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Clever man mods his car to play to Xbox Live on the road

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. zekrahminator

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    We've all seen advertisements for in-car game systems, and we've also probably heard of power inverters that allow us to plug our electronics in on the road. However, this clever man has taken this a step further- Xbox Live on the road. Since his town, Mountain View, California, has free wireless internet thanks to Google, he could use it to do all manner of things. By setting up his Xbox 360 to use the towns wireless internet, all he had to do was put in an Xbox 360, an HDTV, and power them using two inverters. He secured the HDTV using zip ties and a mounting bracket. If someone wanted to try this mod from scratch, it would cost $4,000. Someone who already had an HDTV and an Xbox360 would probably spend around $200 ($100 for wifi adapter, $80 for powerful inverter, $20 for zip-ties).

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  2. Eric3988

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    Some people just have too much money for their own good. They could spend that four grand on a great deal besides being able to play fuc*ing xbox live in their car!
     
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    But, whats the point unless your stuck in bumper to bumper traffic and are NOT MOVING. Some stuff just needs to stay out of cars IMO.
     
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    sweet that wud be nice, but since he can only get wireless in that place then its a bit shit cz he cant take it on long travelling lol
     
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    And some people are just broke as hell.
     
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    alltel has a 5 person list you can call for free as long as you want...
    I have unlimited home phone minutes...

    combine+Dial up proxy+connecting cell to laptop= INSTA PORTANET!

    I'm so smart.
     
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    You could still use it on roadtrips, hope from internet to internet, cellphones/laptop, or just playing without live.

    Still thats a little crazy. One time I was watching a baseball game through the window of an RV, that was sweet.
     
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    Sticking a 17/19" widescreen to the back of the passenger seat isnt all that amazing..
     
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    LOL thats great, until you crash and your face goes through your nice, shiny HDTV :roll:
     
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    cool but how does his wifi adapter know to switch hotspots. like using a cellphone in a car the phone can change towers when traveling and talking but can wifi do that?
     
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    realy awesome :respect:

    :rolleyes: :wtf:
     
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    That's a dude?
     
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    Its a TV zip-tied to the back of a chair with a wireless adaptor. Thrilling.
     
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    lol. i know not exactly clever considering if you have the money it is a no brainer. but i do want to know how his wifi adapter knows to switch hotspots when his car is driving around.
     
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    I expect it dosent. I bet those pictures were taken right outside his front door, then the TV and Xbox were put right back inside his house.
     
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    that is what i was thinking too.
     
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    Indeed! In conclusion, this is the worlds saddest bloke with A bit too much time on his hands. Its about as innovative as a duck that can swim, and about as amazing as a brown turd.

    Thread closed. :nutkick:

    ;)
     
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    sorry but that looks crap if you have the $ at least do the job properly, for instance cable ties ? wtf i wouldnt try and secure a 19"+? (looks more like 21"/24" ) hdtv to a seat with f**kin cable ties??

    if i had the money id get it done "pimp my ride" style ;) flip down hdtv in the ceiling with a 4000w system in the boot, not to mention the pussy on tap :p
     
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    :toast: Sounds like my sort of ride! ;) The cable ties are really pathetic.

    Im looking out for a Suzuki Samurai at the moment, gonna fit it with a huge sub! ;)
     
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    THE GUYS AN IDIOT!!!!

    If the guy put an APPLE in the car, not an XBOX, then while he was stuck in traffic he'd be picking up chicks.

    Clearly NOT A COOL DUDE
     
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    The 360 scratches up games if the Xbox barely moves while a disk is inserted. This setup would destroy disks as soon as you placed them in the Xbox. Even if the Xbox is secure, the disk will bounce up and down, striking the laser. Looks cool, probably notto useful, unless they only play demos and such off the hard drive.
     
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