Mac Mini Mod

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by simie, Apr 6, 2005.

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    simie

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    MacTruck

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    I am waiting patiently for someone to post pics of the mini mounted in their car. I hear its DIN size.
     
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    Rod Rod

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    I read that whole article and the three pages of the forum thread linked to it. It's neat the guy is so dedicated, but a FW repeater/hub would have been far less trouble and cost. The single FW port limitation of the Mac mini is easily overcome. He's using it as a file server, but the mini's 10/100 networking means there's no advantage to using drives directly connected to the mini's IDE bus compared to using drives connected via FireWire. I figure gigabit networking wouldn't even give the advantage to directly connected drives, or it'd be a small difference.

    Maybe FW enclosures cost way more where he lives, but over here you can get a decent one for around $45.
     
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    Not my car, but I found these on another forum while using google to search for mini pics.

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    Laslo Panaflex

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    That is fricken awsome! I want to do the same thing to my future, (Subaru WRX sti) :D
     
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    simie

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    Here is the screen details

    809GL-80NP-T
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    8" 4:3 Monitor with VGA in/Video in with Touch Screen

    Specifications


    Features:
    Incredible resolution: 921,600 pixels (1024 x 768 dots)
    VGA Input connects to PC and laptops directly
    S-video input for high quality pictures
    2 RCA video inputs and 1 audio input
    Touch screen USB interface
    Touch screen pen included
    NTSC/PAL/SECAM auto conversion
    Full Functional Wireless Remote Control
    Built-in Audio speakers(Composite mode only)
    No radiation and super slim
    Wide viewing angle
    English language menu display
    Programmable auto on/off
    Computer display/DVD/VCD/Security system/Navigation system/Rear view camera connectible

    Specification:
    Screen Panel: Sharp 8" Active Matrix TFT LCD Panel


    Color configuration: RGB stripe


    Dimensions: 206x163x39.5 (mm)


    Actual screen size: 162x122 (mm)


    Resolution: 921,600 pixels (1024 x 768 dots)


    Audio Output Signal: 100mVp-p

    Impedance: 75?


    Contrast: 200:1

    Brightness: 400 nits


    Video Input Signal: 1.0Vp-p

    Video System: NTSC/PAL/SECAM Auto Selection

    Viewing Angle: U/60, D/60, R/80, L/80°

    Power Consumption: 9W

    Power DC Intput: 12V


    Operating Condition (Temperature): -20 ~ 70

    Operating Condition (Humidity): 10 ~ 90

    Storage (Condition Temperature): -30 ~ 80

    Storage (Humidity): 10 ~ 90


    Description:
    This is an 8" high quality touch screen XGA TFT LCD car monitor. It is perfect for viewing DVD movies, playing video games and connecting to computers, laptops and GPS. The monitor is equipped with a fully functional touch screen and one can control computers by simply touching the screen. This monitor also comes with a pen for the touch screen.


    It features high resolution, wide viewing angles, touch screen function, multi-size display, S-video input and more.


    This monitor is universal and can be installed, used in all cars, ships and anywhere in the world!


    Definition of TFT: Abbreviation of thin film transistor, a type of LCD flat-panel display screen, in which each pixel Is controlled by from one to four transistors. The TFT technology provides the best resolution of all the flat-panel techniques. TFT screens are sometimes called "active-matrix LCDs".


    Package includes:
    8' TFT XGA Monitor
    12V Car power cord for cigarette lighter (universal)
    240 ~ 100AC Adapter
    Universal monitor stand
    Wireless Remote Controller
    Installation CD (driver and software for touch screen)
    RCA wiring harness
    VGA connector and USB connector
    English Manual

    Click here to visit lilliputuk
     
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    It hurts.
     
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    yoda13

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    As to the original post article...all I have to say is why? :(
     
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    Platform

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    Cool :rolleyes: :D
     

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