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Old 03-22-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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Dice Installed - First Thoughts

Just installed the Dice Silverline w. spec.dock this weekend. Here are my first thoughts:
  • Install was extremely easy. Took less than an hour.
  • Hardest part was getting my fingers under the center console to fish the spec.dock cable
  • Not sure about the spec.dock. Looks great but not sure how secure the iphone is when docked. I'll see how it goes.
  • Everything worked right outta the chute. Texting and all fuctionality worked immediately. No issues at all
  • Don't know why but the sound is crisp and clean. Better than the radio or CD player. Almost makes the HK sound good. Not sure if this makes sense.
  • I do get something unusual. Everytime I plug it in a message appears on the iphone: "Accessory not Compatible, would you like to enter airplane mode..." Not sure why I get this - whether I answer 'yes' or 'no' the dice plays fine. But I have to answer everytime. Possibly a firmware issue?
  • need to get used to the functionality. I like being able to access all my playlists, but don't like that I can't seem to be able to navigate within a playlist or album. Hitting track up or track down skips you to the next playlist not the next song?

Anyway, looks great, plays great, and was super easy to install. If you have an ipod don't wait to install the Dice.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:49 PM   #2
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I believe airplane mode disables all cell functionality. Basically turns the iphone into a straight PDA with no cell features. The reason that message pops up is because not an official apple approved accessory. No real way around it that i know of. Once you selected a playlist with the CD2 settings, then you can hit CD1 to return to track selection mode within that playlist.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:14 AM   #3
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Hey! im thinking about buying the silverline as well.. just bought and mounted a DVD drive with multimedia interface - but - couldnt control it with the original 16:9 screen/buttons, sigh.. so pulled it out and now returning to dealer. Next step, buing the Silverline+Ipod - i think.. before I do it:
Do anyone have some screenshots they can post here to show how the Dice intergrates in a 16:9 screen? How do u control the Ipod, are there lots of menus and functions available on the screen etc?? Wanna see pics of it working before i buy this time, hehe :-)

Thanx in advance! :-)
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:38 PM   #4
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I believe airplane mode disables all cell functionality. Basically turns the iphone into a straight PDA with no cell features. The reason that message pops up is because not an official apple approved accessory. No real way around it that i know of. Once you selected a playlist with the CD2 settings, then you can hit CD1 to return to track selection mode within that playlist.
That's pretty much it - Airplane Mode is a button-press away from turning your iPhone into a iPod touch. Simply press "no" or wait for +7 seconds for the message to go away on its own.
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Hey! im thinking about buying the silverline as well.. just bought and mounted a DVD drive with multimedia interface - but - couldnt control it with the original 16:9 screen/buttons, sigh.. so pulled it out and now returning to dealer. Next step, buing the Silverline+Ipod - i think.. before I do it:
Do anyone have some screenshots they can post here to show how the Dice intergrates in a 16:9 screen? How do u control the Ipod, are there lots of menus and functions available on the screen etc?? Wanna see pics of it working before i buy this time, hehe :-)

Thanx in advance! :-)
Sure, we have screenshots of the kit in action on a SatNav system:

DICE - SILVERLINE iPod Integration Kit for 3 Series/M3 99-06 (Trunk Interface)
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=1621

Let me know if you should have any questions prior to ordering.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:29 PM   #6
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can i get a DIY on how to installing it?
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We have tutorials at the following link:

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Let me know if you have any further questions.
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how did you get the dice cable into the cabin from the trunk?
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The link in my previous post has a couple different examples.
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We have a video guide available here:

http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/pr...d-Kit-by-DICE/

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I have the fold down seats so there was nothing to it.
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