My LCD monitor suddenly developed a vertical red line down the right side last week. I’m a little over 2 years into a 3 year warranty, so I shipped it off to Samsung to be repaired or replaced. In the meantime, I’m having to make due with a 17″ CRT. I feel like a caveman.

New Stereo

I decided it was time to finally put a stereo in my truck after driving around without one for over two years. I chose one that would give me some of the features of my failed truckputer, the Pioneer AVIC-F700BT.

The model with the DVD player was out of my price range. I plugged my Zune dock into the USB and A/V inputs so I can charge my Zune while playing music or videos, and control it with the remote.

Like most in-dash units of this type, you can’t watch video or punch in navigation destinations while driving. While searching for a way to bypass this, I discovered that the unit runs Windows CE. So it’s more like the truckputer than I thought.