|Car Use, what about RF interference? (modified 0 times) ||Gabo|
|Just had a thought, I plan on putting this in my car (I already have a gps reciever and some other stuff for it but I've been slacking so I haven't installed it yet). People have brought up the issue of heat, but what about RF interference?? I know it has that sheild and all but just because it claims to comply with FCC regulations doesn't mean it does, my apex ad-600a dvd player claims to be FCC compliant and claims to be region 1 only, however it is region free and macrovision free, and it generates enough interference sometimes to make me question just how compliant it really is. This thing is mainly going to be an mp3 player, it will also do voice navigation (hooked up with my GPS that is) but I can stand some interference when it comes to that, but for mp3s I want it to be as clean a sound as possible. Won't the dc-dc converter and the i-opener be creating enough interference to make it sound a bit crappy, or at least annoying? If anyone has mounted the iopener in their car I want to know if they experienced any of these problems. I have no doubt that any interference can be eliminated with rf filters but this is a topic I hadn't really heard discussed much. |
PS Everyone is raggin on the video quality, yeah its bad but ASF movies suck so it would be a good thing to play asf movies. Main reason I'm running 98 is because the good gps navigation software is for winblows, and its a lot easier to get configured than linux, but you do take a big hit in performance. Ohh well, I have another HD I threw slackware on and another one that I'm going to put BeOS 5 on. Another thing I noticed is the amount of money people are spending on these things, with all the upgrades people are doing they could have just bought a good used laptop. I got my i-opener for free from someone who got it durring the beta testing and thought it sucked so they let me have it. I got the hard drives for free from some friends of mine, I'm going to buy a bigger cable (thats the other thing thats holdin me up on putting it in my car) and a winchip 2 200 but thats about it, 32 megs of ram should be plenty for what I'm doing with it, MIGHT go up to 64 but sure as hell not 128. People are just getting so wrapped up in modding the iopener that they aren't keeping tabs on how much they are spending on it. I think its awsome that people are doing this but add up the cost on a winchip 2, 64 megs ram, 2.5" hd, 44 pin cable, gps, touch screen overlay, power supply, etc.. not to mention the iopener and service charges, it just doesn't make sense, the touch screen and 128 megs of ram are just overkill. anyway enough bitching about what other people do.