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I'm about to purchase a glam new XC70, and I'm shopping for a new navigation system. After two years of fumbling with the Alpine remote control, I want to get one with a touch-screen-- like the Kenwood system.<p>The problem is where to put the video display. Any advice?<p>-- Dante
 

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Dante,<p>Do you want to replace the current sound system or just add a Nav unit to the car?<p>This seems to be the most common place to do it, for an add-on.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.mitene.or.jp/~shinji/Img_nionavi.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>But, if you are swapping the whole system, you can do it like this:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.ops.dti.ne.jp/~mars/Sozai/P1-02.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>BTW, welcome to Swedespeed! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Drew
 

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Just a quick warning about the Touchscreen setups. There is a reason why Alpine chose not too use touchscreen and Eclipse chose to forgo the screen altogher, reliability. Now they have come a long way, but the touchscreen system has not been the most reliable in the past. They seem to last about a year before you experience a few minor annoying problems, then in time it gets worse and worse, until it seems that the thing is very broken. Its also very expensive. The best way I have found is using a laptop, I like the interface and software better, but its not nearly as convenient as far as install goes. I would look for voice activation, but try it out if you cant, as they are not the best always. The first GPS setup I had was a Pioneer, it broke, I sold it, got an Eclipse, was nice but the voice control stopped working. Was told I needed the new update, got it, things were good again. Bought a new Eclipse setup with GPS, never had any major problems, accept I seemed to repeat myself alot. I tried the Alpine, that was nice but not ideal, I also tried the Kenwood, it was also nice but not ideal, and the past experience with touchscreen scarred me away. So then I went with the Laptop method, works pretty well. <p>Now as for wear to put the screen, it has to be in play view, easy to see and touch, and if its touchscreen, you will be vastly limited in the type of screen you can get. I think the Kenwood system can only be controlled by the indash screen, I believe its the only touchscreen they make, I dont think the accessory screens are also touch sensitive. That means the only way you can do it is from where the headunit ends up being mounted.<br>
 
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