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Old 13th October 2005, 09:31   #16
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I tried using my 6230 as a MP3 player (with a 1GB SD card it could store like 200 songs). but it was cumbersome. Now I got a ipod 60GB that has about 8000 songs (54GGB full). I wish they had a 100GB ipod as I have already filled my the 60GB and I still got a few more CDs to rip.

This way I dont need to change CDs. remember to carry a particular CD etc... it is with me as a walkman or as a car stereo all the time.
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If I get rid of the HU (I haven't got any at the moment), then do I need a preamp to connect my phone to the HU or can I connect it directly to the amps.

Can the audio gurus come up with a setup idea ?

My car: Indica V2 DLS (can confirm the detail once I am back in India next month)
Budget: Rs. 10,000
Wanted: average sound quality using my mobile instead of HU
I believe Indica DLS has got space for two speakers on front doors, not sure about the back. Not looking for any bass enhancing tool two front and two rear speakers will do.
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The consumer elotronic industry is in full swing. I just heard about some blue ray discs from sony and HD-dvd from toshiba. All my long term investements are at a halt for a year
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Old 14th October 2005, 09:37   #19
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You want to get a Blue Ray for you car?
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NO I want to get a 100 gb laptop for my car. LOL! Its better than any Head unit. It plays memory card, it plays from hard drive, plays from cd. plus it plays movies LOL!
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I tried this with a Sony Vaio and the hard disk crashed. whatever apple has doen their hard disks are far more stable.
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I tried this with a Sony Vaio and the hard disk crashed. whatever apple has doen their hard disks are far more stable.
i bet thinkpads would be a better choice. hdd with shocks.
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NO I want to get a 100 gb laptop for my car. LOL! Its better than any Head unit. It plays memory card, it plays from hard drive, plays from cd. plus it plays movies LOL!
let me help u . now u get 160/200hbhp hdd for laps. 5.1 sound out. s video out. a 640/480 cam. 17inch wide screen. i remember using a lap which had 5.1 speakers the sub was 2watt rms, hehe).

and i a link previously posted by navin, i saw a guy who had a big 15inch screen for his dvd player. he had swapped it with teh tiny dvd screen his car audio had!
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You want to get a Blue Ray for you car?

Who's getting blu-ray for the car???? I'm all at attention now!
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axually it is quite a viable project with the laptops.

you just need to get a sempron/celeron 14-15.4 inch notebook with 256 megs Ram and a heavy duty sound card. may cost around 50k but that is what you pay for a high end HU
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I am not sure today's laptop hard disks can handle indian roads.
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no they can. Todays laptops have shock mounted harddrives. i axually used my compaq R4000 as a music player and boy it was so excellent. No need for amplifiers or presets. I tweaked it all from the laptop and My lancer was a music power house.

My athlon 4000+ lasted me for 4hours so I hope a small centrino or turion laptop with a bigger battery can do more with ease and a lighter charger can further improve its portability.
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wow, PM me fi you get this working. I would be very intereted.
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wow, PM me fi you get this working. I would be very intereted.
Navinji, there are already many "Carputer"s available. This is not new. People in the US and Australia have been doing this for a while now. Some guys have even written extensive programs for sound cards like Creative Extigy that let one do XO and TA duties on the Carputer.

Check out http://www.xenarc.com/product/mp-fl8.html

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I know gunbir but I want to see one in India on Indian roads. I am a forum freak. visit about 20 forums a day.
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