E46Fanatics

E46Fanatics (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/index.php)
-   Australia (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=48)
-   -   First Review Dynavin in Sydney (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=771282)

johnca 06-13-2010 08:48 AM

First Review Dynavin in Sydney
 
Hi, All I just got Dynavin so now I have time to install to mycar.

I would like to do a full review here and I want to do Step by Step DIY because Dynavin didn't have much information about that, only a Manual book so I can be your guideline if you wanna considering to change your new head Unit.


Thanks Jason to give me this Head Unit to try:thumbup:

Thanks Jeff who guides and answers me all my questions :bow:

First touch I would say I'm very happy with the product and Price:thumbsup:

After installation and I have time to play around

Update 18/06/2010

Reviews Navigator : Steering Wheel Function : USB Port : Darkside of the Product.

iPod 8/10 I love the sound quality I hope next firmware will be able show Cover Flow and others.

Bluetooth 9/10 Excellent job it works very well on this function:thumbup:

DTV 7/10 : Hardly to get receptions but better to have this function.

NAV : 8/10 It has all everything you need to know as Speed camera and Heaps , the map can be downloaded all Country you want.
all function as Tom Tom. The one I got is iGo 8. http://artwork-igo8.blogspot.com/search/label/scheme
It works very well but you have to put at the right position of your car.

USB 9/10 : It works and you also can watch Movie or store your music and Photo on this from your Hard drives .

Radio: 9/10 it's good easy to tune up for stations and clear sound.

Steering wheel Function 9/10 : It works all buttons you have you can use volume, changing song track up & Down and tuneing Radio Stations.

Installation Process + Unlock DVD & TV which you can watch during Driving :thumbup:

DARK SIDE

Navigator : if you place wrong position you will always lost signal and hardly to get signal back.

Radio : It seems to be difficult to play with and very hard to control but I think when you get used too, it will be easy for you.

Steering Wheel Function : Whenever you listen to the Radio and you are turning Steering Wheel then the Radio Station tuning up to anther station.

iPod: When you turn off engine then when you start again the iPod will take back to the first track of your iPod Library.


To BE Continued

Here some pics and enjoy :thumbsup:

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...e5ws2cn4bk.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...2e2x09z8g0.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...fj4k2ab27g.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...2dknamybf6.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...8jujbix021.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...g3z7yyj506.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...qjfqeybpgv.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...hxb2u08ozc.jpg


Installation Process + Unlock DVD & TV which you can watch during Driving (Cop Doesn't like it, make sure put back on CD or iPod MODE) :thumbup:

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...l5occhhi5f.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...2ya2kb35o0.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...vrfmpiaool.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...0xibc7dg6o.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...rmhfxz9f3z.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...n1qbm6pfzf.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...c6qzi40xow.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...nnraelj9it.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...0tbyz7cdsy.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...jnzbejnmw5.jpg

iPod Mode

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...qv66wnsr1s.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...mi6ga7u1ge.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...ooudc36qm6.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...bvb3xfuzvw.jpg


Bluetooth Mode : You will love this function:thumbup:


http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...ym08s0iwna.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...ecrvzes2di.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...vimsucw6fo.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...synwyhj4h9.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...k3zl8bfq0h.jpg

fgin 06-13-2010 09:14 AM

Great, has it gone into the car yet?
Let us know your experience with it in detail. Have read that there were issues with noise levels and engine whine in the first versions. I also read that there is an updated version coming with better ipod interface i.e. cover flow etc...
@jason... have you got one I can see, I am close to your warehouse so let me know, I can pop by. I am very interested in getting one too.

cheers

cashie 06-13-2010 04:10 PM

Looking forward to reading all about your install.
Where can I buy one of the latest versions of these?

.::F[L]Y::. 06-13-2010 06:52 PM

Good work man. Keen to see an overall picture of how it looks installed in the car.

Sherweeeny 06-13-2010 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by .::F[L]Y::. (Post 11870763)
Good work man. Keen to see an overall picture of how it looks installed in the car.

x2 good job johnny!!

shannon1 06-13-2010 08:52 PM

Good one Johnny :thumbsup:, keep us up to date.

BlakTegra 06-13-2010 11:22 PM

I''m also very interested. Looking forward to the next update!

CortinaD 06-14-2010 12:07 AM

Looks like a great solution for those who want an all in 1 unit and dont want the hassle of a retrofit. Keen to see the install pictures

fgin 06-14-2010 12:19 AM

Hey Johnny... I think it would look even better if you replace the current ones with OEM knobs? Do you think the OEM knobs would fit ?
What about the fonts do they match with the rest of the car ?
Does the illumination adjust with the rest when you use the control on the light switch?

Sherweeeny 06-14-2010 02:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fgin (Post 11871792)
Hey Johnny... I think it would look even better if you replace the current ones with OEM knobs? Do you think the OEM knobs would fit ?
What about the fonts do they match with the rest of the car ?
Does the illumination adjust with the rest when you use the control on the light switch?

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...qjfqeybpgv.jpg

looking at this pic, it seems like there is going to be a considerable difference in brightness. :cry:

johnca 06-14-2010 02:46 AM

I have more pics to update the reviews, I'm about uploading photos all you wanna know is coming up:thumbsup:

johnca 06-14-2010 04:00 AM


DVD Mode after Unlocked : You will love this function as well:thumbup:


http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...seabdbnkv1.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...o48nygaf51.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...mfd3o8ggb2.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...iirhy4ntlw.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...pgr2rl643a.jpg

http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...kfp5ng0hf7.jpg


To be continued

minidisc02 06-14-2010 04:36 AM

was it easy to relocate your airconditioning unit? and how much did the dynavin unit cost you? oh and does it have a touch screen?

fgin 06-14-2010 04:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sherweeeny (Post 11872225)
http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...qjfqeybpgv.jpg

looking at this pic, it seems like there is going to be a considerable difference in brightness. :cry:

true, but if the brightness can be adjusted I am sure there are ways to match the brightness. Worst case, just open up the front bezle and stick a film of tint on the amber bits that light up or something like that. But nothing like looking at it in person since light off florecent,LEDs etc can be decieving when you look at digital images.

This pic I think it seems to match up well.
http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...pgr2rl643a.jpg

johnca 06-14-2010 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by minidisc02 (Post 11872337)
was it easy to relocate your airconditioning unit? and how much did the dynavin unit cost you? oh and does it have a touch screen?

You can PM Jason about the price, sorry I can't tell you right now.

Quote:

Originally Posted by fgin (Post 11872338)
true, but if the brightness can be adjusted I am sure there are ways to match the brightness. Worst case, just open up the front bezle and stick a film of tint on the amber bits that light up or something like that. But nothing like looking at it in person since light off florecent,LEDs etc can be decieving when you look at digital images.

This pic I think it seems to match up well.
http://www.freeuploadimages.org/imag...pgr2rl643a.jpg


Yeah, the brightness can be adjusted also the Ember matched with Factory slightly different :thumbup:

minidisc02 06-14-2010 04:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnca (Post 11872348)
You can PM Jason about the price, sorry I can't tell you right now.

oh yea thats fine. jus wanted to know how much i needed to save up lol. what about the other 2 questions? easy to relocate your air conditioning unit and is it touch screen?

fgin 06-14-2010 05:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by minidisc02 (Post 11872355)
oh yea thats fine. jus wanted to know how much i needed to save up lol. what about the other 2 questions? easy to relocate your air conditioning unit and is it touch screen?

It's definitely touch screen unline the OEM units
The HVAC unit can be relocated using a unit you can buy separately. Remember it has to be the right hand drive version as left hand drive cars have a different orientation (pic below) and will not fit our cars.

http://www.mybimmer.net/myimages/51167001408.jpg

johnca 06-14-2010 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by minidisc02 (Post 11872355)
oh yea thats fine. jus wanted to know how much i needed to save up lol. what about the other 2 questions? easy to relocate your air conditioning unit and is it touch screen?


Sorry about the price, yeah there is easy to relocation your air conditioning unit and you don't need to buy any relocation kit.

SO you will see my DIY later:thumbsup:

aar0n_91 06-14-2010 05:30 AM

dvd free with topgear magazine :-)

i got it as well

Sherweeeny 06-14-2010 05:35 AM

i <3 johnny


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use