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Old 05-23-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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Ok, so i've decided to finally ditch my carputer and go the double din dvd route (since i already have rich's bezel trim and the Alpine H701 digital sound processor).

I have compiled a list of the things i need:

- Alpine IVA-W200 (double din dvd player)
- PAC SWI-ALP (retain steering wheel controls with alpines)
- PAC TR-7 (Video bypass for the Alpine)
- 5 meter fiber optic cable (to go from the W200 to the H701 in trunk...which is already powered and connected to my amps)

I'm ready to buy everything, but i just had a couple concerns that are making me hesitate.

First...i'm not too sure about the vent hack. How difficult would it be? I've cut holes in my doors and installed a complete carputer on my own, but i looked behind the dash and there seems to be little or no room to work with....for those of you who have done it...how difficult would you rate the mod?

Second...Do i need the PAC TR-7 to be able to play dvd's while driving, or is there an easier way to do the video bypass (such as finding a solid grounding point, etc.)?

Also, Is there anything i should add to the list that i'm overlooking?

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