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    Re: XBox 360 Installation in my Limo

    So I got the TV installed today. It's a Haier LED-lit LCD. It's a 12V TV, but I used a power inverter anyway. I asked the kind people at Haier whether the TV would be okay with the 14.4-14.6V that the car's alternator puts out, but they didn't reply. So I'm converting 12V to 110V to 12V. Seems inefficient, but at least the TV has the voltage it's supposed to have.

    The TV is much better than the flip-down TV I had in the '96 and it's a true 16:9 TV. The flip-down was some odd dimension that despite being a "24-inch" TV was smaller than this 22" HDTV. And, because it's LED-lit, it only uses 48 watts of power. I have it powered by a small inverter I used to power my laptop. I need to get a bigger one for the Xbox anyway, so this is a temporary arrangement. And, since this is a "regular" TV (versus a 12-volt, car TV) it has a tuner in it. I can get an antenna and get TV broadcasts. It also has an HDMI input for the Xbox. The cheap flip-downs don't have it. So overall, I'm really happy with it.

    The coolest part of the whole thing is the JVC head unit. It puts out the iPOD song info to the video out jack. The Pioneers don't do that. As a result, you can search and play music using the "big" screen.



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    Re: XBox 360 Installation in my Limo

    That is cool as crap!

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    Re: XBox 360 Installation in my Limo

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingroo View Post
    That is cool as crap!
    Thanks. It was a pleasant surprise. I did not expect to see anything on the TV when I was playing music.

    I also rounded things out with 5 1/4" kickers in the partition. There was no sound in the front at all - it was all just in the rear speakers. Adding the second set of speakers, even if they were fairly inexpensive, really rounded things out. I got a Boston Audio (ironically made in China) amp to power them. It's only 50x2 RMS, but it fills things in nicely.



    The trim on the drivers-compartment of the partition doesn't fit perfectly - it hits the back of those speakers, but I'm going to correct that this week. I have to grind out about 1/4" of material from the 3/4" plywood panels to make them fit.

    Back on topic, I'll be installing an inverter this week for the Xbox. I'm powering the TV with a small inverter now. I'll plug everything into the big inverter once it's all done.

    With all this AV work, the kids still bug me about one thing: Underbody lights. The old limo had underbody lights and that's all they can talk about. It's on the to-do list.

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