT and can't see the point of building a car PC with all the whistles and bells - while I'm at it I might as well put a printer in my boot and install some remote access software so I can work from the car when stuck in traffic....I don't think so! a car PC's only need is to be as mp3 and movie jukebox - at current I have about 8Gb of music which is 120 albums, to be honest I can't even see the point of me having a 40Gb hard drive....
Your exactly right, im not offended. Just another point of view and what i want from my carputerL22 ARG said:think it's one of those each to his own - sorry if i offended in any way, didn't mean to.
S'pose it depends on how many movies you plan on having at any one time. I have 10gig of MUSIC videos alone and that collection i growing all the timeL22 ARG said:A movie at full screen on a screen smaller than 14" should be no bigger than 700Mb - if it is then it has been encoded wrong. I do mine myself and get a full DVD at DivX AVI quality (756*520 - PAL TV resolution) with mp3 CD quality audio at around the 700mb mark each time.
Fair do's. I am one that does thing just for the cool factor tho, even if i don't neccessarily need itL22 ARG said:Don't have a need for phone in my car - it's a work phone so as soon as I leave it's off!!!
Either way is good, but again, just for the cool factor, it had to be touch screen.L22 ARG said:Couldn't be bothered with touchscreen either - I think that's because I work with them in our factory unit - I hate them and didn't want one 1/5 of the size of that in my car - I though 5 times smaller = 5 times more problems!!!
Ive seen a 15" TFT built into the dash of a 306!!!! h:L22 ARG said:I actually have an old laptop with a good quality screen. I looked at building that into the dash, but at 13.1" i think it's a little too big and too noticable to go in there!!!!