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Old 30th June 2009, 15:03   #31
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No $240 is excluding shipping.
For some strange reason 8" widescreens are significantly more expensive than 7" widescreens, may be because there are so few.
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Old 14th July 2009, 08:38   #32
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The screen has arrived. I wish brightness and contrast were better. Touchscreen glare is also significant. Nothing unexpected though.
This is what you get for this much money.

Fortunately in Civic it is still readable even in bright sun light, though colours get washed out. Pics below (in real life it looks much better than the pics).

Sorry pics didn;t load will have to resize them to post!
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The screen has arrived.
cool.. congrates man! let us have the pictures. how much did u paid for shipping?
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Old 20th July 2009, 15:06   #34
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I too am working on a carputer project for swift. Would like to know how you are getting stuff shipped to India? Will you get warranty if you ship it to India? or is it better to get stuff from Car PC Systems | Vehicle Infotainment Solutions | iRide Technologies, Mumbai, India ?
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Also the article suggests that powersupply available in computer is too noisy, so a parallel PSU should be setup for the Soundcard. Is this really required?
A good sound card will have a good filtering stage to take care of the noise.

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My sound card Asus Xonar does not take power through PCIx, it has an independent power supply, so I was planning to tap a 5V (?) output of the main Opus 360W PSU (before it goes into the PC) for this. Would this be sufficient or do I need to look at two parallel PSUs?
I have not ordered any PSU yet, but was planning to order OPUS 360W DC-DC.
IMHO, this will be money wasted. The Xonar has excellent characteristics when used in your average computer with your average PSU. It is built for such an environment. I don't see how getting another PSU will do any tangible good to your setup.

Can you post some pictures of your screen? How did you manage to fit it? Does it fit in the dash kit?
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... My sound card Asus Xonar does not take power through PCIx, it has an independent power supply, so I was planning to ...
Strange! Which model of Xonar are you using? Other than the Xonar U1 (which is powered from the +5V line of the USB), all the others seem to be powered from the PCIx 5V pins. The cards don't even seem to have a socket provision for accepting external 5V.
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Would like to know how you are getting stuff shipped to India?
That's a problem. Most of the stuff that is available in India, I am buying here.

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Strange! Which model of Xonar are you using? Other than the Xonar U1 (which is powered from the +5V line of the USB), all the others seem to be powered from the PCIx 5V pins. The cards don't even seem to have a socket provision for accepting external 5V.
Initially I was planning for Asus Xonar D2X, however due to size constraint I have bought Asus DX. I haven't got the card with me yet. Refer to the card specs below about power connector

http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1...15&modelmenu=1
System Requriement: One available 4-pin power cable from PC’s power supply unit

http://techreport.com/articles.x/14500/2
"And despite its diminutive size, the DX still requires auxiliary power from a four-pin floppy connector."


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Can you post some pictures of your screen? How did you manage to fit it? Does it fit in the dash kit?
I need to resize the pics to upload to TeamBHP.
The screen is not installed yet.
I still need to figure out where to get the Civic Double Din Dash kit...Any Help anyone...
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you can look here for the dash kits. i think honda might also be selling double din dash kits
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Yes I need something similar but for Right hand drive Civic...

I am stuck at this...
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May be you can get it fabricated in fiber glass somewhere with some good installer.
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Umm, isn't a double DIN dashkit quite common in India these days?
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Yes I need something similar but for Right hand drive Civic...

I am stuck at this...
Your earlier installer should be able to get this for you. I got mine from him.
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Have you checked with Honda guys for the double din attachment?
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Have you checked with Honda guys for the double din attachment?
They don't have it in India
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1. What all came in the box
2. Tubelight glare
3. Tubelight glare and hand reflection
4. This is where it will go in the car (in double din dash panel)
5. Centrafuse view from Drivers seat, very much readable in fully sunny day (this is 50% contrast & 50% brightness, stock settings)
6.Some video playing
7. Side view - this is the angle at which screen will be installed in the dash

Note: In real life screen looks much better, in pics it looks more washed out than in real.
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