Various Questions - thanks for answering
I'm looking at the next upgrade to be made to my car. I already have a few nice components in there:
-Pioneer AVIC9-DVD Nav and DVD player
-Pioneer AVX-P7000 In-dash CD player/Screen
-Pioneer AVM-P7000R Master Unit
What I want to do is add an MP3 capability. There aren't any MP3 players out there that offer visual output, except some of the home theater ones, and those aren't appropriate for a car.
My idea was to use a really barebones laptop, picked up on the cheap with maybe a 3-5 gigger. The IT guy at my old company offered me a free one with a P2-266mHz. I don't know the RAM, but I assume it's 32 MB. It has no RCA video out (I assume). My questions:
- can a normal computer-to-monitor out be converted easily to an RCA type of plug?
- What are the minimum requirements to run Winamp flawlessly?
- Do laptop hard drives fail when put on a moving car floor?
Jeez, this could have gone in any of three places, but...any help would be greatly appreciated.