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jeffb325@NavigationSolutions 10-23-2011 11:46 PM

Dynavin Info.........D95 "Version 6"
 
NEW DYNAVIN...D95

New for 2012, Dynavin is rolling out a new updated "D95" platform stereo/navigation system, following the past nomenclature it will likely end up being referred to as a Version 6......or V6.

It is a new set of hardware and a new interface although it remains similar to previous models. The new hardware is mostly related to the "Radio" part of the unit, the navigation part (both WinCE and Android models) carries forward unchanged.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/ede08129.jpg


In light of this it is time to update the Dynavin info thread! Discussion can continue about the V5 units on the old thread:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=793437

And if you want to talk about Android specific stuff, keep it in the android thread:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=839753





Instead of repeating the old thread over again I will instead focus on the changes in the new D95 units, for a broader overview of what a Dynavin is, install info, etc... read the old thread.


Please read EVERYTHING before you ask a question, I will do my best to put new info this thread as it is found.

And of course dont forget to Read the Dynavin FAQ: http://jandtdistributing.com/dynavin...ons/faq-links/


Shameless Plug: Due to my involvement in the BMW and Dynavin communities, and some scary situations with previous Dynavin dealers, I decided last year to become a Dynavin dealer. You can still get a Dynavin from me along with all the help and advice you might need.....DYNAVIN SOLUTIONS.... you can email me at jtdist@sbcglobal.net, find us in the sponsor section, or click the link in my sig to find out how you can get one for yourself.



Now on to the good stuff.....

Cosmetically the units are the same, same buttons, same knobs, same fit/finish, and that is a good thing!

But behind the scenes Dynavin has made some changes to the wiring, gone is the bulky wire harness, in its place is a simplified setup with removable plug in auxiliary harnesses. The steering wheel interface wiring is now a completely integrated part of the wire harness. Note the RCA plugs are now separate, so if you are not using them, you don't have to install them! This saves valuable space in the dash and makes for an easier fit in the dash. (Those of you with previous dynavin units know what im talking about!)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/af5a7d28.jpg


Installation

Im not going to clutter this post with install info, check out the old thread for that:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=793437

Once the unit is in the dash, this is what you will find:



Radio

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/ceab697c.jpg

The radio is little changed, small refinements mostly making for a more intuitive interface, reception seems a little better than in past units.



iPod

The ipod interface is MUCH improved, the unit now has the "standard" ipod interface with the ability to browse by artist/album/song/playlist/etc... , no frills, no video, or album art, but the interface is clean, fast, and functional. YES it has the "ipod resume" feature. The only real downside ive seen is that shuffle tends to slow the unit down so its important to be deliberate and careful if you use shuffle mode, don't do too many commands at once or you may get erratic performance. Other than that everything pretty much works as you would think it would.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/ede08129.jpg


relevant info is displayed

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/963726dc.jpg


DVD/CD/USB/MP3

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/f9ad38ed.jpg

Just like in previous units the "digital sources" have a somewhat different interface, on the V6 it is far more attractive than previous units and changes based on the needs of the source (USB showing the file structure while CDs show only a track listing for instance)


Bluetooth

Bluetooth phone performance seems much improved, the unit still has an internal AND an external mic but the performance of the external mic is much improved, I found that with a little experimentation I was able to clip the mic in place in the factory microphone location by the sunroof controls. Sound quality here was good.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/692578b4.jpg

your results will of course vary depending on a multitude of factors, my initial tests show this is a good starting point but I still encourage everyone to experiment a bit for best results.

Still no contact list so dialing still must be done from the phone or the on screen number pad.

The steering wheel "talk" button works to answer, reject, and hang up calls.

Bluetooth streaming is still very good, sound quality is good and the Play/Pause and Track buttons work very well (with an iphone at least). As is typical though bluetooth streaming volume is fairly low so its critical to make sure your phones bluetooth media volume level is all the way up.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/715e1eed.jpg



Source Selection

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/28edaf49.jpg

Pressing the MODE button on the front of the unit brings up the main source selection screen, from here you can access any of the sources or the radio settings menu.



Audio Settings Menu

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/2e2011a7.jpg

The audio menu can be adjusted from this screen but all the standard audio adjustments are also accessible by pressing the volume knob, nice and intuitive.

Yes that is a subwoofer volume control for those of you with subs...



other settings

I wont be going into the details of all the settings here but I will be putting together a setup guide on my website in the coming weeks to explain the function and desired settings of the various options...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/4d56145c.jpg



"Hidden" factory settings menu

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/17cf53ad.jpg

This menu is exactly what it sounds like, its used by the factory or the installer to do some basic setup and regional adjustments, it is accessed by selecting AUX as the source, then holding down 9 on the remote. Here you can change the radio region to the appropriate area, set the units output to match your factory amp (or not) Hint: DO NOT select "optical" or you may blow up your speakers.... :D ....im not kidding....

There is also the tricky little inclusion of a LOGO setting....for legal reasons Dynavin cant ship units with the BMW logo but they did hide this little easter egg in the unit. Setting it to BMW gives the unit a BMW roundel on start up instead of the Dynavin logo, NICE.



Finished

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...l/d1dd6f0d.jpg






Ill be adding more to this post over the next few days and weeks, navigation info, android vs winCE info, etc...

so stay tuned...

podge3 10-24-2011 04:03 AM

Is there any Android mic on this new version?

oldenstat 10-24-2011 09:40 PM

So, when buying the D95 from your website, which product do we select? The Dynavin E46 Android unit? Or is the Dynavin E46 WinCE unit considered D95 as well? My apologies if I sound confused; I'm just not sure if D90 = WinCE and D95 = Android.

jeffb325@NavigationSolutions 10-24-2011 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldenstat (Post 13732985)
So, when buying the D95 from your website, which product do we select? The Dynavin E46 Android unit? Or is the Dynavin E46 WinCE unit considered D95 as well? My apologies if I sound confused; I'm just not sure if D90 = WinCE and D95 = Android.

D95 refers to this years new models, there are android versions AND winCE versions, The radio part (most of what you see above)is the same on both units. Please read the FAQ on my website and the dedicated threads on this forum for more info about that.

e36-2.0 10-25-2011 02:09 AM

will there be any firmware upgrades for the d90 units for improvments/updates? I just bought mine from you this summer and Im really disappointed I didnt wait for this one...

Darkoz 10-25-2011 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldenstat (Post 13732985)
So, when buying the D95 from your website, which product do we select? The Dynavin E46 Android unit? Or is the Dynavin E46 WinCE unit considered D95 as well? My apologies if I sound confused; I'm just not sure if D90 = WinCE and D95 = Android.

It's safe to say that this has been explained a million times and if you don't get it by now I doubt you ever will.
The new Dynavin D95 comes in both WinCE and Android version.
Dynavin make two different versions, one is WinCE and the other is an Android version, both are the new D95 model.
The D95 model number refers to both a WinCE version and an Android version.
So both the WinCE and Android versions are numbered D95.
Therefore when you order the new Dynavin D95 model you can choose to have either the WinCE version or the Android version.

I think I've run out of different ways to say it.

robin325ci 10-25-2011 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkoz (Post 13733953)
It's safe to say that this has been explained a million times and if you don't get it by now I doubt you ever will.
The new Dynavin D95 comes in both WinCE and Android version.
Dynavin make two different versions, one is WinCE and the other is an Android version, both are the new D95 model.
The D95 model number refers to both a WinCE version and an Android version.
So both the WinCE and Android versions are numbered D95.
Therefore when you order the new Dynavin D95 model you can choose to have either the WinCE version or the Android version.

I think I've run out of different ways to say it.

I think his question is valid. If you check Jeff's website, you can see that both the Android and WinCE versions don't say whether they are D90 or D95.

jeffb325@NavigationSolutions 10-25-2011 09:46 AM

Our BMW unit stock is new so it's all D95. E46, E39, E9x are all the new platform.

podge3 10-25-2011 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by podge3 (Post 13730181)
Is there any Android mic on this new version?

Bump!

jeffb325@NavigationSolutions 10-25-2011 12:08 PM

Voice search doesn't seem to work but I don't yet know if that is hardware or software.

podge3 10-25-2011 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb325@DynavinSolutions (Post 13734719)
Voice search doesn't seem to work but I don't yet know if that is hardware or software.

Seems strange that Dynavin may have omitted this option. I would consider it an important facility on the Android OS.

jeffb325@NavigationSolutions 10-25-2011 02:41 PM

well it did work previously (on the older units) so I dont know if its a bug or something that was specifically removed, I can say as a long time dynavin android user that voice search in the car didnt work well, it worked OK when sitting still but not so much when driving, too much ambient noise, .

Young Gun 10-25-2011 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e36-2.0 (Post 13733738)
will there be any firmware upgrades for the d90 units for improvments/updates? I just bought mine from you this summer and Im really disappointed I didnt wait for this one...

+1 Jeff

Any news on firmware upgrades?

BGAndrea 10-25-2011 03:10 PM

Does the new unit come with an antenna for digital TV in the US? Will it work with one?

jeffb325@NavigationSolutions 10-25-2011 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Young Gun (Post 13735325)
+1 Jeff

Any news on firmware upgrades?

No, the D95 is a new unit, new hardware, new software.

Quote:

Originally Posted by BGAndrea (Post 13735425)
Does the new unit come with an antenna for digital TV in the US? Will it work with one?

No, dynavin makes DVBT tuners but not ATSC tuners, they sent me some test units last year but it didnt work out well, honestly digital ATSC is basically useless in the mobile environment.

BGAndrea 10-25-2011 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb325@DynavinSolutions (Post 13735525)
No, the D95 is a new unit, new hardware, new software.



No, dynavin makes DVBT tuners but not ATSC tuners, they sent me some test units last year but it didnt work out well, honestly digital ATSC is basically useless in the mobile environment.

Thanks Jeff

maxi 10-26-2011 06:27 AM

good news here. So there is an amp for subwoofer?

jeffb325@NavigationSolutions 10-26-2011 08:37 AM

Not a sub amp....sub RCA outputs.

crristic 10-26-2011 12:06 PM

I've noticed that my d95 android unit's screen does not react in any way when messing with the brightness/contrast/color settings. Not even after pressing soft and bright options... Anyone else experiencing this issue?

jeffb325@NavigationSolutions 10-26-2011 12:18 PM

those settings you are messing with are just for DVD playback, The android part has its own relative brightness adjustment and holding down the MUTE button on the front of the unit will dim or turn off the screen depending on the "DIM" setting in the radio menu.


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