The double DIN thingy really is neat but 3000$? Ouch.
AJ, for audio all you would need is a decent audio card with RCA outs. You can get a PLD from Phoenix Gold to bump up the voltage to your amp.Well driving with a touch screen is great! I might do the touch screen and the track ball. I have an old keyboard for server racks and had a small track ball and two buttons. Ive pulled the unit out and its about as wide as the trim for the window switch so I might also mold that in.
I also think it would be fun to take the keys for media function out of a keyboard and setup some in dash controls like Open Windows Media Player, Stop, Pause, Forward, Back.
Another question is there some type of conversion unit from running out of the computer to the amp speaker setup?
Edit: I noticed that first link has 1 pre out for the amp. Could I just split that line for two amps? 4 channel + a mono block?
I picked up one of ASUS's new EEE PCs, and am plannig to mount that bugger on the dash. 120GB hard drive running XP and 10" screen, with the ability to mod it to touch screen. All in one all for the low price of $370