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Old 02-16-2012, 03:56 PM   #301
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sweet! thanks for the review


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Old 02-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #302
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finished install video....
How bad the glare is? Bearable?

Those "back ctrl" wires you asked for, could they be reverse trigger ("back control") wires for rear view camera and PDC?
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:07 PM   #303
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Amazing! This is definitely looking lie a viable and much more affordable alternative to the Dynavin.

Can you show us a video of the iPhone sync via bluetooth and how the address book shows up?
Do you know if the iGo can be updated manually (Ie. Primo 2.0, etc)?
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:07 PM   #304
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How bad the glare is? Bearable?

Those "back ctrl" wires you asked for, could they be reverse trigger ("back control") wires for rear view camera and PDC?
ah that's what I thought. I have the cctv reverse camera wire wired up to the back so when I get the license plate camera, it'll be a simple splicing to get it working.

The glare isn't bad at all. I took that video with the sun directly shining on the screen as it was setting. From what I'm reading about updating maps it should be copy/paste, the gps is turn by turn. I'm sure you can find 2012 maps for the igo pretty easily.

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Old 02-16-2012, 05:10 PM   #305
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Detailed review


some interesting things you should know:
1. iGo8 (on microsd) is set to port 1 but needs to be set to port 2 for gps to work properly. It doesn't save when you switch it but if you take the microsd and plug it into a computer, go find the gps settings file and change port=1 to port=2, it'll work
2. headunit will resume from where you left off. If you had radio on, itll turn radio back on. If you have ipod on, it'll turn ipod back on. Ipod will resume from where you last played.
3. LEDs that lightup the buttons are always turned on. They are not dependent on the headlight switch.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:25 PM   #306
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thanks hoang for the review. From what I see from the video, you can just update the map with a computer on the micro sd card, even change it for primo like the dynavin folks are doing.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:34 PM   #307
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finished install video...
Excellent reviews man!!! Thanks for taking the time to do such an in-depth job!!

Should this thread be split in two? One for B046/Andriod and a second for B146/WinCE? I'd personally rather not wade through countless Android posts as I have an iPhone. Perhaps a list moderator can help?
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:38 PM   #308
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Looks like this seller (straight from HK) has it on sale on ebay for $466.39.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-3-Series...ht_9430wt_1163
Unfortunately it does not say if it comes with NAV loaded on the 2GB card or not. Could be the deal breaker there.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:54 PM   #309
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Nice video & photos!!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:16 PM   #310
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Unfortunately it does not say if it comes with NAV loaded on the 2GB card or not. Could be the deal breaker there.
It does say Free 2GB SD card under the GPS heading. Plus the unit looks exactly the same as hoang031's.

The only downside is the 1 year warranty compared to 3 year warranty (hoang031's ebay seller), but you can buy a 3 year warranty for $70.

I made a buy it now offer for $400

Here's hoping I get a sweet counter-offer

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Old 02-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #311
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File name: SAM_3715.AVI File size: 356.76 MB
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #312
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Thx, I will try to post the video directly here when the download is finish (45kb/s )
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:51 PM   #313
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Harmon Kardon

I just read all 16 pages. I did not see anyone say that it will work with the Harmon Kardon system. Can anyone confirm? Thanks.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:50 PM   #314
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For people who wants the Android unit with working WIFI here what Jolly from szenco wrote me:

"Yeah,the wifi is not working in other countries after our customers feedback to us and we know this.But we are testing a new software of wifi.Everything is ok of this unit but for the wifi,so we will solve this problem.

Our engineer told us that next week the issue of wifi will be ok.but we will send several units to our regular customers and ask them to help us to test it.if ok,we will put it to the market again.Thanks for your patient."

She will contact me when the android unit will be ready.

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:50 PM   #315
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I just read all 16 pages. I did not see anyone say that it will work with the Harmon Kardon system. Can anyone confirm? Thanks.
regular radio with no nav is required first
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #316
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so if we have the HK system we're just kinda out of luck??
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:56 PM   #317
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so if we have the HK system we're just kinda out of luck??
I will have to guess yes. The prerequisite to install this headunit is that it should not have a premium sound system and it should not have a stock navigation.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:57 PM   #318
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Dang it. Well, thanks for the info hoang! You can ignore that PM i sent you. sad day...
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:08 PM   #319
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For people who wants the Android unit with working WIFI here what Jolly from szenco wrote me:

"Yeah,the wifi is not working in other countries after our customers feedback to us and we know this.But we are testing a new software of wifi.Everything is ok of this unit but for the wifi,so we will solve this problem.

Our engineer told us that next week the issue of wifi will be ok.but we will send several units to our regular customers and ask them to help us to test it.if ok,we will put it to the market again.Thanks for your patient."

She will contact me when the android unit will be ready.
yes,they told me that new version will availale sooner.also can place an order to them in advince.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:50 PM   #320
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Can someone tell me if you can download items off of the andriod market?
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