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Old 04-08-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Baer View Post
Steve, why did you decide that you needed updated modules?
The module on my wife's X3 died--so I needed a new one, and when I found that used 2nd generation ones going for $300+ I decided to look around for something newer...

Andy actually discovered the part # of the refurbed unit. After I order it and installed it, I decided I might as well just buy one for the ZHP as well.

The newer unit, made by Alpine (instead of unbranded Chinese company), shows additional characters + a 3rd line of text. It also tunes the stations much faster than the older tuner...

If I didn't have Nav, I wouldn't have upgraded the second receiver, but figured what the heck, could sell the 2nd generation one for essentially the same cost as the new unit... Discovering the free year of service was an added bonus. My units had just been renewed for a year in March, so I just took that credit and extended my service for another year...

Picture of the additional lines of text:

YouTube video showing how fast the tuner is:
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