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Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:18 pm 
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Hey all.

Had a custom idea just wanting some advice on it all.

Ok on the dash infront of the passeneger cut a hole to fit a 7" In Dash Monitor. On this second TV I want to run maybe an Xbox, maybe a PS. Would the monitors still need wires running to the speakers, or would I be able to install a new speaker? If they use the same speakers as the head unit, can you run the Xbox/PS as the same time as the headunit if they are using the both speakers?

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Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:46 pm 
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Depends on how u want it wired

generally you would connect the xbox to either the TV....running the normal audio in/outs ... or thru to the HU auxillary in.

If you wanted to listen to the HU music at the same time then youd best to set it up to run thru the tv...even through a an audio switch/splitter box...so when u want u can flick it over to run thru both...

Your headunit is capable of outputting multiple channels but would sound s**t withit all mixed in highly would recommened against doing it this way...plus most HU will only allow u to play via one source at a time eg: only fm, or only CD, or only AUX etc

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:17 pm 
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Hey this might seem a bit gay or stupid, but Im wondering if there was a way of installing the original PSX into my EB. Because my sis got a PS2 and I have nowhere for the original one. I thought that this would be different than all the up-market gaming consoles.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:26 pm 
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Get your xbox, buy a 140w converter, get the L & R audio cables.. put them into a convertor so that you can put it into a audio jack. plug the audio jack into the AUX on your deck. change the source to AUX and away you go

Plug the video into your tft monitor!

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Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:58 pm 
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Hey this might seem a bit gay or stupid, but Im wondering if there was a way of installing the original PSX into my EB. Because my sis got a PS2 and I have nowhere for the original one. I thought that this would be different than all the up-market gaming consoles.


Yeh dude PSX will go in just the same as XBOX/PS2....same setup. :p

Just have it connected in or under the glovebox....unless you particulary want it out on display.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:01 pm 
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Get your xbox, buy a 140w converter, get the L & R audio cables.. put them into a convertor so that you can put it into a audio jack. plug the audio jack into the AUX on your deck. change the source to AUX and away you go

Plug the video into your tft monitor!

If you need any help let me know?


For a lil extra id be going a higher output DC invertor....around 300w....depends in the end what choice of setup you go.....If you run an LCD TV they chew alot more peak Watts on power up and continous current draw....not surte what a PS/XBOX consumes...shouldnt be more than 80w i think(xbox is about 75w - xbox 360 is 140w).....as far as audio....do u really wanna listen to the stereo at the same time as someone playing games ?

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:40 pm 
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Or one better get ur self a FM modulator for your sounds, less wires and make it a tidyer result I reckon, and they are pretty cool to much around with.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:05 am 
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Big Kev wrote:
fordjared wrote:
Get your xbox, buy a 140w converter, get the L & R audio cables.. put them into a convertor so that you can put it into a audio jack. plug the audio jack into the AUX on your deck. change the source to AUX and away you go

Plug the video into your tft monitor!

If you need any help let me know?


For a lil extra id be going a higher output DC invertor....around 300w....depends in the end what choice of setup you go.....If you run an LCD TV they chew alot more peak Watts on power up and continous current draw....not surte what a PS/XBOX consumes...shouldnt be more than 80w i think(xbox is about 75w - xbox 360 is 140w).....as far as audio....do u really wanna listen to the stereo at the same time as someone playing games ?


No but it would be cool if the GF is driving she can have music going on drivers side and I can have semi automatic machine gun fire going on the passenger side!

Just exploring with ideas. Would it drian the batetry too much?
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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:01 pm 
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Big Kev wrote:
fordjared wrote:
Get your xbox, buy a 140w converter, get the L & R audio cables.. put them into a convertor so that you can put it into a audio jack. plug the audio jack into the AUX on your deck. change the source to AUX and away you go

Plug the video into your tft monitor!

If you need any help let me know?


For a lil extra id be going a higher output DC invertor....around 300w....depends in the end what choice of setup you go.....If you run an LCD TV they chew alot more peak Watts on power up and continous current draw....not surte what a PS/XBOX consumes...shouldnt be more than 80w i think(xbox is about 75w - xbox 360 is 140w).....as far as audio....do u really wanna listen to the stereo at the same time as someone playing games ?


No but it would be cool if the GF is driving she can have music going on drivers side and I can have semi automatic machine gun fire going on the passenger side!

Just exploring with ideas. Would it drian the batetry too much?


depending but id bet is fine ... if you wanna seperate the sound id be installing a TV with built in speakers mate be easier...having it running thru the stereo as well as music playing will just mess with staging and where sound is supposed to be coming from.....i wouldnt recommened it.

battery will be fine to run this....when the car is running espescially...for long periods if the car is off it may drain it heaops quick in con-junction with the stereo blarin.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:18 pm 
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sorry to hi-jack the topic

But im bravely attempting my first serious mod :P im thinking of buying a second hand glove box, and hacking at it, then moulding a frame so my xbox will sit snug in it.... has anyone done anything like this before? obviously I will make it so the glovebox doesnt open the same as usually, but so u can see the front of the xbox

any ideas or suggestions?
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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:32 pm 
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sorry to hi-jack the topic

But im bravely attempting my first serious mod :P im thinking of buying a second hand glove box, and hacking at it, then moulding a frame so my xbox will sit snug in it.... has anyone done anything like this before? obviously I will make it so the glovebox doesnt open the same as usually, but so u can see the front of the xbox

any ideas or suggestions?


yep done it with mine...hacked up glove box....xbox fixed do it with a fibreglass moulding around it...can post pics but will have to be when i come back from leave in 2 weeks :P

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:07 pm 
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I look forward to seeing it in 2 weeks big kev

was it hard building a fibreglass moulding? how much is it for fibreglass?
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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:07 pm 
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If you could get an old hands free phone kit, then you could splice the mute wire onto the passenger side speaker, and then connect the output of the X-box etc to the speaker output wire. You'd need to check the wiring to trigger it with a switch or something.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:45 am 
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Meh too much effort, just have it going in conjunction.
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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:11 pm 
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Meh too much effort, just have it going in conjunction.


yeh well mate in the end there all doable but its your descision in the end and hey can be changed easily and cheap so yeh.

 

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