E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > BMW Regional Forums > Regional Forums > Australia

Australia
Check out other E46Fanatics members rides in the Enthusist Directory!

If you don't have your garage setup, sign up today HERE

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 06-13-2010, 08:48 AM   #1
johnca
Modded ///Member
 
johnca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sydney,Australia
Posts: 1,250
My Ride: E46 Slow CSL
Wink 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

Thanks Jeff who guides and answers me all my questions

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

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

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

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


















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)





















iPod Mode










Bluetooth Mode : You will love this function










__________________

Last edited by johnca; 06-17-2010 at 06:42 PM.
johnca is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 06-13-2010, 09:14 AM   #2
fgin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,657
My Ride: e46 facelift
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
fgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 04:10 PM   #3
cashie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Perth, WA
Posts: 118
My Ride: BMW E46 320Ci
Looking forward to reading all about your install.
Where can I buy one of the latest versions of these?
cashie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 06:52 PM   #4
.::F[L]Y::.
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sydney
Posts: 138
My Ride: M3
Good work man. Keen to see an overall picture of how it looks installed in the car.
.::F[L]Y::. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 08:18 PM   #5
Sherweeeny
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 4,535
My Ride: BMW Civic
Quote:
Originally Posted by .::F[L]Y::. View Post
Good work man. Keen to see an overall picture of how it looks installed in the car.
x2 good job johnny!!
__________________
Sherweeeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 08:52 PM   #6
shannon1
Registered User
 
shannon1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,636
My Ride: 2001, 318i
Good one Johnny , keep us up to date.
__________________
Shannon.

shannon1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 11:22 PM   #7
BlakTegra
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 102
My Ride: '04 320Ci M Sport
I''m also very interested. Looking forward to the next update!
BlakTegra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 12:07 AM   #8
CortinaD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 10,108
My Ride: lots
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
CortinaD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 12:19 AM   #9
fgin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,657
My Ride: e46 facelift
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?
fgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 02:35 AM   #10
Sherweeeny
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 4,535
My Ride: BMW Civic
Quote:
Originally Posted by fgin View Post
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?


looking at this pic, it seems like there is going to be a considerable difference in brightness.
__________________
Sherweeeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 02:46 AM   #11
johnca
Modded ///Member
 
johnca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sydney,Australia
Posts: 1,250
My Ride: E46 Slow CSL
I have more pics to update the reviews, I'm about uploading photos all you wanna know is coming up
__________________
johnca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 04:00 AM   #12
johnca
Modded ///Member
 
johnca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sydney,Australia
Posts: 1,250
My Ride: E46 Slow CSL

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















To be continued
__________________

Last edited by johnca; 06-14-2010 at 04:02 AM.
johnca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 04:36 AM   #13
minidisc02
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: australia
Posts: 96
My Ride: BMW 318i e46
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?
minidisc02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 04:38 AM   #14
fgin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,657
My Ride: e46 facelift
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sherweeeny View Post


looking at this pic, it seems like there is going to be a considerable difference in brightness.
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.
fgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 04:51 AM   #15
johnca
Modded ///Member
 
johnca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sydney,Australia
Posts: 1,250
My Ride: E46 Slow CSL
Quote:
Originally Posted by minidisc02 View Post
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 View Post
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.

Yeah, the brightness can be adjusted also the Ember matched with Factory slightly different
__________________
johnca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 04:58 AM   #16
minidisc02
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: australia
Posts: 96
My Ride: BMW 318i e46
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnca View Post
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?
minidisc02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 05:06 AM   #17
fgin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,657
My Ride: e46 facelift
Quote:
Originally Posted by minidisc02 View Post
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.


Last edited by fgin; 06-14-2010 at 05:10 AM.
fgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 05:09 AM   #18
johnca
Modded ///Member
 
johnca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sydney,Australia
Posts: 1,250
My Ride: E46 Slow CSL
Quote:
Originally Posted by minidisc02 View Post
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
__________________
johnca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 05:30 AM   #19
aar0n_91
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: sydney
Posts: 2,341
My Ride: 05 BMW325CI///MSport
dvd free with topgear magazine :-)

i got it as well
__________________

BMW 325 CI ///M-SPORT INDIVIDUAL
aar0n_91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 05:35 AM   #20
Sherweeeny
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 4,535
My Ride: BMW Civic
i <3 johnny
__________________
Sherweeeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 AM.


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