04-06-2010, 11:34 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
My Ride: 325ci
1: tracks and playlist work
Originally Posted by laureynsr
First of all, Jeff, this thread is AWESOME! Secondly, I've been itching to trash my factory MKIV NAV for a while because it is so NON-Intuitive. I needed to add the POS Dicelink as an iPod adapter which has been nothing but a nightmare since I got it.
Been through 2 already, they always fry my electrical system, latest problem is it now shorts my left turn signal.
It also resets my playlist every time I connect my iPhone to it. No other iPod/iPhone devices I own do that and it really annoys me.
The other problem with the OEM NAV is the cost of adding Bluetooth support. So I have to use a Parrot minikit box, which works but does not sound too great. I know Dynavin was making a 5 meter cable to connect the unit to the rear audio bus for factory NAV systems too. Hopefully it works.
Can anyone tell me if the Dynavin E46 has:
- Decent iPhone support for controlling tracks, changing playlists and search?
- Does not reset current playlist when connecting or switching sources. (Biggie to me)
- Has good quality Bluetooth sound.
- Traffic updates for NAV
- Sound quality is on par with factory audio with HK speakers and amp.
I really appreciate your feedback on these.
2: the iphone interface is a bit flaky..... most of the time it starts at the first song on my iphone, alphabetical, but not always, havent made sense of it yet.
3: bluetooth works fine.
4: no traffic, that requires some kind of real time connection to the internet or satellite and the dynavin has neither.
5: sound quality is not good if you just plug and play....read up on these threads.....install a line output converter and you will be in good shape, dyavin is producing a fix however so I will tentatively say quality is better with caviats...