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If you do happen to find out what brand or model of dvd/monitor you have, please post it here. I am looking at an X-trail here in Canada (where a DVD monitor is not an option), but I might consider removing the factory stereo and replacing it with a screen and then mounting my own dvd unit in the empty slot below.

Ultimately, I'd like the screen to be non-proprietary so I can also plug in stuff like a PC, GPS or other video devices.
 

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That's a bit more macked out than I'd ever consider, but still helpful to see what you've done.

I'm thinking about a connecting a mini-PC for MP3 playback, games and the odd movie when we're out on road trips. GPS would be gravy but I'm sure it comes at a pretty penny.
 

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Considering we have a few people here who seem to have experience adding equipment to their X-Trails, I thought I'd throw this out:

I'm looking at the following stereo equipment and I'm looking for some installation suggestions (links are at the bottom):

Sony CDX-F7715x deck
Sony XA-300 audio switch
Innovatek 7" VGA/USB touch screen
Notebook with WinXP
Optional: Sony 10-disc changer

I don't own an X-Trail yet, but when I test drove one I noticed it has lots of nooks and crannys. I'm thinking to mount the deck in the empty slot in the dash and then take out the factory deck and leave that as a storage space. The audio switcher would be mounted somewhere near the passenger seat (perhaps underneath) so that headphones, notebook, PS2, etc can be easily plugged in. A CD changer could go in the back perhaps in one of the side compartments near the rear hatch but I'm not sure if I'll bother if I can run MP3's off the laptop.

I have a power inverter, that I'd like to install as well. Originally I was thinking to plug it in the back 12V connecter, but I might hardwire it to the battery and then find a discreet location for it. Any ideas? Ideally it would be somewhere near the front so that any devices that need power can easily be plugged in.

The notebook will connect to the USB connector on the audio switch and I'll leave it closed with the 7" touch screen connected for controlling MP3 and playing other video devices. I'm thinking when the screen is not in use I can rest it in the storage space in the dash where the factory deck used to be.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-BiDejlerZ3R/cgi-bin/Prodview.asp?c=3&g=62700&I=158F7715X&s=0&cc=01

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-RXW9N73DGWt/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=50900&id=detailed_info&i=158XA300

http://www.mp3playerstore.com/stuff_you_need/special/IN-740VT.htm
 
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